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Friendly people and good pay
Machine Operator/Material Handler/packer (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, WIMay 26, 2017
Sargento has a great and clean workplace. The pay is really great and you have awesome breaks. The management was friendly and so are the coworkers. They also help out the community during holidays. They put up a tree in the break room and people can chose names of children in the community to buy presents for.
Pros
Wonderful dinners
Cons
Not much training
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Great Place to Work
ENGINEERING ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT /RECEPTIONIST (Former Employee) –  Elkhart Lake, WIApril 29, 2017
Always had fun going to work. The company compensation was always over the top. Safety first and made you feel like family. Also felt proud making a good product.
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Highly strategic, disciplined and ethical organization that treats employees like family.
Senior Shopper Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, WIMarch 22, 2017
Strong work life balance.
Strategic, disciplined approach to marketing.
High stability - with opportunities to enrich skills but advancement opportunities are limited as employees tend to join/stay.
Opportunity to pioneer/innovate beyond current role.
Family ownership is a positive - treat employees like family.
Pros
Work-live balance, strategic approach, stability, strong focus on H&W and community responsibility
Cons
Softer benefits (working remote, onsite ammenities) are developing
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Working at Sargento is like working with your family
Supervisor - Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, WIMarch 1, 2017
Sargento is a great place to work. It offers a place to grow and have fun. I never thought work could get any better. The environment is very team based. You are a name and not just a number.
Pros
People, Place, and Pride
Cons
I doin't have anything - Great Place!!!
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Wonderful place to work.
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Elkhart Lake, WIFebruary 22, 2017
Excellent people, company values, work/life balance, and support to be successful. Ability for office personnel to work "summer hours" a very nice plus.
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good environment
Line Worker (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, WIFebruary 10, 2017
fast pace. very up to date on OSHA and safety requirements. very detail oriented. very clean. everyone gets treated equally. they have their own health center located on campus.
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Family oriented company
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  Appleton, WIFebruary 5, 2017
I enjoy going to work and being around the management and coworkers. It does seem a lot like a family atmosphere.
They do try to promote from within the company even to the point of helping with school. Great place to work.
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Productive
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  Kiel, WIJanuary 26, 2017
It's a great company to work for but I'd like to be home at night with my little boy and husband. It's very hard to get on first shift, and when you finally do your laid off plenty because of your low seniority.
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Unless you are willing to bend over backwards for your job
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Kiel, WIDecember 2, 2016
The pay was good the benefits not so much some people were great to work with others were a headache if you can keep to yourself and perform your work beyond satisfactory standards this is the place for you
Pros
yearly bonus
Cons
health insurance premiums and deductables were too high
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Sargento Culture
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, WIOctober 31, 2016
Sargento is a food processing operation in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The physical infrastructure is outstanding with state of the art seating arrangements with modern furniture and equipment. The work load is relaxed. Management is nice and friendly with a very small technical staff.
Pros
Nice physical location
Cons
Transportation to and from is cumbersome.
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Pro-Family
Parts Inventory Control Specialist (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, WIAugust 14, 2016
The culture is amazing. An awareness of people, pride, and progress is evident in every employee.

It used to be one could only get a job with Sargento Foods, if they knew someone or if one were related to an employee. This mentality is hard to shake, even though it's necessary to look beyond family and friends in order for this great company to continue to compete with the big fish.

Embracing employees as family is evident everywhere. The wonderful people this company has managed to attract is the number one thing that really makes this company shine above all others in the county.

Sargento unfortunately does fall prey to tiny fiefdoms made up of long-term employees who are resistant to new processes and employees, which they may not see are necessary in order for the company to scale; this is the downside of having a major player's HQ located in a very rural area where the pool is small and widening the talent-recruiting net is a necessity.
Pros
love of family, open, trusting and friendly CEO
Cons
Long-term employees allowed to hold back newer employees from advancement or success.
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its an easy job
Semi-Truck Cleaner (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, WIAugust 4, 2016
The hardest thing about the job is that we had a coworker who could whatever he wants because his uncle was the manager. But after the manager retired from his job, the coworker quit his job. While cleaning the semi trucks and trailers, the equipment would top working due to the water moist in a closed garage like area
Pros
making every thing clean
Cons
dealing with picky drivers, the weather, the equipment breaking down
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Company has the family fee.
Budget/Cost Manager (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, WIApril 11, 2016
The atmosphere was like working for a small company despite the fact that it was not. Everyone knew everyone and always was there to help when needed.
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Wonderful Place to work - Family Oriented
Supervisor - Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, WIFebruary 26, 2016
Excellent company with a solid group of people. People are more like a family and the respect/support a family gives. Learning to manage people in a more positive manner.
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Great place to help improve safety
safety manager (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, WIDecember 17, 2015
Every day is fast paced environment and I learned how to prioritize safety efforts. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping to improve the safety culture and buy in.
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Great place to work
Frozen Core Department Universal (Former Employee) –  Kiel, WIApril 30, 2015
The employees were good to work with. Most people got along. Unfortunately you had to spend more time kissing up to the boss than working. But i learned a lot of great things there and met a lot of good people
Pros
Pay was great! 8 Hour days 5 days a week
Cons
Not enough teamwork
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production - cook room
production (Former Employee) –  Kiel, WIJanuary 15, 2015
The people are nasty!!! I was excited to get hired there...but, that changed quickly. Training was a joke!!! Glad to get out of there fast!!! It helps in a job where people can work together...this is NOT the case at the Kiel facility. They work against each other...and that makes a very negative atmosphere. Do. Not. Apply. ..........RUN. I sure hope the company reads these reviews and gets better control of their workers...they do not own the company!!! Sargento does.
Pros
none.
Cons
Company doesn't have a clue.
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Process cheese
3rd Shift Process Tech/Heavy-Duty Utility (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, WIAugust 4, 2014
Slice and package cheese for customers. Sanitation a few days of the week. Operate slicing and packaging machines.
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Productive and well managed.
Sensory Techician (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, WIMay 7, 2014
It was easy to go to work. A typical day was hard working and fun all in one. My supervisor was easy to work with but, excepted production. The company as a hole was wonderful. I will truly miss working there.
Pros
Cheese every day.
Cons
Healthcare
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Nice people depending on who and where you work at...
former employee (Former Employee) –  plymouthApril 28, 2014
You had to know the hiring manager to get a promotion or advancement there. Some managers are decent to work or but there are some that have been there for years and are terrible people to work for. Worst departments is marketing & creative services because you have to be a "good fit" & fake to fit in with that crowd. The manufacturing is the best place to be in. Overall pay and benefits are great. Stopped believing in the culture and values of the company.
Pros
Good benefits, pay, vacation, and long summer hours!
Cons
Bonuses are not so great, Unfair hiring process for internal employees, Some new hires are not even qualifed for a position but are hired due to a connection.
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4.1
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