Good place to work, if you like decent pay with layoffs and overtime
Mixer / Line Operator (Former Employee) – Jackson, TN – July 3, 2017
I never saw a year without a layoff of no less than four weeks per year during my tenure at Pinnacle Foods. The longest was eight weeks, spread out throughout the year. The trade off was all of the overtime to be had. Even with the layoffs, I made more than $10k in overtime, over and above the 2080 hours for a standard work year. It was good pay for an honest day's work. Unfortunately, there was little work-life balance, as six day weeks, and sometimes all seven days, was a norm there.
Management tended to have a revolving door, all the way to the top spot in the plant. I believe I saw five different plant managers inside of a decade. The supervisors I had were all fair. I have no complaints.
Paid lunches, not clock watchers for breaks if you don't abuse it, sufficient autonomy to do your job with limited micromanaging, comprehensive benefits package
eliminated doubletime pay for seventh day, eliminated five-week vacation benefit for long tenured employees, excessive unecessary OT at times, mandatory vacation used during annual shutdown week, extended layoff periods