HILAND DAIRY Employee Reviews

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not fun
ASSISTANT OFFICE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KSApril 22, 2018
They are very unstructured and expect a lot out of their management team especially if you are new. You have to pay your dues to be accepted. I did however get some experience in the accounting operates of a business.
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Ok
Route Sales Driver Load (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MO 65803April 13, 2018
Good pay long hours when school in session very fast paced Union shop Load your truck and unload no one will help you hurry hurry good equipment if you like to drink milk or eat ice creme this is your place all you can eat or drink while on duty
Pros
Pay
Cons
Long Hours Jjoining Union
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they take advantage of temp workers
Night Loader (Former Employee) –  Norman, OKApril 5, 2018
unhealthy working environment. people tended to fend for themselves. the work was very demanding, they had a very high turnover rate.
you worked in freezing conditions for 12 hours plus a day.
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Great place to work, easy to get along with.
Employee (Current Employee) –  Topeka, KSMarch 20, 2018
Hiland Dairy Co in Topeka KS is a great place to work. This branch has zero turnover and employees with many years with the company. People that get hired here stay here, what more do you need to know. Once hired your treated like family because you are. The management in Topeka is top notch, easy to get along with and have worked their way up not hired in. They deliver milk, ice cream and other dairy products in a two hour radius of Topeka KS.
Pros
Great work enviroment
Cons
They start early in the morning and deliver rain or shine.
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Drivers summary
Route Driver (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOFebruary 22, 2018
If you're looking for a place that is always needing extra drivers and always has the availability for you work early mornings & weekends, then this is the place to go to work.

A lot of the drivers stay on with the company just because there is always hours available to work. The hourly pay is average to below average for the amount & type of work needed to complete your job. Overall, it is a good company if you like to work hard and work some overtime.
Pros
home daily, mostly local, steady work availability
Cons
Long hours
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Indoor factory work
Pasteurizer (Former Employee) –  Fayetteville, ARFebruary 15, 2018
A pretty physical job with a lot of responsibilities. Older production plant, so some of the equipment was outdated and required a lot of maintenance and service.
Pros
Profit sharing
Cons
Split days off
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This was a delivery driver job
transport driver (Former Employee) –  Ardmore, OKFebruary 3, 2018
The day constisted of taking dairy products to various locations in the state. Drove a double tractor trailer. Also picked up loads and brought back to the yard.
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good job
Machine Operator, Line puller, Overnight Lead Man (Former Employee) –  Norman, OKJanuary 12, 2018
if you worked more than a twelve hour shift you only got one lunch with two fifteen minute breaks, I feel like we should have gotten at least one more break.
once worked a thirty hour shift with only one lunch and two fifteen minute breaks
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Best for career oriented indivuduals that require no education
Route Driver (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEJanuary 1, 2018
Management is horrible, they fold and lash out under pressure. if you're new you start at the bottom with the worst route (longest days lowest pay) or what's available. toxic/ hostile environment, emergency days off are extremely frowned upon. Individuals in all departments are overworked. Higher management was so bad they fired the general manager without warning and on the spot.
Pros
Cannot think of any at the moment
Cons
Toxic work environment
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Great benefits
Route sales driver (Current Employee) –  Norman, OKDecember 2, 2017
Have 25 years of service. It is long hours and a physical job but great benefits and compensation. I started in 1992, there are options to work at any of the area plants. There are administration jobs, work in the plant, sales positions as well as driving trucks.
Pros
Profit sharing
Cons
Long hours physical
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Never a dull moment
Secretary/Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Rolla, MONovember 9, 2017
Management was great. I learned how to do route accounting. and posted orders for stores. I also learned how to do ledgers for the deposits for the accounts.
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Slow paced
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Norman, OKOctober 13, 2017
Easy going, no chance for advancement, not trained properly. The management is more interested in bonuses than putting money into the machines that are needed for production.
Pros
good pay, good benefits
Cons
no advancement, split days off, not trained properly
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great company
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Norman, OKSeptember 19, 2017
great company to work for lots good people there management was great hours salary and benefits were great I would go back to work there again if wasn't for my injury. Best company I ever worked for in all my years of working
Pros
participation job location good salary good benefits gret ppl to work around management was tops
Cons
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Good job
Oklahoma (Current Employee) –  Oklahoma ,texasJuly 12, 2017
Hiland is a good place to work ,very family friendly with good benefits ,hours are there if you need them ,will work with you when you need time off .
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HIland Dairy was a great company to work for, and I enjoyed it.
Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Dodge City, KSJuly 8, 2017
I managed drivers and customers on a daily basis. The hardest part of the job was to keep my stale products down, and make money for the company. The thing I enjoyed most was visiting with and taking care of problems from the customers.
Pros
Met people and made a lot of friends
Cons
Taking care of the drivers and making sure they did their jobs
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Great benefits, poor management
Yard Jockey (Former Employee) –  Norman, OKJune 27, 2017
Poor management, company needs a drug policy, very busy place to work,many unsafe practices in my work area, inconsistent on implementing policies and discipline,
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Maintenence on equipment was lacking
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The general manager created a hostile work environment
Maintenance technician (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEJune 19, 2017
I would never recommend this place to anyone. Thus company chooose production over safety. Let's senior employees treat new hires like slaves. The general manager expects you to put the dairy in front of family
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A day at work
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Wichita, KSJune 7, 2017
Sitting there with nothing to do for 8 hours a day because the phones never ring. they dont like to teach you knew things. everyone is all about themselves.
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Secure
Production Floor Manager (Former Employee) –  Chandler, OK 74834May 6, 2017
I would not recommend working for this company unless you needed a job with no other options. The leadership team is not realistic and they do not support the workers on the floor
Pros
Insurance
Cons
everything
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Stressful and no job security for management.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEFebruary 22, 2017
Just to give you, the reader, an idea of management turnover: after one year as a production supervisor, I was the most senior of the entire management staff aside from the general manager. That will also give a clue as to why.
Employees were the only saving grace. Management was demeaning and even screamed at supervisors using derogatory language, all undeserved. Therefore, the production manager quit, the production superintendent left, warehouse supervisors quit, production supervisors quit, and maintenance supervisors quit. Not to mention how the maintenance department is grossly under budgeted...the best qualified maintenance acquisitions would in turn quit with very short terms.
As an hourly employee...excellent place to work. As a member of management...nightmare does not even begin to describe.
Pros
Hourly pay, hourly employee support
Cons
Short management lifespans, no preventative maintenance plan, unreal schedule requirements (hours/days off).
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