Sanitation Worker (Former Employee) – Barron, WI – March 24, 2019
Work hard and fast you might get some where there. The management treated you good and very friendly co workers. Human resources very nice and easy to work with otherwise all out great company to work for.
Wash Crew (Current Employee) – Barron, WI – March 24, 2019
I’ve been on the wash crew for two years. Typical day: meet at home base at 5 am. Then the 8 of us drive company vehicles to the farm of the day. Set up pressure washers and unroll hoses. Ready to start washing brood barn (300ft barn typically) usually by 730. I listen to headphones and wash my fraction of the barn from ceiling to floor. Wash a tractor or two and some gates at every farm. Inspect and clean up things missed and by then the water trucks comes and pumps all the water we used that day. We then disinfect and leave. 1 hour driving. 1 hour setting up. 4 hours pressure washing (pretty easy). 1hour pumping. 1 hour disinfecting= 8hrs. Management is typical for the most part. Always pushing (that’s business). At the same time very reasonable. Wash crew is gem in this regard. If you respect the few superiors you see, they’ll respect you. Culture: in my 2 years, only 5 of the original 9 employees remain. The young adults don’t love it so they don’t last but at 27 it’s been my easiest job. It’s mostly. Moslty males on the wash crew but females do the job to standards and beyond as well. There is drama from time to time. But that’s any team. The crew has each other’s backs, we have our supervisors back and she has ours. Hardest parts: 5 am start. Starting out, how clean these barns are expected to be blows the mind of every new person we get. Including me. Most enjoyable: man this job is a blessing. No boss breathing down your neck. Take a break when you need some fresh air for a second. Lost of down time some days due to circumstances out of our control. With the right crewmore... I almost look forward to going to work. Headphones are allowed. Most people outside of the crew we deal with are pretty nice as well it’s an awesome job, for the lost part.less
Freedom, benefits, good people.
Should be paid better. High:unrealistic aspirations
sanitation (Former Employee) – Barron County, WI – February 8, 2019
at jenni-o you are a number, the pay is decent, i liked that i got to move around, the pay went up based on a number of things. The hardest part is when a machine is down and you have to go sit in the lunch room anywhere from 30 minutes to 5+ hours
Training coordinator (Former Employee) – Faribault, MN – February 6, 2019
I supervised and maintained proper production while training staff on a monthly basis. While enhancing Good Manufacturing Practices and quality production on a consistent basis I ensured out product quality goals were met at all times.
Supervisor 1st Shift Tipper Ties/Raw Hot Dogs (Current Employee) – Pelican Rapids, MN – February 3, 2019
A typical day at work starts with making a schedule for employees. Monitoring employees daily progress against the schedule. Updating the schedule for order priority and communicating with 2nd shift supervisor.
Management can be hard to deal with at times. Sometimes it feels as those communicated issue go unheard/ignored.
Hardest part of the job is dealing with upper management about personnel issues.
Most enjoyable part is camaraderie built with the other supervisors.
Farm Laborer (Former Employee) – Barron, WI – January 20, 2019
I worked on the farm locations the majority of the time. It was a decent job, management was a little spiteful depending on who you were dealing with. But, many of the management individuals on the farms were good to deal with, just a bit particular given their responsibility over the lives of the livestock itself.
The only good thing I liked about this job was the walking that we did. Our farm supervisor was never there and had no clue what actually went on. We barely got days off and the schedule was never the same. You had no personal life due to the fact that there wasnt enough people that worked there for you to even have one day off let alone two. Theres no room for advances, what you start out at you will stay at. The flock specialist was just an egg picker that got paid 3x what an egg picker makes. The turn around rate is so high due to the nasty conditions you worked in and the little salary you made. Yeah you got benefits, but those aren't that great either. This is a last resort job.
Food processor (Former Employee) – Barron County, WI – November 19, 2018
Always busy doing different things to do with processing turkeys. Assemble production machines in morning and test run them to make sure everything was good. operated a walk behind pallet jack. Also ran a ridder jack and fork lift.
Close to home and right in town close to everything
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Willmar, MN – November 16, 2018
the most interesting, and motivating is the weekly paycheck, paid holidays and yearly bonus. the unlimited working hours based on individuals energy to work is absolutely amazing. working safely without getting hurt or losing any body parts at the end of the day and promoting food safety and employee safety is our main focus monthly meeting to discus matters arising and individual performance is the most encouraging factor
Distribution Specialist (Former Employee) – Barron, WI – October 6, 2018
Typical day at Turkey Store was stressful. Worked in shipping the work load for Second shift seemed unfair. Really didn't learn anything from there. The management seemed like they didn't care about the department.
Farm Associate (Former Employee) – Barron, WI – October 1, 2018
Good advancement, helpful employees, available overtime if wanted, lots to learn, comfortable work environment. Strong Bio security, get to work with animals, get to work with people and by yourself at times.