Great pay, bad hours for family life, and HORRIBLE health insurance
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Jonesboro, AR – October 8, 2017
When I started working for Unilever, they offered great pay and amazing insurance! I had a child while working there and my insurance covered everything. I paid about $150 out of pocket thru the whole process, delivery and all. Last year they started a new "transition" insurance plan that doesn't even cover half of what it used to and this coming year we'll be fully transitioned to the new plan which is even worse! It's a hard hit to take when your family has come to rely on this. And the hours aren't great for a family/work balance. I've worked there for almost 6 years and still no opportunity to get on first shift. They even make it hard to change from one off shift to the other. Only plus about the hours is that usually overtime is voluntary and not mandatory. They do offer 10 paid vacation days for the first five years, an additional 5 days for every five years you work with them until you cap out at 20 days. You also get 3 paid personal days each year as well as paid holidays. The pay rates are great and the hardest thing about all the jobs is being able to stand on your feet for 8 hours. But once you get your feet broken in, it's a breeze. And if you know what you're doing, management pretty well leaves you alone. It's a good place to work if you're not worried about family life and your family doesn't need good health coverage.
Great pay, decent breaks, good coworkers
Poor healthcare coverage, bad family hours