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Ventura Foods Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits program, they gave excellent sick, vacation and insurance benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Very good pay for what you do, excellent co-workers, very fun environment (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, top management is not organized (in 8 reviews)

  • Too much politics; projects tends to drag on due to company politics, lack of communication or pending Senior Management response (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Processing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Processing in Chambersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Processing in Chambersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ventura Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay once you get established.

    Cons

    Work alot of hours including weekends

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Too much politics in the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ventura Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch every 2 months with raffle gifts! And 6% profit share to employees. Nicely renovated office! Free Starbucks coffee!

    Cons

    People don't like each other in my department. If your supervisor likes you ... you are in heaven! If not, you will be gone very soon!


  3. "A good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical and Instrumentation and Controls Tech in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical and Instrumentation and Controls Tech in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay was great, Union Local 630

    Cons

    Union Environment and some employees take advantage of it.


  4. "Machine operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in East Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in East Birmingham, AL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and lots of overtime

    Cons

    Not enough off days

    Advice to Management

    Need better equipment and better management


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ventura Foods (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented with great flexibility in hours.

    Cons

    Do not offer opoortunities in terms of promotion. Need improvement implementingredients ideas given


  6. "no life"

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    Former Employee - QA Technician in Saginaw, TX
    Former Employee - QA Technician in Saginaw, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ventura Foods (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    pay and benefits are the only ones!

    Cons

    noooo life expected to be 100 percent ventura!

    Advice to Management

    be single with 0 life or family!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "This place needs help!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pro's are the pay, daily overtime and Sunday double time. That's about it. I've gotta write at least 20 worlds. Paid weekly, union job, medical, dental, vision benefits.

    Cons

    Working 6-7 days a week going on 7 months. Management that doesn't care about people doing little to no work. No accountability for work performance. People drinking in the coolers on weekends. Very disorganized!

    Advice to Management

    Get more people in to continue the weekend work so the weekday people can enjoy their family. Life isn't about working all the time. Spend time on the production floor to better understand the process! When you've got a supervisor that still doesn't understand the process flow of a mixing room and filling line than there are clear issues. Invest in the facility and equipment. The Waukesha facility is disgusting for being a food processing plant.


  8. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic/Wastewater Operator in Saginaw, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic/Wastewater Operator in Saginaw, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ventura Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the atmosphere and benefits. There wasn't much turnover when I was there.

    Cons

    Corporate management seemed to micro manage certain aspects of the plant that should have been left to plant management.


  9. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Production Tech in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Production Tech in Saint Joseph, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, fair pay, good benefits, upper management has open door policy, HR is involved with us- listens and tries to help, they do dinners and other stuff for us a lot.

    Cons

    Sometimes we have to work a lot of overtime, communication with other shifts needs to be better


  10. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Field Human Resources Manager in South Holland, IL
    Former Employee - Field Human Resources Manager in South Holland, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ventura Foods (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong, growing company. Good set of values. Competitive benefits

    Cons

    Turnover high in certain departments and positions


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