Sargento Foods Employee Reviews

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Fun, but stuck in the past
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, WIJune 7, 2018
The workplace culture is stuck in a limbo between the people who have been here forever (up to 40 years! and are used to a slow family-type culture), and others who previously worked at large public companies - these people don't have time for chit-chat and are focused on making money. Some of this effect may be due to company "growing pains".
Pros
Salary
Cons
Healthcare - very limited
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4.0
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Good place to a work, but unfair wages
Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hilbert, WIMay 26, 2018
Great family owned company that values their employees. Most jobs pay excellent wages except for the office support roles: inventory specialist, schedulers, receptionists, etc. It’s not a unionized company, however, many decisions are made by seniority. Also, training and development is pretty unorganized.
Pros
Onsite health and wellness center and company store, planned activities for everyone (picnic, Christmas party, baseball games, etc.)
Cons
Unfair wages, lack of training and development
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3.0
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Good place to work just good luck getting hired on
Manpower Temp (Current Employee) –  Sheboygan, WIMay 18, 2018
Hr department has trouble hiring good employees so they hired Manpower to keep workers coming but dont really hire temps. Heavy lifting repetativly lift 20-50 lbs
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People treated you like family and always had activities to bring workers together.
Maintenance I-II, Machine Specialist, Shift Lead (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, WIApril 9, 2018
Sargento foods is very good family based company. They have a very good life and work balance. They treat the workers like family. they reward theirs workers for taking pride on the work and workers take pride for working for this company
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5.0
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like the enviroment
Packaging (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, WIApril 5, 2018
A typical at work go in go fine my line of duty on the board. Go do what I suppose to do make sure I do my job well and finished. The most enjoyable part of this job is I know well what I'm doing. I have experience doing cheese and I like the smell of cheese. Also its a very clean enviroment to work. I learn how cheese was made and how to make cheese.
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5.0
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Good growing company
Category Insights Manager - Western US (Former Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CAFebruary 26, 2018
This is a good company to work for. They pay a good salary, and offer good benefits, it is family owned and operated by a third generation. Their products are good and well respected.
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4.0
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ok place to work
Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Kiel, WIFebruary 5, 2018
Getting bigger all the time but that's not always a good thing for companies. They used to be a family run business but now it is a major corporation that is changing things.
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5.0
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Sargento is a family owned company which treats its employees as family
Java Portal Developer (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, WIJanuary 2, 2018
I loved working in the Sargento team whose members were dedicated and collaborative and also competitive in their working area. Sargento was awarded the best employer title many times.
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3.0
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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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3.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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3.0
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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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5.0
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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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5.0
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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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4.0
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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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5.0
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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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5.0
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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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4.0
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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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