HP Hood LLC Employee Reviews

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If you are are not from one of there part of the woods don't both
Downstream Technician (Former Employee) –  Winchester, VADecember 22, 2016
If you try and stick up for your self it just gets worse d shift down stream papper is a night mare the support what support as sone as you learn the rest of people watch you get your butt kiked and make fun of you and if you complain no one will listen then it REELY !!!!!!!!!!!! Gets dark and bad after that like being in school again its a joke
Pros
None
Cons
All of it
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Productive work environment executing teamwork.
Payroll, Benefits, and Compensation Team Support (Former Employee) –  Binghamton, NYFebruary 10, 2017
This was a temporary assignment. I very much enjoyed the work environment and came on board very quickly. The teams were very welcoming right from the start and the time I spent there while on assignment was very fulfilling.
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Overall could be a good place to work
Class A CDL Driver (Former Employee) –  Portland, MEDecember 21, 2016
Worked there over 15 years. Management styles are absolutely horrible. Lots of stabbing people in the back as soon as you walk out the door. No privacy in ones private lives. This company should have been sued many of times for violating privacy rights.
Pros
Good money
Cons
Poor management
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get experience, get out,
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Winchester, VAJuly 18, 2016
Pretty Chaotic work environment, lab is the last check for production. Any issues? Blame the lab instead of fixing problems. Extremely micromanaged and not in a good way. Changes to procedures without knowing, understaffed in areas of plant. Unless you are staying in food beverage industry, most tests are obsolete and data recording methods need to be updated for transferring into other labs. (no GC, or HPLC, or Mass spec like in most other labs) For the most part other techs found to be pretentious, management was to arrogant to admit errors, even when proved wrong. lots of overtime can be a good thing can be a bad thing, easy to make lots of money if single, but kiss your family goodbye.

I got my experience and left the company to a better job,
Pros
paid breaks, shift diffrential
Cons
12 hour shift, drafted overtime.
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Overall great work place
Shipper/Selector (Former Employee) –  Agawam, MAAugust 23, 2016
Amazing experience overall, although some minor favoritism is obvious. Coworkers can be childish yet tolerable. training is easily gained for other areas by simply asking.
Pros
Pretty much everything
Cons
Sometimes favorites are picked by management
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don't plan on having a life
Processor (Former Employee) –  Oneida, NYMay 3, 2016
This is not what it used to be,it used to be a good place to work but now they don't know how to treat people.I was there for13 years with12 years in a position I enjoyed,then for no reason and with no explanation I was placed in positions I had no interest in doing.This was done through emails to my supervisors,leaving them in the middle of it.there is no more advancements from within anymore,supervisors are hired from outside and have no idea what is involved in any of jobs here and some are on a power trip.They look for any reason to write you up.safety is a joke,they make you go to meetings every month to go over the same things again and again year after year.If you do get hurt it's always your fault and not because they didn't address a safety concern,they wait until someone does get hurt then fix the problem.Production schedule never stays the same, you go in on Monday it says you have a weekend off but by Friday you will be working the weekend,so don't plan on having a life.
Pros
pay
Cons
everything
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productive
Truck Driver/Yard Jockey/Warehouse (Former Employee) –  Agawam, MADecember 13, 2015
My typical day was starting off with my team loading my truck with my help. Then I will deliver the product to different grocery stores. My team was very energetic and caring company. Everyday was a productive, The hardest part of the job was making sure the trailers were ready for delivery.
Pros
Safty bonus
Cons
I don't have anything negative to say about this company
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Great job security, poor work environment
Quality Assurance Foreman/Technician (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 13, 2015
Great job security, producing a great product for consumers (cultured dairy products) Hours were not the greatest, and I worked many holidays (Christmas and Thanksgiving etc etc) although I was well compensated for the holidays.

This is a union shop manufacturing company and it seemed like the culture was straight out of the 50's, but when I left it was improving. Good place for health benefits, and for pay but the culture was not great.

I had a good experience here overall, I worked for eight years at this company. When I left it was to rejoin the bio-pharmaceutical industry.
Pros
benefits, pay
Cons
culture
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Good Place to Work
Quality Control Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Winchester, VANovember 30, 2015
I worked in their lab for 18 months. There was always a steady amount of work which made the time pass quickly. But the management was always fair and felt valued as an employee their. The benefits were good.
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No home life...AT ALL!!
ESL (Current Employee) –  SacramentoJanuary 20, 2015
I am a current employee of this company, and although it pays well and the medical is decent, those are the only up side to the job. If you have a family, be prepared not to see them. If you like your holidays off, you won't get them here. You like weekends off, you'll never get them. You're constantly dealing with management that is incompetent and will hold the back of your neck down in the mud to prove a point to others.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Everything else
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If you think you will succeed as a Supervisor you are wrong
Rather not say (Former Employee) –  AgawamJune 27, 2012
A typical workday for the rookie Route Supervisor: You are an underpaid route jumper. Working six days a week you will make the same as the drivers do on a four day work schedule.

