Crab Fisherman/Deckhand (Former Employee) – Dutch Harbor, AK – March 4, 2016
I worked at Trident Seafoods for several years aboard one of its crab boats in the Bering Sea. It was a very crazy and rewarding experience that was worth it overall. However when you live at work, the work/life balance isn't great, and its really not an ideal long term career.
Hard working conditions, free meals, provided employee housing
Quality Assurance Manager (Former Employee) – Naknek, AK – February 25, 2016
A typical day at work started at one in the afternoon and would end at around five in the morning, with a break for dinner and two fifteen minute breaks in between. This job taught me a number of skills, primarily in group work, being held accountable and mental stamina. My co-workers were from all different backgrounds, which made the workplace very different from anything I've experienced before. The hardest part of the job was the long hours. The most enjoyable part of the job was socializing with my co-workers, working together and pushing each other to be better under the harsh working conditions. I learned a lot about myself in this job in addition to learning about Alaska, my co-workers and the fishing industry in general.
Great place to work at, very friendly environment.
maintenance technician (Current Employee) – Bellingham, WA – January 22, 2016
I am very friendly and get along with everyone at this facility. My co-workers are great to work with. My day to day tasks includes welding, fabrication, industrial plumbing, installation/maintenance of frequency drives,motors, gearboxes. Vacuum-pack machine repairs, metal detectors, conveyors,etc. installation/maintenance of all types of processing equipment.
Deckhand/Fishing Crew (Former Employee) – Bristol Bay, AK – October 6, 2015
Nothing is set, no benifits or workers comp. Food is based on you and your Captain. Bathroom is a bucket. Stuck on a 32 Ft boat for month/s at a time. Very dangerous, and no set wage. You can make a lot, or you can loose a lot.
Deckhand Crew Member (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 24, 2015
Must be able to think fast in critical conditions, throwing the shot (rope) and buoys out to sea for setting crab pots, as well as helping to haul in the catch. This entails throwing a grappling hook out to retrieve the buoys and attaching it to the mechanical winch for lifting. The deckhand must also help steady the enormous, 800-pound pot for placement on the lift. I learned a lot doing this job. My mental state of mid is stronger than ever. I feel I could any job that someone throws at me. Your stuck with 4 other guys including the captain for months. These are your brothers and you look after each other no matter what. Everything is hard on this job. Nothing is easy. The most enjoyable part of this job would be my 3 hour sleep.
QA Supervisor/HACCP Coordinator (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 9, 2015
While the pay is not the best the people are just the opposite. I loved that job because of the people I worked with and will never forget them. One of them I still talk to on a daily basis. She has moved on to a better position so I am very happy for her. I am no longer there and would jump on the opportunity to work for Trident Seafoods again.