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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Director  in  Aarhus (Denmark)
Current Employee - Director in Aarhus (Denmark)

I have been working at Arla Foods full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

High paced, interesting challenges, a company that's growing

Cons

High pace leads to a pressure on each individual assignment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep on the good work!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Arla Foods

  1.  

    Disorganized, dysfuntional, disturbing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Arla Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can't think of many...other than a few great ppl who work(ed) there...quite the revolving door outside of the old school base of employees who have been around for 10-15-25 years.
    Compensation was competitive to market standards, but benefits and salary were a little sub par.
    Only other benefit was being abel to learn exactly what someone would NOT want in a work environment, boss, leadership in order to ask all the right questions when interview for future roles

    Cons

    Complete lack of good/positive leadership - Canadian president has been in place for about 20 years and seems to be waiting out his time for retirement, with no interest in leading or affecting change. His bosses are in Denmark and with Canada being a small market, he seems to be able to fly under the radar for the most part and not have to be accountable for much. As such, upper management changes priorities on a weekly basis depending on whatever fire comes up, there is no good cross-functional cohesion (even though they have cross-functional leadership meetings in place), no structure for change or personal growth and not a very positive outlook for thre business as a whole. Walking into the office on a daily basis requires you be aware that you will hear cross-dept managers yell at each other in the hallways, you will liklely have to defend your course of actions to other depts on a regular basis, and may have to keep paper trails i order to defend against your boss throwing you under a bus.
    In 2011 I witnessed a minimum of person resign a month and many more interviewing - this in an office of about 75.
    Advice - run, don't even give this company a second look. You will have much better personal and professional happiness away from Arla

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The list would be too long to provide - but start with new leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Good career opportunities for well educated persons

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arla Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A growing company were new opportunities will arise over time. Good opportunities to move your career in different directions.

    Cons

    People are protective of their areas and many people have been on their positions for a very long time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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