Pinnacle Foods Employee Reviews in United States

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No room for growth
Transportation Analyst (LeanTMS (Current Employee) –  Cherry Hill, NJApril 13, 2016
No room for growth and bad benefits. Very lean company that overworks their employees. Nice work environment other than management.
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Horrible factory with awful people
Quality Assurance Technician (Former Employee) –  Algona, WAApril 11, 2016
This is a place where the "Haves" and the "Have Nots" are painfully obvious. Management have nice offices and breakrooms. Laborers have a nasty, dirty, uncomfortable breakroom. But there is so little time to take a break it doesn't matter does it? The management thinks everything is great, the laborers are stressed about getting another "occurrence" and getting fired. The production environment is hot, smelly, "fast-paced" and relentless. The production workers are unpleasant, especially the shift supervisors. If you want to be treated like an indentured servant then go ahead and apply to work for this company, unless you get a management job. Management seems to be easy, breezy. You can eat all the chips you want while on the job, You can see this in the people who have worked there a while and not worked out because after therir shift they are too tired to move. Good benefit package though, if you can stand the job!
Pros
Good benefits, free chips
Cons
Hot, smelly, greasy. horrible co-corkers, clueless management
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Nepotism rampant creating a cliquish work environment
Salaried (Former Employee) –  Imlay City, MIApril 4, 2016
At the floor level this is a great job. The people out in the plant actually doing the work (Shift Managers down to the hourly worker) are a great bunch of people who truly do carry out the values Pinnacle promotes. The senior management, on the other hand, do not value any of the promoted values and only give them lip service.

Opportunity to advance within this location are limited by nepotism and cliquish behavior. It does not matter how hard you work and how much knowledge you have if you do not have a friend or relative who is part of the clique that senior management has created, and if you have used candor with them you might as well forget ever moving upward.

It seems perfectly acceptable at this location to take credit for others work. It seems to be the way to be promoted in the culture created by senior management; they are so out of touch with most of the salaried staff that jumping up and down and saying look what I did is valued infinitely more than doing the work. It creates an environment that is hostile to those who actually do the work.

The hours are long but working with the people in the plant makes them enjoyable.
Pros
The work was enjoyable and satisfying
Cons
Nepotism, Cliquish management, Hostile environment
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Good place to work.
Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Jackson, TNMarch 13, 2016
This company has plenty of room for advancement but does not use in house talent like it should. A lot of opportunity to make a good living and has a descent work life balance.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Lack of upward movement due to management hiring from outside.
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it was open opportunity
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Imlay City, MIFebruary 18, 2016
the job was an open opportunity, it was good to be able to work at pinaccle foods, and to be able to earn valuable income. The job site was neat and clean, and work was acceptable.
Pros
good job incentives and training
Cons
not very routine for new workers
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Great Place to work
Processor of foods (Former Employee) –  Imlay City, MIFebruary 15, 2016
Very challenging work, financial restrictions are sometime barriers. The work is very interesting and you may need to work very closely to the auditors,
Pros
Great place to work
Cons
Financial Restrictions
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Tough job but doable
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  Imlay City, MIJanuary 31, 2016
The hardest part of the job is adjusting to the different work areas. Overall, the management team and coworkers were pleasant and helpful.
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Excellent Culture
Sr. Manager of Corporate Safety (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 26, 2016
Team environment, and the company exercises their values daily. Trust, Candor, Ownership..

