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It is a very challenging place to work
Maintenance/Operations Supervisor (Current Employee), Plymouth, INMay 13, 2014
Pros: it is employment
Cons: micromanaged
1) Busy/hectic
2) The Plant Manager micromanages everything
3) Blames anyone else for their mistakes/shortcomings
4) My maintenance men are a hard working crew. They will go out of their way to solve/fix problems
4a) The production personnel are not trained and cause at least 50% of the downtime
5) Fixing machines without parts.
6) I make a difference
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Customer Service Representative (CSR) (Former Employee), Green Bay, WIFebruary 26, 2014
Bay Valley Foods was a wonderful work environment. The team, as well as management, were very personable, always willing in help and make coming to the office everyday exciting. Each day brought a new challenge. The job itself engaged you in every aspect. I would recommend this company to anyone and everyone.
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Versitle and Growing abilities with in the company
Label Clerk (Current Employee), Faison, NCFebruary 3, 2014
Pros: great benifiets
Cons: slow winter seasons
Bay Valley Foods is a private owned billion dollar company with great quality and productive name.
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Bay Valley Foods is the largest retail producer of Non-Dairly Creamer
Warehouse/Vacation Relief (Former Employee), Pecatonica, ILJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: good pay & benifits
Cons: sometimes big work load
Very good employees to work with. Everybody works hand & hand. Can be very busy sometimes. Employees will help out each other.
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Good Environment
Food Technologist (Former Employee), Pittsburgh PAJanuary 14, 2014
Pros: friendly environment
Cons: communication between r&d, finance, and marketing.
Bay Valley was a great place to work, but my assignment was cut short due to the financial standing of the company. A typical day could include running a batch or two in the pilot plant and then heading back to the office to catch up on paperwork for other projects as well as formulation changes for others. During my time there I learned a lot about – more... seeing projects from the preliminary stages in the lab through plant scale ups, as well as first production. Travel was necessary for much of the plant scale up, as there was limited capability in the home plant. While traveling, most of the day consisted of time in the plant monitoring production and overseeing testing of product as it came out of retorts. – less
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busy at times
Cannery Worker (Former Employee), Faison, NCDecember 8, 2013
Pros: mostly everything
Cons: night shifts, staying cool and awake
1). A typical day at work: Very hot environment.
2). What I have learned: Inspected Food Products For Shipment.
3). Management:Okay
4). My co-workers was somewhat okay
5). The hardest part of the job was keeping cool and staying awake on nights.
6). The most enjoyable part of the job was the job itself.
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Productive, chalange
Sales Range (Current Employee), San Antonio, TXSeptember 29, 2013
Pros: good benefits, good salary
Cons: excevive aumont of hours, no communication in the department
A Typical day at work is fast, I am able to learned how a manufacture runs and understand the needs of productions X Quality . My co-worker are very nice and helpful, but the hard part of my job is the missing communication between management and employee and the excessive amount of hours worked . In the other hand been in contact with all the employes – more... and work in the Quality Assure department is very grateful. – less
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Work is Work
Seasonal Blender Checker (Current Employee), Faison, NCAugust 14, 2013
Pros: it's a pay check
Cons: not enough pay, conditions are hot
Wouldn't recommend. The job is seasonal. Pay-cuts have been enacted, so it is very hard to get a raise.
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Productive workplace
Production Supervisor (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAAugust 12, 2013
A good place to work.
Management promote excellence
Co-workers are pleasant to work with.
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Management was not very good but I enjoyed working with my coworkers
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), De Pere, WIJuly 11, 2013
Pros: we were able to purchase grab boxes for a reduced price
Cons: healthcare benefits were not that great
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 – more... on the phone and my coworkers. – less
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Productive and friendly enviroment
Machine Operator (Current Employee), San Antonio, TXJune 13, 2013
Days vary to a nice easy day to alot of downtime throughout the day. I learned how to run a filer in a production line and how to record and analyze data documentation.
Coworkers were assistant and communicative.
the hardest part of the job was leave. Individually was able to compensate above 50+.
and the most enoyable part of the day was how productive – more... the shift was and how time went by being productive. – less
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good companey
Receiving Materials Attendant (Former Employee), Mendota, ILFebruary 27, 2013
Pros: wages, benefits
Cons: people attitude
A good place to work, the benefits were good. THE management had there days, co- workers were fine, when people called off, having pot luck.
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An interesting place to work.
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee), Mendota, ILFebruary 11, 2013
Pros: we were given catered lunches quite often when setting new goals whether it be production or safety.
Cons: since i am somewhat thin and agile i had to "crawl the cookers", it was interesting to say the least.
The goal of soup production was the same but the production process was different every day due to the many differing types of soups produced. I learned a lot about the use of steam for cooking and as a heating source. The management and workers were all goal oriented and worked smoothly and efficiently. It was hard when they announced the plant closure, – more... There were even a few cases where the husband and wife both worked there so it must have been particularly hard on them. – less
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Typical day at work
Senior Capper Mechanic (Current Employee), Faison, NCFebruary 1, 2013
Pros: incentive program, christmas dinners, overtime available
Cons: lay offs, not being informed of shifts changes in advance, not knowing when your shift will end for the day
Start worked at 3am troubleshoot machines and prepare second shift production. Repair or fabricate anything necessary to start production line on time. I have a mentor who teaches me different responsibilities outside of my skill set. This helps me to be knowledgeable of other roles within the manufacturing facility. Management on 2nd shift do not micromanage – more... so I am able to help my coworkers with varies tasks that are needed. The hardest part of the job is not having enough help when multiple machines breakdown. The most enjoyable thing about my job is learning other job responsibilities within the facility. – less
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Quick....Run Away! Run Far, Far Away
My job title meant nothing (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAJanuary 6, 2013
Pros: free soup and baby food....oh boy!
Cons: volatile culture, management blames each other, little resources to help you succeed
Stay away! Otherwise, you'll find yourself begrudgingly going to work each day. Management fights among themselves. Excuses everywhere. Everything is a constant struggle. Do yourself a favor and look for something better....there's much better out there....you'll thank yourself....
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Company has grown. More corporate now, about numbers & speed more than people and care.
Warehouse Shipping/Receiving Inventory Operator (Former Employee), San Antonio, TXDecember 22, 2012
Can be a nice place to work. Not many people work and care about work 100% of time. Lots of double work and overtime. Touching and moving of product (working) too many times. Quality Dept. needed more Inspectors and better communication with all Departments also more expediate resolutions.
Warehouse area way too small. Third party warehouse unconverntional.
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liked working their
Forklift Driver (Former Employee), Green Bay, WINovember 8, 2012
Pros: somedays a lot of down time
Cons: didnt get to see many people to talk to.
unloading,loading trucks, moving pickles to the proper location of the plant. how to make up different kinds of brines for pickles, didnt see much of co workers until brake time, is woring out in the rain driving pickles outside to their destinations,
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Very difficult upper management staff to work with and for.....
Production Supervisor (Former Employee), Dixon, ILSeptember 18, 2012
Pros: good benefits.
Cons: unreasonable hours/shifts.
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 – more... 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. – less
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Very easy
Packer/Machine Operator (Former Employee), Faison, NCSeptember 12, 2012
Easy, good pace.
friendly environment , safe and worthwhile
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Challanging work place with high caliber of workers
Quality Assurance Supervisor (Current Employee), Mendota, IlSeptember 5, 2012
Pros: good clean work environment
Cons: plant is closing
The employees are a great group to work with and everyone is dedicated to doing the job right.

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