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Absolutely best hog production company to work for, great benefits, very satisfying and rewarding.

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This company was an absolute pleasure to work for. Very well kept farms with minimal problems. Very good hours. Upper management very good at sorting out any issues that would arise at the lower level on farms. Very friendly work environment. Would highly recommend.

Pros

Good pay and hours. Upper management is top notch, extremely rewarding to work for, a very satisfying job experience!

Cons

Can not honestly think of anything major at all.
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Great place to work

I was hired as a term position. I had been blessed with working with friendly and very helpful people. Not just co workers but management too. They were all amazing.

Pros

Friendly and helpful

Cons

Can't think of one
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Clown running the show

Management is run by a clown who lack skill and cant even train his employee properly!Lots of favoritism and politics in the workplaceCompany pays good but they will try to scare u if dont work overtime as they will say its mandatory!Management only think of u as number that can be replace anytime so goodluck!

Pros

None

Cons

Extremely busy
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Great place to work if you're part of the "IN" crowd.

Worked at Hylife for a number of years and saw first hand that there is definite favoritism given to a select group of people, namely if you are young (under 35) and are great at sucking up to the managers. The only people that get out of entry level positions at Hylife are those who are either related to senior staff or have kissed up to the right people regardless of how many people they stabbed in the back or gossiped about to get there. Some of the people that have been advanced to leadership roles were horrible co-workers, they gossiped and spoke badly about other staff including the very managers that gave them their new roles. The managers doing the hiring pay little attention to the negatives in the people they advance as long as the person has stroked their ego. If you are under 35 and are great at kissing up you will go very far at Hylife. Anyone else need not apply unless you are happy staying in an entry level job for the rest of your career at Hylife. You will only get the jobs that have the most hands on work and put in the most hours while the "leaders" are able to take vacation whenever they want. Actual work experience and seniority mean nothing at Hylife which has caused the moral in most of the departments to be at an all time low.

Pros

Free meat

Cons

Equality doesn't exist, pay is not great
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N/a

Hylife was a fairly good place to work ,jobs could go smoother if there were more time and effort put into the planning end, seemed to be no thought put into the big pitcher when it came to maintenance,

Pros

fair wages

Cons

poor planning
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Love it! Recommended to work here, but too much toxic employees.

Great work, great management. I love the environment, workplace but toxic employees. Talk trash and rumours are everywhere. The job is hard, but good hours, good pay.
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Race based Favoritism

Hylife has a seniority based job bidding system. The supervisors place their friends in the higher paying jobs regardless of effort, skills or seniority. If you are born in Canada you will have a harder time to move up in this company. I do not recommend this company for people who are not Filipino. The management at the company are mostly friendly unless you bring up important health and safety concerns which are valid and or concerns regarding improper pay which they will not make any adjustments to otherwise. Products are low quality and workers refuse to try harder due to high stress levels of repetitive high paced work.

Pros

Lots of downtime & Good Benefits

Cons

Overworked, Racism & Improper Pay
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Not the best

Most of us here notice our pay checks aren't what they were supposed to be. but don't worry they won't fix it for you. management has no idea how the washbay operates but insists on making rules that really just slow everything down. but don't worry management changes every couple months.

Cons

underpaid
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One of the worst

Working for Hylife has been one of the worst experiences in my life.It's just managed so badly!They treat you like you're disposableThey don't care about you as a person, to them you're a robot that should never have a problem.They promise great things but never deliver and when they do it's not what you want.They say you get a raise every 6 months, it's more like 9.The work is fairly easy but the hours are terrible with them now requiring you to work Sundays at opposite time of your normal schedule.Management doesn't care about you as long as you're there. Half the people don't know how to do their job properly but management doesn't care cause the job gets done even if its done poorly.(There's people that have caused thousands of dollars in damages and just got told "don't do that again")The only thing that keeps me here are the people, they know how to have a good time.If you work nights the hours depend on how many trailers you have, sometimes you'll work 6 hours other times you'll work 10+ whereas days will always work 8.There's No AC or heat, only one bay has heat so you'll be lucky if you manage to stay warm in winter.Things take weeks to get fixed if you can't fix it yourself. Apply here as a last resort.

Pros

Fun coworkers

Cons

Terrible management, Sundays, No night premium
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Mixed messages

No outsiders allowed must be related to be excepted Required to work six to seven days a week Not collaborative Need to be part of The boys club to have a voice

Pros

Salary

Cons

Executives
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Poor working conditions, poor management. They do not care about their employees.

Very demanding, poor pay. They do not care about their employees. They push you to the max and you get very little help when you are short staffed. Upper management is rude and treats the barn workers unfairly. The work is not evenly spread out at all. The working conditions are poor and dangerous. They need to pay their employees better.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Poor Working Conditions
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Stressfull

Employees are always dispensable, and not given much care. Most employees are not being paid appropriately based on the position and job description they are performing.
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Challenging

Fast pacing and very challenging. A very physical job and it’s a good company to get employees from any different part in the world to work with them.
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Awesome

It is good company but, there something wrong about manning. Some of the job positions given to there man who will be suck-up to their supervisor and leadhand even not good working.
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overall good

Stressful sometimes because need physical strength to do that job. Doing fast work continously for eight hours would be stressful for someone. Co workers are good and helpful .
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Poor company to work for

Horrible pay. Greedy company to work for. Their biggest concern is making the most money. Poor management. Management is rude and unprofessional. Hated my job here.

Pros

Good hours.

Cons

Barely above min wage for pay
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High paced stressful work.

This is the type of work place where it is all about profit with little to no consideration for the workers. It is physically hard, very fast paced and not for the unskilled. With the majority of the work force being foreign workers you will hear very little spoken even by supervisors and lead hands.
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Amazing Company

I absolutely loved working with Hylife Ltd. To this day I wish that I could have stayed working for them. Overall, an amazing company and amazing to work for. Your cares for like no other place. Hylife is a rocket ship and you need to get on for the ride. They are getting bigger and bigger everyday!!!
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Workplace culture

The job will give you a good pay but requires a fast pace environment and dedication and perseverance. Has two schedule the AM/PM shifts, were you can choose your preferred schedule that fit your preference. We have kill floors, office work, and meat cutters.
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Good management company

There will be no place like home in Hylife Company due to fair management. "Do what we say and Say what we do". Provide a good salary as well that help us to live well.
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focus and be physical ready

In a fast pace company, time is the enemy. Physically ready and mind setting, cause it is not only dealing with the job task but also the pressure that the lead hand and supervisor are putting into it.
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