Find companies:
Highland Farms
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
27 reviews

Highland Farms Employee Reviews

Company Attributes

  • Job Work/Life Balance
  • Salary/Benefits
  • Job Security/Advancement
  • Management
  • Job Culture
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Family
Dairy Manager (Former Employee), Scarborough, ONJanuary 30, 2015
Pros: management experience
Cons: work environment
Having the assistant store manager as a family relative of the owners, generated a lot of negativity in the workplace as I felt more comfortable departing this company.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
fun and experience gaining job
cashier (Former Employee), dufferin and finchSeptember 2, 2014
my typical days been always fun at work because I love to have face to face interact with customers and meet people of different ethnicity and diversity. I learned a lot from different situations and strategies at my work places. those experiences gained me a lot of self confident of handling situations, experience of handling my duties in more proficient and efficient ways, earned the experience of obtaining customers satisfactions especially those which are a bite critical in whatever ways they get the service.
the hardest part of the job was some time when u see customers are in a very upset situation and you can help them fully because of company rules and the enjoyable part for me was when I m been able to solve their problem at whatever position I was but if it was beyond my limitations I always get them to my supervisor in charge who could handle their problem and satisfaction in professional ways. I got so much good feed backs and customer`s satisfaction for being helpful and attentive to their need.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
slave driving company with a mind set of the 50's
store management (Former Employee), scarboroughApril 2, 2014
Pros: zero
Cons: everything i mentioned and then some...
If you are looking to gain experience and knowledge in the field....this is not the place to do it. Owners are family and scared to try new ideas that have proven track record. The owners yell and belittle the staff every day.they even do it on the sales floor in front of customers!!! The management staff is not experienced and scared of the owners. People are always complaining. They make u sign an agreement that allows them to schedule you 60 hours a week!!!!!there are other places to work that will appreciate your abilities. They instill fear to get the work done. The culture is do it or else!!!
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Assistant Grocery Manager
Assistant Grocery Manager (Current Employee), Vaughan, ONJanuary 26, 2014
The grocery department is very engaging with a lot of variety of products to manage.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
friendly work enviroment
Store Clerk (Former Employee), mississaugaJanuary 21, 2014
working individually and with co - workers was a good work experience .
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive
Produce Clerk (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 12, 2013
Pros: 2 total breaks 1 lunch
Cons: when there's nothing to do.
Typical day at work is pretty much just pur stuff out like fruits and vegetables. Learned how This Company wanted stuff to be put out properly. management was ok i guess. Co-workers where great very respectful. Hardest part would probably have to be When there was nothing to do. Most enjoyable part was When it was almost time to go home.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
we have good relationsjip to our co-workers
Grocery clerk (Former Employee), highway 10 and watline drNovember 28, 2013
Pros: no pay in lunch and breaktime
Cons: 9 hours works
Even the time and schedule are going to workplace, we are happy see each other.Even though minimum wages and this is my first job in ontario seen i been in here.if you have a problem we got solve it not personally.I;ll be resign my job because i found a good oppotunity to work in other place and bigger salary rates.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
no place to grow
Bakery clerk (Former Employee), North york ONNovember 24, 2013
Fun to work with co-workers. No place to grow.Management is mean. Hardest part of the job is carrying heavy loads.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
I encountered different kind of customer
Kitchen Helper / Cashier (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 13, 2013
Pros: when i finished my job everyday
Cons: long hours of standing
I'm working full time and with flexible schedule
I learned to mingle different kind of personality
Management are focused in thier customer
We enjoy working with each other
The hardest part when you went home 10:30pm closing time.
I enjoy in talking with different customer as practise of customer service relationship
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
slave wages when all is said and done
manager (Former Employee), Dufferin, MapleNovember 12, 2013
Cons: still 1963
how they have not been shut down amazes me. Long hours, no time off, treated with contempt, no communication, hourly staff run scared, management are abused.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
It was a very enjoyable and knowledgeable company to work for until the separation took place.
Assistant Produce Manager (Former Employee), 4750 Dufferin streetOctober 11, 2013
Pros: gained wide range of knowledge product wide
Cons: change of work environment, lack of loyalty
It was a very enjoyable and knowledgeable company to work for until the separation took place.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
hard work but i like
Meat Cutter (Former Employee), Scarborough, ONSeptember 27, 2013
being a meat cutter is not a easy job but your always learning.
the hard part of the job is when there so much cutting all day.
but when you work with good group of people like i do its not so bad
the best part about working at highland farms is we joke around alot
with my co workers we have alot fun. my manager help us out when we need it.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Would Never Work for Highland Farms ever again!
Former Employee (Former Employee), Mississauga LocationAugust 27, 2013
Pros: paid weekly no other pros
Cons: to many to list ... lol
In a very short time frame, the people seemed very disorganized and always complaining about the money they make or to much work.

