BASIC AMERICAN FOODS Employee Reviews

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Good company to work for
Warehouse Technician (Current Employee) –  Idaho Falls, IDMay 7, 2015
A good company to work for. competitive pay and benefits. rotating shift with shift differential. computer skills needed to preform daily work load
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Protective
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Blackfoot, IDFebruary 14, 2015
Long/ Hot
How to properly to clean Machinery
Friendly
Constantly having to clean the dusting the floors
Being away from family
Pros
long lunch
Cons
short break
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Awesome Place
Packaging operator (Former Employee) –  Blackfoot IDOctober 4, 2014
Great Place to work. wonderful work environment advancement opportunities benefits 401k ect
Pros
great place to work
Cons
not more places like this
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ok place to work
Bracket IV Operator Helper (Former Employee) –  Rexburg, IDSeptember 23, 2014
You work seven days in a row then a day or two off then seven more and so on and so forth. you work mornings evening and graveyard shifts REQUIRED and you only get 6 sick days they stay on for a year so say your sick on oct. 3 2014 that doesnt come off your record until oct. 3 2015 you hit 7 sick days and your fired. its hot and sweaty in the building no windows and very dusty in some areas but hardest part of the job is management have to many upper management telling you to do different things and they dont care if your sick or not u have a job to do
Pros
great reinsurance, and good pay for the area
Cons
upper management sucks! they dont care about you!
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watch out with BAF
tech (Former Employee) –  Rexburg, IDSeptember 1, 2014
Michael is the worst HR manager available on earth. Avoid BAD, Rex burg. These guys are crooks and will with hold your pay.
Pros
baf is always hiring, because they cannot retain employees
Cons
baf cannot retain mployees, because they do not see the good in new employees.
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Good People, Lots of Politics
Middle Management (Current Employee) –  Blackfoot, IDJune 3, 2014
Basic American is filled with great people but they're all leaving. The turn-over rate for middle management is extremely high, mostly because of a lack of advancement opportunities (unless you want to take a lateral move with a pay cut- that's what they deem an "advancement opportunity") and a lack of feedback. The Blackfoot plant in particular is extremely competative and has a back-biting culture  more... where if you don't work a 50 hour work week, you're looked down upon. There is no work/life balance, you're pretty much married to your job whether you like it or not and don't expect yearly raises of more than 1-1.5%, if you're lucky enough to get that. It's very much a place where hard work will NOT get you ahead, instead it's who you know and how well they like you that gets you a promotion. Upper management rarely sticks to a strategic plan long enough to see it through and their "bonus" program for hitting company goals is a joke at best and an insult at worst. The biggest problem with Basic is not the salaries, benefits, or work. It's the culture of competition and uncertainty as to where you stand with HR and upper management. Every day is like walking a gauntlet of judgement and cynicism.  less
Pros
all of the plant managers are awesome, lots of opportunities to learn, decent salary
Cons
human resourses, advancement opportunities, work/life balance is non-existent
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Twelve hour work days Time off during the week.
Packaging Operator (Former Employee) –  Plover, WIJune 2, 2014
Most enjoyable company I ever worked for from the owner of the company to management to co-workers.
Pros
professionals from top to bottom
Cons
moved plant out of state
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Enjoyable place to work
Plant Accounting Manager (Former Employee) –  Shelley, IDSeptember 6, 2013
Enjoyed my tenure here, I learned lots and worked with great people.
Pros
team was great.
Cons
downsizing
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Very good place to work
Trainer - Training (Former Employee) –  rexburg, IDMay 15, 2013
Great place to work, full of fun people who are willing to help you always, there its of of things to learn and many many chances for you to succeed and rise in the company.
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Well-rounded company
Sales Assistant - Sales/Marketing (Former Employee) –  Walnut Creek, CAJune 28, 2012
Loved working for Basic American Foods and I greatly admire their overall ethics and business practices. They produce an amazing product to the public that not only tastes good but is created with the utmost care and quality.
Pros
great hours, close to home, great pay/benefits & a lot of tastings for new product ideas, etc.
Cons
company downsized, so i had to leave
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