Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Employee Reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Job Work/Life Balance
Work in the fields
Detasseler (Former Employee), Constantine, MI – June 15, 2015
Cons: Excessive heat results in short days so some days you don't get a full days pay
Typical day depends on the weather outside. I learned a lot about pollination and crop production. Contractors are pretty cool and played back. Co-workers are wonderful and enjoy doing their jobs and have – more... fun working. Hardest part of the job is when it gets extremely hot outside you get really sweaty and hot but, you also get a really good tan so its not all that bad. Enjoyable part you get payed to tan and exercise!! – less
BASE CREW (Former Employee), York, NE – May 23, 2015
Pros: Educations, Teaches Responsibility, Offers Scholarships, Offers Long-term Career Positions
Pioneer was a great place for children to work and learn job responsibility during the summer time. Pioneer accepted children from age 13 and up to work for them. I began when I was 13. The company itself – more... was a type of crop production research company. As I came back every summer my position level would increase and I was able to learn more and more about the various positions and levels of their company. I would encourage all parents to allow their children to work for this company. They don't turn anyone away but they will fire children who don't take the work seriously. I believe it prepares children from an early age for the real world. They get paid just like they would at a normal job and can advance just like they could at a normal job. Even when a child graduates college Pioneer offers scholarships for children with an interest in agriculture to attend a local Community College to learn more about agriculture and still work for Pioneer. After they graduate with a degree Pioneer offers them a career position within their corporation. – less
Payroll Clerk (Former Employee), Worthington, in – February 16, 2015
I worked here during the summer doing payroll. I really enjoyed the job and all the people that i worked with. at first the job was overwhelming because you have so many peoples pay roll that you are in charge of. but once everything is put into the system its pretty easy
Internship Student (Former Employee), Kekaha, HI – December 21, 2014
Pros: paid internship programs
I should have known starting here that it wasn't going to be all fun and games at this job. Its a corn company every one is a gear in a clock to make everything flow smoothly and efficiently. The smallest – more... screw up and it could be your job. Even though I was here for a paid internship in a place I would have never thought I'd be the management made sure that me and the other interns didn't slow anything down. they got us through the first week with orientation, then it was up to you to make work bearable. The hardest part of the job was actually going in the fields and doing the manual labor. What I enjoyed from was that I started this in high school and it was nice to have a wake up call as to what life after school will be like after school, whether you go to college for a higher degree, or a community college for just a degree, or if you decide to go straight into the work force. the program also showed me that being in a sprayer all day is WAY better than working in the field all day! – less
Production Tech Leadman (Former Employee), Shelbyville, IL – December 11, 2014
along with production I was the lead for department and job assignment of other employees / safety talks / all with white board meetings at the beginning of the day.in charge of the daily work orders and in which order the were needed to fill production need.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Elizabethtown, PA – June 12, 2014
The branch location I worked for is a distribution warehouse facility. The warehouse is a busy place with deliveries arriving and orders shipping out. My time in the office was mainly spent working with the corporate office in relation to HR, AP and AR. I also assisted with taking customer orders and assisting with logistics of shipping out customer orders.
Pioneer production plant was a very pro employee oriented environment. The management team was very fair and maintained an open door policy.
Safety Coordinator (Former Employee), Litchfield, IL – March 18, 2014
Pros: freedom to interact with employees
Cons: several meetings required - effected productivity
My position as safety coordinator required flexibility from day to day and hour to hour. There was always something new on an almost daily basis. Management allowed me to set my own agenda with the exception – more... of required daily and weekly meetings. I started on the production side and after there for a year, was moved into the safety coordinator position with little knowledge or safety experience. Management allowed me to learn and grow at my own pace and encouraged me to attend meetings and educational seminars, etc. to expand my knowledge. There was a support group of piers at other locations along with corporate expertise that was always available. I would say the most challenging thing was an ever changing expectation and additional added responsibilities dictated by corporate. Sometimes it was difficult to maintain or track all these expectations, goals, etc. and understand their relevance. The high point of my experience with Pioneer was the employees from top to bottom. They are the most solid folks I ever worked with in my years of employment. They were very customer oriented, quality driven and goal oriented. The safety of the employees, contractors and vendors was priority one. Company benefits were also very good. – less
Area Supervisor Assistant (Former Employee), Worthington, IN – November 8, 2013
I was responsible for different tasks while at Pioneer. I was a scout for a summer looking for bugs and disease within our production fields. The next summer I was responsible for the detasseling of corn and purity related to it.