HACCP Student (Former Employee) – Breslau, ON – 1 February 2018
- Although not the best work environment as it is a slaughter house after-all, people are extremely supportive and friendly - Workplace can be very cold or stinky depends on the department you're in - People are very efficient and are willing to help each other - Quality of work is amazing, the employees, supervisors and line leaders work together to strive for excellence
Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) – Breslau, ON – 7 September 2017
Friendly people and great staff made my summertime student employment program at Conestoga fly by. With good salary I made a hefty amount of money for a student at my age. Would recommend this place for employment for anyone seeking full time work
BBQs and Ice Cream and Deals on wonderland tickets etc
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Breslau, ON – 5 September 2017
This job is good for the short term while you look for something else. It SEEMS to be employee geared, until you realize its not. They will go out of their way to seem to help you in the beginning, but when the real problems start they become unbending and disinterested in what the employees have to say unless it benefits the company first and foremost. Favourtism is rampant and you will not advance unless someone wants you to. If you are a great worker, you may be held back in a position because you pick up the slack and help the line run smoothly. Physical ailments due to heavy repetitive work are treated fairly in the beginning, after a while, they consider that you have been "work hardened" and are not as willing to provide alternate work to alleviate repetitive injuries.
Free lunches on long weekends but not enough time to eat them or cold
Butcher (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 30 May 2016
-show up to work and grab required safety equipment. -head to your designated line and cut meat. -co-workers are always excited and ready too work. -Management seems to be go with the flow type of mentality. Lots miscommunication between lead hands and supervisors. -Hardest part of the job is being able to keep up with your pieces on the line sometimes it gets overwhelming really fast.Cutting frozen meat sometimes feels like your carving through wood.
Hired on as General Labourer in Packaging (Current Employee) – Breslau, ON – 22 January 2016
This is NOT a good company to work for, any longer. With the recent changes in Management and the ever changing policies, the plant is run by favouritism and not through the way of seniority or "earning a position".
Accounting clerk (Co-op) (Former Employee) – Breslau, ON – 9 March 2015
A typical day is: first you set up the inventory account for other departments to use it. Then reconciling the bank accounts and find out the discrepancies. after that posting the accounts payable and receivable accounts. At last enter any other daily transactions (journal entries in to the ledgers. I learned new things about the accounting system (CSB) The management and the co-workers are very cooperative
Great place to gain experince in the food industry.
General Labourer (Current Employee) – Breslau, ON – 23 August 2014
I've been working at Conestoga Meat Packers in Breslau, Ontario for almost two years. I have learned many skills in such a sort period of time. I've been trained and have a great understanding of the food industry and what it entails.
Optional overtime, work perks, annual raises, bbqs every long weekend, good wages.
Cold environment, standing for long periods of time, fast pace work
Worker (Former Employee) – Breslau, ON – 11 May 2013
This took place in a very cold environment below -10 degrees Celsius. The day would start at 6am and during the day I would obtain a list of certain parts I had to pack and how many bags. During the day I would push around heavy tins in order to have somewhere to put the packed product and would then drop off the packed product to a croyvac which would seal the bag and would continue with the rest of the order. Once the order was done, I got to work on the packaging side where product would come onto a conveyer belt where people grabbed the pieces they needed for their order, which was then wrapped individually and placed in a box. The hardest part of the job was the physical endurance you had to have to make it through the day. It was long 8 hours on your feet which would sometimes cause back pain. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people you would meet and even though we are all in the freezing cold, everyone always has a smile on and will yell good morning across the plant.