Site Foreman (Seasonal) (Former Employee) – Grand Forks, ND – December 12, 2017
It was an adventure! Three harvest seasons were enough of a life experience for me.
As the Site Foreman, you are responsible for all aspects of the operation. Safety was first and foremost because of very large piling machines. Approx 1300 trucks were processed through the site on a daily basis.
Management was responsive to requests for assistance/support.
They require pre-employment drug testing and will test on site when necessary.
The shifts are 12 hours. If your replacement calls in or is a no show, you stay and pull the additional 12 hour shift. If you don't, it's called 'Job Abandonment'. Have seen people work for 36 hours straight. Not sure how this is safe or legal, but it happens quite a bit. Very hot inside the building.
Process Technician V (Former Employee) – Drayton, ND – January 7, 2018
Depending on the type of schedule you can handle greatly impacts your personal and job life, Which there are about three categories they give you to choose from. For a day's review I would say there is a lot of walking, socializing and breaks.
Many breaks with lenient minutes of use, many opportunities to advance, and ability to make friends/acquaintances with ease
Occasional stressful environment and little to no temperature control for the inside of the factory
Lab Foreman (Former Employee) – Sugar, CO – December 11, 2017
The schedule/hours are a little challenging but rewarding at the same time because you get a whole week off every month without missing your 40hr/week pay. 12 hour shifts rotating days to nights gets a little challenging on your body and family life. Pay is good especially on holidays but the plant never shuts down so you have a good likelihood of working holidays.
The pay is good for unskilled labor. There is plenty of OT if you want it, otherwise you get plenty of time off. The benefits are cheap but the health insurance has an unreasonable deductible that will never get met if you don't have a terrible accident. The worse part is the coworkers. They will be your friend to your face and throw you under the bus the next. Management is disengaged and hard to communicate with. If you are hard working and driven, you can advance otherwise you won't get a promotion with out making your desire well known. In the lab, promotions are hard to come by unless someone quits or retires.
Bag hanger/scale operator (Former Employee) – Grand Forks, ND – October 21, 2017
I worked in the lab during harvest lots of hours lots of mud and dust.i worked thru a temp agency most of the bosses were nice polite and knowledgeable? I would highly recommend beet harvest to any one that can work long hours with no days off till the harvest is over.last.3-4 weeks.
I worked for this company during a strike, so most of us were new and because of that not a lot of time in training. The enviroment was often toxic, bad language used by management towards workers. Glad to leave.
if you looking for an ECT or electrician job look elswhere
e and i (Current Employee) – hillsboro – August 29, 2017
The. E and I department is run by people who don't care. You are on your own and if you ask for help you are scolded. The supervisor doesn't seem to want to help and I feel that even though I have been here for little while I have learned nothing. This plant in Hillsboro has lost two electricians since I started and two more are threatening to quit.
Maintenance (Current Employee) – Moorhead, MN – August 6, 2017
The management side is full of nepotism and favoritism. You always eventually learn most in management was related to or friends with someone that would have affected their hiring/promotion. Many farmers would be terribly upset to see the way their money is spent on "Tommy boy" level college graduates who mis-manage production and employees and spend money on security cameras to watch from their chairs instead of getting out on the floor like responsible managers. Curious that over 90% of the management in these factories all grew up nearby and have connections to those above them. Apparently all the smartest best qualified people on the planet grow up within so many miles of sugar factories! Inadequate managers that would never hold the same position anywhere else like to throw their weight around, simply because they have power over others and make it an absolutely terrible place to work.
Process Tech 3 (Former Employee) – Fargo, ND – July 6, 2017
The money in benefits is what kept me here for a couple years. I left because one of the supervisors threw me under the bus for something I didn't even do but to cover his own butt I got let go. Very long hours..your 12 hour shift can turn in to a 24 during the winter time very easily. Just be careful and always wear your PPE..even if your boss says don't worry about it!
General Warehouse (Former Employee) – Drayton,ND+ – July 1, 2017
This would be a typical day at work,from the warehouse shop foreman I learned alot in the warehouse, the management and culture was great,the hardest part of the job would be cleaning the spilled sugar off the floor,the most enjoyable part of the day is when the work is going smoothly to get things done for the day.