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Dawn Foods Employer Reviews

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Productive and overall good
Team Lead, Kettle Operator, Fork Lift Driver (Current Employee), Denver, COSeptember 14, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: working 6-7 days a week
Productive,hard work, long hours overall a good place. Learned operation of all equipment. Work hand and hand with Management and help train co-workers.
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The most enjoyable part of the job
Warehouse Production Puller (Current Employee), Denver,CoSeptember 11, 2014
Getting my work completed. We have a set schedule of product we must get out on a daily basis.When the schedule given to us is done, we are able to go home.
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order selector (Former Employee), union cityAugust 28, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: work hours, bad equipment, and not many team players
overall I liked working for dawn foods, although the team effort wasn't there I would liked to see more of that,the hours were a little rough as I started at 2pm and wouldn't get off till 3am sometimes and with kids it was had,therfore im looking for employment near tracy area
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A very good company to work for!
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee), Irvine, CAAugust 15, 2014
Pros: great people and benefits !
Cons: company down size, couple locations were shut down.
I owe this company everything I have learned, accomplished in the years with this fine company.
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Working as a team
Machine Operator/Mixer/Forklift Driver (Former Employee), MantenoJuly 8, 2014
Pros: lunch giving by the company
Cons: not giving 24 hour to see if you work the next day
worked 12 hour shifts. I learned much about the mixing process and how the plant was ran. I was a cake and icing mixer. Working six days 12 hours... working together as a team.
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Management talks about but does not enforce "Dawn" culture
Receiver (Current Employee), Ontario caMay 25, 2014
Pros: pay, benifits
Cons: management has created a fear work environment
Bottom line is you are a disposable asset. As soon as they find better replacement you are phased out. 1 center running 3 locations is a bad idea
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fun place to work
Environmental, Control (Former Employee), Manteno, ILJanuary 23, 2014
Pros: free food
Cons: short breaks
best place to work thats it.fast paced u have to be able to think on ur feet at all times.But good place to work at i had good co/workers and the hardest part of my job was to pick up the work ever day managment was good i learned a lot there.
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Good Pay / Bad Morals
QA (Former Employee), illinoisJanuary 8, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: bad morals
The people are wonderful however there is a lack of respect or sympathy when you have family matters. They will call you in at the last minute and penalize you for not showing up. You are basically on-call without "on-call" pay. This is comming from an hourly hired person's perspective I may add.
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It was a good place to work
Baker and Quality Control (Former Employee), York, PADecember 27, 2013
Pros: nice people
Cons: needed more pay
I really enjoyed my job here I just needed more hours because I had just started a family and needed more money but I loved a lot of my co workers and vice versa they were very good to me here
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great pay, drama, bad management
csr (Former Employee), lithia springs, gaNovember 25, 2013
Pros: good pay, good benefits
Cons: drama, micromanaging, unfairness, not compinsated on your performancr but by seniority, worse management skills.
Dawn is basically a secure job with good pay with no room for advancement that will drive you to drink.
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good company
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), Ontario, CANovember 19, 2013
Pros: good
Cons: over time in the warehouse
i learn the try's of the warehouse, good person ray notaro, co-workers good people but they keep too there own. the hardest part is trying to move up in position, get too delivery once in a while
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Productive and fast paced enviroment
Line operator-production line (Former Employee), York, PAOctober 23, 2013
Pros: great 401k
Cons: no appreciation
A typical day at work consisted of starting at 6:30 am. Go to warehouse make sure the products needed for the run that day were available then pull it and place it on the floor at the convenience of fellow employees. At this facility we decorated a variety of decorated cakes. They ran at a very fast pace and you had to keep up with line. It started – more... at placing the cake on a board, ice it with icing, comb and decorate it, then place the proper packing and labels on then packing into boxes and placing it onto skids to be shipped around the world.
Learning in this position is a new thing everyday. You learn new decorations, new products and maintaining proper quality of the product. It was a job that kept you motivated. At some points it was stressful but as long as you stayed focused you could become a great asset to the company. The most enjoyable part of the job was working fast and learning new things everyday. – less
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Not a bad place to work in general! The planning leaves a lot to be desired as the work schedules changed contstantly.
maint tech (Current Employee), Manteno, ILOctober 21, 2013
Pros: good pay & benifits
Cons: horrible work schedule
The turnover rate did not allow for any operational training to occur, which put a large burdon on the few personel who possessed the nessissary skill to get the job done. The attendense policy is not flexible enough to allow for a lot of normal things that happen to people, causing a lot of terminations that should have been avoided
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Productive place to work.
Line Worker (Former Employee), Manteno, ILSeptember 7, 2013
Pros: nice breaks, occasional snacks on the job are provided.
Nice place to work at. Co-workers are friendly and helpful. The hardest part is the hours at time but once you get comfortable with your schedule its an overall good job.
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Enjoy my job lots of perks
Cook/ Production (Current Employee), Denver, COAugust 15, 2013
Pros: great benefits
I make pie fillings and label and package the product by myself. The management is very good people to work for. My coworkers are easy to get along with and when we can help each other out, we do. My job requires alot of heavy lifting which i've come accustom to since i've been there 4 and a half years. We have alot of pizza party's for safety records – more... and a summer party every year. Overall this is a great company to work for. – less
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Fast pace environment
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Manteno, ILJuly 16, 2013
Sanitation and cleanliness is very important which is great due to handling edible items. Learned about Lock out Tag out and GMP procedures. Management and employees communicated great.
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Good warehouse work
Finisher (Former Employee), York, PAJuly 2, 2013
Cons: short breaks
baked cakes and decorated them then prepared for packageing and packaged for warehouse.I learned how to decorate cakes. The coworkers were nice. I liked staying busy and seeing our finished product.
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great place to work
Line operator (Former Employee), Crown Point, INJune 5, 2013
Pros: company had great benifits, did things for their employees.
Cons: supervisors not taking on their responsibility
loved working for this company, just needed better management on their supervisors, loved going to work, even work other shifts to help some of the other employees when needed to help cover for them.
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Dawn Foods is a fun work place
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee), Douglasville, GAJune 5, 2013
Pros: love the employee appreciation days
I wish there was an morning shift available to work for this company. The owner was such a great man. I really enjoyed working for this company. If I was ever given the opportunity to work for this company again I will.
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Not Enjoyable
Finance (Former Employee), Jackson, MIMay 16, 2013
Pros: work life balance
Cons: rude, mean, and uncaring people.
Pay isn't bad - benefits are ok. Don't expect much in the way of raises and don't expect friendly people. Folks are downright mean, rude, and uncaring. People will stab you in the back quicker than you can spit. But they are flexible when it comes to a work life balance.

About Dawn Foods

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