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Productive
Commercial Fisherman (Former Employee) –  Metlakatla, AKMarch 28, 2018
It was a fun and memorable place couldn’t be better. Definitely will fish for them again if I go back into the fishing industry. Great people good company
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Money is grate, 112 + hrs. Per week, lots of over time
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Sitka, AKMarch 6, 2018
Best seasonal job out there hands down. You will make a very good amount of money while your put there. Get to meet people from all over the world. Make life time friends while your out there.
Pros
Free breakfast, lunch, dinner, snakes 24-7.
Cons
Your away from family about 2 months per season.
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Amazing opportunity to become creative in your work
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Ketchikan, AKFebruary 20, 2018
My relationship with SBS was a bit quirky, as I was also contracted as a commercial fisherman. The company is very flexible on work schedules after the first few weeks depending on the nature of your projects.

I was lucky to already be on the front lines of the industry so the work I did in the field only enhanced my ability to analyze and make sense of the catch data on the back end.

I would recommend to folks looking to gain vast exposure to a market that is in dire need of further analysts, data, tracking and information in order to sustain a healthy salmon and fish population moving forward.
Pros
$$$, flexibility, deep industry knowledge
Cons
Stressful environment, demanding, rapidly shifting needs, seasonal
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Commercial fishing
COMMERCIAL FISHING DECKHAND (Former Employee) –  Bristol Bay, AKFebruary 4, 2018
Commercial fishing is a great experience and there is a lot of money to be made. Was just a part time deckhand there is nothing really to review about silverbay.
Pros
money
Cons
Lots of long hours
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Silver Bay Seafoods
Deckhand (Near Fall), Head cook (Former Employee) –  Naknek, AKFebruary 2, 2018
Great experience on a Salmon Boat. Long hard days but fun and exiting as well. Good hard work for hardworking people. Don't bring friends that don't know how to work hard.
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trabajo duro
Empacadora (Former Employee) –  AlaskaJanuary 18, 2018
trabajo con largas horas de jornada y Poco Tiempo de descanso
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long hours working with sick people
shipping supervisor (Former Employee) –  valdez alaskaJanuary 5, 2018
long hours, minium pay. people sick all the time. food however was decent at first. dirty dorms, housekeeping did there best, but understaffed. all about the profit for the company
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High stress, exhausting environment.
Quality Control (Former Employee) –  Valdez, AKDecember 27, 2017
Cold, wet, undesirable conditions. You will catch something they call "fish lung"--breathing in the cold wet air for sixteen hours a day will make you have a bad, raspy, musty cough. 16 hour work days, 7 days a week, no exceptions. Careless management, good supervisors. Free room and board, however the meals were very low in nutritional value. The dorms are very poor, some rooms have 6 people and all rooms are very hot. Very close walk to town, right by the water, absolutely stunning views. Only a couple months long--good, quick money. You can do anything for a couple months. They DO NOT provide couples housing unless you have proof of marriage!!!--They are strict about it.
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Excelent job
Process Operator (Former Employee) –  AlaskaDecember 11, 2017
Very nice job is very hard but in the end very nice compensation and meet a lot people , if you want to make money is the right please to go but remember we are to work hard for the long hours
Pros
Need to work with the food
Cons
Very nice place for work in my on experience
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Hard work
Seafood Processor (Former Employee) –  Naknek, AKDecember 10, 2017
I worked for the company silver bay seafoods llc last year on the h2b visa. It was a good skill for me !!! accommodation and meals at the expense of the organization. enough working hours.
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The hardest part of the job
Seafood Processor (Former Employee) –  Sitka, AKNovember 22, 2017
The hardest part of the job for me was knowing whether or not I was going to get to work, and if work was going to come at all this last season. It was very stressful on my pocketbook; being so far away from everything- and having to start my life from scratch- it just didnt happen this time. However, I am hoping for a better turn out next year. Because the management is phenomenal.
Pros
Room and board, excellent management, accomodations
Cons
crowded bunk situation, hours of work vary according to mother nature, not management.
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A lot of work
Loading Dock Worker (Former Employee) –  Sitka, AKNovember 17, 2017
Very fast paced a lot of hours a lot of overtime. No personal time pretty much all sleep and work. If you haven't done this type of work before it's not for the faint-hearted
Pros
Beautiful environment
Cons
Stressful long hours hard work
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Very Hard Work
Processor (Former Employee) –  Naknek, AKNovember 13, 2017
It's more of a mental challenge then anything because you are away from family for a couple months on a designated island. Your working for more than 10 hours a day and its the same thing everyday until the fishing season is over.
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Work hard, get paid, simple equation
Processor (Former Employee) –  Naknek, AKNovember 10, 2017
Not a job for snowflakes. Show up, work long and hard, get paid, go home. You are fed and housed so no rent or food bills. Don't be an idiot and spend your money on booze and other non-necessities. Keep your head down for 45 days, bank your cash, and go home with $10k.
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Great management, hard working team
Kitchen Assistant (Former Employee) –  Sitka, AKNovember 9, 2017
It was a great experience to be a part of this company. Hard work is always appreciated. Team oriented. Very friendly management and team. As it is seasonal job - you have to work your hardest. Great company to be a part of.
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Great Experience.
Deck Hand (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKNovember 6, 2017
Required a lot of will and determination. Was very demanding but once you get used to it, its really good. The view and food was very good and it was wonderful overall.
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Get paid, work hard, get sick...
Seafood Processor (Former Employee) –  Naknek, AKOctober 31, 2017
The company is plenty honest about the conditions of the work required. People tend to complain about the long work hours, the cold, getting sick and not getting any sympathy. They're not in the business of babysitting hundreds of employees. Fish always come first, then the equipment, then the workers.

My honest suggestion, take plenty of cold medicine, cough drops, whatever you typically need when you're sick at home. You WILL GET SICK.

The work is not for everyone. Have a good reason for being so far from home. Money for school, travel, whatever motivates you.

The food is what it is. Never anything 5 star but you will get fed plenty.

Drink plenty of water, take vitamins, use muscle ointment, take pain meds.
Pros
PAY! Good conversation, good hard working people.
Cons
Short breaks and long hours.
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run away
Stocker (Former Employee) –  Valdez, AKOctober 27, 2017
everything is wrong with it !!! you are a slave sometimes you get crazy amount of hours, you hardly get any sleep , the food sucks. everyone gets sick , you are not allowed to stay in the dorm if sick, you are forced to go to work if you dont you get fired and if you do you are stranded in te middle of nowhere in the cold.
if you really need the money you could make significant amount but it all depends on the fish and if you can handle it !
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Fish Processing Plant
Fish Processor (Former Employee) –  Naknek, AKOctober 20, 2017
Fish Processing plant. You work 16 hour days and after 3 meal periods, your left with only 6 hours of sleep. Management doesn't really care except about how fast you can go and the work is long, hard, repetitive.
Pros
Good Money
Cons
Brutal work to get it
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Ambiente de trabajo divertido
Food Processor (Former Employee) –  AlaskaOctober 13, 2017
Ambiente de trabajo bajo mucha presión, con muy buena paga, la cual disfrute mucho y volveria a trabajar para ellos..
Pros
Buena paga
Cons
No plan medico y la comida poco apreciable
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