Great Place to Work With Many Advancement Opportunities
Head Machine Operator II (Current Employee) – Lost Hills, CA – March 16, 2014
Depending on your job, Paramount Farms could be a place that will have "new" things daily or something tedious that you'll have to deal with daily. If a sorter, you'll be sitting at a table watching almonds roll by counting the minutes till your next break but if you're a machine operator, the sorters' boss, then most likely your mind will be occupied enough to allow the workday to roll by smoothly.
Like any company, there's as we call them "roses" and no, not the flower. It means that there will be minor problems between people but management usually does well with handling any issues that may arise.
The culture is beautiful with the majority of workers being first generation Mexicans and second generation Hispanics, many U.S. and Mexican traditions are honored via parties, days off, and man, the tamales that are occasionally brought are awesome! Parties get on and popping around December being that during this time Mexicans celebrate their beloved Virgen de Guadalupe.
In regards to advancement you usually just have to voice it out and show that you want to move up. Paramount's employee retention rate has changed dramatically within the past year, with very few openings showing up.
Overall, this place is a great place to work. Until recently, they'be begun to work with schedule regarding school but it's still in the works! It's still not very friendly about it!
very understanding regarding days off (i.e, family emergencies, etc. don't abuse your privileges), very great benefits; always provide work so you can get your 40 hours.
schedule tends to shift a lot