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 – more... orders. – less
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 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 – more... 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.
Field Worker (Former Employee), West Memphis, AR – September 18, 2013
Working at Pioneer was a very enjoyable part of my life. I love to work outside and I love to work with my hands which made this the perfect place for me to work whenever I was in high school and earlier stages of college. Generally the days dealt with all of us going out into the field and taking tissue samples of all of the plants for research. On – more... days that we did not do this we would do odd jobs around the shop and on occasions I would have to make deliveries to other branches of Pioneer. It was a great place to work along with great co-workers who were very good people. – less
dettasler and derouger (Former Employee), Cuba, IL – May 4, 2013
Pros: meeting new people!
Cons: weather conditions varied
I started detassling when I was in seventh grade.. I was very nervous at first but warmed up very quickly. A typical day consisted of pulling tassels or derouging tall stalks of corn. I learned to work with a variety of people I did not know. I worked with kids my age from other schools, and unemployed adults that needed a job. Getting up at 3:45 a.m. – more... every morning got easier as the summer went on. The worst days were when it was well over 90 degrees and we had a long field that day. I think the best part of the job was definitely being able to work at a fast pace and meet new people. – less
Corn Pollinator (Former Employee), Princeton, IL – April 29, 2013
Pros: good pay, nice tan
Cons: short breaks, hot days
Most days were long and hot, but was worth it in the long run because pay was good and you usually got a nice tan out of it. Management was very nice to work with. Co-workers were kids my age and younger. Hardest part of job was when it was extremely hot out. The most enjoyable was getting paid.
TAS Administrator (Former Employee), Tipton, IN – April 19, 2013
Pros: my own desk, office area
Cons: the dust in the building
I would scan in documents for employees, verify their i-9's in e-verify. I would then have to put them in TAS payroll system. I had to prepare supplies for the field contractors. I recorded time cards. I put in their pay and timecards to make sure everyone was paid. I learned to be more patient with technology. I learned I may have to slow down for – more... my co-workers. The managment is good. The hardest part is that I was so fast paced and quick and not everyone else is. The most enjoyable part is the reward of knowing I did a good job. – less