An overall good place, though employees could be treated better
Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – December 28, 2016
Carlisle Food Service Products is a great place to go if you want competitive benefits and one of the most flexible vacation policies in the industry. However, it often feels like that the reason the benefits are so liberal is so employees can put up with the kind of stressful and often confusing work environment at Carlisle FSP. This company just has a very hard time keeping employees. Average turnover seems to be somewhere between 6 months to a year. You have to be a very dedicated and stubborn individual to stay much longer than that.
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – December 18, 2016
I enjoyed working at CFSP. Their upper management could some leadership skills training but their mid-level managers and hourly employees were awesome. CFSP is a very diversified company, so you learn a lot from different races, not just about the job it self but also about different cultures.
Sourcing Coordinator (Former Employee) – Batavia, IL – October 26, 2016
Keeping busy, what I've learned was not to be a micro manger - My group was much more productive. I reported directly to the CFO & CEO and got along with them very well, My co-workers came to me with problems they needed help with. Hardest part of the job was not enough hours in a day - the most enjoyable part of Carlisle was working for a great company with great co-workers
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – July 25, 2016
The production team is mostly people from Asia that don't speak English. These are people that are assigned to be your trainer. One slight mistake they shout at you. Call you stupid, slow, lazy. Make up stories about others. Supervisors do nothing when a problem is reported like anther person stealing. Some shifts don't even have a supervisor. Reporting a problem to HR took 3 months for them to get back with me. The machines are not properly maintained. They leak oil on the floor in high puddles. You expected to work 6 days a week. You must be there for one year before you can apply for a different position. Then they say we need you on the production floor.
Hard Worker in Injection Department (Current Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – December 1, 2014
Carlisle FoodService Products offered an outstanding compensation/benefits package to their employees. Unfortunately, your job security and job culture at a work place is so stressful we are losing good employees but can't get rid of the bad employees.
Good President (Mr. Trent), good corporate HR (Mrs. Heather), #1 compensation/benefits package and good co-workers (like family)
Terrible HR at plant site and one terrible production manager, Unstable in job security and job culture.
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – April 29, 2014
Must enter all the orders and resolve any problems before the end of the business day. Ultimate goal was to make sure all calls are serviced with professionalism and problems are resolved before we let the customer off the phone. I enjoyed interacting with the customers and employees.
Enjoyed dealing with customers.
Due to all the orders that are processed there should have been a quarterly or monthly bonus, instead of a yearly bonus.
Production Assistant (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – June 27, 2013
Compensation and benefits depended on who you knew. The values let the company pick and choose what programs it would use to save money. It was the one that led to pay freezes for hourly while salary posted promotions on the board. Those values are the ones I remember. The job was secure when you permanently took on two or more job responsibilities and didn't ask for more pay, Life balance was tough when I started, We worked an average of 76 to 80 hours weekly. After that, it got easier to manage. I liked being free to work alone without management and the fact that I got the job done. The hardest part of the job was dealing with upper management. They had trouble understanding the practical workday. After graduation, my HR rep let me know that my previously denied requests for tuition assistance were never officially received nor evaluated by HR.
Low pay and was not allowed to apply for tuition assistance
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – November 6, 2012
We were always looking over our shoulders because people just disappeared. One day you would notice a person at work, and the next they were just gone. It was a daily reminder of "at will" employment...they can dispose of you whenever they please with no notice, no explanation and certainly no respect for time "served" to the company
they sometimes don't make you feel guilty about leaving for the day
chained to desk, poor management, constant change, no communication
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – October 15, 2012
customer service was a challenge. I learned patience. Management was very helpful with all questions. Coworkers were fun to spend the day with. The hardest part of the job was when I resigned to move out of state. I enjoyed every part of my job.