Hilmar Cheese Company Employee Reviews

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Great company and culture
Human Resource Intern (Former Employee) –  Hilmar, CAApril 24, 2017
Enjoyed my time working with multiple departments and trained employees with various backgrounds and experiences. It was a family culture with lots of support and welcoming feel from everyone there. There were growth opportunities to work in operations management with training provided. If you were willing to rotate your shift, depending on your department, then this was something that would give you lots of experience in operations management with a lot of growth potential as a manager on a fast track. Bonus opportunities available when the company does well and Christmas gifts for all employees. The company treats their employees well and finds ways to give back to them in many ways. Compensation was competitive and HCC takes care of you and gives you a good sense of job security. There were no issues or concerns during my seasonal time working for the company. Would love to work again for this great company!
Pros
BBQ in the Summer, family friendly feel, bonuses and company expanded with two additional plants
Cons
Opportunities to advance in some departments are limited, rotating shifts were applicable for production positions
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Functional Productions Operator (Former Employee) –  Dalhart, TXMarch 8, 2017
I learned a lot about how to deal with people, A lot about production, and how to work at a fast pace. This job taught me how to be more patient when chaos takes place.
Pros
Pays Well
Cons
Long work days/ 12+ hr shifts
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Productive friendly atomosphere
Plant 6 (Former Employee) –  Dalhart, TXMarch 5, 2017
even though it was a Factory and your are in a humid plant for 12 hrs, everyone there is very friendly and are willing to help when they see the need.
Pros
3 breaks through out the day
Cons
breaks only 10-20 mins long
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Poor Managment
Tower Operator (Former Employee) –  Dalhart, TXFebruary 6, 2017
No real structure. Great Place for advancement. Don't really treat their employs with respect and more of a machine. Location of company is not ideal.
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Horrible Management
Receptionist /Catering (Former Employee) –  Hilmar, CADecember 21, 2016
Good Ethics in a company, management lacks and supervisors attack, lots of pressure from above. Good hearted people throughout the company
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A co-worker of mine was suspended today and not even 12 hours later they posted his job on here
Plant Operator (Current Employee) –  Hilmar, CADecember 1, 2016
You're just a number to these people and no matter what you do when they've got what they wanted and they think they can replace you. They will do it without blinking. The pay is great the benefits are awesome but the management doesn't realize what they have.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management HR
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Great company,not many perks
Warehouse Operator / Finished Product Inspection (Former Employee) –  Dalhart, TXJuly 9, 2016
ViVint is a great company to work for, most of the guys I worked around were cool. Management was okay with the exception of scheduling some of the installs at times.
Pros
Benefits, life and family was a test because of sometimes long hours.
Cons
Long hours away from family at times because of late installs.
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great
Milk Receiver (Former Employee) –  Hilmar, CAJanuary 29, 2016
this is a fantastic place to work it gives you the comfort of a nice working place, great staff and employees make you feel like family
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Trying to live life as a Hilmar Cheese Employee
Utility Operator/ Sanitation (Current Employee) –  Hilmar, CAOctober 15, 2015
Is not easy at all, Unfair advancement within the company. Its always too hot and the management can careless. Constantly getting called in on days off.
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Pay/Benefits
Cons
Everything else
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Only pay and benefits are good here everything else sucks.
Protein Operator (Former Employee) –  Hilmar, CAJuly 14, 2015
Boring job, poor management, rude work crews. Long hours. spend your days off adjusting to sleep schedule. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
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productive day
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Cold BoxJune 26, 2015
Loading trucks and receiving products. Hardest part was time management. cheese manufacturer. rotating shifts, time away from family. worked holidays.
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Big Company that doesn't recognize hard working employees
Supply Chain (Current Employee) –  Hilmar, CAJune 5, 2015
There is something to be said about being able to work at a large company that offers great benefits, however, your talents will be overlooked and you'll become "just another number". Management can do pretty much whatever pleases them (even if against company policy) and HR will back them up. If you speak up, you'll be pigeon holed, until they can fire you, so you may as well look for another job.
Pros
Good pay, good benefits
Cons
Poor Management, No advancement opportunities
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none
Production worker (Current Employee) –  Dalhart, TXMarch 3, 2015
Work life/ balance not in the employees favor at all. Compensation is good, management is ok depending on the shift you get
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Great benefits, nice pay.
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Dalhart, TXJanuary 28, 2015
Great benefits, too far to drive (90 miles roundtrip everyday). Supervisor was very unprofessional. Used very foul language and upper management did nothing.
Pros
Great benefits.
Cons
Supervisor unprofessional
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Busy and productive
Milk Receiver Operator (Former Employee) –  Dalhart, TXOctober 5, 2014
A typical day consists of unloading milk tankers into the silos and then washing and sanitizing the tankers afterwards. Before the milk can be unloaded, it must pass the incubation test to ensure that there is no present antibiotics or other harmful pathogens in the raw milk. My co-workers and I would work together to get everyone unloaded and on their way in a timely matter. The hardest part of the job was attaching the hoses on and off the tankers. The most enjoyable part of the job was when you see all of the raw milk coming in and knowing that it will be made into cheese and you were a part of that process.
Pros
Over-time and benefits
Cons
Short breaks
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Visitor Center Employee/ Fun Environment, Great Coworkers
Retail Barista/ p/t caterer (Current Employee) –  Visitor Center Hilmar, CaApril 22, 2014
I work in the visitor center and have been for a while now. My experience has been great So far. The company is owned by wonderful people and some of the most humble I've ever met, and the managers in the visitor center are all really nice. One thing that I have noticed is that there is a chance to move around to other departments within the company if you start here; you are not "trapped" if you do not enjoy it and there are many opportunities within the other areas of the company whether it be production, maintenance, or office work. Something that bothers me is the way the managers choose leaders here. Sometimes there is no sense in the decision, and most of them are based off superiority, so many times people who are less qualified but have been with the company longer are the ones rewarded regardless of another employee who has an education and more combined experience elsewhere. Coworkers are all pleasant to be around and their positive attitude rubs off on you and the customers. It is a fun chance to meet a variety of people from around the whole world and a great way to learn more about the productivity of the company and dairy industry in general. Lots of fun on a daily basis!
Pros
Free coffee. Fast paced and fun work environment, never a dull day.
Cons
Short breaks, Sometimes even too busy to take them, some managers have a tendency to put people down sometimes but not always, could pay better
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Professional company.
Entry Level Production (Former Employee) –  Hilmar, CAFebruary 4, 2014
Hilmar Cheese Company is the World's largest cheese maker. The staff and management are very cordial and professional when coming to meet deadlines and goals.
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an ok place to work
Facilities Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Dalhart, TXMay 21, 2013
it is an ok place to work. great benefits but a little shifty on managment
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Very good training program in place
Dryer Operator, Packaging (Former Employee) –  Dalhart, TXMay 17, 2013
I had to find other employment due to my Wife's medical issues. If it wasn't for that I would still be working there.
Pros
Supervisors and Managers were easy to get along with.
Cons
12 hour shifts made it difficult for me and my Wife's medical needs.
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Good place to work
Central Receiving (Former Employee) –  Dalhart, TXApril 4, 2013
The job was not bad very well compensated.
The hours were also good.
Good managers
Some disgruntled employees though
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