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Managers are useles and HR is the worst
Temporary Employee (Current Employee) –  Moses Lake, WADecember 4, 2017
Managers are incompetent. Employees are unappreciated. Schedule is inconsistent due to management oversight. It's filthy and unsafe and HR is no help.
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Sad to go
Operator helper/QA tech (Former Employee) –  Moses Lake, WANovember 28, 2017
When I left Basic American, it was with a heavy heart. The culture is amazing, there's a really nice feel, you become family. Management is generally great, and competent. Working conditions aren't bad, but you're definitely pushed to perform. Which I liked, because there was always room for improvement and there was variety in the work.
Pros
Paid lunches, great pay and benefits, amazing culture, great management
Cons
Weekends are almost always required, shifts aren't guaranteed, you're gonna get dirty
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Good pay, hard hours
Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  Rexburg, IDNovember 17, 2017
Most people work 12 hour rotating shifts, this means working every hour of the day. For some people this isn't a problem. If working long shifts and changing work from day shift to graveyard shift regularly doesn't bother you, you'd probably like working here as they pay well.

It can a fun and rewarding job if you willing to work hard. Some management can be difficult to work with, but if you work hard, communicate well and seek to improve yourself if you lacking in an area, there shouldn't be any big problems.
Pros
Good pay and great benefits
Cons
long hours and hard labor
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This job was mundane but entertaining from time to time
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Blackfoot, IDNovember 14, 2017
Factory work was different to say the least. Large machinery all around wherever I went. Lound noises from machinery running day and night, always something to do. Very friendly life time workers.
Pros
Great benefits that accomidated great wages
Cons
Very fixed hours and from time to time mundane tasks
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Very stressfull.....
Operator (Former Employee) –  Shelley, IDNovember 8, 2017
Super stressful environment, too many rules to remember. Quite a few are unnecessary. The job and hours andjob duties are very trying, especially if you have a family. Pay and benefits are pretty good though.
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Compensation is the only up side
Research Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Blackfoot, IDOctober 21, 2017
Worked for over 25 years and watched the company systematicly remove "aged" employees, like most I thought it would be different for me. Well, that wasn't the case. Years ago they would "buy out" employees, later they found it much cheaper to "find" deficits in their work and degrade them systematicly.
Work for the money but don't drink the Koolaid. Stay only long enough to make the next move. VERY sorry I stayed committed to this company.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Life sucking environment
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Nice culture / Family run business
CORPORATE CONTROLLER (Former Employee) –  Walnut Creek, CASeptember 19, 2017
Nice place to work. However, the market is competitive thus placing pressure on the company to constantly "right size". Can be a bit stressful but management is great.
Pros
Private company - no public company pressures
Cons
No stock options for employees - family owned
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A good steady job you can depend on
Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  Idaho Falls, IDSeptember 18, 2017
Working at Basic American Foods has been a satisfying experience with management that understands your personal needs and helps you achieve your professional goals.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
No paid sick leave
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Love the job, not the management
Operations (Current Employee) –  Moses Lake, WASeptember 12, 2017
My job is amazing. The culture not so much. There are hidden agendas in management, always second guessing where you stand. If they don't want you in the job you won't be regardless of how great your resume is. The crews are always running short staffed which puts stress on everybody. Safety is supposed to be top priority but how can you work safe when you are short staffed? A lot of inconsistencies on what is said and what is done. You don't quit your job you quit your manager is a very true statement.
Pros
Union pay is great
Cons
Medical/Dental insurance is expensive and doesn't cover a whole lot
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Evolving company
Director of Marketing & Innovation, (Current Employee) –  Walnut Creek, CASeptember 6, 2017
Historically a foodservice company, BAF is trying to become a CPG with mix results. New management is tough but fair and company is in a turn around mode. Resources are scare and pace is quick. Decent work life balance and some work from home.
Pros
New office space
Cons
Limited career advancement
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Great
Bracket 2 (Current Employee) –  Rexburg, IDAugust 23, 2017
Fun working place I love the people I work with upper management is always willing to help very friendly communicates with you and always willing to help you out with anything whether it's time off information about anything you're wanting to know and very understanding when you need time off
Pros
You get alot of time off
Cons
To hot
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Productive and people were great to work with.
Planner & Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Blackfoot, IDAugust 22, 2017
The days were very busy and stressful.

Learned to work with everyone in the plant and the Maintenance Department.

Managed the data entry in the Maintenance Department and scheduled work orders for the maintenance team.

Working with men in the workplace was an experience and learned a lot on team building.

The hardest part of the job is when I had to read the smoking stacks and to make sure the plant was in compliance.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Not knowing when you were going to get cut
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Good Factory to Work For
CASUAL LABORER (Former Employee) –  Blackfoot, IDJuly 28, 2017
Work responsibilities varied depending on the day. Was a good place to work, hardest part of the job was working shift work (especially night shifts).
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Night Shifts
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Great job for people who have no college degree
Flake Drum Operator (Former Employee) –  Shelley, ID 83274July 11, 2017
I really enjoyed my time here. The way they have their schedules made up made it easy for me to do the things I needed to do during the week. Plus, the benefits are amazing!
Pros
Great schedules and benefits
Cons
Lack of communication between management and workers
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Used to be a great place to work
Sanitation Supervisor / Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Moses Lake, WAJune 23, 2017
Culture has Crashed. Changing mngmt has drove it to horrible standards. Dictatorship has taken over. Rude, overbearing, people are praised while good, hardworking, honest people struggle to keep their job.
Pros
Maybe you will find a good supervisor
Cons
too many
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good pay hard work
Laborer / Housekeeper (Former Employee) –  Blackfoot, IDJune 16, 2017
a lot of changing shifts. good if you can do it. hardest part of the job was going from days to nights or nights to days, good team environment. competitive wage
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Basic American Foods
Systems Analyst 3 (Former Employee) –  Blackfoot, IDJune 13, 2017
Basic American Foods was a great place to work with lots of opportunity for advancement. The people were friendly and good to work for. The benefits were good.
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Fast pasted
TEMP (Former Employee) –  Blackfoot, IDMay 30, 2017
As soon as you get there you would wait for your job title for the day and then get assigned to your work area. Very friendly employees and management
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very great place to work
laborer (Former Employee) –  Blackfoot, IDMay 18, 2017
i loved my job there but once you get hurt then your basically on your own and they dont help with any bills that you get once your hurt on the job....
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Not for me
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Shelley, IDMay 15, 2017
Just not what I have passion for if you can do it, good for you. All you do is shovel all day in the hot steam and half of the time they're ventilation doesn't even work just awful.
Cons
short breaks
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