Dean Foods Company Employee Reviews

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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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Poor upper management
Senior Accountant II (Current Employee) –  Franklin Park, ILOctober 14, 2018
Poor upper managemnt. Lacks quality leadership. Bad upper management decc
isions led to loss of major customers. Upper management does not value the input of their employees.
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somewhat stressful place to work
Receiving Clerk/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KY 40218October 12, 2018
Not the best place to work but not the worst.It was a union shop. The employees are easy to get along with, but some supervisors are not.The plant manager was a very nice person and easy going.
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Fun work place
Area Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Franklin, MAOctober 9, 2018
It was great. sometimes lacked direction from management. Seemed to not have clear company goal. Sometimes would send mixed message to employees. Tough first job
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Good pay
General dairy (Former Employee) –  Huntley, ILOctober 8, 2018
Dairy company not compatable with the family life , the pay is good , Have to be willing to work over time on short notice when workers call in or leave early .
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Work most holidays
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Work quick go home early
Route Driver (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTOctober 1, 2018
It’s nice being able to work quick and get done early. When short guys have to do extra stuff which sucks if you haven’t made it in to Over time though. Slower you work less likely you’ll have to do extra things.
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Na
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  Franklin, MASeptember 26, 2018
My opinion of Dean Foods are my own and are not to be shared.
The only opinion I will share is it has been a great place to work over the past ten years.
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Na
Cons
Na
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Good job with good pay and benefits
Vacation Relief Operator (Former Employee) –  Murray, KYSeptember 25, 2018
Enjoyed my work and time there over the years. Made many friends. No room for advancement in manufacturing though. Under appreciated for hard work unfortunately. Finally had enough of factory work after 15+ years and was ready for a change.
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Great Company
warehouseman/ loader (Current Employee) –  Springfield, OHSeptember 24, 2018
Sometimes we work long hours but the pay is great. The hourly wage starting pay is higher than just about any warehouse in Springfield. You gonna work for it but it’s well worth it
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Long hours
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Uncertain Future for this Once Great Company
Field Service Rep (Current Employee) –  Amarillo, TXSeptember 23, 2018
The company has been in a steady state of decline during my entire 13yr career. Great products and great potential for this company if they could re-vamp with a new CEO.
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Nice Building To Work at with Remote Home Working
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXSeptember 20, 2018
Great Company! No Micro managing. Learned a lot from this company. I really think that Team can come together in the department and help coworkers more.
Pros
Free Milk, Juice, Gym
Cons
Team Collaboration needs work
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Very productive with alot of hours if you are looking to build a career
Blow Mold Bagger (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VASeptember 20, 2018
Fast pace production that requires your full attention but nevertheless good working practices. I like how well they focus on training with the machinery
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Overworked
Truck Driver Class A (Current Employee) –  Elmira NYSeptember 19, 2018
Need more drivers. 12-14 hours a day to much
Loads require extra time sorting because of poor loading at the cooler. As I said before we need more drivers and the pay should be much more to be comparable with other company’s.
Pros
Non
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Non
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Worst decision ever
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  United StatesSeptember 14, 2018
Managed by intimidation
CEO very negative rating on Glassdoor
Loss of business...all the time
CYA culture
No training
No transparency
No opportunity
No work/life balance
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It used to be a tough but rewarding job
Route Driver/Sales (Current Employee) –  Sharpsville, PASeptember 13, 2018
Poor routing. Poor scheduling. Local leadership fails due to inept middle and upper management. Each new manager is worse (and higher paid) than the one that left. Morale is beyond repair. No opportunity for advancement. Lack of training and safety programs. Just a lot of job justification and zero productivity. Seems like Dean’s hires all the pop and chip rejects at the upper levels. If you’re looking to drive at Sharpsville, you may want to look elsewhere.
Pros
Average pay
Cons
Poor leadership
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Great People
Account Director (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXSeptember 12, 2018
I have been honored to form some of the closet relationships of my life during my years with the company. The people are dedicated to the job, the customer, and each other.
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Excellent people to work for, fantastic management
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Decatur, ILSeptember 12, 2018
Deans foods is a great place to work, with a fun group of drivers. and a excellent management staff. Good solid equipment. Excellent pay and benefits. Deans provides a fantastic local driving job for anyone looking for 1. 4 day work week , easy to operate hand held computers.
Pros
Employee cooler
Cons
Early start times
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Supervisor always tried to work with you if u had to take off
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYSeptember 11, 2018
Ok place to work people are friendly supervisor are very easy going had to work most holidays and weekend unless it was your scheduled off day but we did get paid for the holidays enjoyed working with coworkers, enjoyed when the company had cookout for the holidays or when problems would arise and everyone would go that extra mile to make sure everything was done before everyone left for the night.The hardest part of my job is having to say good bye to everyone because our business is closing down
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Could be better
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 6, 2018
Could have had better management, romance in the office with manager and worker and no one addressed the situation not even the HR department,terrible.
Pros
Excellent work hours
Cons
No room for advancement
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Very good work place
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  United StatesSeptember 6, 2018
Very good job learned alot all employees were really nice people my day was always busy health care benefit were really good never had a issue with loved Dean's food
Pros
2 tn min breaks and 20 min lunch
Cons
Health care was good
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