Hearthside foods is a decent job, there many different opportunities within the plants. I didn't find it to be a hard job personally.
At hearthside foods there are different levels the you can climb. in the warehouse where I work, there is level 1, level 2 and level 2 plus reach truck. everyone is paid the same amount of money for what level they are, level 2 plus reach truck being at the top pays $17.66 an hour.
My overall stand point is hearthside is a decent job but don't expect to climb the ladder while spot do become available, a forklift operator can easily make more money than a supervisor just by working overtime.
the surrounding jobs pay more