A safe environment to work at and everybody was nice to one another nobody didn't mind doing team work. We worked 12 hours shifts 6 to 6 Monday- Thursday sometimes Friday if we had to finish cleaning or get a order out. I loved it there hate that they closed down.
Management is trash on 2nd shift they show favorites and can be quite racist at times avoid line 5 2nd shift at all cost and the variety department but first shift line 5 and 6 is great supervisor and people but it's a hectic job
PROCESS MANAGER (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – August 15, 2018
My experience has not been great. Upper management has seen about three overhauls since I've been here (5 managers in 3.5 years). Can't seem to keep good employees. Advancement solely on "cliques". HR department seems to make rules as they go and even loosely follows them. Compensation under market value. Underpaid hourly workers. Micromanagement vs. autonomy leads to lack of care and drive for middle managers.
Lack of communication and autonomy, lack of scheduling, lack of tools to complete job, Loose HR department
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Lorton, VA – August 7, 2018
Disorganized company from the top down. They operate with a "blame mentality" rather than a solution based system. Sales team is constantly at odds with operations and no one seems to know what is going on. Leadership is nonexistent and hard work is never rewarded.
No benefits, no 401k, terrible Managed skills and they sell you a dream, every since Campbell soup bought out our company we are not making enough money to survive and it already bad enough we don’t have benefits or 401k
Own hour, work at your phase
Not enough money, people talk to you any kind of way, and they don’t respect you
QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCESS TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – Cape Cod Potato Chips – June 7, 2018
If they could keep the staff full on 3rd shift (and 2nd), there would be far fewer problems. The mandatory overtime is what kills it. If it were 40 - 48 hours per week, it would be ok. But for all the talk about wanting employees to have a work/life balance, they don't do enough to allow it. You can be mandated for 3 overtimes per week and the only way out of it is to use flex-time (their answer to sick time) or take 1/2 an attendance point. You are fired when you reach 8 attendance points and they stay on your record for a full year from the date you accrue them.
They do offer fairly good wages, but there is some disparity between certain positions that should be making more than they do, such as maintenance, QC and group leaders.
Once you have been here 90 days, you are eligible for benefits. You also start with 80 hours paid time off. This is split into 40 hours vacation, that require pre-approval and flex-time, that you can use without prior approval (aka. sick time, but also useful for last minute appointments, etc). It can be used in 1 hour increments, too, so if you need to be an hour late, you call and use an hour flex.
The first increase in time off is at the 5 year mark, then you get an additional 40 hours paid time off.
Overall, I would recommend it because once they are back to full-staff, the overtime situation will ease up except when someone is on vacation.
Overtime pops up last minute constantly. Management is absolutely horrible, their only concern is pushing sub par product out the door. No sort of hourly stability. One week you'll be lucky to get 2 days straight pay and the next week you'll pull 20 hours overtime. Hourly employees are great to work with, they are the only upside to this place. Safety is laughable. They preach it but if it comes down to spending money to correct things you may as well forget it.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – May 24, 2018
The management in Variety is terrible. Messy Higher Ups. Too much conflict and gossip. LAZY co workers. Everyone is pinned against each other, but cover up together when a meeting is called for it. Falsified Documents. Everything else is good, but stay away from Variety.
Great Pay and Benifts. Paid Personal and Vacation and Breaks
PROCESSING ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Goodyear, AZ – May 18, 2018
Applied for multiple positions internally. After three months, never got a phone call or interview. Would have appreciated just a chance to know that the position was filled before finding out from overhearing a conversation about it. Felt disregarded and that I was going to be right where management wanted me to be. Had to leave
Human Resource Coordinator (Former Employee) – Goodyear, AZ – May 7, 2018
Great Company to work for. Gave me the skills I need and will be able to use to further my career. A typical day at work was busy, always inputting associate information into the system. The most enjoyable part of the job was all the great people I worked with and will very much miss.