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Decent
Filler Operator (Current Employee), Lynn, MADecember 18, 2014
Pros: good benefits, good wages
Cons: random and irregular day off
Fellow Employees makes it easier to work, other small factors at work can frustrate most people. Overall good place for those seeking better income than minimum wage. Certain departments require more attention to details than others. Interesting to see how dairy products are prepared, made and set prior to being shipped to customers leading to stores – more... shelf. – less
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no orientation/ no training /no communication
maimtenance (Former Employee), decatur,INDecember 14, 2014
Pros: free ice cream
Cons: the boss and his son
Good job,easy job provided you know what your doing.No communication takes place between shifts and the managers have by far seen better days in their careers And that's questionable . Very unorganized, I have never personally seen a department work so well against themselves and the MOST important upper management and decision making skills .the only – more... perk to the job was free ice cream and yet that was unclear everyone takes it no one fills out the order sheet for the 25 $allowance given to each employee and no one questions it yet if you get caught your fired. They fired employees in the past only to rehire them...they quit.the wild wild west . – less
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I wish I had never gone to work there
prefer to remain anonymous (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXDecember 10, 2014
Pros: cannot think of any
Cons: too long of a list
Over worked and horrible underpayed unless you are in the union. Then you get all the perks, if you work at DFACC you are screwed. Management is horrible. You don't get squat unless you know somebody, then they will kick you to the curb. Lots and lots of turnover as people are NOT HAPPY at the DFACC
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Productive workplace
Administration Asst. (Former Employee), Franklin ParkDecember 5, 2014
Pros: free milk and icecream
Tasting of new dairy products before the hit the store isles
such as milk and ice cream
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Unsupportive Staff
Former Employee (Former Employee), Boise, IDDecember 2, 2014
Pros: work/life balance is reasonable.
Cons: poor management - employees run the managers.
A lot of turnover in the office. Out of date office furnishings, equipment and technology. Environment is friendly to hostile. An experience I wish I would have skipped, for sure. Once employees realize the circumstances of working there, they move on. Pay is low and benefits are just "fair".
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Great Company
Payroll Coordinator (Current Employee), Johnson City, TNNovember 24, 2014
Pros: great benefits and free milk and ice cream
I wish I had never left there. The Johnson City location is great, with wonderful coworkers.
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Worst place to work
production operator (Former Employee), Lynn MA.November 9, 2014
The pay is every other week
The Health plan is expensive
This company is Dirtty and unkempt
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Client Technology Analyst II
Client Tech Analyst II (Current Employee), Dallas, TXOctober 21, 2014
Pros: great work atmosphere and personnel to work with.
Cons: jobs being outsourced
A typical day at work involved the troubleshooting of hardware and software users at the end user level. Perform troubleshooting of local and network printers via phone and remote access sessions.
Participate in meetings involving upgrades and installation of new software over the network and via software catalog.
Management was very involved, yet at – more... the same time allowed us plenty of room to make decisions involving how we performed our work.
My teammates are some of the bes IT personnel I have had the honor and privilege to work with. I have learned a great deal from my co-workers.
The hardest part of the job was traveling performing PC refreshes in Mountain and Pacific time zones.
Best part of my job was using technology to help an end user perform their job in a more efficient manner. – less
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Great place to work
Filler Operator (Former Employee), kingsport tnOctober 16, 2014
Great place to work. Union, great benefits, good pay, advancement opportunities, Hate that they closed the plant.
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Large office several departments
Customer Service Manager Dean's Ice Cream (Current Employee), Batavia, ILOctober 9, 2014
Pros: close to home
Cons: industrial area
New challenges. Learned a lot of distribution.

The management was very willing to work with you.

The hardest part of the job was the language barrier.

