Shipping and Receiving Lead (Former Employee) – New Riegel, OH – October 20, 2016
Worked there for many years and not one thing outside of the strike can I say bad about Farmland Foods. Some of the best people I have ever met and had a chance to work with as a team and kind of a family is now lost due to the plant closing in 2009
fast pace work with long hourly shifts in meat processing envoirment
Slicer (Current Employee) – Wichita, KS – December 11, 2015
Typical day at farmland foods inc is going to work not knowing what the day has in store for you. 10 hr shifts in sometimes below freezing temperatures. I learned that the best way to make this job a career job is to go to work and just do your job, the management is horrible but that is just how it is at some departments. the co workers where great people got along great but my supervisor was really an a**hole he would work people like slaves I literally trained 10 people(half walked out on first break and the other quit mostly after a week or two) and all of them thought the same thing, that is that the company was good but the management is something else i cant really explain it just that they treat you like a slave and if you do not do what they want then your job is on the line and they will fire you because that is what they did to me and i was a hard worker, I guarantee that if I would of got moved to the department in which I was bidding for I would still be there today. the hardest part of the job was not labor it was mentally, the fact that going to work for almost half the day and know that you are going to butt head with your boss but you still got to do your. The most enjoyable part of the job was co workers they treat you like family but there also there to earn a pay check so there not going to get involved with anything like the saying do not hear nor see anything, they just work. This place should be investigated by an agency that will help the workers it is part of the Union but lets be honest it does not really help. I worked in the 4x6 department 2nd shiftmore... RTE. (Slicer)less
good benefits discounts on produces
short breaks do to the fact you have to take off you ppe 5min 15min 5min 3 breaks on 10 hrs shifts
Sanitation Crew (Former Employee) – New Riegel, OH – December 18, 2015
this was one of my favorite jobs. it was very easy, i got along with everyone i worked with, and i made good hours and big checks. Unfortanatley the plant ended up closing down after the owners sold it to some people in Mexico and everyone was laid off that worked there for years.
Meat Cutter (Current Employee) – Monmouth, IL – July 26, 2013
everyday has its problems.I work 8 or 10 hours per day when the company is in its busy time and less than 7 sometimes in slow time.I learned many things such as how do my job, the importance of safety, and how to work with people can disturb all day. For the management, it is failed. It is failed because they don't care about humans' health for example. They put high the speed when they want. I learn also that the injured people are people who are going to be fired. About my co-workers, I can say we were borne and rose in different ways with an education system. It's too hard to work people who don't have the same point of view with you but I do my best to be their best friend and make fun on them so we can work in good harmony. The hardest part of the work is the knife died or when the line is full loins with a speed. Have good knife, work with a normal speed, nothing is more enjoyable than working this condition.
It's exactly what you expect at a pork slaughter/processing facility
Blender Operator (Current Employee) – Monmouth, IL – August 19, 2014
The benefits are good and the job isn't too demanding. The management is overall ok, but could use some improvement. My co-workers are pretty decent and the benefits are pretty good. I also like how an employee can just go talk to the plant manager without needing an intermediary to talk in the person's place...just walk right in, ask to speak and speak...that's it. The hardest part of the job is the times when communication between management and supervisors is either non-existent or doesn't match, resulting in problems. Overall, not too bad.
Cold Conditions with good benefits and advancement available
Lead (Current Employee) – Wichita, KS – April 1, 2014
Control and Manage the Hot Dog department from set up to shift change. Work with many ethnicities and progress through my ability to understand the equipment I work with. Given a schedule before setup and responsible for ensuring my department begins on time. I also am responsible for communicating machine failures and product failures to Supervisors and Maintenance.
I wish to move away from production and learn more of the equipment I have become familiar with.
2nd shift cryovac /boxshop (Former Employee) – Monmouth, IL – April 27, 2012
Would get labels and boxes for product we would be running that shift.Make up boxes and keep count of product,pack meat with my coworkers.Learned how to make labels and boxes.Different types of meat.Management was kind and helpful.The hardest part of the job is trying to catch up when machinary breaks down. Meet alot of good people and enjoyed learning new things everyday.
I would go to work and so yields, help with payroll and anybody that would need my help I would. I learned a lot of different areas in this plant. The management was fine. I enjoyed some of my co workers . The job was challenging day to day but the new challenge was worth it.
My primary job was to arrive on time dawn proper PPE and food safety equipment. Assemble large scale industrial machines and operate them. I would sometimes frustrate my lead man because I followed safety protocol very tightly, although that soon ended when I broke production records on every line I worked on. The work was hard, and English was a second language to most employees. The dedication to safety earned me a position as Chairman of the Safety Committee, I was responsible for investigating accidents and near misses, presiding over the committee to evaluate and create action reports for management.
good people, consistent hours, tasty food and good prices
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Milan, Mo – October 17, 2015
the job paid very nicely!! the people there are fun to work with, the supervisors have a don't care attitude as well as the rest of the head honchos there. they just care that you showed up. you are more of a number there not a person.
Packaging Operator (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – February 23, 2014
High Production volume with high emphasis on quality of the hams and ham pieces. Fast pace environment. The management is strict and in compliance with environmental standards in accordance with the EPA. The hardest part of the job is dealing with a cold and wet environment. the most enjoyable part of the job is shared rotation of the job stations to prevent injury from repetitive motion.
$1.50 hourly attendance bonus per week
The company over the last 2 months has had workplace violence.
Labor Worker (Current Employee) – Monmouth, IL – September 11, 2014
fun Place To work, You learn a lot of knowledgeable Stuff A lot of Hands on stuff to do. the management team is good to work for. The co-workers are good to work for and fun to be around. the hardest thing about the job is its a lot of fast moving the most in enjoyable thing about the jobs that its a safe place to work