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Great place to work, good crew of people
Labourer/Blade Changer (Former Employee) –  New Minas, NS10 April 2017
Really enjoyed the people I worked with there, was very hot in the summer & very hard labor work on the packing line. The management would provide staff with gatorade when it was super hot, and made sure we got out of the heat every so often. Chips in the break room were so great!
Pros
Free chips
Cons
Hard on the body
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good benefits and pay to start
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK5 April 2017
great benefits and great pay to start until you do really well then they take that away and make you start all over again. Year after year take pay cuts. Management is a joke out for themselves, tell you they really care about work life balance but don't observe it. Upper management is slimy and sneaky they pretend to look out for employees but go behind their backs to take them down.
Pros
great benefits package
Cons
unsuitable management from top to bottom
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Fast paced
Leadhand Backfill/ Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB4 April 2017
If you like chips this is the place to work. fast paced and good work out. people are friendly and pay is pretty decent as well! I worked here a while ago but would go back!
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Fun place to work, can be lonely
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Barrie, ON4 April 2017
You work by yourself most of the time as a merchandiser but that is the only real concern I personally have with the job. Management is great and well organized, you are always busy while you are working and it is generally easy work.
Pros
Paid based on how much time you put into your work
Cons
Customers asking where things are, working alone most of the time
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Productive work and easy going work
Salesman/Merchandizer (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB30 March 2017
You start at 6:00am and work till your done the pay well and understand how difficult your job can be. The only problem is they hire more off of a resume when it comes to management and they only know the companies policies and can offer very little help when is comes to assisting you they just restate the companies policies which can be aggrevating
Pros
Keeps you busy and always learning
Cons
The manager i had played favorites way to much
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its work
Senior Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 March 2017
show up , load up, drive out , fill up , drive to , sell to, . Rinse and repeat. Always more work tossed on us, with zero constipation for the work load given. I find its all about the bottom dollar and the investors. Bottom guys working hard to make the rich richer.
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Productive learning Experience
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Regina, SK10 March 2017
• Achieving weekly targets by finding selling opportunities
• Good feedback from clients
• Making sure orders delivered in timely fashion
• Upselling and cross selling products
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Pack boxes of chips
Packing Technician (Former Employee) –  Taber, AB17 February 2017
A typical day is standing at a conveyor packing bags of chips into boxes. I learned how to work hard & suck it up. Hard part is standing on concrete for 8 hours. Best part is the people.
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Unreliable review
Packer (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON8 February 2017
Long hours but great co- workers, I only worked there for as a student so I don't know much about what it's like to work there, however it paid for my school and I got to meet a bunch of other students in my position
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Awesome place with very flexible hours
Part Time Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 January 2017
Lays is a great employer in my job as a part time merchandiser as they go through a thorough training process and make sure that you are entirely comfortable with the job and what it consists of before sending you out to the workplace. Once in the workplace they also keep a solid communication line open ensuring that everyone is informed with what lies ahead before you even enter the store
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frito lay
Merchandiser/ Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Ancaster, ON6 January 2017
heading out to brantford in the early am to make sure I am(was) at the super markets before shoppers. taking skits from the back out to the aisle and stocking the shelves. I would repeat this at 4 stores dayly until the job was complete
Pros
making your own hours
Cons
I was not paid millage
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Warehouse Technician
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 November 2016
Gathered smaller orders of chips and other Frito Lay products for various stores and organized them by regions. Organized these orders by the truck number and often loaded them on the trucks. Picked bulk orders for stores and other products. Trained employees on how various jobs were preformed.
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Wouldn't recommend to anyone
Packaging Technician (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB24 October 2016
Is a company that there safety culture is only that of what meets the government standards, does not believe in going the extra mile to make sure employees go home the way they came. If an employee does end up being hurt, they don't have any issues disposing of them, as they treat there people like they are only a number. Like there bags disposable. I would not advise anybody to pursue a career with them even though there pay is comparable. They do not give references, so if your trying to gain experience you can't use anytime spent there. Beyond people's beliefs it's profit over quality.
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Great pay for what you did. but nothing else was a positive
RSR Mega Swing (Former Employee) –  Brockville, ON2 October 2016
your work week was friday to tuesday every week. there was little room for advancement. even if you took a weeks holidays since the week ran sunday to saturday. you had to book two weeks straight to receive a weekend off. more often than not coworkers were never willing to take the busiest days but expected you to work whenever they wanted a day covered.
the hardest part of the job was trying to grow the business while following strict rules about what we could and could not do. it was very difficult to find new sales opportunities, and when you did they were denied because they didn't feel it was incremental enough. The other hard part was trying to juggle a family while being low man on the totem pole more often than not co-workers wouldn't cover your days you needed off. but expected you to cover theirs.there was no benefit to covering another employee.

the most enjoyable part of the job was looking at your end of week numbers and beating everyone else despite the fact the oddds were against you almost every single time
Pros
Great Salary, friendy people excellent benefit package
Cons
long hours, often no acknowlegement, taken advantage of, creativity is discouraged, shady pay practices
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Frito Lay
Route sales representive (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB12 September 2016
In sales this company is very ruthless..this company does not care about the sales employees just the bottom line. I've worked at frito lay for 4 years and all they did was criticize never gave credit very much
Cons
Long hours
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Great company
Truck Loader (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB22 August 2016
Canadian based so that is always a plus. Nothing worse then working for a foreign company which tries to impose their countries poor business practices on members of another country.
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Excellent Company
Maintenance technician (Former Employee) –  Kentville, NS7 August 2016
Frito Lay Canada was a great company to work for. The maintenance team was excellent as were all of the production people. As a foreigner in Canada they were very receptive of me and the pay and benefits were excellent. It was a fabulous place to work.
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Fun and educational as Career Start
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON27 July 2016
Typical Work Day-
Inventory count
load truck
visit and sell in and merchandise in accounts
reload truck at warehouse for next day
Pros
Great Starter career in CPG
Cons
No Advancement Opprotunities within Geographical Area
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Lousy job with decent perks
Packer (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON13 July 2016
grueling work, kinda boring. Factory was hot and HVAC wasn't on very often at all. I learned to stick with something unpleasant or uncomfortable for a long time.
Hardest part: working in the heat
Best part: could purchase chips for cheap
Pros
chip sales, understanding
Cons
long hours, hot, boring
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Overall great workplace, incredibly inconsistent hours
Packaging floor worker (Current Employee) –  New Minas, NS22 June 2016
My work experience was very well balanced overall and no real problems are present here, other than the inconsistency in shifts. If you're looking for a full time employment opportunity, prepare either to keep searching or to be locked into an inconsistent job for many years waiting for a full time position to open up.
Pros
Discounted chips, overall great work environment, good co workers
Cons
Very inconsistent in receiving shifts, shifts sometimes very short
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