Quality Control Technician (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – March 24, 2019
It is misleading to require advance experience and degrees for jobs that pay everyone the same, even those without experience. QA lab techs got paid the same no matter what experience they had.
The building is falling down with major safety issues for both the products and employees. OSHA and the Health Department has had to get involved.
High turn over rate due to low wages and low expectations yet high volume of work. In order to compensate for lost business, production has increased to other vendors to very high means, forcing workers to work 10+ hours and pushing up to 7 days of work.
Poor management and supervision of all departments, especially in production and quality assurance, and it really shows in their product quality.
Don't get sick, either from illness or from the terrible work environment. The sick days/personal days aren't helpful.
I left to work for a place where they value food and worker safety
It hasn't completely fallen down...yet
Management and supervisors are untrained and incompetant
Great work atmosphere , the group here is my second family !
Branch Manager (Current Employee) – Roanoke, VA – May 8, 2019
The typical day at work , is driving and rolling milk into accounts . You get to know your customers on a daily . So as long as you greet them do your job , everyone is happy.
I've learned patience , every account is different and you must be able to adapt to changing attitudes .
The workplace culture at the Roanoke Branch is very friendly and comfortable , if a driver has family or health related issues I always work with them to ensure they can have time off and their route covered.
The hardest part of the job is consistently coming in early every morning , however I am flexible on this our drivers know the later they come in the later they get back .
The most enjoyable part of the job is getting back from a route completing your paperwork , knowing another day done .
As long as you show up and give 100%, you will always have help when needed.
There is bad items with any job that you may not like you deal with it.
Debagger (Current Employee) – Newport News, VA – February 19, 2019
Is one of the best places, pay wise, that I have ever worked. Morale is lowered, I believe, because of the gossiping and belittling that is instigated on a continuous level. It's like middle school with 40-50 year olds. Management is overworked but does an average job, but there of course there's favortism. Its a good atmosphere, but I don't think for long term.
Route Salesman (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – September 17, 2018
The day starts early and sometimes runs late. You need to be organize and your mind on what you are doing. This job is not for everyone. The handling of product from the truck to the ground may be the hardest part of this job. You will meet people that will be your friend for a lifetime.
Good facility to work at I was able to fit right in when I first started I had some training to learn how to operate the filler machine I learn how to operate the blow mold that's the machine that makes the jugs and I also learn how to operate the robot which is another machine that puts the jugs onto a pilot
Team Member (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – June 13, 2018
Was Cool I was a temp so low pay less hours then Real employees .. Co workers and Managers where real Cool the Work was Extremely easy once you learn how to read orders I always was finish with my work early
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Newport News, VA – January 4, 2018
Management will go to any lengths not to address a problem. They don't know your job, so they cant tell you how to do it safely. They won't allow time for maintenance so instead they impliment dangerous work arounds that get many workers injured. These are truly dead-end jobs. They will not promote employees or hire Temps full time. Instead of staffing jobs from within they flood the place with temps.
Route Sales Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Newport News, Virginia – October 4, 2017
I have learned many different things while working for Marva Maid Dairy. The most important thing is to get to know your customers. Love what you do. No matter what you are going through in your life make that customer feel like they are the most important thing and you woukd try and make them happy.
Route Salesman/Driver (Former Employee) – Virginia – May 30, 2017
Day started 4:30 ended around 4:00 the thing I learned about dairy is that you need a strong back and thick skin the management changed so much that getting help or answers to questions didn't happen . The hardest part of the job was dealing with management and there lack of support. There was nothing enjoyable about the job.