Birkey's Farm Store, Inc.

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Strong company to work for.
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Current Employee) –  Annawan, ILApril 23, 2012
A typical day consists of getting all morning shipments processed to be loaded onto the shuttle. Then receipt any incoming invoices between shipments. Track direct order shipments. Assist parts counter personnel with any duties they need help with.
Management at this company are very supportive and work hard to help delegate effective work time and personal time.
Everyone at Birkey's works hard to create an unbreakable team to promote a sound company.
The hardest part of my job would be trying to get all duties done when a larger shipment comes in.
The most enjoyable part of my job would be the challenging aspects of the work as well as the independence that comes with it.
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Good company to work for
Ag service tech (Current Employee) –  Oakland, ILFebruary 13, 2014
checking over a customers equipment, learned team work and communication skills, management not the best in acting as manager should, coworkers are a very good group to work with and very helpful, most enjoyable part of job is fixing issues and knowing you helped someone out.
Pros
benefits, family time
Cons
management, always manipulating time on work orders
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Comment – March 28, 2014

While the appearance of time may seem to be manipulated, Birkey's strives to put technicians on jobs where they have the most skills and are able to complete the work in a manner that is efficient and provides the customer with quality service, intentionally attempting to exceed their expectations. This has proven on occasion to some technicians as playing favorites with jobs. It is essential to efficiency in the work load, while allowing technicians with less experience and/or skill the opportunity to learn from their peers.

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Detailer (Former Employee) –  Bloomington,ilMarch 19, 2014
You would think that a company that has been in business for 60 years,would have their act together.

Internal infighting with branch stores,as well with Parts Distribution Warehouse.
Warehouse Reciever,has mental disorder,is a lit fuse waiting to go off.
This employee has used extreme profanity to other employees as,well as used threatening actions against other employees,and the company itself.
Parts Warehouse supervisor,condones this behavior,and even jokes about it.
There is no training,their idea of training is show someone once,and expect you to have an idea of what to do.

There is virtually no store to store cooperation,it is every person for themselves
Pay was good,and benefits are about only positive for a company that claims they are a good business leader.
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Comment – April 14, 2014

It is Birkey's intent to provide an environment that is pleasant, healthful, comfortable and free of intimidation, hostility or other offenses which might interfere with work performance. Although these items as listed had not been brought to the attention of the store manager, nor the HR Department, the PDC has recently undergone changes in management and staffing.

Comment – May 2, 2014

Why is it then that the IT dept will not communicate with the mental ill receiver at Bloomington PDC. Shuttle drivers have ran thru automatic doors as they where closing. If you are not related don't bother applying,favortism,is the KEY to advancement for this company. There have been 24 employee turnover in 3 1/2 years,in Bloomington,IL.. Management has no clue how to run/manage a company that is 60 years old. They had to put GPS Tracking on Sales vehicles,to make sure that employees are doing,their jobs,instead of archey target shooting,fishing,golfing

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3.3
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3.3
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