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Tate & Lyle Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people in the manufacturing level (in 16 reviews)

  • Good people and lots of opportunity to learn and do (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Downside of the job is the work/life balance but that is something I have known when I started so can't really blame the company for that (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior management has limited experience in industry (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has clear goals and objectives and will make the necessary investments to achieve them. Management seems to recognize the value of people in the day-to-day decisions.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I would have is to continue the excellent leadership as it is now.


  2. "Good money. You better evaluate what you want in life."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loudon, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loudon, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good money. You will gain a lot of knowledge if you apply yourself. Good benefits. Good job to get experience and get out.

    Cons

    No family life. Company comes first. Management runs the plant with fear. Lots of HR rules are broken. You get treated with no respect. Hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror, that's the problem.


  3. "Deeply talented people constantly striving for more"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very strong skill set in ICD
    Continuous improvement mentality
    High standards for success
    Great place to grow skill set
    Solid focus on new product development and customer growth

    Cons

    Legacy management issues
    Partially based on commodities, which can be volatile

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to improve the company with the steps you've been taking in Hoffman Estates. But please realize that there are many re-orgs to optimize performance and that leaves folks at time uneasy about how they may fit into the organization moving forward.


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  5. "Happy worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very family friendly company. Great work/life/balance. The company does many thoughtful things for their employees and family. Salaries are good.

    Cons

    No real cons to add at this time. I like this company. It smells.

    Tate & Lyle Response

    Jan 23, 2017 – Executive Vice President, HR

    Thank you for your comments, glad you're happy!


  6. "Excellent for growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Food Scientist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team oriented, supportive, challenging environment

    Cons

    Could increase portfolio to include trending ingredients


  7. "Process Support"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Support in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Process Support in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, fast pace environment

    Cons

    Work a three on three off rotating shift 365 days a year

    Advice to Management

    listen to your operators who have the experience and could make your jobs much eiseir


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    "Great pay"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Loudon, TN
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Loudon, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is the only pro

    Cons

    Swing shift, management could care less about employees

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees and act on concerns


  9. "Tate & Lyle in Hoffman Estates, IL, USA"

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Hoffman Estates, IL

    I worked at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Attention to safety, Hoffman Estate location near Chicago, IL

    Cons

    Lots of politics, bureaucracy, unnecessary meetings. Initiative is not welcome. Food regulations are followed in the most conservative way even at the research step making running research very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Cut bureaucracy and give freedom to take risk.


  10. "Awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Instructional Systems Designer (Consultant) in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Instructional Systems Designer (Consultant) in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at Tate & Lyle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    hard work but easy people to work with

    Cons

    better data archives plus more consultants

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good working environment for consultants

    Tate & Lyle Response

    Jan 24, 2017 – Executive Vice President, HR

    Thank you for your review, pleased to see that you enjoy working with us as a consultant.


  11. "Opinion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Open system, flexible hours

    Cons

    Long hours could work all the holidays

    Advice to Management

    Bring back LMS



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