Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Pelican Rapids, MN – September 22, 2016
High turnover rates make job difficult, along with the nature of the work. Employees abuse the companies lax attendance policy, and second shift typically is the scape goat for the many problems that occur.
Very friendly work place, with excellent managment
Laborer/Helper (Current Employee) – Barron, WI – June 16, 2016
In the Barron Hatchery of Jennie-O Turkey store, the average work day consists of pulling freshly hatched poults from a hatcher, cleaning and sanitizing the room, and moving in new eggs to be hatched. This takes between 9-10 hours per day. I work with 5-7 people, depending on the time, so I learned how to complement their skills. The most difficult and enjoyable part of the job is at the end when I set new eggs in the hatchers. Its very physical and a lot of teamwork in involved to finish the job. The management is also very helpful. They taught me how to operate a power hand jack safely and quickly, to the point where I feel very confident in my abilities.
Production worker (Former Employee) – Barron, WI – February 24, 2016
Good people, learned how to process poultry on an assembly line and off. Learned how an assembly line works and the total process of processing poultry. Enjoyable. coworkers were mostly friendly. Management was willing to work with their employees when needed. Lots of extra learning involved and enjoyed the greater majority of it.
Stuffer/Bagger (Current Employee) – Melrose, MN – December 15, 2015
A typical day at work includes, donning your personal protective equipment, getting into position with three other women on your side. We, will rotate our positions every half hour, as to not get to sore. We will stuff a neck into the turkey and pass it on to be stuffed with a giblet. Then it will be stuffed with a pop-up timer and gravy and then pushed into a bag. It is okay to talk with your co workers as long as you can work and talk at the same time. There are other jobs, from beginning to end, all of which I have not tried. The hardest part of the job is when getting behind, trying to work faster to get caught up again. The best part of the job, is the co workers that become life long friends.
Quality Inspector (Current Employee) – Barron, WI – September 29, 2015
Not a great place to work anymore, but is still filled with great people to work with. I have gained valuable experiences here, just can't get paid sufficiently to keep doing them there. I've gained management experience, and know just what kind of company I would fit well with after my time there.
I work the sanitation. every night we clean the machines. i learned how to be good cleaner and how to work together my co-workers work together. and they are kind hardest part is waking up midnight the enjoyable part is after the break time
Jennie-o is a store that serves its employees with justice, it is place where different people from different background co-exist. The working hours i
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Wilmar, AR – July 13, 2014
Jennie-o is a store that serves its employees with justice, it is place where different people from different background co-exist. The working hours is reasonable and fair for all the employees. We have a long breaks which we have time to eat and also relax. The weather at the working station is pretty good. It is Productive zone.
Farm Hand (Former Employee) – Mapleton, MN – October 24, 2013
We would start the day at 7am with basic chores. When they were done we would begin odd and end jobs that needed to be done for the day (these would include maintenance of things inside and outside of the barns, cleaning sites, and giving medication to the birds). Management was able to answer any questions that would arise and be able to explain any out of the ordinary task that may have arose. The hardest part of the job was working in 100 degree barn in the summer when the site had new birds. It was not very challenging for the brain, but defiantly was challenging for the body.
I really liked working for Jennie-O. My coworkers were great! And you could tell Management really cared for the birds and the company.
Production Line Worker (Current Employee) – Barron, WI – October 20, 2012
Work in a rotation with 7 quarters in a day. rotating every hour. Line obs include working with a rotating blade connected to a motor which you use to trim thigh meat from bones and fat. Also running a drum debonner ,working in a cold 45 degree work place,damp and cold. Coworkers are american, Mexican, Somalia. The hardest part of working their is the cold and wet environment. Pay is not to good and hours well FT hours average for me is 36 a week. The enjoyable part is working days. Also the flexibility of our department. We no longer have Christmas parties or bonuses.
Farm Manager (Former Employee) – St. Charles, Mn – July 4, 2012
Maintained three large buildings (30,000 Sf each) and automated equipment; cared for 45,000 turkeys and prepared turkeys for transportation, which included installing and operating automated conveyor systems. Started as floater serving area farms and promoted to manager of one farm. Operate,maintain,repair and inspect automatic feeding and watering equipment,Perform daily care of animals,feed and supply ordering,preparation and transport of live animals,animal carcass removal. Takes alot of work to manage a place for Jennie-O Turkey Store and all it goes with it. Alot of great people work there and everyone is willing to help you out. Care of the turkeys when they get older is the hardest part of the job. The best part of the job knowing you got the jobs done in a day.
Analyst (Former Employee) – Minnesota – January 8, 2014
A typical day for me is managing the day to day troubleshooting, and when that is complete, I work on projects. I have been able to expand my knowledge in different areas of IT in part due to the cross training that happens between groups. The management understands your career goals and helps align work and family so that they balance out.
Supply Man (Former Employee) – Barron, WI – September 6, 2012
Generally worked 8-11 hour days. Pushed v-mags most of the shift. Used forklift, pallet jacks to obtain supplies needed for fabrication department. Restocked meat supplies needed for production lines and machines. Very physical job. But the overtime was nice for the paychecks.
Sanitation Worker (Former Employee) – Barron, WI – June 16, 2014
Great job that includes major benefits along with providing a lot of opportunities. I had no problem getting up and ready for work. You are surrounded by good people and are provided with a healthy and safe working environment.