Driver (Former Employee) – Concord – December 2, 2018
Don't leave your job for this company. In the 60 days i was ther i saw at least 15 to 20 drivers quit. Why do you think there is an ad all the time! I gave them the benefit of doubt and i should of listened to all the other reviews. They are absolutely TRUE! They do not pay overtime, it is a salary position. Drivers are working 6 days per week because no one wants to work there. Management absolutely lie to your face. There are cameras in the truck staring right at you. If you pick your nose they see it. The trucks are governed at 62 mph. Your are carrying heavy dairy products. You are lucky to hit 45 mph going up hill. You will be averaging about 450 miles per day. Do the math! You will only get 3 days off per year for Holidays. (Xmas, New Years and Thanksgiving. Plan on working all the other holidays. I did not meet a driver who actually enjoys working there. If you are married and have kids, plan on getting a divorce! STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
class a dsd driver (Former Employee) – Vernon, NY – November 27, 2018
Used to be a good job now it's awful. Management has no clue what's going on. Force you to use two hour short haul exemption at least once a week even will make you reset to use another one. Advertisment fails to mention all driver unload using handcart and hook, 250lb. Stacks of milk. 10 to 18 stops. Start time 20:00 to midnight. 14 to 16 hour shifts. Very little ot opportunities. Much much more cons to this gig, stay away!
Electrical Technician (Current Employee) – Winchester, VA – November 9, 2018
Working for such a huge company has taught me how amazing people are willing to teach you new things. The most enjoyable part of my career is the skills I keep learning everyday. When I go into work I am excited to see what new project needs to be done.
Many new things to learn if you are willing to learn
Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee) – HP Hood – October 7, 2018
I have started out as a separator operator and learned the ins and outs of the beginning stages of receiving milk to separating it to loading trailers. This also involved CIP and hand washing. I then moved to the fillers to learn how to put the products into a cup and learned how the machines run. The next step was blending cottage cheese and helping others. Now I am a maintenance mechanic. The facility is actually a decent place to work. There are many frustrations that come with it but keeping a good attitude and gaining knowledge helps keep things moving. If you are just starting out, chances are you will be working a lot of overtime due to seniority. The production scale can be complicated at times but most of the time, the company is good to work for.
Consumer Affairs Representative (Former Employee) – Binghamton, NY – September 18, 2018
While I was hired part-time with the pretense that eventually the position would become full time, that never came to fruition. I stuck it out hoping that they would at least cave on the fact that you had to work 35 hours or more to qualify for tuition assistance that they offered and would not cave on that either.
QA Technician (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – September 2, 2018
24 hour facility processing dairy, almond, and bottled products for large scale companies such as Almond Breeze, Lactaid, McDonalds, Muscle Milk, SlimFast, and Kelloggs. Union job with excellent benefits.
Vacation Relief (Former Employee) – New York State – August 26, 2018
Constantly looking over shoulder to see who was gonna throw you under the bus next. Training sucks, Management is complete joke, only want to make themselves look good. Some Supervisors don't even know what they are doing.
I do not have any comment for this section. Management is made up of mostly people that have been there a long time. They are very set in their ways. There really aren't any work instructions so it is "Watch & Learn"
Operated Filler (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – August 17, 2018
Filling your machine with paper for production while running the filling machine for production orders. Everything is based on quality check in order to proceed to the next step. You have manage your time and do things on a timely manner. Due to working on night shift I didn't have to deal with management. The workplace culture is not the best but not the worst like everywhere there's certain kind of politics.
Manager (Current Employee) – HP Hood – August 9, 2018
Great pay and benefits. Ownership seems to really care about safety and employees but somehow that doesn't seem to get down to the site and department manager level. Productivity is king. Very little flexibility. A lot of scrutiny and opinions. You need to make Hood your #1 priority above everything to be successful here.
Fun place to work, great people, good benefits and Management isn't too bad either. Communication could be better. I really enjoy working here
Warehouse Planner (Current Employee) – Batavia, NY – August 8, 2018
I've had the opportunity to be part of a brand new plant and was there for the first product released. Its great and I couldn't be happier. I really enjoy this place, and would tell anyone they would be silly not to get a job working for HP Hood.
Benefits are great, Great people, great pay and a lot of time off
Route Driver (Former Employee) – Chareledtown, Ma. Tauntin Ma. And Concord, NH – June 24, 2018
I worked as a route driver for 18 yrs. It was a great company when they were located in Charlestown, Ma. But after they closed that plant and moved a bunch of routes to Taunton, Ma it started it's downfall. When I transfered to Concord NH it was a whole new workplace and it was really bad. The management don't give a rats A about you and they are so cheep as far as compensating you for OT. If you are a young guy do yourself a favor and go elsewhere unless you like being a brown noser.