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Sara Lee

Sara Lee Overview

Industry

Consumer Goods

Organization Type

Public

Employees

> 10,000

Headquarters

Downers Grove, IL

Website

saralee.com

Website

saralee.com



Founded in

1939

Revenue

-

Key People

Sean Connolly (Executive Officer),
Virgis Colbert (Director),
Christopher Begley (Director),
John McAdam (Director),
Marcel Smits (Executive Officer),
Michiel Herkemij (Executive Officer),
Sir Prosser (Director),
James Crown (Director),
Helen Kaminski (Executive Officer),
Cees Lede (Director),
Jonathan Ward (Director),
Thomas Hansson (Executive Officer),
Jeff Emme (Executive Officer),
Mitch Marcus (Executive Officer),
Jan Bennink (Executive Officer, Director),
Crandall Bowles (Director),
Onno Klinken (Executive Officer),
Harm Pelt (Executive Officer),
Stephen Cerrone (Executive Officer),
Jeffrey Ubben (Director),
Mike Flatow (CEO),
Nick Snow (Executive Officer),
Paulette Dodson (Executive Officer),
Mark Garvey (Executive Officer),
Norman Sorensen (Director),
Eugenio Minvielle (Executive Officer),
Michel Cup (Executive Officer),
John Zyck (Executive Officer),
Laurette Koellner (Director),
Mark Silver (Executive Officer)

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About Sara Lee

The Sara Lee Corporation was an American consumer-goods company based in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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The Sara Lee Corporation was an American consumer-goods company based in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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Sara Lee Employees

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Gender

Male

59.2%

Female

39.2%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.9%

Black or African American

13.2%

Hispanic or Latino

12.9%

Asian

7.6%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.3%

German

6.8%

French

6.8%

Portuguese

4.1%

Chinese

4.1%

Italian

4.1%

Cantonese

2.7%

Carrier

2.7%

Dakota

2.7%

Catalan

1.4%

Mandarin

1.4%

Polish

1.4%

Thai

1.4%
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Sara Lee Careers

Average Length of Employment
Hostess Brands 6.3 years
Sara Lee Foods 5.6 years
Farmer Brothers 4.9 years

Sara Lee

4.8 years
Otis Elevator 4.4 years
Herr Foods 3.7 years
Brunswick 3.6 years
Odwalla 3.5 years
Snyder's-Lance 3.3 years
Schwan's 3.2 years
Lance Snacks 3.2 years
Nestl 3.2 years
Cintas 2.8 years
ServiceMaster 2.6 years
Utz Quality Foods 2.6 years
Krispy Kreme 1.8 years
Top Employers Before Sara Lee
US Army 14.1%
Walmart 9.6%
IBM 5.9%
U S Navy 4.8%
PepsiCo 4.5%
GE 4.2%
P&G 3.7%
Food Lion 3.4%
AT&T 3.1%
Top Employers After Sara Lee
Hanesbrands 12.1%
Walmart 9.1%
PepsiCo 6.6%
Dell 4.8%
Lowe's 4.8%
IBM 4.3%
McDonald's 4.3%
Kellogg 4.1%
UPS 3.7%
Abbott 3.2%
AT&T 3.2%

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Sara Lee Employees Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.5%

High Point University

7.9%

DePaul University

7.5%

Forsyth Technical Community College

7.1%

Wake Forest University

6.7%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

6.3%

Denmark Technical College

5.1%

Northern Illinois University

5.1%

Paris Junior College

4.3%

Gardner-Webb University

4.0%

Michigan State University

4.0%

University of Illinois University Administration

3.6%

East Mississippi Community College

3.6%

Duke University

3.6%

Grand Rapids Community College

3.6%

University of Chicago

3.6%

Appalachian State University

3.2%

Northwestern University

3.2%

University of Missouri - Columbia

3.2%

Greenville Technical College

3.2%
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Majors

Business

36.8%

Accounting

8.1%

Marketing

6.1%

Management

5.6%

Finance

5.2%

Computer Science

4.6%

Criminal Justice

3.8%

Psychology

3.5%

Education

3.2%

Human Resources Management

3.1%

General Studies

2.4%

Communication

2.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.2%

Nursing

2.1%

Electrical Engineering

2.1%

Computer Information Systems

2.1%

Industrial Technology

1.9%

Health Care Administration

1.8%

Industrial Engineering

1.7%

Information Technology

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.8%

Other

27.1%

Masters

20.6%

Associate

10.1%

Certificate

4.9%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

1.0%

License

0.3%
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Sara Lee Employee Political Affiliation

