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GRAND RIVER FOODS Employee Reviews

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Shipping/ Shunt Driver on afternoon shift (Former Employee), Cambridge, ONSeptember 12, 2014
Pros: good salary and benefits
Cons: frozeen enviroment and work every weekend
I did this job for over 3 months. The money is good but that's it. You'll be made to work a 3 hour shift each Saturday afternoon and evening and a 3 hour shift on Sunday afternoons. Not optional. You'll be inside the freezer loading trucks 90% of the time and only shunting 10% of the time except for Friday nights when you'll be fueling reefers and pin – more... locking trailers. The equipment is not very good either. They no longer have the employee food program either. – less
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A very cold and mostly miserable place
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Cambridge, ONFebruary 9, 2014
Pros: free food
Cons: very cold
Worked there because I was in debt and the pay was good at the time
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Clean workplace with the correct priorities.
Temp, taking on various responsibilities. (Former Employee), Cambridge, ONNovember 9, 2013
Pros: employees have a discount on the meat that doesn't make the cut to go to the stores.
Cons: cold temperatures, loud noise.
Grand River Foods takes great care to keep the workplace clean by regularly washing the rooms and equipment and leaving many signs and warnings for employees to keep clean hands as well as other sanitary behavior for working with food.
The managers are respectful towards the employees and the workers generally get along in and out of the workplace.
The – more... most difficult work has to do with awareness and speed, usually while packing boxes on a busy day or separating the good meat from the bad as it passes on a conveyor belt. Also, workers must be ready to face the fridge temperatures of the rooms, usually by dressing in many layers, or to deal with loud machinery despite wearing earplugs.
But the job was also enjoyable, for employees generally work alongside each other and are free to converse for as long as they complete their tasks properly. – less
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enjoy enviroment
Shipper/Receiver (Current Employee), cambridge ontarioAugust 1, 2013
Pros: people, my job it self
Cons: not steady hours
A typical day was very simple i loaded and off loaded trailers when product was finished on the line for live loads.
While waiting for product to finish, i would help out the production team on the line or do both jobs mine and production if they were short handed.
Everyone that i was working with and or around me was very nice and friendly which made – more... my day and position very enjoyable – less
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It was a cold place to work at....meat packaging plant
Line worker (Former Employee), CambridgeDecember 26, 2012
Pros: they had bbq and free lunches once in a while
Cons: the hrs were ok...some time the overtime
Just went in a did the job that was required to do..I learned how to work with so many different people and different jobs in the plant
the co workers were all great to work with
the hardest part was working in the cold...u had to know how to dress warmly for the job
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Very fast paced hard job
Live recieve and cut and pack labourer (Former Employee), Beamsville, ONOctober 30, 2012
Pros: good pay
Cons: long hard hours
worked eight hours five days a week.I learned how to do alot of different jobs through out the factory.My bosses were all great and easy to work for and with.Co workers were very freindly and hard working.The most enjoyable part of my job was getting opportuninity to try different jobs and train new people
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Productive and fun place to work.
Packaging/Line worker/Sanitation (Former Employee), Cambridge, ONJune 5, 2012
Pros: refridgerated friendly
Cons: long hours
a typical day was a fast paced production line packing chicken. managing packaging machines and working with raw chciken. i learned how to operate machines. coworkers were very friendly and i enjoyed working with them. the hardest part of the job was when packaging machines went down and had to dump chicken into bins and having to lift them upstairs – more... continously. the most enjoyable part was again the coworkers and the fact that the facility was refridgerated – less