The human resources gives you the benefit package not the greatest compared to other companies and provides no guidance.

The office enviroment had to many chiefs and not enough indians if you know what I mean. Everyone wanted to be someone with no hard work except complaining and looking out for their jobs.

In the grocery store the owners walk around over looking everything and if something is wrong they will scream.

They will not pay any over time and if you take breaks for doctor's or emergencies they will deduct your pay.

Good luck to all future employees be aware of your surroundings. If you really need a pay cheque this is a good place to start until another opportunity comes along.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
learn new things
FT Cashier (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONJune 5, 2013
Pros: financial security, nice co workers
Cons: not very good schedule
as a new immigrant, i have learnt a lots of new things here such as canadian way of communication, life style, different cultures etc. very tiring job with lots of responsiblity, tough rules and regulations. nice co workers. very flexible schedule. cannot afford to a second job with that job. financial security.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Management
DELI CLERK (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONMay 29, 2013
Nice place to work but it was hard to handle two small kids and the job.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A part time job after school that was enjoyable
Customer Service/Meat Dept. (Former Employee), ScarboroughApril 3, 2013
Highland Farms was a great part time after school job that taught me responsibility.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
The job was easy
Lot Attendant (Former Employee), 50 Matheson Blvd EMarch 16, 2013
Pros: cheaper lunches
Cons: not enough work
The job was easy but sometimes in the middle of the day there wouldn't be a lot of customers, so there was not a lot to do and it got boring standing around. So i would have to walk around the store and pick up garbage which sometimes wasn't there at all. Overall the management and the co-workers were all good people but i just could not stay there because i needed something to do constantly.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
nice clean place to work
Cashier (Former Employee), Dufferin St Torono,OnMarch 14, 2013
Cons: long shifts
Great place to work, if co-workers don't try to be your boss. not good for mothers with young child. teammates don't help you when you ask, as a trainee co-workers should help you as needed.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Very friendly and productive place to work
Deli Clerk (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 13, 2012
Pros: all the different types of meat
When i worked at Highland Farms I would be working in both sections of the deli meat/cheese my main department was meat. I learned how to work in a very busy environment without getting overwhelmed. I also learned a lot of different types of meats and cheeses working there. The people i worked with were very friendly after a short while working there it kinda felt like family. The hardest part of my job there was probably dealing with customers that i couldnt really understand or just hard very bad manners, but working there also helped me with how to deal with that.
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Slicing products in the machines & serve what costumers needed.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONNovember 12, 2012
Pros: points card
Cons: full time
I work 40 hours a week in this company.I learned how to work independently,I learned how to be well organized. I learned how to deal with people at all levels specially the needs of difficult costumers.I learned to be more patient. l build a strong communication skills .We have a good salary & benefits.It's fun working with my co-workers because they are so nice & very helpful. Its been hard for me when I was new in this company because I have to memorized all the cold cuts products and slice in the machine & served to the costumers but after I learn everything about it I already enjoyed it specially dealing with costumers and hearing from them a nice words like they are very satisfied about my service.

Highland Farms Photos

hardworking