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good environment
Summer Help (Former Employee) –  Pierre, SDNovember 14, 2018
Great place to work, fast paced, great co-workers.
Learned how the process works for taking care of pigs, how to work equipment.
the best part is being with the pigs, and taking care of them.
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Animal Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Sleepy Eye, MNOctober 30, 2018
Not a very good company to work for if you have a family or if yippy want ant advancement opportunities. Management if scattered at best and compensation is not comparable withjob duties.
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3.0
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Mucho trabajo poco desarrollo
Scientific animal take care (Current Employee) –  MinnesotaOctober 22, 2018
Se comienza entrando a las seis de la mañana la salida puede ser a las dos o cuatro de la tarde.
Trabajo repetitivo es producción.,crianza de lechones ., vacunación, evaluación y manejo de los mismos., manejo de las madres por parir., inseminación de las mismas.
Movimiento de animales y constante evaluación de los mismos.
Pros
Trabajo estable., desarrollo amuy largo plazo 5 años minímo
Cons
Fines de semana practicamente inexistentes
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4.0
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productive and very safe work environment
Feed mill batcher (Former Employee) –  Sleepy Eye, MNOctober 21, 2018
A typical day consists of dumping product bag accordingly as well as changing totes, supervising 4 computer monitors, and cleaning my work station. I learn an assortment of skills such as basic diagnoses and troubleshooting and repairing all types of power tools.
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Poor management and staff...
Herdsman (Former Employee) –  Schnieder nurserySeptember 30, 2018
Terrible place to work. Management was poor, and very rude and emotionally abusive. Communication was horrible, the other staff that worked there got away with a lot, such as not using safe working acts. They say that they are all about safety but they are not. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone to work for..
Pros
None
Cons
Didnt have set break times, ensurance was very expansive, poor comunication, safety, respect to employees.
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Greenup Location
Herdsperson (Former Employee) –  Mattoon, ILSeptember 24, 2018
Management is very poor and unprofessional, playing favorites and treating hard workers poorly. It is tough and fast paced work but worth the benefits.
Pros
Wonderful benefits
Cons
Extremely unprofessional and poor management
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Poor management and terrible company to work for
Animal Caretaker (Former Employee) –  Sleepy Eye, MNSeptember 14, 2018
They have very poor management for a pretty large company. Good/ hard workers are not given credit when credit is due. The slacking workers seem to get more credit in the company. The place like to point fingers at one another and then pick someone for the over all blame. If you’re thinking of picking this company as a place to work. I’d highly recommend going to a different place to look. They say respect is one of the five things that built the company when it’s not. They also work 12 days on and 2 off the hours they say you’ll work is not true at all. You’re lucky to leave on time one day a week. I will never go back to this company ever again.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Very poor management, and lie about hours
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Poor management
Herdsperson (Former Employee) –  Fairmont, MNSeptember 3, 2018
It was fun working with pigs at first and my job was great but then we lost a good manager and things went downhill from there. There was too much favoritism towards some of the new employees because they knew the managers personally and other good employees started to leave. And the upper management doesn't really care or pay attention to the employees they just take the word of other managers.i heard things were better when the original owner was still alive but after his passing it all went downhill.
Pros
Working with pigs
Cons
Management
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Bad company to work for 0
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Sleepy Eye, MNJuly 22, 2018
Inefficient in the way they do business poor management just overall Bad company to work for if you're applying for a job with them don't do it you are held accountable for other people's mistakes you're not allowed to do on-the-go thinking and decision-making and problem solving communication is very poor working for them you need to be at multitasking wizard in order to keep up with their construction process
Pros
There are no Pros
Cons
Poor management
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4.0
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Very productive place to work
Breed lead (Former Employee) –  Randolph, NEJune 20, 2018
Very fast-paced and somewhat physically demanding job. The upper management needed to listen to its employees more . That way they could fix problems sooner.
Pros
management
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4.0
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Keeps you busy
Animal Care Worker (Current Employee) –  Olivia, MNJune 14, 2018
There’s typically always something that needs to be done on the breeding and farrowing farms. For part-timers, we do laundry, hang cards, assist with moving pigs and setting up farrowing rooms, etc.
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2.0
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Stay away
J3 Herds person (Former Employee) –  Neb4askaMay 19, 2018
Poor working employees cause good employees to leave. Not a stable environment, cry loud enough may get your way. Id keep looking. Good workers try and get nothing, poor workers stir the pot and get rewarded.
Pros
New job
Cons
Staying
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4.0
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Good
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Atkinson, NEMay 7, 2018
Good place to work for and the work makes you think about what you need to do no two days are the same good mangers good employers overall I would recommend this job
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4.0
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Productive and fun place to work
J2 position/herdsperson (Former Employee) –  Kansas, ILMarch 18, 2018
I loved my job here and would never have left. But some of the barn managers are only there for a paycheck..they pick and choose favorite team members and if you disagree with an opinion of theirs they do not like it.
Pros
Working wth animals and learning new things about pigcare
Cons
Poor management..
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4.0
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Lots of great people
Independent contractor (Former Employee) –  Alden, IAJanuary 13, 2018
I had a lot of fun working with the people and pigs. There was some things that could be improved. The pay was great as independent contractor not so much as new employees
Pros
Great people
Cons
Not a lot good communication
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3.0
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It a okay place to work just don't move up
Animal Caretaker (Current Employee) –  Kansas, ILJanuary 5, 2018
Management get taken advantage of and have little power to change things. They are salary and work tones of hrs. The pay for management is not good. The only thing they have going for them is weekends off when they actually get them and holidays off. Some managers are running 2 farms and get little compensation. As a farm worker the job is great but don't move up
Pros
schedules, the days off some during the week, caring managers
Cons
low pay for management and they get taken advantage of.
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5.0
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My Favorite
BREEDING SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Raymond, MNJanuary 2, 2018
Every day is similar for work, but not every day has the same amount of work
I learned alot about animals and all the care to keep them healthy and productive
Management was really good and supportive
Workplace is very busy, but clean and enjoyable
The hardest part is keeping up on busy days and making sure everything is top notch
The most enjoyable part is defiently seeing the numbers and how everything comes to place when things are done right
Pros
Pay, Benefits, Hours
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2.0
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not a good job
Herdsperson (Former Employee) –  Sveadahl, MNDecember 5, 2017
Overall was not a great experience, the training and management was very poor. Was not paid fair enough for what the job required. Worked super long hours, and the bosses seemed not to care.
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Summer Job
Human Resources Representative (Former Employee) –  Sleepy Eye, MNNovember 13, 2017
I worked a temporary position through Christensen Farms in the Human Resource Department while in college and loved it! I was supported by a great team/management and felt they were flexible with my schedule. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming and I couldn't have asked for a better experience there.
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Fast-paced work environment with long hours
Animal Care Giver, Breed lead (Former Employee) –  Sleepy Eye, MNOctober 24, 2017
Loved working with pigs.
Disliked the inconsistency of work hours and every-other weekend
No opportunities in the career path I wanted to pursue
Need to pay more
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