Trimmer (Former Employee), Rockingham, NC – November 25, 2013
Pros: worked with interesting people.
Cons: cold environment, uncomfortable clothing and 3rd shift.
A typical day at this job was rushed and challenging. I learned how to cut chicken breast and clean the fat from them. Management was not available at times and you were unable to be relieved for the restroom. The hardest part of this job was working in a cold environment. Your hands would get so cold that they were unable to function. The most enjoyable – more... part of this job were the co-workers. – less
GENERAL LABORER (Former Employee), Dillon, Sc – November 13, 2013
Pros: getting a raise every 3months
Cons: i hated having 30mins breaks they went by in like 10 mins -_-
Typical night at work....when we first get in we go in the supervisor office for production meeting safety hazards, etc. After meeting we're serious because it's time to get to work. A certain amount of time being on the floor we then begin talking an explaining how our day went. what we did was truss birds, trussing birds is when you putting the thread – more... on the chicken for them to be packed in boxes. After being packed in boxes chicken would have to go through a machine called metal detector to make sure nothing from the machine had been broke off onto chicken. The hardest part of the job for me was packing chicken, reason being is because the chicken is so heavy an you packing atleast 12 14 boxes in 2 mins with 12-14 chickens in each box .It's a wonderful experience I loved all of my coworkers an supervisors. – less
working on a assembly line with other taging chicken legs
Poultry Processor (Former Employee), Salisbury, MD – August 30, 2013
On this job I had to tag legs on a assembly line I had 3 boxes good,ok ,broken or bloodie. I had to learn how to work together to keep the assembly line going. My manager was great he doesnt work ther now but when I see him we always stop to talk.My co-wokers we would get along so that we would keep the line down. The hardest part on the job is when – more... the line was piled up we would have to stop the line and get the legs off the belt. The most enjoyable time is when we kept the line down. – less
Poultry Hanger (Former Employee), Lewiston, NC – August 26, 2013
Pros: lots of over time
Cons: no promotions
While working in a rapid pace enviroment; I remove bones and cut meat into standard cuts in preparation for markting. I sawed, and split carcasses into smaller protions for easy handling. I stood for more than 10 hours a day; performing all task.
It was a good work experience, low job securtiy & chances of advancement, poorly managed, but the benefits were great.
General Laborer (Former Employee), Lewiston Woodville, NC – August 15, 2013
Pros: my co workers
Cons: short breaks, management, pay for amount of labor
a typical work day consist of a lot of walking a lifting, not much education gained other than the process of chicken. Perdue is management can be better but, the co-workers were a joy to be with on a daily basis. the hardest part of the job was always being ask to do multiple jobs at one time while maintaining your own. The most enjoyable part was – more... knowing I was able to support my family and getting to know my co workers. – less