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Sara Lee

Sara Lee Overview

Industry

Consumer Goods

Organization Type

Public

Employees

10,001

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

55.4%

Female

35.8%

Unknown

8.7%
Ethnicity

White

62.7%

Hispanic or Latino

13.5%

Black or African American

13.4%

Asian

7.0%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

62.3%

French

8.5%

German

4.7%

Italian

4.7%

Portuguese

3.8%

Chinese

2.8%

Cantonese

2.8%

Mandarin

1.9%

Carrier

1.9%

Dakota

1.9%

Polish

1.9%

Russian

0.9%

Catalan

0.9%

Thai

0.9%
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Sara Lee Careers

Average Length of Employment
Hostess Brands 7.4 years

Sara Lee

4.9 years
Solo Cup Company 4.4 years
Armour 3.3 years
Gruma Corporation 3.3 years
Schwan's 3.2 years
COTT BEVERAGES USA 3.2 years
Cintas 3.0 years
Smithfield Foods 2.8 years
BWAY Corp 2.7 years
Foster Farms 2.6 years
Perdue Farms 2.5 years
JBS USA 2.4 years
Pilgrim's Pride 2.4 years
Reser's Fine Foods 2.3 years
Butterball 1.7 years
Top Employers Before Sara Lee
US Army 12.3%
Walmart 11.9%
Frito-Lay 8.2%
McDonald's 5.3%
U.S. Navy 4.8%
IBM 4.3%
PepsiCo 3.5%
Target 3.2%
Food Lion 3.2%
P&G 3.2%
Lowe's 3.0%
Burlington 2.9%
Top Employers After Sara Lee
Walmart 14.4%
Hanesbrands 12.0%
Lowe's 6.1%
PepsiCo 5.1%
FedEx 4.5%
Kellogg 4.2%
McDonald's 4.0%
US Foods 3.8%
Dell 3.4%
AT&T 3.1%

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Sara Lee Employees Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.8%

Forsyth Technical Community College

11.6%

DePaul University

7.8%

High Point University

6.4%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

5.7%

Northern Illinois University

5.2%

Wake Forest University

5.0%

Michigan State University

4.0%

East Mississippi Community College

3.8%

Denmark Technical College

3.6%

Northwestern University

3.6%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

3.6%

Northwest-Shoals Community College - Muscle Shoals

3.6%

Paris Junior College

3.6%

University of Illinois at Chicago

3.3%

Gardner-Webb University

3.1%

University of Cincinnati

3.1%

College of DuPage

3.1%

Grand Rapids Community College

3.1%

Florence-Darlington Technical College

3.1%
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Majors

Business

37.6%

Accounting

8.5%

Marketing

5.7%

Management

5.1%

Finance

4.6%

Computer Science

4.1%

Criminal Justice

3.7%

General Studies

3.1%

Psychology

3.0%

Education

2.9%

Human Resources Management

2.8%

Health Care Administration

2.8%

Electrical Engineering

2.4%

Nursing

2.4%

Communication

2.4%

Computer Information Systems

2.1%

Information Technology

1.9%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.8%

Industrial Technology

1.6%

Industrial Engineering

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.4%

Other

27.6%

Masters

18.0%

Associate

11.6%

Certificate

4.8%

Diploma

2.3%

Doctorate

0.9%

License

0.4%
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Sara Lee Employee Political Affiliation

Democratic Party

54.2%

Republican Party

41.7%

Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party

4.2%

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
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

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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  • Best Companies To Work For In 2019
  • Best Paying Companies In 2019
  • Most Diverse Companies In 2019
  • Best Performing Companies In 2019

Sara Lee Stock Performance

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Revenue

$

Net Income

-

Market Cap

-

Total Equity

-

Total Assets

-

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 10,001 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, Schwan's, Solo Cup Company, Gruma Corporation, Nestle Waters North America, Butterball, Smithfield Foods, Hearthside Food Solutions, JBS USA, Armour, Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Perdue Farms, Pilgrim's Pride, Guardian Corporation, Foster Farms, BWAY Corp, Reser's Fine Foods, COTT BEVERAGES USA, Cintas, Plastipak Packaging.

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.