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Good Work Life Balance
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, WIOctober 10, 2017
Good work life balance along with community involvement. The most enjoyable part of my job is the people I work with are friendly and family orientated.
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Do it fast
heavy duty (Former Employee) –  Kiel, WISeptember 27, 2017
Too much emphasis on speed from workers while the 'white coats' walk around with hands in pockets They try to dictate your life outside the plant too!
Pros
cheese
Cons
Rude people
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Good place
Sanitation Worker (Former Employee) –  Hilbert, WIAugust 21, 2017
Good place to work. Worked there through Manpower. Couldnt get hired full time. Had to look for work someplace else to make ends meet. Made only half as much as those working for company.
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Great place to work, but not grow.
Middle Manager (Current Employee) –  Plymouth WIAugust 12, 2017
Sargento has and amazing culture, built on the back of a great family. You won't find better ownership. Sargento does put people first, even at times to it's own detriment. The culture is almost too people focused, thus creating a great place if you are ready to plateau in your career. If you are a young up and comer or career oriented, you are going to be frustrated quickly.

Great value structure, just not a conducive place for certain types of personalities that may buck the trend, or venture outside the box.
Pros
Ownership, Culture, Community Commitment, Compensation
Cons
Growth Opportunity, Speed to Change
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Fun and exciting place to work
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hilbert, WIJuly 12, 2017
A great company that is competitive in their market. Typical day consists of overseeing production lines. Individual would take care of employee concerns, safety concerns and or quality concerns that may come about. Company compensates their employees nicely.
Pros
cheese stores onsite, health and wellness centers onsite
Cons
Benefit package needs more options
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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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An excellent place to work.
Maintenance Tech (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, WIMay 9, 2017
Perform and create work orders and Pm's. Order parts and communicate with vendors. Repair any equipment issues for production to keep them running. I have learned extensive mechanical and trouble shooting skills. I learned How to deal with people as an internal and external customer.
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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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