Ventura Foods Employee Reviews

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Overworked and underappeciated
QA Analyst (Former Employee) –  Saginaw, TXSeptember 8, 2016
This place requires manadatory overtime. There is an optional sign-up list for the weekend and they will schedule opposite of the requested day. This place does not care if you have a family ect outside of work. The moral is the lowest I have ever seen among employees. This place also poorly trains you and holds it against you when you make a mistake.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
No work/ life balance
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One of the worst places I've worked....
Production Line Operator (Current Employee) –  Saint Joseph, MOSeptember 8, 2016
Pay would be decent if insurance costs weren't so high. Leadership is a joke! They will work you to the bone but if you need something from them good luck getting it. It's a company needs before employees needs first! If you switch jobs it takes forever for them to even find a replacement for you. The only plus side is your days off if you even get all of them because it takes so long for them to fill open spots. Co-workers are a blast though! If you're a good worker you've got job security unfortunately job advancement is a joke!
Pros
Co-workers, days off
Cons
Healthcare costs, days off, management, and moving to a different job within the plant
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Great work environment & fast paced
Inventory Control (Current Employee) –  Salem, ORSeptember 6, 2016
Awesome company who encourages their employees to accomplish goals in both their personal lives as well as their professional lives. Great work environment.
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Great Company
PACKAGING OPERATOR (Current Employee) –  Thornton, ILJuly 25, 2016
Really enjoy working here. I work with great people. This is a great company to work for. Family oriented company. Pay is good for the area.
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Great place to work for.
Ingredient Supply Driver (Former Employee) –  Ontario, CAJuly 19, 2016
This company was very well organized and efficient at getting work done in their field. This Company also sells delicious products.
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Very Fast paced, and a wide variety of responsibilities
Senior Customer Service Lead (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJuly 12, 2016
Very Fast paced, and a wide variety of responsibilities. Responsible for complaints, direct customer communications. Able to handle all customer issues from order entry, EDI order acception, and product allocation when needed.
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Challenge
Operations Associate (Current Employee) –  Brea, CAJuly 11, 2016
The Company is a Growing Company. Every one works hard to drive results. There is a lot of change going on in the company that keeps everyone busy.
Pros
Growing
Cons
There are no downsides
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Company has changed. Mid Management to VP's with sonority forced out. Operations management constantly changing. Leadership lacking.
Ops Manager (Former Employee) –  Brea, CAJune 27, 2016
Upper Operation Management needs to clean its act up. Company expanding oversea and in Canada. But can not keep US plants running properly.
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Production Administrative (Current Employee) –  Saginaw, TXJune 26, 2016
Venture foods is a very large company. The Saginaw location is only concerned about the bottom dollar. The safety of their products is not a priority. Which is a major concern of mine.
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would not recommend exceopt for pay because of union shop
Sanitation Technician (Current Employee) –  waukesha, wisconsinJune 16, 2016
clean and sanitize food contact surfaces
management sub par
co- workers depressed except for pay
hardest part is working with machines from Holsum foods1952
fellow employees trying to work as a team
Pros
pay
Cons
Harsh work enviroment because of large turn over on sanitation
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it is hard work
porduction (Former Employee) –  Saint Joseph, MOJune 15, 2016
made oil for people to eat. with like popcorn. and other food products. that people like to eat. like piazza hut and other restraints.
Pros
free lunch
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A Job
Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJune 3, 2016
Two to three off days a month. Unrealistic expectations. Too many bosses not enough workers. I did receive a steady paycheck, was the only good point.
Pros
A decent paycheck
Cons
Too many to list
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Very nice butter plant
Pallet Room Worker (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALMay 26, 2016
The people I've worked with here was very nice. A typical day at work would consist of cleaning and maintaining a clean sanitized work space. Load product onto pallet to be shipped.
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overwhelming
Warehouse Operator (Current Employee) –  Waukesha, WIMay 19, 2016
12 hr shifts almost everyday. bad training, basically they leave you out there alone. inconsistent schedule, so you cant plan ahead.
Pros
The pay and benefits
Cons
Job culture, employees
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Decent money & benefits yet no time off to enjoy.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Chambersburg, PAMay 17, 2016
Very unsanitary facility, quite a few e.coli outbreaks, leaking roof, leaking walls & floors. No real safety team or ERT team, unacceptable training. Horrible work/life balance, consistent 60+ weeks for years, hard to use your vacation or sick time is frowned upon. No true leadership , management team is basically waiting to retire. Does not follow proper gmp, sop, hazmat & OSHA laws. No chance for advancement, regularly required to work double shifts if following shift calls off. Understaffed with unproductive employees resourced by poor hr and management. Biased accountability from the top to the bottom. This is the old Bordens food facility, now it is the chambersburg, pa. Branch of Ventura Foods..very outdated , regular accidents, also the only Ventura Foods facility not Union run..they definitely need it. Most of the management doesn't even have any degrees , they were promoted by seniority and favoritism. The Unemployment office knows them very well.
Pros
$$
Cons
Everything else is a travesty
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Great environment and the work was easy
Packer (Former Employee) –  Chambersburg, PAMay 16, 2016
i loved american eagle it was a great job. The only problem was it didn't pay well. I would have stayed if it payed more but i took another job because i needed more money for college.
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no comment
Manager (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 19, 2016
Good pay and great benefit but it is hard to change the company culture. Some people work really hard while some do not care much.
Pros
good pay and benefit
Cons
company culture and management change
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Even if you drink the Kool-Aid...you're expendable!
Executive (Former Employee) –  Brea, CAApril 5, 2016
Culturally bureaucratic and hierarchical, supportive of role-specific independence, fostering internal conflict and competition.

Fundamentally, the concept of collaboration is foreign, replaced by a style more reminiscent of a playground: bullies are in charge and pick subordinates to act as enforcers of their rules. Thus, people are managed vs. led, suppliers are kept in line instead of enlisted as support, and customers are placated.

Comp is reasonable, but a group of 5 is on an ego/power trip, so emphasis is on submissiveness, not results. Goal attainment, as well as support from colleagues and external partners is irrelevant: if one of the 5 gets a bad taste for you...you're out!

One final note: don't be old: a potentially outstanding hire was denied employment due to age!
Pros
Quality product and good reputation.
Cons
Poor communication, and deference is substituted for mutual respect.
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Pride in producing an outstanding product
Field Human Resources Manager (Current Employee) –  Thornton, ILMarch 26, 2016
The company is growing and striving to become world class. Ventura Foods provides an excellent opportunity for those who are just beginning a career in the food manufacturing industry. There is considerable diversity and solid job opportunities, not only in the States, but also internationally.
Pros
Strong culture
Cons
IT still in it's infancy, however it's growing
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Great people to work with
Analyst (Current Employee) –  BreaMarch 25, 2016
Ventura Foods is a stable and growing company. Great benefits and work environment, however, there is no job growth. Unless, you can self promote to the right people, any type of promotion is not considered. Hard work, proving yourself and dedication is overlooked.
Pros
Great Benefits Stable Company
Cons
Promotion from within is unheard of.
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3.7
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