Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc. Employee Reviews

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fast pace
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Farmingdale, NYJuly 15, 2018
early afternoon start with a night time ending .break time was rare and the warehouse was refrigerated.freezer was very difficult to tolerate.the forklifts were fast .
Pros
not many
Cons
difficlt hours
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A typical day at work
Fork lift drivers (Current Employee) –  Savage, MDJuly 1, 2018
Everyday I go in with a positive attitude to show that I am the best at what I do by stocking the product to its max and being a great team player by helping out anyone in need of help. The hardest part of my job is dealing with others who don't have my attitude but that comes with the job.
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Good place to work once you gain experience
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) –  Arlington, TNJune 20, 2018
Overall good place to work, learned how to open and close restaurant stores at night. Management many times was shaky , high turn over rate within the management .
Pros
Hometime
Cons
Hard labor
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great people, reliable customer
Transportation Manager (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen, MDJune 10, 2018
With a strong customer and an ever growing demand of product job will always be secure. With an ever growing business adjustments are always being made to accommodate the customer and their needs.
Pros
great pay and benifits
Cons
changes in management
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delivery driver
CDL B Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Conklin, NYMay 26, 2018
Work long hours and have no time for family or friends. ok place to work if you live alone and dont want a social or family life. need more respect for the lonely worker.
Pros
benefits
Cons
long hours and lack of respect
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Terrible management and place
Loader (Former Employee) –  Conklin, NYMay 16, 2018
Place is terrible six day work weeks 14+ hrs each day. Management is clueless or they don’t care about you. This place is only cares about money. Good luck getting time off cause it won’t happen unless your on your knees. Forget having holidays off cause your working. They treat new employees like gold and old employees like trash. This is a young mans game and very fast pace. Oh if you can’t keep up well your going to be jobless. I can go on and on but you will understand why this company is horrible when you work there for a month or maybe less. Just remember to them your replaceable and that’s hard for them when then can’t keep people and have to hire temps and relocate people from other facilities.
Pros
Health benefits
Cons
Bad management greedy company lack of respect for employees
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Good part time or second job, okay pay if day wasn't so long and conditions were better because the job itself is hard enough. Overall lesson learned.
Driver Helper (Former Employee) –  Farmingdale, NYMay 15, 2018
There is no need for names, everyone is just a number and has a job to do. Standards, expectations and what's important change all the time employee to employee and day to day with no real long term goals. Quick temporary fixes for everything without thinking about the employee impact long or short term. Everyone is replaceable and told they are. Management obviously cares only that the operational cost are kept down so that maybe their bonus check is as high as it can be. Management addresses problems that affect THEM only. Employee complaints can be addressed by replacing the "problem" employee before they quit or by firing them.
Pros
Okay pay, outside a lot, some nice people, not boring, meet people, learned about the business, good training for other jobs.
Cons
Pay is same for everyone no matter how good or poorly you do your job, I was constantly called in to work on what was supposed to be my day off.
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Small company
SAP FI Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 5, 2018
It is a small company which is prvately owned. But not a bad place to work. It is stress free work with required independence. Good management and understanding managers.
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Cheap Place To Work
RECEVING CLERK/TEAM LEAD (Former Employee) –  Arlington, TNMay 1, 2018
This job is for a young person just starting off. Pay is not good. The management team is non-existent. I don't hate the place. But the opportunity to advance is just not there.
Pros
Unlimited Overtime
Cons
Low Pay
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Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Arlington, TNApril 30, 2018
The hours were anywhere from 12-14 hour days. The management team never had your back on anything. The warehouse looked really bad for a food grade facility.
Pros
none
Cons
more than I can list
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the co workers were cool
Warehouse Selector (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen, MDApril 28, 2018
BAD place to work. I would not recommend this job to someone. The work is not that bad. You are lifting heavy things from time to time but it is busy work. they give you a goal to hit and then they expect you to stay how ever long it takes until the daily goal is gone. There is no set end time, just a start time and they'll set you loose like a bunch of race dogs at the track. Then you are expected to be at work the next day as if you didn't bust your hump the day before.

you are given 2 days off each week, one of those days will be Saturday and the other will be a random day during the week. you will NOT have off on Sunday so be prepared to work 12-15hrs on a Sunday starting at 7am.

