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Foster Farms Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2019

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3.1
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36%
Recommend to a Friend
99%
Approve of CEO
Dan Huber
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "People, family culture, long time well known brand, pay is competitive with good benefits(in 11 reviews)

  • "Treat employees well and a fun family owned work culture(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is no work/life balance, though this varies between depts(in 4 reviews)

  • "Old-school mentality still lingers, but getting better(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Review of employment."

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    Former Employee - Electician in Fresno, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foster Farms full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good for new electrician's learning troubleshooting, schooling opportunity, healthcare, steady job.

    Cons

    Down times, lack of pay, hours very and they like to change shifts around. Union overcharges for dues when they have no power to really help. 2 times the normal union dues. Radeos don't always have the best reception, they take months to give you access to needed areas.

    Advice to Management

    Have a radeo, keys, access card ready for your employee, Consentrate on your training books, get them to your employee early not later, train them in testing equipment, you have leads use them for training as you as management do not have the time you need to train them.

    Foster Farms2019-06-05
  2. "All upper management was good to work with."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Foster Farms

      Pros

      Most of the time 5 days 8 hours

      Cons

      Low pay for the work they want out of management.

      Advice to Management

      Higher pay will encourage your management to want to do extra.

      Foster Farms2019-06-03
    • "I was back up lead person."

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      Current Employee - Ossid Operator in Livingston, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Foster Farms full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      I started work at foster farms at 2001 I enjoyed my job.

      Cons

      Every thing going good

      Foster Farms2019-05-06
    • "Look Elsewhere"

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      Former Employee - Product Management in Livingston, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Foster Farms full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Dedicated Employees Good Benefits Ability to move within the company, role dependent

      Cons

      Company does not adhere to their own Core Values. There is no work/life balance, though this varies between depts. No funding for training or education. Eliminated their internal HR training group. If you want to enhance your skills it must be done on your own time at at your own expense. No appreciation for their employees and the personal sacrifices they make to keep the business running. Continually cuts budgets...

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      Advice to Management

      Rethink how you manage your business and how you treat your employees. You may retain local employees who have no other options, but you won't retain any strong talent recruited from outside of the valley.

      Foster Farms2019-05-17
    • "Not the worst employer"

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      Current Employee - Security Officer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Foster Farms full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Paid every 2 weeks

      Cons

      Everyone is expendable. They will outsource without a thought about how long people gave to the company

      Advice to Management

      Care about people

      Foster Farms2019-04-27
    • "Fast Paced"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA

      I have been working at Foster Farms full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Never a dull moment. There is always something happening that will require your attention which will keep you busy.

      Cons

      Things can get pretty chaotic. You will need to have a very strong time management skills and keep calm under stress

      Foster Farms2019-05-08
    • "Do a lot with a little"

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      Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Demopolis, AL
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Foster Farms full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Friendly people, helpful coworkers, and constant feedback

      Cons

      Hard goals to achieve consistently with tools given, faulty equipment, long hours.

      Advice to Management

      My only advice to management would be to be open to discussing potential means to increase productivity and actually talk to supervisors and managers about what's happening rather than assuming what's happening based on numbers alone.

      Foster Farms2019-03-31
    • "Micromanaged from start to end"

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      Former Employee - Payroll C 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Foster Farms full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Benefits, pensions, normal work hours.

      Cons

      Unhappy every minute ended up leaving after only 4 months.

      Advice to Management

      Learn how to better manage people.

      Foster Farms2019-05-05
    • "FF"

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      Current Employee - Packer in Demopolis, AL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Foster Farms full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      You get to get paid every week

      Cons

      When it’s cold in the winter time. There isn’t any heat inside, and when it’s hot. They refuse to cut the fans on. The head personals are very rude to most employees, and some workers never get a congratulations for their hard work. It’s a place I wouldn’t recommend anyone to apply for a job there.

      Advice to Management

      Loosen up, and take the time out to get to know each employee personally. As well as an every day employee.

      Foster Farms2019-04-05
    • "Great place to gain experience then go!"

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      Former Employee - Electrician 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Foster Farms full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great opportunities for experience, this is of course due to you having to figure it out on your own.

      Cons

      Management is poorly trained, will always have an opinion on the work you do with no actual angles for improvement most of the time they cant even tell you why its wrong it will just depend what mood there in.

      Advice to Management

      Foster farms belongs to its shareholders not Management, Learn how to talk to and treat people professionally maybe you would have a better chance at keeping your employees.

      Foster Farms2019-03-25
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