Upstate Niagara Cooperative
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I learned a lot about the trucking industry. The management was positive and reassuring when I wasn't familiar with a task or assignment and took the time out to ensure I learned everything I needed to know to successfully complete the job.
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Good place to earn money

They pay fairly well now for most positions. There are headaches like most jobs but overall you are here to get the work done and management helps with that.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Unpaid 1/2hr lunch break
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Paid to taste delicious products

I was a temp so experience was skewed. Friendly coworkers. 1 vindictive and sabotaging person gunned for me unprovoked but 1 out of hundred is not bad.

Pros

All the milk you can drink

Cons

1 grumpy supervisor
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Great job.

Great pay, amazing benefits that just aren’t offered anymore. Union. Almost unlimited overtime potential and the ability to make nearly as much as you want depending on how many hours you work.

Pros

Good money and benefits.

Cons

No work life balance. All weekends all holidays off shifts.
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Good pay and benefits

Flexible hours. Good pay and benefits. Very good home life and work balance. Union negotiated pay and benefits. Over time is available. Get to learn different routes
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Some of the people are good to work with but you will not have a life and will be overworked

So essentially starting you will be bottom of the seniority list and you will get all of the forced overtime... Eventually you will be overworked and questioning why you would even want to stay here on top of extremely poor management and that's when you will start the question why did I even accept this job sure the benefits are amazing and the pay is pretty good but when you don't see your family and can't even take a day off because it goes by seniority and people there will purposely take days off so you can't get off you will realize this place is a joke and there needs to be change... You don't even get consecutive days off so your body can heal...

Pros

Amazing insurance and decent pay

Cons

Bad management forced overtime no life
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Company has gone way down hill.

Years ago, this was one of the best local delivery type jobs in the area. Unfortunately, like many, new management has made it by far, the worst. The equipment is so old and falling apart, no maintenance on any equipment. The employees have gone from part of the family, to just an employee #, or "square on the computer screen" as its been said by higher ups. People are walking out every month. 10, 20 even 30 year guys are walking away from the destruction upper management has done to the company, the workforce and the overall working environment. Its very sad actually. Many of us planned to retire from here, but those thoughts are all gone. Applicant beware.

Pros

Medical benefits, but they are changing them and wont tell anyone what the new pay & benefits are going to be

Cons

Poor management. Junk unmaintained equipment. Schedule. The more people quit, the more workload is placed on those that haven't yet.
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Used to be good...

Good pay and benefits as it’s a Union shop. However, the hours are terrible, as is most food service type trucking. It’s tough to plan anything with family as you are wondering if you will get called in. They bought Byrne Dairy so now they are most likely going to transfer the work over there and get rid of the union and make the drivers take worse pay and benefits. Really is a shame. They stopped caring about their drivers.

Pros

Good pay, excellent benefits

Cons

Terrible hours, tough on family
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Good place to work

Excellent benefits. Good management. People are nice and polite. Competitive salary. Lots of overtime opportunities. Like work together, grow up together.good place to work unless you are lazy.
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Na

Great place to move or switch positions. Health insurance is great for you and the family. Learned new roles and transferred while was there. Fun tolerant about the products.
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poor management !

bad work schedule . uneducated management ! work weekends , nights and holidays . not family friendly . hostile work enviroment . think they bit off more than they can handle with the new purchase .
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Boys Club

If you’re a male you’ll be paid well and be given opportunities, if your female you’ll be paid less than market and be given a male less qualified to report too.

Pros

Decent 401k

Cons

No Tuition Reimbursement, poorly managed benefits, compensation communication
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Management cannot be trusted.

Management is more worried about drinking coffee and smoking than solving issues. Some of these union members are dishonest. You go for your first year with no vacation. Then after 1 year you pick last and have no chance of getting a holiday off. You pay union dues and really don't get anything for your money.
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Does not pay employees what they are worth

As more people have been leaving the organization due to being overworked and under paid, the trend only has gotten worse. More people have to pick up the slack and extra work and are not compensated or appreciated for doing so.
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Stressful working environment!

Positive: Great benefits: health, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation time and holidays, 401k with matching. Negative: The majority of my co-workers would say they are over worked, under appreciated, under paid and moral is very low. Upper management is aware of these concerns, but doesn't seem to want to do anything to boost moral.
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Work/life balance bad

You work holidays and weekends. Rarley if ever do you get 2 days off in a row. Long work days usually 10-15 hours. The pay is very good and usually all the over time you could want
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Surrounded by hard working conscientious colleagues

I do not wish to detail a day in the life at this position as I change roles and assignments very frequently and I cannot accurately describe the variety i experience.
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Definitely room for improvement

Management needs improvement , great benefits pay Is ok, unlimited overtime, most supervisors are legit, some are downright terrible and ruin and out the job.

Pros

Benefits, unlimited overtime

Cons

Shifts, forever to get a different shift
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Good people to work with

Really enjoyed working there. Really easy environment to be in. Liked having free products to enjoy during breaks and lunchs. Really strong union. They were there if you needed anything.

Pros

Pay and benefits

Cons

No consecutive days off
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Small company

Small company with little updated office tools and desks for the workers. The compensation is not comparable with other service jobs as it is low and the opportunity to move up in department is low.
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Solid Company

Upstate Niagara is an outstanding dairy company/business. Solid management group who understands business. great plant manager who fully supports all staff.

Pros

Great Management Group.

Cons

Plant Manager was bery supportive.
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