inspector (Former Employee) – Easton, ME – January 16, 2016
When I was hired I was told about all the hours I was gonna get to work and the over time every pay check. Well that was hog wash, I was constanly laid off and then on our long weekends where overtime is made we would be shut down for "clean ups" but nothing was ever cleaner when I got back. Senior people get to work during shut downs but all they do is sleep. Makes no sense.
Its nice to be a utility operator because it changes every day of what you do.
Utility Operator (Current Employee) – Burley, ID – November 25, 2015
Job was great with good pay but having layoff with isn't a good thing when need to pay bills. I enjoy that everyday i was able to do a different job including driving hyster and running equipment as well as fixing some machines.
Pay was great and people were good.
no sick days and only can miss 5 days a year even if sick before you get into trouble.
Control Room Attendant (Current Employee) – Othello, WA – July 24, 2015
Productive and fun, because I get along with everybody; no dull moment and makes the night goes fast of course with productive and happy employees. What I have learn at McCain Foods is how to work safely, McCain never fails to implement everyone about safety. Safety is #1 priority at McCain and at McCains' "Nothing we do is worth getting hurt for" and I'm so lovin' it this kind of principle.
Sorter Inspector (Current Employee) – Burley, ID – June 30, 2015
I will show up at work, listen to the morning meeting, put on what ever Personal Protective Equipment I would need for the day and get started. The hardest part of my job is the monotony; I look at potatoes all day long. I've learned the danger chemicals can do is worth whatever minor inconvenience putting on extra PPE would cause. The management in McCain Foods is hard to classify. The ones who are good at their job are very good. Others seem to not care unless something goes wrong. The benefits and pay are extremely competitive for this area, but I understand the union had to scratch and claw to get them.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Lisle, IL – June 17, 2015
Great company to work for with great benefits. Co-workers and management were great. Has a great work life balance. Lots of changes within the organization, that has caused lots of senior management changes.
Snow Removal (Former Employee) – Easton, ME – May 23, 2015
When I worked at McCain's there were around 500 employees. Being a food company that dealt with potatoes they would offer potato food items in the cafeteria for very good. I worked with decent people and the work was physically demanding which was nice.
Fast paced, everchanging work schedule, Great people.
Production Lead (Current Employee) – Grand Island Ne. – April 20, 2015
A typical day at work is very busy checking current production numbers and comparing to quality specifications, run schedules, and various other production goals. Work closely with Line Techs to help resolve any problems to not only reach company goals but exceed them, Directly supervise up to 50 employees, addressing any concerns and questions they may have. I have learned how to manage different types of people and personalities. My coworkers have an excellent concept being a team. The hardest part of my job is having to make weekend work mandatory due to production needs. Management at McCains at times seems not to care for employee needs as much as I think they should. I understand the vision and direction of the company. I attend many meeting with management and have good working relationships with all management at my facility. I enjoy working with all the different departments and different personalities.
Free Luches from time to time. good people.
Lack of breaks due to workload. work weekends all summer every summer.
Sr. Production Manager (Former Employee) – Othello, WA – March 30, 2015
McCains has been a great company to work for. They offer a challenging work environment which keeps ideas and work ethic fresh. They believe in the customer as the driving force behind their business. The pay and benefits are good to above average in the same industry. The management team is fair and honest.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Othello, WA – March 25, 2015
Duties include configuring and he setting-up of hardware, Troubleshooting various systematic errors, including, operating the AS 400 program. -responsible for various Sr. Level and lead Technician responsibilities
Trade Claims Specialist (Former Employee) – Lisle Il – March 20, 2015
Deductions, claims processing, rebills, bill backs, off invoicing, finance credits, over payments. Covering the West Coast accounts working with sales, brokers to process deductions in a timely manner.
Started at and entry level position and worked and promoted up into Supervision
Production Supervisor Packaging (Former Employee) – Othello, WA – July 24, 2014
A typical day at work was never the same, some days busier than others, I learned different areas of the Packaging department starting from entry level and working up through the ranks eventually promoting into Supervision. I had good co-workers who were team oriented and like to challenge themselves to achieve goals. The hardest part of the job was having to deal with disgruntled employees, and the most enjoyable part of the job was going home feeling good knowing I worked hard to earn and contribute to what the team had achieved for the day.
kept me busy all day and made me feel good going home knowing goals had been met or exceeded
Process Engineer (Current Employee) – Plover, WI – July 23, 2014
The team at Plover has developed good practical ways of using Lean Manufacturing principles without getting hung up on Lean jargon. The process control team does an excellent job of focusing on an area and improving it.