You don't want to work there unless you are french.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Nampa, ID – May 27, 2017
I normally enjoy working on equipment and figuring out why a particular piece of equipment isn't working properly. In Maternes case if you find a problem, like skipping the acid step in a CIP to save money and you bring the problem to their attention you hear in a french accent, that is not important. Yes it is important, that is why I brought it up. If you skip that step, then the machines don't get cleaned properly and you are running sauce through a dirty machine. There are two production managers and they are pretty good at their job, but their hands are tied by the french culture. All of the equipment was made in Europe so all of the documentation was in french or Italian, with the exception of one machine that was made in Spain and its documentation was in English. This made it much slower going through the documentation to find the right drawing or schematic. The most enjoyable part of the job was the employees that were trying to do a good job. They are a great group of men and women that want to do a good job, but their hands are tied.