Local Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – October 2, 2017
I was a truck driver for dean foods and the pay is really not that great. I really didn't have any time for family because I was always at work. They will work you hard and take up all of your family time if you let them.
Okay just bad management they look more to fire instead of helping others out
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – September 20, 2017
Cooler manager wants worker to have little to no time outside of the cooler when it's a lot of down time so there's time where work is not being down but they recommend you stay inside a 33 degree temperature
Would not recommend, top management know nothing about the dairy business. Hired people from outside that ruined company. Enjoyed spending time with the customers I called on. The accounts I called on were up over double digits.
Route Driver - Independently (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – September 18, 2017
I enjoyed working for Bordens. . I retired in 2014. A typical day started at 3:30 am to 12:00. My truck was loaded with product the night before by me and I delivered milk on my route which was all of the Norman, Oklahoma schools. I learned to work under stress and being my own boss. Management was very fair to each employee when you did your job. Culture was good. I get along with everyone. The repetitious lifting 33 lbs per crate of milk. I loved my hours and had a lot of freedom.
cooked out......lunch on Fridays, and had contests
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) – Homewood, AL – September 12, 2017
Plant manager threatens supervisors on a daily basis with local plant closer if KPI's are not met. Over the top micro-management, for example during all shifts the supervisor must text all those on the management team hourly updates via text and text when a machine goes down and when it comes up. I feel the supervisors are "data" collectors and not allowed to lead his/her team.
Will pay a lot for your health care if you have family members, Mico-Management at its finest, no vertical/horizantal communication..it's strickly top - down.
Packer/Sorter (Current Employee) – Toledo, OH – September 11, 2017
Did not receive promised compensation or bonuses. Stressful work environment, little to no teamwork. Poorly maintained machines expected to run at maximum speeds making jobs more stressful and less productive creating a hostile work environment.
paid lunches and breaks
paid into union but was told that they would not work for me if needed.
Supervisor/ Driver (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – September 5, 2017
stay away. hours are long, they don't appreciate hard work but expect it. a typical work day last abt 15 hours. you are not trusted, they will always believe the customer over u. no job morale, no structure