The positions themselves, although fast paced, are not entirely difficult. It's the long hours and lack of appreciation that make it difficult. It takes a very very hard working person to make it there. Get used to the heat, the lifting, and constantly being told when your machine breaks down that it is "operator error". The pay after the first year is great, but not many people can make it to that year mark. My favorite part of working there were the seasoned employees, the ones who have been there 20+ years. They were so encouraging on some of the hardest days.
Packaging (Former Employee) – New Wilmington, PA – May 25, 2018
The most enjoyable part of the day was when things were operating smooth and product was moving. The hardest part of the job was when equipment did not work correct and you had to do multiple jobs at a time
Maintenance Shift Lead (Current Employee) – Springfield, MO – May 23, 2018
money is decent, rules galore, if you want to feel unappreciated for hot, boring, political work, this is your dream job! Hopefully you will be one of the favored group. Otherwise, get ready for bullying, discrimination, and general game playing with zero opportunity for advancement or pay increases.
Master Operator (Former Employee) – Mechanicsburg, PA – May 18, 2018
They'll say that they got the employee s backs but they don't. I did alot for the company to treat me like dirt. I had a problem with one of their employees and they totally treated me like a weirdo. Don't talk to management about problems they won't do anything. Plant manager is very mean guy. I won't ever go back. Company can't ever do good enough and take it out on employees. Pepsi shouldn't continue haveing a contract with DFA. Company is full of wimpy people.
warehouse driver (Former Employee) – Springfield, MO – April 11, 2018
I worked warehouse 3rd shift, swing shift. I dollied trailers around property and was in shipping and receiving. it was a slow paced job but working 3rd shift and working 6 days then 2 days off gave me no after life
Kemps fluid dairy plant is a job that pays well, has good being its, and expects you to earn it. You will be expected to work lots of overtime and shifting hours for the first couple years. It’s not a bad job by any measure but it’s not for everyone
Cage loader (Former Employee) – New Wilmington, PA – February 21, 2018
Great place to work at D.F.A they make you feel like family. Very understand staff, there is plenty of opportunities to advance. I had one bad experience with one person but the company as a whole is great. I wish i was still there
Management and HR is unprofessional. They don't care about employees. That's why they are always hiring. Turn over is high and management and HR don't care. They will wait til late Fri afternoon to tell employees they have to work the weekend and if you don't work the weekend with such short notice you get occurrences. Management is so out of touch with employees. They really don't get why people don't stay. It's because of management and HR.