Excellent pay, 12 hour shifts, Just be sure you come here to work.
Lactose Packager (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – November 3, 2016
I worked here for almost two years and I can't be grateful enough for the opportunity. That said, be sure you come here to work. It takes awhile to get used to the long hours but you get two days on and two off, and work every other weekend. Supervisors can be pushy if your not meeting production goals. It is expected to work nonstop for a few hours at a time. Otherwise, pay is good and other employees can be difficult to work with at times.
Quarterly Safety BBqs, Milk'n'more company store conviently connected to the plant and your paycheck.
Supervisors, cleaning standards, you must wear a hairnet at all times.
Milk Receiver (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – May 17, 2016
Learned a lot and gained a lot of experience. Hardest thing there was the long hours and the rapid pace of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was the pay check. Atypical day at work was constantly busy.
Lactose/Uf Operator (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – August 19, 2015
I started on day shift as a temp i learned three different machines in that time. Management was very strict if you weren't doing your job properly. My co-workers were nice and helpful when they could be. The hardest part of the job was working six days straight without a day off. The most enjoyable part of the job was the learning of all the different equipment in the plant.
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – March 25, 2015
A great place to work because it is its own little entity. The agriculture, dairy industry is unlike any other conventional institution. I found that it just had a habit of putting the wrong people in the wrong places just like the conventional institution.
Great exposure opportunity, with a variety of manufacturing and processing of fluid milk and their by products.
Production Supervisor/Sanitarian (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – March 13, 2015
I highly recommend UDA. The management team was good with sound leadership, however times changed in the industry bringing in DFA personell that derailed the UDA coop culture in the Southwest. I had great co-workers who taught me valuable skills. They're are many great people who are still there today after fourteen years having gone by. I would have liked to continue my career with UDA, however DFA's manipulation of the Board of Directors which led them down the wrong path at that time while I was on board which brought on outright replacement of many of the management team with less qualified personell from out of state. The coop is expanding and doing well these days, and I'm happy to see it.
Several operations provide great wealth of training on processing of fluid milk.
Assembley Operator (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – December 6, 2011
The Company was over all was a good place to work. My only complaint was the time I worked I could not remain to participate because of babysitting issues. In general over view was outstanding. Manangement was positive. Workers was friendly and helpful.