Conestoga Meat Packers Ltd.
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Productive
Excellent working pace and helpful supervisors!
I had fun while working here, very understandable and friendly company - also have a fair amount of pay raise for good workers.
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Tough job but nice management
Tough job but nice management. It’s somehow fun working in this company. They really are concerned about safety and management helps. I liked this company
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A great job with great benefits!
Conestoga Meats is a very unique place to work - I was given the opportunity to learn a number of different jobs which gave me good versatility within the plant. The pay and benefits are really good, especially for the general labour sector. The management is generally very good. Despite what the few bad apples might say, the management seems to want everyone to enjoy their jobs and their take complaints seriosly. There are alot of social activities that HR puts together so you can actually get to know your coworkers really well. For my retirement they even gave me a gift! Conestoga was a great place to work and was a rare find where it felt like the company cared about everyone.
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Cold, but fun place to work.
I enjoyed my time there.
I liked the hours I worked, and the people I worked with.

Very structured environment, but on Monday mornings it was cold.

Good place to work.
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Great pay! and good staff
I was an employee at Conestoga Meats for 3 years. There are a lot of employees, new faces come and go but the ones that are there for the long haul are good people. There is a family feeling when you work there, the staff is really nice and helpful. They pride themselves to be the best and try to have great incentives such as a pension plan after 2 years, family outings, adult trips to Niagra Falls and casinos as well. Aside from the repetitive work, it is a great place to work.
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Bureaucratic work environment with office politics present even on the factory floor
The company has grown too large too fast. When I signed on it was just starting to grow. Work was easy and simple and everybody worked together to get the job done. After a few years and a few changes in management however, things went downhill. The mentor-style training I received vanished along with the "old guard" who served as mentors. The new employees brought in saw no reason to take training seriously, and thus the quality of workers declined rapidly, to the point where the few remaining "old guard" workers were doing most of the work for no extra benefit to themselves.
Pros
Free lunches some days. The company knows how to throw a barbecue party
Cons
Long hours and sudden end-of-day overtime to meet deadlines
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Unsafe
In the 6months working there I didnt meet a single person who did not have a straun or otherwise preventitive injury. Managment is difficult and entitled. They do not promote from within the company. If youre not a "yes man" they will look for an excuse to get rid of you. The majority of the employees are immigrant workers who don't know their rights and are often subjected to improper treatment as a rwsult.
Benefits are pretty good though.
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Productive and Collaberative
I worked there 4 months on a student contract. Working at Conestoga Meats enabled me to gain factory experience, responsibility, and determination. It was face-paced at times but everyone there was inclusive and friendly including management.
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Good workers
Good managers, recognize and appreciates employee efforts, diverse culture, more room for improvements, managers and senior leaders are approachable, they care about their people.
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Typical factory work
Constant clock in clock out work. Everyday it's the same, which can be very boring and mentally exhausting.
Management are generally good people and can have a great relationship with, but from experience, no one is a real leader that inspires to improve the place. It sticks to the status quo, and though they give off the impression that they care about the opinions of workers, its all false. Claim to have open door policy, but can't really have a civil conversation and it all comes back to the employee is in the wrong. Told to report soreness or any injury and request "light duty" to no cause further injury but is frowned upon by management and they give you a hard time. Can go to Human Resources for issues that cannot be resolved but typically they go against you and make it very difficult. MANY new employees walk out in the middle of their first shift and do no return.
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Fast pace, enjoyable atmosphere
Great atmosphere to work in if you enjoy physical labor. The company itself is growing at a consistent rate providing lots of employment opportunity and growth within the company.
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Your wage is not worth your effort.
Save yourself any future stress and do not apply to work for this company. Employees are treated poorly especially those who can't advocate for themselves, the company employs many individuals who have a hard time speaking english and in that case the company walks all over them. They want you healthy and when you are injured or sick they will do what they can to toss you. There is a significant amount of bullying at the workplace - dont count on human resources to help you. You could work at group home for the same amount of start pay, the wage is not worth the effort and poor workplace environment. They should get a union started.
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No advancement opportunities / Ignorant senior leadership team
If you want to advance your career, this is NOT the place
The senior management team are ignorant and don't care about anything else than their opinion.

Stay away
Pros
Free BBQ lunches
Cons
too may to list...
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it was fun working there.
the work load was a bit too much but the supervisor always praises hard workers. moreover, the work environment was very friendly and healthy. all the safety and hazard instructions were all very well maintained.
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Run fast
If your looking for harassment... Go nuts. Absolutely the worst employer on earth. STAY AWAY. Managers do not care what is happening on the line. If you complain, its in one ear and out the other. If you get hurt, they will force you to quit. I've seen it happen time and time again.
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productive and fun place to learn.
Friendly atmosphere
Learnt implementation of GMP and food safety laws

Good management

Helpful environment to work

Maintaining work efficiency at coldest temperatures

To work in my filed of study.
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Cycle People out to Avoid giving raises
This company has a tendency to keep employees they should fire, and fire the ones that are dedicated to the workplace. The money was fine, but they have taken to hiring part time workers and students to avoid giving raises and benefits. Absolutely awful management, pretend to care about you and your mental health and then throw it directly in your face and fire you for having a panic attack at work. Don't work here unless you want to find another job in 5 months and 2 weeks (it's a 6 month probation).
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Horrible
Literally the worst place to work, the pay is bad for the work you're doing. The staff are somewhat decent. Would defiantly not recommend working here. Not guaranteed a full work day/work week. usually ending shifts earlier than 8 hrs.
Pros
the people
Cons
Almost everything
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Good Management and competitive salary
Good managing of people a division of labor. The company also did a good job on making sure that their workers are comfortable and safe on the respective working environments.
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Co-op student
I currently work here as a Co-op student in the maintenance department. CMP takes care of it's employees and management does it's best to give their employees opportunities to grow.
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Best in the industry !!!
Supporting local farmers, local economy... Providing highest quality pork, outstanding standards, giving jobs for thousand employees and providing good benefits to employees and their families. Waste free production, fast growing and successful company !!! Will last longer than the competition because of their high standard of cleanliness and excelent management !!!
Pros
Competative wages, good benefits, opportunities to move from one position to other and grow. Discount on fresh pork.
Cons
There are no cons.
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