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.
Herdsperson (Former Employee) – Fairmont, MN – September 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.
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
J3 Herds person (Former Employee) – Neb4aska – May 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.
J2 position/herdsperson (Former Employee) – Kansas, IL – March 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.
Working wth animals and learning new things about pigcare
Animal Caretaker (Current Employee) – Kansas, IL – January 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
schedules, the days off some during the week, caring managers
low pay for management and they get taken advantage of.
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
Human Resources Representative (Former Employee) – Sleepy Eye, MN – November 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.
At first it was very interesting but as I worked I wanted to learn other steps in other areas. I was always overlooked. It seemed like you had to compete for knowledge. I was never taught the things I requested to learn.
Nice pay for this area.
Work load unevenly distributed. Very poor managment.
Technician (Former Employee) – Iowa Falls, IA – July 27, 2017
I absolutely loved going to work. My coworkers were willing to help without complaints. Management was egar to teach me new things about the company and pig care in general. I learned so much through this company and wish they'd had barns in western Iowa, so I could work for them again.