Bel Brands USA Reviews

Updated 26 Mar 2020

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Bel Brands USA CEO Bel Brands USA Bill Graham
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9 Ratings
  1. "Very full filling company that cares about it's employees. Still miss the work there often."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Utility in Leitchfield, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bel Brands USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The benefits and pay. Always making knew friends.

    Cons

    Something had to work more hours then desired, but that's life.

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  2. "Dare, Care and Commit!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bel Brands USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people and culture. Company cares about employees and safety. Management demonstrates initiative to improve processes and understand root cause of problems.

    Cons

    Lack of resources and consistency. Small office workforce.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great People. Great Culture. Inspiring Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bel Brands USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture where people feel valued Inspiring ambition Great brands New CEO and leadership team with a strong vision for the future

    Cons

    Pace of change is high. Need to be agile and ok working though ambiguity Navigating the global Bel environment can be tricky for newcomers. Relationship building is key.

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  4. "Global “Only French” Company. Masters of Bias... and favoritism!!! Sad!!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bel Brands USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Famous brands, a lot of hard working Americans, global company, financially strong and good growth, great location in Illinois.

    Cons

    One can only work so much for growth... after a point even a below average French national or French origin guy or lady can be hugely promoted. Even their punishments for non performance by the average French is an expat posting in an emerging nation. It’s a xenophobic culture and it’s deep rooted and will stay for the foreseeable future. Seek growth elsewhere ....

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "If you are part of the click or if you're French, you move up."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bel Brands USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall nice people and relaxed culture. Work from home is allowed 1 day a week which is nice.

    Cons

    1. Lack of leadership, people especially managers are not smart, and very political. Hidden politics at its worst. 2. Mediocre benefits- doesn't compare to typical CPG companies 3. No transparency, secret decision making based on favoritism, no outlook on future of company or roles.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible leadership, favoritism, and no growth opportunity"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bel Brands USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed and family-oriented culture Compensation on par with industry norms

    Cons

    NOT a merit-based culture. Very political Poorly skilled middle management with no thought leadership. Most don't have business background. No transparency, no clarity on roles, future of company and self No strategy at all. Company running in all directions HR clueless on what is happening and all the politics.

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  7. "A place in transition"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bel Brands USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits, fair work-life balance. Fast paced and growing.

    Cons

    High turn over. French parent company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bel Brands is a great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bel Brands USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bel's Culture is second to none with a Family feel. High growth company with great products, great benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    High Growth Organizations can have some challenges but that comes along with constant change.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture with a forward momentum strategy"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bel Brands USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive team culture, constructive collaboration between functions, ability to impact to future growth

    Cons

    Bel is in a transition phase which is, at times, challenging. However, with change comes great opportunity.

  10. "Great Place to work you get treated like family from day one!"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bel Brands USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Open minded culture, diverse team, kind people, and senior management takes time to address questions/training. I am always encouraged to ask questions or give my input during calls & meetings. The benefits are amazing and HR is always asking how they can improve them. We treat each other with kindness but also get our work done!

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

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