Operator (Current Employee) – Melrose, MN – July 13, 2018
Integrity in upper management at Melrose is lacking. If HR or the Managers don't like you, they will get you fired. Most Supervisors don't have any idea what they are doing and those that do start figuring things out are run out of the plant. Morale is low due to there not being any trust between the floor and management. As an example I recently lost a Supervisor who was the best we had seen in years because he was honest about a mistake he made. The company has no integrity left.
Arden Hills, Minnesota - Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Arden Hills, MN – July 17, 2018
Very busy place. Prep your kitchen and start cutting chicken! 1 inch by 1 inch by 1 inch. You're working for scientists you have to get it right. I learned I like working with nice people. The people you work with matter! Management was good. I never ever saw them The culture is amazingly supportive and actually loving The hardest part of the job is being on your feet all day the best part of the job was the free yogurt.
Employees don’t take orders well, it’s a toxic cut throat environment
Manager (Former Employee) – Davis, CA – May 11, 2018
I would advise everyone looking for a job in Davis to look for work elsewhere. The work is priority, not the employee. Backstabbing everywhere you turn. They don’t even allow you to be off Sundays. Guys are treated like work horses.
Supply Chain (Former Employee) – Arden Hills, MN – April 17, 2018
feels great to work for a company that is helping provide food to a growing population. while it is a big company, it's still a co-op, so it has the vibe of a smaller organization. so many opportunities for employees who are hard-working and skilled.
Supervisor/Safety Captain (Current Employee) – Madera, CA – April 4, 2018
This job is for people who lack the ability to strive for anything other than just a paycheck. Not intellectually stimulating and hours are long. If you like only being told what to do anot got going anywhere in life than Land o Lakes certainly will do.
Benefits and pays well
Long hours, inconvenient scheduling, lacks stimulation
Intern (Former Employee) – Orland, CA – March 14, 2018
Typical day at work is stress filled. Co-workers made most days bearable. There seems to be a lack of communication in Management. Decent pay for the area that its located in, however not enough to cover the stress of the job.
When I first started you stayed till the job was done so the shift wouldn't be left with it.When you have one senior man by his self it's lot for one person.Then your to leave it for him and get off their clock or try to write you up.
Two dinners a year
No safety recognition or production records broke recognition
HTST Operator (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – March 1, 2018
very laid back atmosphere as long as you stayed on task and got the work done. i enjoyed my work and felt very accomplished leaving every day. Many people retire with the company because of great benefits and culture.
Senior Process Engineer - Superspread Group (Former Employee) – Arden Hills, MN – March 1, 2018
All new management in R&D was terrible. They do not have any "game plan", only try to please their manager - this does not allow for a cohesive strategy ... though other than their personal career, I do not think they care.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Arden Hills, MN – February 15, 2018
My manager and department was great to work with but if you don't have a degree or are an internal candidate its hard to move up. Recruiting doesn't value existing talent and often looks over qualified candidates. Benefits good, pay is competitive for similar positions.
Good benefits, flex hours, coworkers
FFG penny pinching on the important things, recruiting looks over exisiting talent