My role is to support the day-to-day operations of the supply chain business function, to ensure the correct EHS Strategies are utilized/implemented.
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Interesting workplace
Quality Assurance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Jackson, TNJanuary 13, 2016
Very productive environment, required approval of orders shipped. Communication with other Associates. Co-workers were 15 years are longer employees. Sometimes difficult to work with, because of years of service
Pros
Benefits
Cons
None
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it was a okay job only worked there for a week
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Fort Madison, IADecember 20, 2015
I was a security guard I passed out workers checks watered plants for the management weighted semis in and out checked vistors in and out
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Fun work place
Toper (Former Employee) –  Imlay City, MIDecember 3, 2015
Fun working place and love being a union worker and the pay is good and they give you training on what ever you want to train on and 2nd shift is grate go in at 3p.m and get off at 11a.m and start off at $9 hr for your first year then a raise for each year you come back.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Need to have bus to go out there
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Production Supervisor
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Mattoon, ILNovember 30, 2015
Great company that is fast growing.
Should have never left it moved up the latter extremely fast.
great people to work with
Pros
great pay
Cons
shift work from time to time
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Productive fun work place
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Imlay City, MINovember 4, 2015
Although it was seasonal job i still enjoyed my time with Pinnacle. my first factory job very culture oriented and fun. They were strict but didn't have a problem wit there employees helping out and supporting each other.
Pros
Gave extra breaks if needed.
Cons
None
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It's New
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Jackson, TNSeptember 18, 2015
I have really never worked at a factory before but i really enjoyed working there. I met a lot of people they helped me out a lot with everything i didn't know much about.
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a job
operator (Current Employee) –  Centralia, ILSeptember 15, 2015
it has its ups and its downs i do have to say in some ways it is better than gilster the company that it bought out that i was working for the attendance policy could be a little more lenient
Pros
some of the benefits
Cons
not enough pay and pay raise scale never explained and seems a little unfair
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Negative environment - no work life balance for floor supervision and below
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Imlay City, MISeptember 9, 2015
Human Resources is shady to say the least. Injuries on the job are typically met with company managers you never see showing up at the hospital to pester the employee with legal concerns. Very insensitive to their bilingual workforce.

Upper management doesn't work the weekends but supervisors on down work six to seven days a week anywhere from 8-10 hours a day. Sounds good but no home life, period.

Management changes a lot which leads to confusion and incompetent leadership. If you like putting out fires instead of being proactive this is the place for you.

The hardest part of the job is the inflated standards for OEE. They aren't realistic but the company insists on them being the goals to justify poor judgement on capital projects that didn't pan out.

The enjoyable part is your last day. IT'S AWESOME!!

Co-workers are cool. It's your typical mix of union employees.. those that work and those that need the union.
Pros
Wages are high per hour
Cons
Management, worklife balance, culture, benefits
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The most enjoyable part of the job
Continuous Improvement Intern (Former Employee) –  Saint Elmo, ILAugust 28, 2015
The open door policies of the top ranking boss and how job functions are project based thereby giving you a freehand to operate and contribute the the value chain.
Pros
Friendly atmosphere
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Lean organization that
Application Analyst (Current Employee) –  Cherry Hill, NJAugust 24, 2015
Overall good place to work. Downside is not much career advancement, poor defined career paths, and management does not support and facilitate career growth. Very difficult to move as it is a lean organization with limited opportunity for advancement. Need some fresh minds to innovate new ideas.
Pros
Flexible work arrangements
Cons
Not much room for advancement
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Great To Work
Hyperion Consultant Lead (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJJuly 28, 2015
Great to Work.
It was great to have worked in pinnacle foods .
I throughly enjoyed the Stay and Hopefully work Back Again .
It s great to have a chance to work.
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Very poor culture.
Senior Sales Manager- Walmart (Former Employee) –  Bentonville, ARJuly 27, 2015
There is very limited interaction between functional groups and management limits personal opportunity to contribute ideas that might have a positive impact on the business.There is definitely a silo mentality and communication has a defined hiearchy of who you are allowed to talk to. While the company has some very strong brands, they invest behind only a small number of them with innovation and marketing, yet expect to drive increased sales volumes and share based off of historical investment.The organization runs very lean and senior management takes great pride in comparing their low labor costs to other companies as a comparison to overall sales.

While the corporate office is awesome and cutting edge, I found the work environment restrictive and extremely stressful. I would not recommend working for this organization.
Pros
Corporate office, benefits
Cons
culture, work-life balance
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