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watch out with BAF
tech (Former Employee), Rexburg, IDSeptember 1, 2014
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.
Michael is the worst HR manager available on earth. Avoid BAD, Rex burg. These guys are crooks and will with hold your pay.
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Good People, Lots of Politics
Middle Management (Current Employee), Blackfoot, IDJune 3, 2014
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
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 – more... extremely competative and has a back-biting culture 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
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Twelve hour work days Time off during the week.
Packaging Operator (Former Employee), Plover, WIJune 2, 2014
Pros: professionals from top to bottom
Cons: moved plant out of state
Most enjoyable company I ever worked for from the owner of the company to management to co-workers.
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Enjoyable place to work
Plant Accounting Manager (Former Employee), Shelley, IDSeptember 6, 2013
Pros: team was great.
Cons: downsizing
Enjoyed my tenure here, I learned lots and worked with great people.
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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
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
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.

About BASIC AMERICAN FOODS

Basic American Foods caters to your basic meat-and-potatoes type of guy. The company makes dehydrated potato products (varieties – Read more