If you enjoy stress, ignoring your family, having no life balance, and enjoy getting stabbed in the back by other supervisors and the current Transportation Manager, by all means apply.
Pros
benefits
Cons
no life balance, paid less than those being supervised, backstabbing politics
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Outstanding company. Extremely well managed
Retail Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Lynnfield, MAJuly 30, 2012
 Worked exclusively in the major retail supermarket chains merchandising distinct product lines located throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
 Assisted store managers with resets, grand openings, shipping orders and concerns regarding product placement in the store.
 Stocked shelves, rotated products, organized and rotated backroom inventories.
 Placed instant redeemable coupons on products in an effort to promote new items and increase sales.
Pros
great compensation for mileage
Cons
wear and tear on vehicle
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worst job i ever had very mis managed and unsafe hood arkport ny
operator (Former Employee) –  arkport nyMarch 4, 2014
Former employee ...yay .. taught mamy important safety rules that were extreamly important and crucial,And were the law!!! Only problem is they never fallowed these rules to get things done on time management fudge paperwork nonstop to satisfy FDA its just a matter of time before people die no joke!! When you try to do the work the right way you get chastised for taking way too long to finish the work and your job gets threatened all the time the best thing they did was to let me go becouse i took too long and refused to take shortcuts and risk lives .Ill sleep good at night they can't say that:)
Pros
good pay and insurance
Cons
definetely have to be family or drinking buddy must be willing to break the laws to work here
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Chaotic work environment
Quality Assurance Technician (Current Employee) –  Oneida, NYSeptember 1, 2015
Unorganized management lacking structure and planning. Causes frequent changes to scheduling as well as daily duties. However, its decent starting job as far as salary.
Pros
Lab experience for future jobs
Cons
Start on 2nd or 3rd shift hours
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Do not work here!
Warehouse Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CANovember 12, 2014
I you want to give your life to a company and wonder if everyday will be your last at this job, then this is the place for you. Upper management is in way over their heads and keep people in place to use as scape goats to cover up their inabilities to handle this plant.

Keep in mind it doesn't matter who you are, you are disposable and reminded of it weekly.
Pros
None
Cons
You name it.
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Career orientated professional with room for advancement and growth
Driver/Operator (Current Employee) –  Concord, NHSeptember 27, 2013
Responsible Driver adept at navigation and efficient, on-time deliveries. Possesses a comprehensive visual memory and an excellent sense of direction.Customer-oriented Driver who maintains thorough and accurate records and notes to keep management informed of delivery progress.Patient and safe delivery professional offering 3Customer-oriented Driver skilled at promoting customer retention, assisting with loading and unloading and completing precise logs and paperwork. years experience, a clean driving record and a current CDL. In-depth knowledge of safety and traffic regulations and defensive driving techniques.
Pros
Healthcare Benefits and Working with members of the community
Cons
Extremely Physically demanding
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Excellent position if content with career in small-town environment
Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) –  Oneida, NYMarch 9, 2015
Work requires much attention and time. Management has strong bonds and values product, employees welfare and quality. Scope and span of position is vast but rewarding. General expectations are high.
Pros
Excellent Employees, strong work ethic and community bond
Cons
N/A
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Honestly the WORST job I've ever had
Aseptic Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAAugust 22, 2012
This company does NOT value it's employees. It uses them and then spits them out. Breaks & lunches are not given to you on time or at all. You're supposed to work 8 hour shifts but are then told you have to stay for 12 hours, its mandatory. Pay checks are often short your overtime. You are not special to them, you are just a cog in the machine that can be replaced if you don't fall in line. Don't plan anything on the weekend because you will be working most if not all Saturdays, and sometimes Sunday. This job is a union job but the union does not protect your interests ( breaks, overtime, etc). You are not given holidays, they expect you to work and just pay you holiday pay.They will hire you and fire you before your 120 day probationary period is over. All of your union dues and $350 initiation fees will not be refunded to you either.
Do Not Take This Job!
Pros
hourly rate is high
Cons
everything else
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At will employee (subject to fire for no reason)
Driver (Current Employee) –  AgawamFebruary 23, 2015
Great pay.. And new trucks are the only perks. Management is being forced to be puppets and to shake every last dime they can find. You'll learn quick your a number here. The only hope in a future is if the drivers organize! Union very much needed.
Pros
4 day work week
Cons
Rotating days
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good company
Customer Service / Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Agawam, MAJune 5, 2014
Different Departments have different managers and rules. Some departments are very enjoyable others are not. Great company to work for if you have the right manager.
Pros
Great Company
Cons
Changes taking place brought down moral and bad training on certain managers made job not doable.
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