Seasonal (Former Employee) – Valdez, AK – September 13, 2018
When working there I made friends with people from all over the country. The work Itself was not something to scoff at, but if you work hard and you show it they give you recognition, because they value hard workers, because they know they're the ones going places. Overall the place was a great work environment with some amazing people at the helm.
Fast Pace,Result Driven,Goal Oriented,Awesome company
Production Foreman (Former Employee) – Naknek, AK – August 21, 2018
Working for Silverbay Seafoods was amazing. Hours worked daily were between 12 to 16hrs. The company is very goal oriented since the salmon season in alaska last around 4months, so as long as our fleet was able to find fish, our processing plants were running non-stop. There is a culture of family within each plant, as well as hardwork and teamwork. I learned most of my professional skills working for SIlverbay Seafoods, such as scheduling,attendance of over 300 people per shift,problem solving,multitasking and crew leading.
SEAFOOD PROCESSOR (Former Employee) – Valdez, AK – July 15, 2018
I love working at silver bay because it was a seasonal job, we go out in Alaska twice a year, we go 3 months in winter season and 6 months for summer season. Out there you meet different kinds of people from different cultures and background. I love to surround myself with different people, the is hard but with different energy you keep moving, we work 16hrs a day
Kitchen Assistant (Former Employee) – Sitka, AK – November 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.
Very productive, environment workplace is just right.
Seafood Processor (Former Employee) – Metlaktla, AK – January 8, 2017
A typical day at work, is 12-18hour days. Fun and very productive environment. The coworkers and management make sure you are ready for work. Such as if you arent feeling good, or if there is some family problem you have to take care. Learned a little bit, (not much) mainly the price for fish and roe. For me the most enjoyable part was keeping busy in the roe room and helping them catch up a bit.
tote dumper, forklift operator (Former Employee) – Naknek, AK – December 11, 2016
An average workday consisted of two, eight hour shifts. I was a tote dumper for one shift, and a forklift operator for my second shift. I learned how hard I am able to push myself and realized how much that I could accomplish. I got to meet people from all over the world, and learned a lot about some other cultures. The hardest part of the job was consistently being at work, and on time for seven days a week(16 hour days). The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to enjoy my surroundings in beautiful Alaska.
Processor (Former Employee) – Sitka, AK – December 10, 2013
Long hours and hard work, but with a very competent and understanding management team. Met and still correspond with many friends from Silver Bay. The hardest part of the job would have to be the repetitive nature of the work. On the plus side, I had an opportunity to save alot of money which has come in handy between contracts.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Sitka, AK – August 26, 2013
long day starts at 6:AM to 10:30 PM.I learned from this job that I can stand longtime of hours and be Hard worker. My co-workers are polite and good. The hardest part of this job is the loud voices environment but the most enjoyable part is experience and learning new things.
Great folks to work with & *beautiful scenery* everywhere, too.
Plant Electrician (Day-shift) (Former Employee) – Craig, AK – May 7, 2012
Interesting group of employees -- around June, mostly East European college students work there as processors, and there's a lot of them, with a few in management positions. Nice male/female residence facilities for those younger college-age people, & for the fulltime staff, too. Things can seem claustrophobic though during the full-on 24/7 processing weeks though because of all the people everywhere, & so room-sharing is part of the plan. GREAT food though, and a lot of it. All living needs are right there at the plant -- food, laundry, wireless internet, satellite TV, etc, so no real need to go into town except for maybe a change of scenery or if you're a drinker, for Saturday night pub crawls. The plant is a fairly new facility (about 4 yrs old as of 2012), and is only about a mile from the tiny hamlet town of Craig, which can be walked in 20 minutes or so. In Craig is a Wells-Fargo bank (it's the only bank in town but there's a small Alaska-based credit union there, too), 1 main grocery store, I think 3 or 4 bars around town, several churches of course to balance out the bars, lots of souvenir types of stores, a couple outdoors equipment-oriented stores, and a good-sized name-brand high quality outdoors-clothing store, too. And of course, beautiful views, everywhere. SBS Craig is a great place to work, meet new friends, save up some money since unless you're a hard partier, there's hardly anyplace to drop any really big bucks or the need to, since again, SBS Craig supplies all living needs & expenses, a big 3-meal chow hall/TV room that's open after hours for snacks & drinks,more... and several other amenities to make your stay there not at all unpleasant but rather, enjoyable & fun.less
beautiful views, lots of work, interesting people from varied cultures, friendly fair and approachable management, every living expense is covered by the company.
pretty remote, not a place for the big-city-lover, taxis into town kind of expensive, the 2 craig grocery stores' prices very high.