Dean Foods Company Employee Reviews

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Prdution
Operator,and receiving tech (Former Employee) –  Le mars iowaDecember 6, 2018
No breaks want you by yourself help one help every one and want you can you can take a 16min lunch and get up and keep moving or you fold behind work
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5.0
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Give guys like me a chance
Trying to be a route driver (Former Employee) –  Marrietta MayfieldDecember 4, 2018
I was told to never judge a book by its cover the most unattractive cover be one of the best books you could have read and the ones with a great cover be the most upsetting book you read signing off damon sease
Pros
Never got a chance to see
Cons
Never gotten a chance to see
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Good pay but that's it
Delivery Route Driver (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYDecember 4, 2018
Always understaffed. Long days, too much expected, supervisors do not pitch in and help. Always waiting at stores to get checked in. No feed back, terrible communication.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Everything else
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3.0
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Okay for entry level
Quality Assurance Technician (Former Employee) –  WisconsinNovember 28, 2018
Pay was good, left to yourself at the lab, you got into a routine which made the job easier. Frequently by yourself which made for boring shifts. Older technology was annoying to use.
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Hard job
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  South Boston, VANovember 23, 2018
Worked for them 21 years still there just waiting for the wheels to fall off .was a good place to work when employed there had a great boss if you needed something he was there then they started forcing all the older ones out when he left it’s been down hill ever since poor younger management with no idea about the milk business but no regrets but don’t know how much longer I will be able to do this job with the constant text on my phone to do this do that hurry up
Pros
Paycheck
Cons
Backbreaking work
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Poor management
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, ALNovember 16, 2018
Management is terrible and much as you complain to the plant manager nothing is done, with new management the plant can prosper.......................
Pros
Coworkers
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Management
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productive and fun place to work
Racker/Packer (Former Employee) –  Decatur, INNovember 16, 2018
Dress very warm because it's cold, and on another note the good thing about it is you can eat all the free ice cream you want and they let you take some home
Pros
everybody's nice and friendly
Cons
none
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Summer internship
Lehigh Valley Dairy Sales Intern (Former Employee) –  Delaware, NJNovember 14, 2018
Tended to sales manager's territory and made sales/marketing calls, distributed materials, performed price checks. Pay was very impressive for a summer intern position and reimbursed for vehicle use.
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It was a businesslike environment. You waited for your truck to be loaded, did pre-trip inspections, and delivered products.
Hammond - Hot Shot Driver (Former Employee) –  Hammond, LANovember 13, 2018
A typical day at work involved waiting for my truck to be loaded and inspected the truck before heading out to my perspective destinations. I had a good supervisor, but he is no longer with the company. Good management is important for efficiency and organization. My co-workers were caring and friendly. The hardest part of my job was waiting to be loaded. I enjoy it when I am able to make deliveries on time.
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Great Company
Blow Mold Operator (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLNovember 12, 2018
Much knowledge and experience over the course of the years with this company. Management is great. Teaching and learning with other team members is a plus
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Nice Job
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  Franklin, MANovember 11, 2018
It was a good accounting job and I had a great boss who was quite knowledgeable and was a great manager. I would have stayed longer if they had not outsourced the accounting function.
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needs improvement
ROUTE SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) –  Marietta, GANovember 11, 2018
the guys worked hard working a minimun of 55 -70 hour a week and were taking advantage of with very little management support ,half the time you could not reach them on a phone even in an emergency situation.employee turn over is huge.
Pros
continuous work
Cons
average pay /poor benefits/ low moral
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Slave job
Route Driver (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 10, 2018
Good ole boy managers. They've been there so long that they are stuck in time. Unsafe environment. No training at all. You work like a mule until you get hurt or quit. HR is incompetent. Run by a wanna be college dropout.
Pros
pay
Cons
managers, workload and HR
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Fast paced diverse workplace environment , great action and a brand strategy that has room for acceptance
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  New EnglandNovember 6, 2018
Just need to understand the logistics and operations functional and align them with the Commercial teams. They got rid of the old school General Manager that made decisions, so it is noticeable that departments do not agree on key operating metrics .
Pros
Compensation
Cons
No plan for alignment with customers, service is poor
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Very stressful enviroment.
Production Planner (Former Employee) –  Rensselaer, NYNovember 4, 2018
Very poor communication between different departments. As the company has had declining sales they have eliminated many of the employee benefits they once gave. A definite disconnect between corporate and the employees. They do not listen to the people doing the job.
Pros
Great people work there
Cons
Lack of concern for their employees
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Terrible Place
Warehous (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTNovember 1, 2018
The place is run down and disgusting for a food plant. To advance your career you have to wait for someone to die or retire. Management makes many poor decisions and lie to the employees a lot. Always count the hours on your check they are fond of paying you lesser rates or for less hours than you were there. They have too many people with vacation time and not enough people to cover it. The equipment needs to be repaired or replaced but that is never a priority. The majority of management does not have basic computer skills. They need to ask how to respond to e-mails, they don't know about spell check, none of them know how to use excel despite most of the company running off of excel sheets. The whole place is a mess, do not expect raises, bonuses or promotions. Everybody tries to screw over everyone else and the Union just makes everything worse. They have lots of benefits for non union employees but they are just terrible it costs more to have their health insurance then it does to just pay for everything yourself.
Pros
If you don't get laid off in the first year than it is a steady job.
Cons
Everything, you will hate every second you spend working there.
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I wouldn't work there
Cooler Loader (Former Employee) –  Le Mars, IAOctober 25, 2018
Very physically demanding. Long shifts on nights. Work every Sunday and Holiday to load the trucks for the next day's delivery. There's more to life than working yourself to an early grave or needing elbow or shoulder surgery from the job you're doing.
Cons
Hard physical labor in a high pace, demanding job.
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Busy, productive dairy plant.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Livonia, MIOctober 23, 2018
I worked at Deans for 26 years. The hardest part about the job was the demand for mass production.The most enjoyable part of the job was reaching production goals for the day.The health benefits were great.
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Excellent place to work
Production and Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Woodbury, MNOctober 23, 2018
While I was there, we worked 4 10 hour days. This is good for work life balance. The team has been there a long time and the turnover rate is minimal.
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I loved my coworkers but that was it.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Decatur, INOctober 16, 2018
Everything about this place is just horrible. You have decent coworkers. Depending on where you work... Management does NOT care about the employees at all. They only care if the product is made or not.
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