Overall the company was quite pleasant to work for. The pay was good although you had to work lots of hours. Managers and line leaders were good to get along with. Experienced employees were good about helping if you had any questions.
Tank yard forklift operator (Current Employee) – Plymouth lnd. 46563 – October 18, 2017
Like working there but they are closing down but it is fun and you got a lot of things to lean in the tank yard. I have to take care of 110 tanks. Dump on the lines, take samples to the lab. Unload trucks make sure everyone is doing the job right and properly. Unload green stock into the tanks to make pickles and unload cumbers out of the Simi trailer with pump's and water into a pit. Then you have to put them into white bens. Then I got to take it to production for they can run the product.
Stacker (Former Employee) – Plymouth, IN – October 7, 2017
A normal day at work consist of stacking boxes on to a pallet. One thing I learned over time is to always check my work schedule because it can always change. We worked in a pickle factory and the hardest part of the job was working with management. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with new people everyday.
Line Worker (Current Employee) – Plymouth, IN – August 9, 2017
It is a great job to work for with a diverse atmosphere. I have no complaints of this job nor the people I work with. I would recommend this place to anyone really looking for a job that is Union backed!!
Factory Worker (Former Employee) – Plymouth, IN – August 7, 2017
I was either working a line packing the pickles, or doing rework. Also learned how to mix the brine. Management was really good. Hot but friendly. Working long hours at night. Enjoyed working at this place, but unfortunately they are closing.
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Green Bay, WI – July 13, 2017
It's a good company to provide an opportunity for non experience people to gain production experience. Management-line leads should have more training to provide a better experience for production workers under them. Work place over all, is a good company to work for.
wrap operator, and sanatation (Former Employee) – North East, PA – June 5, 2017
Ran 3 machines at a time showing multitasking skills, Wrap machine, box printer, and palletizer. Ran computer to license each pallet for inventory, marked each pallet for knowledge of what warehouse each pallet went. Made sure conveyors ran smoothly through machines, and in between machines.
Warehouse Associate/Shipping and Receiving (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – March 22, 2017
When the company was VanDeWalle Farms, the management mingled with employees on floor. They took an interest in how things were going. Very hands on. Quality was utmost importance. Under latest management, it's a business of Quantity over Quality at any cost.
Temp Labor (Former Employee) – Green Bay, WI – March 6, 2017
Familiar with most activity in factory production. Started as temp in 2013 and worded on palletizers 2,3 and 4. In 2016 worked on QC/QA department and did routine QC inspection on food product. Tested for metal and plastic in food product. Generated reports for specs on count per jar and calculated average weights and counts.
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 1, 2017
Job would be tolerable but a lack of respect from lower management personnel. Difficult to maintain good physical health, sleep patterns are poor, when the job demands 6 days a week, every week, intermittent layoffs and shut down of the plant, unpredictable daily work schedule, never knowing when you will start or plan anything in your personal life in advance; not even a doctor appointment or dentist. Union Local 23 no help, can't negotiate, Lower management has poor leadership skills. Management does not give a rats azz about its labor force...only time off you get is calling in sick and that creates a progressive discipline.
terrible scheduling of work and time, intermittent unplanned layoffs