Stressful workplace with way too much favoritism going on.
Live Receiving Hanger (Current Employee) – Hickory, KY – May 28, 2014
The product (chickens) is more important than a human. You feel unappreciated and they are constantly changing the rules. I hang live chickens into shackles which means dealing with feces, dust, feathers, etc. You have to hang 30 birds a minute. You also have to deal with childish coworkers who are constantly horseplaying.This should be a last resort if you are looking for a job.
decent insurance and pay. cafeteria. you get three breaks a day(two short and one long)
stressful, strain on the body from repetitive motions, never know what time your getting off, too much favoritism, hard place for advancement, management is lazy.
Deboner (Former Employee) – Douglas, GA – August 10, 2016
A typical day a work could be working with un-effortless individuals, working in very cold temperatures, & loud nosey workplace. I learned how to work at a quick pace on an assembly line while working & interacting with other employees. I also learned how to D-bone, inspect, & process the chicken. I never had any altercations or problems out any of the 500 co-workers employed there. The hardest part of the job for me was having to work with an un-effortless employee. I feel like if every employee put forth effort than the job can get done quicker & be productive! I enjoyed being able to work as a team, learning new positions, being able to get the job done, & making money!
I had been with this company for over 20 years. This company does not compensate long term employees. They do not give regular raises. Management currently in place is very poor. I have never had any issues with any other of my managers until now. Manager's inexperience and immaturity is definitely an issue. I would not recommend this job.
Wiring new houses, Learned a lot of my minor electrical there. Management was not the best. Co-workers was ok but I worked on a 2 person crew so didn't work with most. Nothing really hard and just enjoyed the trade.
Superintendent (Former Employee) – Waco Texas – April 16, 2016
Top mangement wants all things done. With equipment that is wore out.. Days don't run anything and 2nd shift has to run wide open and untill 4:00am , no live on 2nd. Steady money is the positive. There is a lot of mangement that is there should be gone. No training
HACCP Superintendent (Current Employee) – Athens, GA – April 4, 2016
I enjoyed my time working here. I was fortunate to work with the elite quality assurance group. This company was my first place of employment out of school. The management program offered by this company is a great place to start a career.
Manager (Former Employee) – Sanford, NC – March 19, 2016
Poor upper management, state they care about team members but the only thing they care about is Agra-Stat numbers. Work middle management and hourly s very long hours. Shift will be over as your ready to walk out door for the day its announced must work more hours. Slaves were treated better.upper management screams yells at employees on plant floor like nothing is better than humiliating employees in front of each other.. Training is nonexistent, you are just thrown into a position and told to work. Safety to upper management, plant maintenance, and sanitation is only important when they have visitors. Turnover is what they do best, so many good people come in and out.
In my short stay, I watched entire management be let go, just to allow egomaniacs take over departments and drive them into the ground. Most dedicated employees were considered a threat and were reprimanded for speaking their minds, while the company continues to fake "openness" and "honesty"...
Bottom line is, that entire part of the plant has been shut down, and everyone is working else where.
In my short stay, I worked 19 day and 21 day stints without a day off, before being told that they do not approve overtime. After seeing Pilgrim's other plants, the story is consistent.