Its a job. Free potato chips. More than you want.
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.
Free potato chips, decent benefits, paid time
Mandatory overtime, under-staffing