Democratic Party

52.0%

Republican Party

44.0%

Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party

4.0%

Employee Political Donations

Name Job Title Party Donation
Richard FreymanManagement $9,950Republican Party
Jane MeyerkordManager $9,800Democratic Party
Brenda BarnesRetired $4,000Democratic Party
Brett HartAttorney $3,000Democratic Party
Mark DemichCorporate Trainer $2,500Democratic Party
George BryanConsultant $2,000Republican Party
Jeffrey EmmeSenior Vice President $2,000Republican Party
Jeffrey SampsonTruck Driver $1,282Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Steven LinebergerExecutive $1,100Republican Party
Jerry CookExecutive $1,000Republican Party
Diana FergusonExecutive $1,000Democratic Party
Heidi RudolphOperations Vice President $825Democratic Party
Chris BaumhoverSales Management Consultant $800Republican Party
Gary BerneggerRetired $750Republican Party
Mark GarveyChief Finance Officer $750Democratic Party
Betty JonesTelecom Manager $695Democratic Party
Joseph Waters JrManufacturing Manager $600Republican Party
Michael BoykinInformation Technology Director $500Democratic Party
Aaron AltSenior Counselor $500Republican Party
Mary BedellAttorney $400Democratic Party
Annitre EdisonSenior Manager $250Democratic Party
Harold WalkerSales $250Republican Party
Deborah TateDirector Of Human Resources $209Democratic Party
Ronald JonesHuman Resources Coordinator $200Democratic Party
Randall DewallSales $100Republican Party
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Sara Lee Salaries

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Executive Vice PresidentDowners Grove, IL $675,000
Product ManagerExton, PA $110,905
Senior Information Technology ManagerDowners Grove, IL $108,200
Senior Information Technology ManagerDowners Grove, IL $108,200
Finance ManagerDowners Grove, IL $108,000
Senior ManagerDowners Grove, IL $105,000
Internal Audit ManagerDowners Grove, IL $95,940
Internal Audit ManagerDowners Grove, IL $95,700
Food ScientistDowners Grove, IL $94,034
Senior ScientistDowners Grove, IL $94,034
Treasury ManagerDowners Grove, IL $92,125
Internal Audit ManagerDowners Grove, IL $90,000
Internal Audit ManagerDowners Grove, IL $90,000
Food ScientistDowners Grove, IL $81,685
Senior ScientistDowners Grove, IL $80,995
Food ScientistDowners Grove, IL $80,995
Finance ManagerDowners Grove, IL $78,454
Senior AuditorDowners Grove, IL $75,000
Communications ManagerDowners Grove, IL $75,000
Senior Finance AnalystDowners Grove, IL $74,804
Industrial EngineerDowners Grove, IL $74,000
Category AnalystBentonville, AR $72,100
ScientistDowners Grove, IL $72,097
Process EngineerSuffolk, VA $67,371
Computer ProgrammerDowners Grove, IL $63,000
Product Development ScientistDowners Grove, IL $62,358
Business ManagerDowners Grove, IL $61,027
AccountantDowners Grove, IL $57,300
Quality Assurance AuditorDowners Grove, IL $55,125
Demand PlannerDowners Grove, IL $46,176

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Sara Lee Awards

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  • Sara Lee Zippia Award
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Sara Lee Stock Performance

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Sara Lee Financing Rounds

Date Amount Security Type
May 29, 2012Debt $650,000,000
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sara Lee

When was Sara Lee founded?

Sara Lee was founded in 1939.

How many Employees does Sara Lee have?

Sara Lee has more than 10,000 employees.

What industry is Sara Lee in?

Sara Lee is in the consumer goods industry.

What type of company is Sara Lee?

Sara Lee is a public company.

Who are Sara Lee's competitors?

Sara Lee competitors include Hostess Brands, Herr Foods, Sara Lee Bakery Group Inc, Utz Quality Foods, Lance Snacks, Schwan's, Odwalla, Nestl , Borden Dairy Company, Farmer Brothers, Otis Elevator, Cintas, The Quaker Oats Company Inc, Brunswick, ServiceMaster, Pepsi- Cola Bottling Co Of Minneapolis St Paul Inc, Krispy Kreme, Unilever, Snyder's-Lance, Sara Lee Foods.

Who works at Sara Lee?

Sean Connolly (Executive Officer),
Virgis Colbert (Director),
Christopher Begley (Director),
John McAdam (Director),
Marcel Smits (Executive Officer),
Michiel Herkemij (Executive Officer),
Sir Prosser (Director),
James Crown (Director),
Helen Kaminski (Executive Officer),
Cees Lede (Director),
Jonathan Ward (Director),
Thomas Hansson (Executive Officer),
Jeff Emme (Executive Officer),
Mitch Marcus (Executive Officer),
Jan Bennink (Executive Officer, Director),
Crandall Bowles (Director),
Onno Klinken (Executive Officer),
Harm Pelt (Executive Officer),
Stephen Cerrone (Executive Officer),
Jeffrey Ubben (Director),
Mike Flatow (CEO),
Nick Snow (Executive Officer),
Paulette Dodson (Executive Officer),
Mark Garvey (Executive Officer),
Norman Sorensen (Director),
Eugenio Minvielle (Executive Officer),
Michel Cup (Executive Officer),
John Zyck (Executive Officer),
Laurette Koellner (Director),
Mark Silver (Executive Officer)

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Where is Sara Lee's headquarters?

Sara Lee's headquarters is in Downers Grove, IL.

You can find out what it is like to work at Sara Lee, also known as Sara Lee, Sara Lee Corp, Sara Lee Corporation and Sara Lee Hosiery.

Zippia gives an in-depth look into the details of Sara Lee, including salaries, political affiliations, employee data, and more, in order to inform job seekers about Sara Lee. The employee data is based on information from people who have self-reported their past or current employments at Sara Lee. While we have made attempts to ensure that the information displayed are correct, Zippia is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. The data presented on this page does not represent the view of Sara Lee and its employees or that of Zippia.