Production Worker (Current Employee) – Jackson, TN – May 22, 2017
I works a 8 to 12 hour day. Over my 17 years at Pinnacle I have learned to run some of the wrappers and paper work. The people that I work with, I feel as though we have became a family to the most part but working on the line with some I fill they could do better or be trained better but that's where management comes in. Some are trained too long and others not long enough. I think that's where poor management comes in. Over my years on the job a lot of new people has came into management and instead of them learning the rules or going by the rule book, they just make rules as they go. The hardest park of the job is feeling like if we have a problem, we have no one to really talk to cause when it's all said and done management thick together even if they're wrong or right. The best part is you can pretty must make as much money as you want if you'er will to put in the time
Paid holidays and vacations, off on holidays
Can't make plains, tell us we are going to be off then make us work at the last minute
Fish Processing Operator (Former Employee) – Jackson, TN – May 20, 2017
This was the easiest job I have ever had. Most people do not like the processing department because they rather go to packaging. I think the reason is that packaging is a lot easier and less smellier. But if anyone had a restaurant job then they would take fish processing over anything.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Darien, WI – May 13, 2017
First off this company does not care about it's employee's. They treat the employees (the ones that speak English) like indentured servants. 70% do not speak English. The only interest is production. This has caused major mechanical problems that they just want to slap duct tape on. The lack of communication skills and proper management has caused shutdowns forced by the FDA(Food and Drug Administration). Those are the people that make sure the food is safe to eat. There are very few employees that stay at this facility for more than a couple years.
Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety (Former Employee) – Cherry Hill, NJ – May 12, 2017
Really enjoyed working for Pinnacle and wish that I would not have left now.
The pay and benefits were great.
The management team was a real pleasure to work with/for.
The corporate office being based in New Jersey is a down-side due to high cost of living/taxes on the coast.
The manufacturing sites are fun to work at and lots of good employees at those locations.
Leadership at the very highest levels in the organization were somewhat disconnected from the plant locations, i.e. not really understanding of what needs were and direction/leadership was conflicting at times.
Very slow processes with regards to gaining approvals to spend any kind of money for projects.
In my many years as a machine operator I have learned many things. I work on high performance work teams and we constantly challenge one another skill levels on a daily basis. I've always been eager to learn and fascinated with machinery mainly packaging equipment and processing equipment. Im experience in product weight control and producing high quality products. Time management is the key . Everyone should be producing at a good rate never leave a team member behind because we operate as one unit.The hardest part of my job is when a member of the team looses focus and production falls short but what I enjoy mostly is overall we are there for one another if you are having an unproductive day.
Unprofessional work environment, horrible management
Administrative Professional (Former Employee) – Cherry Hill, NJ – May 2, 2017
The workplace culture is extremely unprofessional which leads to the company's high turnover rate. This company can't hold on to good employees due to bad management and lack of corporate involvement in improving it.
Manager Cost Accounting (Former Employee) – Darien, WI – April 12, 2017
The management at the Plant is great, however this position reports to corporate and corporate management is AWFUL!
I was only at the Plant for a little over two years and in that time we lost CI Manager, Safety Manager, QA Manager, Controller, Sanitation Manager, Maintenance Manager, Production Managers, and hundreds of hourly employees. They do not know how to keep employees happy.
I would never recommend this company to anyone.
cant really think of any right now....
Awful benefits, no work life balance, corporate management team, location, computer system, network
An enjoyable part of the job is a team of people working on a solution to an issue, implementing those solutions and seeing positive results. If the outcome is not the desired one, the team refocusing of what went right and course correcting to achieve the acceptable end result. Quote would be "Don't tell me what we can't do, but rather what we can do".
typival day a constant walk and lifting,to dealm with people drive a forklift,mamnagement was great,culture was excellent,it wasnt a hard part caught on very easy,enjoyed the people and work environment