Everybody was very welcoming.
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Great Company to work for!
IC Freezer Worker (Former Employee), Buena Park, CAOctober 7, 2014
Pros: everything
I worked for this company for a few months. thru an agency. coworkers were great worked with both shifts. great supervisors, I hope to go back soon.
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Productive and friendly environment. Feel like working with family members. Love it.
SQL SERVER DBA CONSULTANT (Current Employee), Dallas, TXOctober 1, 2014
Pros: all seems pros to me
Cons: no cons seen so far
Very family kind of environment. Everyone will respect you and they are very respectful as well. Great place to work for.
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ABSOLUTELY THE WORST COMPANY TO WORK FOR!!!PERIOD!!!
Driver class a (Former Employee), Waterbury, CTAugust 27, 2014
Pros: decent pay if ya dont mind killing yourself
Cons: forced to cheat xata system to finsh route, excessive route demands, incompetent management, screwed up paychecks, total disregard for drivers welfare
Was recruited by this company to work for them and after leaving my cake job to come here...I was not supplied with the tools to do my job which were supposed to be supplied by the company. I was not TRAINED WHATSOEVER despite begging MGMT to have me trained. How am I supposed to do my job if I don't know the route?! The mgr for Waterbury depot is incompetent – more... and does not back his drivers up! At Dean foods/Garelick farms the driver is GUILTY til proven innocent in the event of issue w customers,which all route delivery drivers know happens from time to time..I was suspended without pay and given no explanation as to why even WHEN I TRIED TO DO THE RIGHT THING!!!!! Unbeleiveable that a company as large as this would allow their driver supervisors to do this to their employees! And as far as HOS laws go..this company pushes their drivers to the absolute breaking point every single day..despite the pay being good for the short time I was there...my paycheck was screwed up almost every single week...so if ya want to chase your money...come here...I just cant believe that a company that's this big treats their drivers this way...USE EM UP AND SPIT EM OUT!!! WARNING : if you go to Waterbury depot to drive for these people....PREPARE TO BE DISAPPOINTED!!! Total disorganization and chaos with incompetent management!!! I have have never worked so hard in my life at route delivery as I have at this place..Just look at one of their trucks the next time ya see one and just look at how miserable the driver is...THIS COULD BE YOU!!

THIS DEPOT SETS YOU UP TO FAIL FROM DAY ONE! – less
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People I dealed with in stores were great to work with
Merchandiser/Sales Representative (Former Employee), Franklin Park,IlAugust 22, 2014
Pros: stores i called on were great
Cons: wanted alot of work in a very short time
Called on stores and put up product. Did resets and miscellaneous jobs.
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worst job to date
Rte driver (Former Employee), la.August 21, 2014
Pros: n/@
Cons: management
The management sucks, the lie to make it seem like a great place, u never receive what u order, too much work for that chump change
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dean foods always had something for the employees to show their appreciation.
Laborer (Former Employee), Birmingham, ALAugust 11, 2014
Pros: christmas bonoses
Cons: short breaks
i got the chance to learn about different types of ice cream. we had a lot of fun while making the day go by. the hardest part of the job was waiting o the technicians to fix machines.
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very good place to work
Distributor (Former Employee), Miami, FLAugust 10, 2014
Pros: knowing a lot of different customers and places
Cons: long hours
Nice place to work ; decent salary and good benefits; good environment; up to date equipment.
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good money ,benefits
Route Sales/Driver (Relief) (Former Employee), californiaJuly 17, 2014
Pros: good pay /good benefits
Cons: bad management, supervisors
all about making money,don't care about employees,bad supervisors,managers are puppets
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Bad pay/hours
yard switcher (Current Employee), Spartanburg, S.C.July 3, 2014
Pros: a job
Cons: too many
Work crazy hours, 1 pm to 12-1-2- in the morning, double standards every where in the plant; unless you are " special ". Very little home time. Beware of the back stabbers.
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good job with decent benifits
o MP2 Planner Scheduler (Current Employee), Orem, UTJune 26, 2014
Great people to work with makes the day go by fast. Need better training program to ensure success in company and employees

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