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The work schedule changes with the increase of products. Long time to be updated on company information. New rules and system gets implemented with little to no warning. Lots of overtime if busy.

Pros

Lot of overtime

Cons

Negotiation is difficult
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coworkers and overtime is the only positives

it is very cold and the management will treat you like garbage. the staff and coworkers are awesome, its like a family. you can work overtime whenever you want and they are understanding when you need personal days. overworked and underpaid

Pros

coworkers

Cons

management and temperature
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Beware

Don`t say you weren`t warned. Horrible conditions. Minimum pay for outrageous work. Constant standing. Breaks are over before they start. Freezing. Environment is not welcoming. You are treated like animals. Herded onto the floor.
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Bad place to work no communication what so ever management is rude and they will fire u of u take a days off work

Unprofessional no communication and pay is awful Bad place to work no communication what so ever management is rude and they will fire u of u take off
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Fast paced,

Fast paced buy 40 hours of work is not guaranteed except holidays. There are days where they will send you home before lunchtime. No incentives and no benefits.

Pros

weekly pay

Cons

no benefits
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Terrible place to work

The job is not difficult, but working with poor management is. There is a lot of favouritism toward friends/family of the managers who work there. The managers do not know how to delegate tasks, and have frequent power trips when employees try to take initiative.

Pros

Great Co-workers

Cons

Non-consistent hours, poor management, poor wages
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Management

Work started off great management for premier was friendly and good to work for but after a while you get to know how they really are and higher management protects their staff that should be gone and fire great workers who done more then a little extra over something stupid they don't follow their guidelines at all or anything terrible place to work

Cons

Everything about premier management
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Horrible toxic workplace

Horrible place to work at, basically the Premier management force you to be overworked 6-7 days a week and do not care about injuries or health conditions and well being of everyone. Work environment is unsafe whatsoever and they pick on people's performance.

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Cold environment , long hours without recommended breaks

A cold working environment requiring one to put on layers of clothing to keep warm, repetitive tasks in one place, little room for advancement and breaks are very few.
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Stay away

Horrible place to work. Always being sent home early. Laid off then offered a different shift. Always rushing for no good reason. They don’t train people .

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Fast paced environment with focusing on quality parameters

I would like to recommend my friend to work over there in terms of job prospects. but, it is cold environment where it is not easy to compete with inside temperature. management is responsive in terms of all work related issues and provide support to all your major activities of life.
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Productive

It was good experience.I learned something new like how I can work in fast paced environment with good manufacturing practice, personal protective equipment and safety.

Pros

10 minutes paid break

Cons

Long hours
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Depends what you care about

Opportunity for as much overtime as you want I was working around 70 hours every week bringing home 1000 dollars weekly but management is horrible very limited breaks and nowhere to move upwards the only promotion you may ever see is becoming line lead which gets you a million times more responsibility for only a dollar more and they probably wont give you the dollar for like a year lol if you dont care about anything at all and just want to make money I would reccomend it for the overtime but if you want to be treated like a human and care about being respected than no I would not reccomend
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A nice place to work in.

Del Monte Kenya is one of the leading companies in Kenya and the world at large. They are all types of machines one needs to get experience on. The structures of the organization are well laid out and are easy to understand.

Pros

It is an all year farming company

Cons

Cultivation area is not enough.
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Unsafe and Poor management

The company Premier Canada that Del Monte uses to hire people literally hire anyone and everyone who applies because they cannot keep people there long enough. The day time staff get worked to the bone sometimes forced to work double shifts. Managers write you up if you go for your scheduled break if they say "No break". You get 1 break after 4 hours for your lunch and then you're supposed to have a 15 minute break later on but they refuse to give it 9/10 times. Afternoon staff get hired on as "Full-Time" but are often sent home within 3-4 hours and more often than not their shifts get cancelled. On a daily basis there are numerous safety hazards. Pallets standing up at 90 degrees is not only unsafe but illegal without a guard rail and you can find several daily which could fall over and break your ankle as these pallets are wet and frozen. The chute they toss the scraps in go into a the waste room where the attendant has had MULTIPLE broken knives come flying through at high speeds and almost impaled him twice within a week. Management will change your schedule last minute before a stat holiday and forces you to come in on days you cannot (even if its not your regular schedule) and claims you wont get stat pay if you don't. Some employees have been sent home because they had a cigarette on their break and smelled like cigarette (what do you expect its their break and 90% of your employees smoke?). I could list even more things wrong with this place but its not ideal and I do NOT recommend working for these clowns.

Pros

It's a job (an unstable one but a job)

Cons

You will always be a temp employee so they dont care about you.
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Demanding life absorbing

Premier Manages the wprkers for DelMonte and Premire is very unprofessional. Premier management creates a toxic work enviorment forcing people to work long hours in a 6 day work week and weekends. Paychecks are constantly mixed or short pay up and staff is inexpierenced. Del Monte Management are much more worker friendly. Found many good friends in Del Monte management and workers unfortunately Premire runs workers not Del Monte

Pros

great people you work with

Cons

min wage for max work hrs+little home life No long weekends
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Productive Workplace

It was a good experience working at Delmonte. They really take customer service on a priority basis, as it is known by its Quality of Food. I would consider working at Delmonte.
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Friendly Environment

I learned teamwork, time management and also meet different people who had a different culture and religion. The hardest part of the job to teach new people to peel the fruits & veggies.

Pros

We get the enough hours and incentives.

Cons

We have to work in very cold atmosphere.
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workplace has good environment.

good behavior of staff.Helping nature and nice on the floor. I learn good quality work and how to handle the pressure and how I do work effectively in the cold environment.
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productive work place, learn about new things like quality assurance and quality control

management of the company was good, i have learned so many new things from there. diversity of culture has been seen there. long hours shifts were problem for sometimes. otherwise the work area were good.

Cons

long hour shift
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Delmonte Review

Overall Del monte is a reliable source of work. But, it is not what i am looking for full time. It is a very cold environment and can get VERY tedious. I also injured my wrists and my fingers working there for too long.

Pros

Reliable source of work

Cons

Everything else
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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