Negative environment - no work life balance for floor supervision and below
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Imlay City, MI – September 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.
Toper (Former Employee) – Imlay City, MI – December 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.
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
Senior Sales Manager- Walmart (Former Employee) – Bentonville, AR – July 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.
Nepotism rampant creating a cliquish work environment
Salaried (Former Employee) – Imlay City, MI – April 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.
Quality Assurance Technician (Former Employee) – Algona, WA – April 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!
Pinnacle Foods (Former Employee) – Fayetteville, AR – March 14, 2016
plenty hours and always on call for extra hours, management where great and always took care of anything that may have came up preventing me form be able to work least 40 hours weekly, which i loved because i wanted as many hours as possible while needed to take care of life out side of work.
Good place to work, good benefits, management sometimes more concerned about them selves, instead of worker, but they have rule and guideline to follow. I love the workers we are family because we all spend a lot of time together. Hardest part of job working in very cold environment, enjoyable part of job you can get a break go to the break room and warn your hands and body
Brine Manufacturing (Former Employee) – Imlay City, MI – April 14, 2016
typical day consists of working on a production line mixing ingredients while maintaining safety standards, friendly dependable management friendly caring co-workers most hardest part of the job is the uncompromising temperature conditions the most enjoyable parts of the job are the benefits and pay and the co-workers getting together for pot lucks over lunch
Pit Checker (Former Employee) – Fennville, MI – May 28, 2016
Working at Pinnacle was an interesting experience. The money was good but the balance between my life and the job was not.The working conditions were not too bad though. We got 15 minute breaks every 2 hours and a 30 minute break for lunch. There would be special events too for lunch so it worked all out.
Application Analyst (Current Employee) – Cherry Hill, NJ – August 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.
Production Worker/Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Fort Madison, IA – May 12, 2016
union and great place to work they let you work as much as you would like you can work 16 hour day is you want and the job isnt hard at all starting pay is very nice 14.75 and probation is only 90 working days.
Laborer and Statistics of Process Control (Former Employee) – Fayetteville, AR – December 1, 2015
A typical day for me was making sure all the machines were working properly, checking temperatures, calibrating the scales, adjusting the weights on the machines, making sure the papers were correct and match the product and was the same according to schedule, checking all the products were approved by the lab.
I learned some processes.
Unsafe work environment, unfair privilege, bad human resources.