*you are REPLACABLE, co workers and high level managers get fired or quit very often. Management here is probably the biggest issue. they do not know how to run a warehouse and just beat the brakes off of their employees with no regards to anything. They do not care about your life outside of work. All they care about is moving product to make the flow and money they are required to make.

**they are not enough workers there to fulfill the daily needs each day in a timely matter. The ceo's and mangers are always looking for more companies to do business with so they'll keep adding stores to service even if their warehouse employees do not increase or match the output needed

if you're serious about working there just be ready to make this your life and nothing else. Working 12-15 hours for 5 days a week will leave you dead tired and no time for anything else. This job is perfect for the young
  more... kid trying to make some money for the first time out of high school, someone trying to get back on their feet, or someone with little to no responsibility because it will be all that you do on days that you work.  less
Pros
weekly paycheck, benefits, and you're allowed to take a 15 min and lunch break whenever you want
Cons
management has no idea how to run a warehouse, working 12-15hr days, dangerous, loading docks get full, working sundays
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Plenty of work for people who want to work
Driver Check in (Current Employee) –  Aberdeen, MDApril 25, 2018
The Company allows you to put unlimited overtime in as long as they want to you to. Management is always changing. The hardest part of the job is to get management to see what your doing is for the betterment of the company, but they take a long time to do this.
Pros
Plenty of overtime
Cons
plenty of overtime
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Good pay, could be better
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) –  Arlington, TNApril 11, 2018
I’ve been there for 5 years and because of the new management now I am finally starting to feel like I’m a person there and not a working robot with no recharge battery
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High paced envirnoment
Paper & Food Server (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MDMarch 25, 2018
I've learned from working at Maines Paper & Food Services, Inc., that there is a lot of moving pieces that need to align in order to effective run the company. The Culture is a very high paced environment which requires everyone to do their perspective jobs in order for thing to run smoothly. The hardest part of the job is not being able to assist others complete their task.The most enjoyable part of the job is when shift is over, leaving knowing that all task were successfully competed and expectations were met from us all as a team.
Pros
Growing company
Cons
Better medical benefits
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Don't do it.
Forklift operator (Former Employee) –  Greenville txMarch 9, 2018
Bad management from top to bottom who does not care about the employees just their bottom line. Do not expect a raise ever only empty promises and excuses as to why not. No time for family as 80 hours a week is expected. Hostile work environment as everyone hates their job and management is utterly worthless.
Pros
They will hire any idiot off the streets so it's a job right.
Cons
Bad management, hostile work environment, faulty and old equipment, no reviews or raises.
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challenging work environment
Warehouse Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Aberdeen, MDMarch 7, 2018
This position makes many promises that are not fulfilled. Additionally, job always comes before family and as a result, employees work 65+ hours a week without being paid for the overtime if you are salaried.
Pros
pros: benefits, fair pay
Cons
Cons: 65+hr work weeks, unorganized work environment
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Dont work here unless you like bot having a life
Selector/Loader (Former Employee) –  Conklin, NYFebruary 27, 2018
I have worked there 1 year and I started at 7 pm everyday. Then they decided to stay us out at 5pm and then 4pm. They love to change your start time and work you 12hrs plus. It didn't use to be bad but they take on more work then they can handle and don't care about there employees they just want money
Pros
Good pay
Cons
No life
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Unproductive stressful environment
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Worcester, MAFebruary 24, 2018
Upper management is lacking on evolving with the growth of the company, they hire the bare minimum personnel, there is no set time to leave, and they still include marijuana on the drug test even though it’s legal for medical and recreational use. The raise are extremely low and not gauranted each year. I recommend working there to get back on your feet and looking for another job.
Pros
A decent paycheck
Cons
No life outside of work.. and a lot of mental stress
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very good
Adjunct Lecturer (Former Employee) –  Binghamton, NYFebruary 8, 2018
I liked working at Maines but it was far from home. Schedule was unsuitable and I had to work in the freezer. Supervisors are great. It is a bit tough for one who has a family
Pros
nice supervisors
Cons
freezer, fair pay
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Corporate greed
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) –  Conklin, NYJanuary 29, 2018
Maines pays well if u have been there for a long time. Dont expext any raises anytime soon if you are just starting out. Employees are working 60 plus hours now in slow season. Company has taken on more customers than it can support and expect their employees to spend their life there to cover their greedy decision making. If money is more important, and you dont want a life and are willing to donate your body to the machine than maines is for you.
Pros
Money
Cons
No life
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