Bagger (Former Employee) – Le Sueur, MN – August 13, 2018
While I worked here I was constantly doing the jobs of my superiors and I did not get the compensation for doing their jobs. We constantly worked with products where we should have worn masks but were never provided masks.
ASSISTANT LINE LEADER (Former Employee) – Lacrosse, WI – June 10, 2018
It's not a bad job, but it also needs a lot of work. It can be hot on the lime and some lines are set up in a way that makes it hard to leave for bathroom breaks. Morale is low and lots of u happy people.
Hot, you have to build hours each pay period for vacations and to have sick time.
Manager (Former Employee) – La Crosse, WI – May 29, 2018
Agropur is a good company to work for. There is a lot of restructuring happening now, change is good because it promotes growth. The Corporate Leadership is excellent - top notch, however changes still need to be made at local levels.
Great corporate structure working hard to make positive change.
Local attitudes still very individual and not supportive of corporate change.
Whey Operator (Former Employee) – Weyauwega, WI – April 2, 2018
Agropur knows how to compensate it's employees. But that's where I feel it ends. Hard to advance thru the company. I felt once they had you trained in a position they wanted you to stay at that position. It happened to me and many other co-workers. I seen time after time they would give the position to a outsider with less experience vs promoting within.
Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – March 21, 2018
Management refuses to work with employs to produce a better working system. Employees are overworked and almost every department is understaffed. The turnover rate is super high in every department. But instead of fixing the situation as a whole, temps are hired and fired on a constant basis.
Horrible management. No communication. Poor pay. Run while you can!
Assistant Line Leader (Former Employee) – La Crosse, WI – March 14, 2018
By far the worst company I have ever worked for. Supervision is pathetic. No communication whatsoever. There are more cameras on the production floor than you would find in a high security prison. Supervisors sit in their office and watch them all day. They don't care about peoples safety at all. Quantity is all that matters even if it puts peoples lives in jeapardy. They hire through temp agencies and give you people that pretty much just got out of jail and then expect you to be a miracle worker. They are constantly short-staffed because they treat people like garbage The pay is also garbage for as hard as they expect you to work. I could go on for days about how terrible this company is to work for and not even touch the surface of how bad it is. I wouldn't reccomend my worst enemy to apply here.
You are surrounded by drug addicts and criminals that make you feel better about your life
Production employees were great to work with, Management needs some PR work.
QA Manager (Former Employee) – Le Sueur, MN – March 13, 2018
Culture - Old world practices from previous owners (Davisco Inc). example quote: "If you need more than 2 weeks off in a year we don't need you as an employee" didn't matter if you had worked 1 year or 20. Even though Agropur has remedied this, that mentality is still in place. Upper management need to learn to trust and utilize those they employ to be successful, they hired them for a reason. I enjoyed working with the production staff and the employees on the floor. I believe we were working towards making cultural changes prior to my departure. Training technique, needs improvement. High turnover on the floor. Agropur needs to step in to remove the old ways of former employer. Pay scale needs to be adjusted (considerably) for entry level positions. I was able to take a lot away from this role, including knowledge of dairy processes, handling many types of audit situations including FDA, USDA, halal, and many customer audits. Also, improved on some leadership qualities and realize how not to make the same mistakes I saw. (treat everyone with compassion and consideration, don't make assumptions)
good benefits, profit sharing for salary, friendly employees, salary scales were within reason
Profit sharing for salary only, poor culture, extremely controlling management techniques, in adequate training programs, wages for production too low
Associate Scientist (Current Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – February 6, 2018
Flexible working hours and good compensation. Office is small enough to be able to know all co-workers and the freedom to socialize as wanted. A few departments feel understaffed which makes things more stressful at times. We are a global company though which can allow opportunity to travel to exciting places.
Intake Operator (Current Employee) – Twin Falls, ID – January 14, 2018
Although the job can be stressful sometimes, the fast pace workday makes work go by quickly. The days off are ones you can't beat, 3 to 4 days off because you work every other Sunday. Sunday is double time pay so that's a nice boost to your check. I working milk receiving, the environment is pretty nice and the work isn't difficult. The manager leaves you alone for the most part unless you need something or he wants to let you know about a new S.O.P. Laziness is not appreciated anywhere in the plant, everyone is there to work and go home at the end of their shift. Benefits are decent, although you have your vacation time as soon as you're hired.
Milk Receiving (Former Employee) – Jerome, ID – December 20, 2017
The manager over Milk Receiving is just awful. He's always in a bad mood, doesn't care about his people at all. Never checks on you or talks to you unless it's necessary. Looks at you and talks to you like he's so much better then you and you're a moron.
The plant pays good and has good benefits. That's about all it has going for it.