A good job with little opportunity for advancement. Pay is ok, but not great.
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Springfield, MO – November 1, 2018
I enjoyed working at Hiland Dairy. The pay is the real reason I left. I liked the fact that I ordered all my own product, so I knew what I was going to deliver for the next few days. It was fun interacting with most of the customers each week.
Office (Current Employee) – Springfield, MO – October 10, 2018
My Co-workers are great. Management however is VERY lacking. Horrible communication between departments. Middle management makes a lot of promises and never follows through. Do not believe upper management is aware of all the loss that could easily be prevented
PROS building relationships with receiver/managers driving everyday out on road more knowledge of delivery business CONS bad communications with upper management as well as supervisor to drivers equipment always out of DOT regulations/ poorly provided transportation not being paid correctly by accountant errors regularly
Ice Cream Production (Former Employee) – Norfolk, NE – August 25, 2018
I had a lot of learning how to put together the machinery that's makes ice cream. I was able to work the freal, machine and package ice cream . It was a messy job but overall it a an experience I will never forget.
We gad, a freezer with ice cream in the break room that we ckukd ear.
When I was a operator it was easy, and some time difficult. I will only miss interacting with the employees.
Filler Operator (Former Employee) – Little Rock, AR – August 17, 2018
I was a filler operator for Hiland Dairy for three years. I use different ways to keep my equipment sterilized, and also the products I have created. The company keeps the area I work in at 45 below cooling level. This keeps all milk, or refrigerator items at a cool point. My line runs a lot during school, and a little during the summer. As an operator we are only equipment to certain parts of the machine that we are allowed to fix, and if we aren’t allowed to make that change we have to call maintenance.
Free trips to water parks, and discounts on company uniforms.
Office (Former Employee) – Ftsmith Arkansas – August 14, 2018
They thought more of there vehicles then they did of equipment that you had to work with. Management sucked. Made a big difference in pay for the people that worked in the plant. When we worked just as hard as they did.
Accounts Receivable Clerk (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – July 22, 2018
They are very unorganized and a sad place to work for. They did me very dirty. They hired me from a temp service after 6 months and then let me go because i wasnt going fast enough 1 day before my 3 month review with them.
When I first started it was great! But the work load they expect you to do gets to be way to much for the deadlines they want you to meet. Manager didn’t know anything about my position or how anything I did worked so she had no idea what she was trying to pile on me and never tried to find out
Break Relief (Former Employee) – Little Rock, AR – June 5, 2018
Never get a weekend off in a year there. There was months were I got no days off at all. Worked everyday in October and they would tell you to work 12 hours in the middle of the week and still work your 8 hour shift. There was times were people would be there 15 hours for the shift and need to be back 4 hour later to work your next shift. There is no training at all and when there is problems lines sit down. I seen no production ran for 3 hour because no one can get lines running.
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.
Route Sales Driver Load (Former Employee) – Springfield, MO 65803 – April 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