Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 19, 2016
Challenging work with schedule changes makes the day go by fast. Planning is very important. Management did not care for the people, too much micromanagement. Dealing with difficult schedules, a micromanager was the most difficult, and being short handed as well.
Good pay and benefits
Micromanagement, short staffed, too many hours, process design is terrible
Sterilizer Operator (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – January 2, 2017
A typical day at work is maintaining a assembly line. I learned how to Sterilize food products at this job. Management is nice people but has high expectations but does not have the proper tools to reach the expectations. Coworkers are nice people whom I never had a problem with. Hardest part of the job is working rotating shifts but the pay makes up for it so overall this was my favorite job.
great pay, great work enviroment, and a very acomplished company
you never know when your next off day will be but the pay makes up for it
Production line crew (Former Employee) – Springfield, MO – November 28, 2016
Bay Valley foods was a fun place to work. My day consisted of working on the production line with other co workers and finding our pace together while keeping it positive through the work place. Management was wonderful and listened to feedback from co workers. The hardest part of the job was when the factory went under and we all had to leave. Having to leave my job that I loved was very difficult for me.
Factory Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Green Bay, WI 54303 – August 28, 2016
I would come in to work from 4pm to around 3am. I was in charge of preparing my machine and reviewing the products we would be processing that shift. My job was to make sure the labels were applied correctly and swiftly so that product could run on the conveyor belts continuously without damage or waste. The hardest part of my job was to find the source of the problem when the machine went haywire. But with training and patience, I was able to locate problems and prevent them with preparations. Communicating with management and tips from mechanics helped me a lot.
LINE LEADER - MACHINE OPERATOR (Current Employee) – Green Bay, WI – August 14, 2016
Receive the work orders from supervisor for the day. Turn on the computer screens to 5 machines and then adjust the box size, enter all information needed for the run on an order. Adjust the stencil on the box and verify all information is correct before making any runs. All this must be done on all five presses before 6:10 am when production starts running. Before the first case goes through, I must verify the label is the same as the stencil on the box and also that the upc code is the same as well as expiration code.
1/2 hour lunch great coworkers and good team leaders
lack of communication from supervisors to team leaders to workers in a timely manner
Accounting Administrator (Former Employee) – North East, PA – November 4, 2015
My typical day at work is very busy. I learned new tasks every year. I like working with all the co-workers. The company have a lot of managers turnover that lead to departments' staff to loose their job. I had 4 difference managers since I worked there. The most enjoyable part of the job is that they paid for my college and I get to learn new tasks.
Sanitation Worker (Former Employee) – North East, PA – August 19, 2016
I worked 3rd shift, it was busy in keeping everything clean. I learned a lot about how to handle chemicals. My supervisor was very fair in overseeing our work. My co-workers were very friendly. The hardest part of the job was working a night shift. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning out the different dressings and how they were made.
Scale House Attendant (Former Employee) – Faison, NC – July 19, 2016
I've worked there every season since 2012 and the job is great as for being a temporary employee. I just wish that they would hire full time, especially the workers who have worked year after year in tempory positions.
2 ten minute breaks and 1 thirty minute break.
The sadness of some employees tat need a permanent job, but is laid off at the end of every season after faithfully working year after year.
Very difficult upper management staff to work with and for.....
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Dixon, IL – September 18, 2012
I worked second/third shift with production and sanitation crews. I worked a 12-14 hours shift, and sometimes longer. I learned that I really enjoyed working with people while in a leadership role. I was in management for about a year and a half while at Bay Valley. I worked very well with the other supervisors. The hardest part of the job for me was my hours changing almost weekly. I consider myself flexible, but at times I was expected to come in on first shift and that was very difficult for me to plan around. It wasn't that first shift was a problem, but it was more that I had my personal life set up around being on nights. I thought the most enjoyable part of the job was problem solving.
Management was not very good but I enjoyed working with my coworkers
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – De Pere, WI – July 11, 2013
Bay Valley Foods is overall a good place to work if the management team was better it would have been an awesome place to work. I checked in drivers, checked out drivers, printed bills of lading, scheduled appointments. The hardest part of the job was satisfying the managers. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with the drivers, customers on the phone and my coworkers.
We were able to purchase grab boxes for a reduced price