Pros: Employee respect, Benefits package, work life balance
Cons: Being sold, new owners choosing to co-man resulting in the layoff of all 167 employees
I worked with a small dedicated team in the Distribution Center in Boise. We supported and audited factory production on a daily basis. I processed quality assurance documents regarding out of date inventory and destroy and disposal documentation. I volunteered for various extra work assignments which included problem solving teams, safety accountability, and auditing duties, all while maintaining, and assisting with the daily shipping of LTL, long haul, and UPS orders in a fast paced and safe environment.
One of the most exciting things about my 21 years at PowerBar was being part of such a great company that grew from a family start-up venture, to a globally marketed $250 million industry leader. It was truly a tremendous experience and it took complete dedication at all levels in the organization. Maintaining company culture during such gigantic company growth was not easy. However, after enduring struggles and changes to the company internally, market trends externally, the values and dedication to do the right things at the Boise PowerBar plant was the one thing that never wavered. Through hiring the good people, open communication from management, rewarding safety, teamwork, and cost saving performance, our people, our core values and our culture always remained truly world class!