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Ventura Foods Reviews

Updated September 7, 2018
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Christopher (Chris) Furman
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  • "Long hours, top management is not organized" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Lack of communication between all depts" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Anony"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ventura Foods full-time

    Pros

    The pay is better than most places. Selective hiring, you're working with good people.

    Cons

    You can find cons in any place.


  2. "Palletizer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ventura Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work, pay, environment, breakroom, staff

    Cons

    Management, staff, workload, sanitary, temperature

  3. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ventura Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Somewhat of a positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Communication is horrible or shall I say atrocious..

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate and listen to your assets.


  4. "Comfortable environment - no career mgmt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ventura Foods full-time

    Pros

    The people here are fantastic! Everyone is SO nice. People don’t backstab. The atmosphere is not stressful. And the area around the office is beautiful - yet close to everything.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no focus on career management here. If you want to grow your skill set, get promoted etc, this is not the place.

    Senior leadership operates in a vacuum - they seem to only want to interact with each other, which 1) means no exposure for those that are actually doing the work 2) leads to bad decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Ventura Foods has been losing amazing talent - especially lately. There has to be a focus on career growth to retain smart people. Otherwise this trend will continue and the company will be left without one of their greatest assets - the people.


  5. "Director, Mar COM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ventura Foods full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial
    Progressive
    Excellent products
    Exciting Culinary approach
    Phenomenal R&D team and CCA division

    Cons

    Top heavy management
    Political environment
    Loss of Team spirit

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach through your vision and mission statements


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Production Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ventura Foods full-time

    Pros

    Affordable and good health insurance

    Cons

    Workload unevenly split between employees within same job title.

    Advice to Management

    Run weekly reports to monitor work load/output and listen to employees. No work/life balance for some while others can enjoy evenings, weekends and can even take vacations - others cannot.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible all around. Turn and run!"

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    Current Employee - Sanitation and Maintenance in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Sanitation and Maintenance in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ventura Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. The only positive.

    Cons

    Racist management and staff.
    Corrupt HR and Union involvement.
    Rats in production.
    The worst management I have ever been privy to. Have no clue how to delegate and what is actually going on.

    Advice to Management

    Find someone else to manage the entire company head to toe. You are not even capable of putting proper supervisors in charge. Get a clue. Get good lawyers for racism lawsuits that will probably end up on your doorstep.

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Packaging Machine Operator in Thornton, IL
    Former Employee - Packaging Machine Operator in Thornton, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ventura Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, excellent benefits, Good menagment.

    Cons

    Too much overtime, a liitle space to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Good menagment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hoped to retire from here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people. There are a lot of very nice people. Easy to build working relationships with. Company lunches and events.

    Cons

    Management. It appears as though many people in management have no clue what their team does or doesn’t care. Not willing to jump in and help if their team is struggling.

    Advice to Management

    Be supportive and help.


  10. "full time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ventura Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits personal ownership of hourly employees

    Cons

    disconnect between management and hourly and salary

    Advice to Management

    listen,,,


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