Great pay and great benefits. No communication skills, no knowledge amongst supervisors and managers
Raw Transporter (Former Employee) – Manchester, TN – July 14, 2016
I loved on Friday when i got paid. But, you never had a set schedule and the supervisors always made changes to the production schedule without giving any notice and expected the employees to read their minds. I loved my position besides not ever getting any communication from supervisors on changes and then getting fussed at when I got behind because they changed the schedule and never notified me.
company is going down hill with the hire of outside plant mangers to the hire of supervisor that have no leadership skills working the ones that care into the ground and turning a blind eye to the ones that dont
cheese press operator (Former Employee) – LaCrosse, WI – November 17, 2014
I worked on the cheese press, it was very basic work which included pressing out cheese from packages into barrels, weighing it, and marking it to be put in the cooler. I loved the people I worked with they were great. The hardest part of my job was placing the barrels on a pallet. I loved working by myself at my own pace.
Factory Worker (Current Employee) – Seymour, WI – March 13, 2014
Overall the working environment was good all in all, but good use a little less effort. I learned documentation and easy communication skills, I even was able to reach places where others couldn't go. My co-workers were all in all good people, but a few new employes didn't sit well with me. Trying to be efficient and maintain good quality while others are looking down on you was the hardest part. the most enjoyable was the fact I did in fact get along with everyone.
beneifits, pay, positions, communication with co-workers
Warehouse worker (Former Employee) – Fillmore, UT – August 23, 2012
It was usually busy and fast paced! I learned working as a team helps get things done more efficiently. Management were always grumpy! looking for what you did wrong but never praising what you did right. They never took any suggestions from the workers on the floor. My co-workers were good friends and we were able to work together well. hardest part of the job was the shear volume of work , alot of physical stacking of cheese to fill orders. I guess the best part of the job was seeing all that was accomplished at the end of the day.
Training Coordinator (Former Employee) – Hiram, OH – March 26, 2013
Very fast paced work environment. No time to get bored. Compensation/ Benefits - Best I ever had. Insurance coverage. 401K plus an ESOPS program Very high up on Quality Values Job Security was good Advancement was trust oriented. Management had a good team overall. Work/ Life Balance-worked out for me. I'd probably still be there if my family lived closer.
we got yearly cookouts and winter parties
sometimes there was so much to do breaks got cut short
I loved my experience with Great Lakes Cheese. Phenomenal management with an opportunity to learn and grow everyday. Not a ton of room to advance into management but if you want a friendly none hierarchical place to work, you can't find much better. Even as an intern, I felt like I was part of the Great Lakes family from day one.
Fast paced environment with some good department managers. Often working in confined space with other lift operators and delays. Overtime was available regularly however, weekends were mandatory during holidays so there was little time for family.
company appreciation lunches and some free products
Line Attendant (Former Employee) – Hiram, OH – December 29, 2013
My typical day was to work as a team with everyone on my line so that the line ran smooth and that helped to get more product out. By doing that it also gave everyone a more relaxing day. The hardest part of the job to me was the interview. I loved working there because everyone was very nice, there's always something to do and it was very fast paced!
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Plymouth, WI – October 13, 2013
they teach you very well on how to accomplish your position. You can move up very fast in the job depending on what you are applying for. The only downfall is they hire more foreign people than local. I worked as a temp for 8 months and wasn't accepted a full time position they hired 4 foreigners for a tax cut in obamacare.
the overall job was fine the pay was competitive with anyone benefits were good but in my department once the manager of the shipping/receiving department passed away it became a free for all there was tension between shifts day turn was catered to more but more of the burden to fill orders on the other shifts it seems like the direction is going circular instead of upward they are constantly working 6 to 7 days a week and when they added a weekend crew to reduce the overtime but it is mismanaged and they are still working 6-7 days a week and now they have added a second weekend crew and nothing has changed they bring people in when they do not have enough equipment to go around or have lifts parked because they did not schedule enough people to work.
good friends to work with
short breaks, no lunch, lack of management direction, a lot of bitter people wanting to get other employees fired
Production Line & Brine Worker (Current Employee) – Cuba, NY – October 20, 2013
Some days busy and some not so busy. A lot about how cheese is made, packaged and shipped out. Good management. I have really good coworkers. No really hard part of the job I do. Not really any enjoyable part of the job all is good.