Food Production Line Worker (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 10 March 2019
Been working here as a full-time student employee for 4 months. Its a great and collaborative working environment where productivity occurs in a fast place. However, like any job, there is a lot of standing and moving around that may cause certain muscles to strain or tense up.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 13 September 2018
Fast paced work environment alongside friendly and helpful employees. I had opportunities to shift around the facility, giving me a chance to work in multiple different settings and jobs from loading skids to separating product and packaging.
Line Worker (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 22 July 2018
Thought it was ok at first, worked their because I had nothing else at the time can't believe I stayed as long as I did. Worst place I have ever worked. They treat you horrible and they treat you even worse if you get injured!
Sanitation Worker (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 17 July 2018
Worked here for 2 years, and truth be told.. it started out well. Loved having the opportunity of working overtime on the weekends, we’ll also making a nice chunk during the week. It slowly went downhill, I started to see how people want out. I’m not about to completely expose everything that went on behind the walls, but I will say.. never ever apply here. It was the worst 2 years of my life.
Supervising other staff (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 4 June 2018
they have solution for every problem happens in company. in RTE section there are rotation system that like most. due to this one cannot get bored easily from one job. i have learnt management, hard work, teamwork and lot more here.
paid breaks and have rotation system so that cant get bored from same work whole day
Sanitation (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 18 April 2018
They strung me along until the day my probation was up then they tell me im fired and that they dont need to give me a reason. I lost count in the 6 months i worked their how many people came and went. They will say anything to get what they need from you that day then toss you out for a new batch of temps instead of hiring. Their christmas party was pretty good though.
Great co workers, learnt alot about food processing
Straightforward, well paying work with great people
Line Worker (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 19 February 2018
Good, solid work, that pays well. You get the chance to work with all different types of people and there's no dress code, which is nice. The employee discount on food is great too, and can be used on a lot of products. Workplace can be a little cold, so dress in layers, and there will be times when you'll have to handle raw meat.
no dress code, good pay and benefits, lots of different people, discount on product
can be cold, working with raw meat isn't for everyone
Millwright (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 3 February 2018
In three months I worked there to see a dozen of workers disappeared. Some of them quit,some were fired. All the coworkers feel their job are threatened by the new hires so they won't train new workers and they don't care if you can come back next day.
As a new worker you don't have good training but the management force you to work like a mule, they move you to new jobs before you finish the old one then question why you can't finish. This is what they called "hard- working culture".
The management never respect a good worker if they don't like you they will viciously set you up and monitor you in cameras to find your mistake then send you home. I saw a good worker been set up and let go. This is what they called "well-managed".
They do "choose" people. They will let their favorite workers sitting and chatting in office for hours the same time force other workers jump between jobs on the floor.
Not a bad luck if they don't hire you!
dirty, noisy, slippy, cold and crowded, smell and smoke
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 5 January 2018
Unfortunately, grand river foods is a horrible employer. They Lie and say they’ll give you 8-9 working hours a day, but will always cut your shifts short because they want to save money on labor. The plant has a terrible turnover rate, bad smell, and a culture that promotes favourtism and hierarchy amongst workers. Overall, working here is a waste of time, and if you decide to, you’ll see why everyone hates there job and why they quickly run to the door once the shift is over.
Good pay for easy work, leaders want to make a difference
Line Worker (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 4 January 2018
Been with this company for a little more than 3 years. Leadership changes at the plant have made a big difference. Lots of focus on continuous improvement and suggestions from employees. The pay is great for the work but it's cold -so you have to dress for it. Very interesting to learn the processes if you haven't been in a food plant before. Like everywhere there are people who have cranky days, but for the most part a good group of coworkers. Always overtime available which is great when you want to earn extra cash.
Company ball tournament, good Christmas Party (adults and kids), annual wage increases
Have to check schedule daily to know shift time (but it's always within an hour)
Operator/Labourer (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 31 December 2017
Managements in this company duplicated a lot of disgusting behaviors from Maple Leaf Foods. Don't expect to be treated fairly or equally if you don't belong to the LOCAL category. They are very proud to monitor their employees in cameras every minute whenever you are on the floor ,in lunchroom, in parking lot ,etc to make you feel you are inmates. They keep pretending to offer people permanent positions without any screening then kick them out before the end of your probation to save their business and money.
Associate (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 22 December 2017
Everything is messy, unsafe and unorganized in the plant from production to construction. Managements are narrow-minded and arrogant like villagers never see the world. You don't wanna eat their food when you see the process.
assist machine operators (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 15 November 2017
It was very cold here, the people were not very friendly they felt very threatened for their jobs at all times...They left you in the freezer for long periods of time you only got 2 20 min breaks,.....really glad they did not hire me full time.
Blender (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 26 September 2017
Very demanding and hard work place. Learned a lot of interesting information on food processing and food handling. Company makes a variety of processed foods like Beef burgers, Veg Burgers, Various chicken products and more.