Ventura Foods Employee Reviews

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Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 October 2019
Fast process and big work load daily basis.
big changes in the top management lately since I left the company in he last two years.
Seems that are working in th ooprotunities para crear una empresa top.
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Bad owner Bad place to work
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON25 July 2019
They might have a thing to control dust but the dust is always there, and supervisors choose their kind to do the easy job while the other team is out there picking,bending and stacking. Also the owner was having a bad day and acted badly on employee. Remember some company thinks and cares about you and some company just want u to work more and more.. Be wise
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It was ok
something (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON6 March 2019
depends on the title and now there's a lot of people who have changed. not the greatest. nice to start of a career.
don't trust the management there. you can get paid well.
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Dusty, unhealthy
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Toronto Ontario21 February 2019
The work place is very dusty and not motivating, good coworkers and good management but the environment is very stressful with the combination of nois and dust.
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Building a new team and culture
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON21 December 2018
Lots of change for the better. New rules for safety and quality.

I think the Mgt team is working hard to make my job easier in the future.

I think this place is going to be great in the future.
Pros
Open communication from senior leaders. building processes.
Cons
Communication to employees from the supervisors. . Housekeeping.
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Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 November 2018
The boss was really cheap and they don't take care of their own employee. One day the fire went on the kitchen, didn't even want to use fire extinguisher. Ridiculous
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Good Temporary Work
Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON20 August 2018
If you like doing alot of work for half the pay then work here, or if you like to work temporarily this is a great place to start of.

Management has no clue of what employees go through on a daily basis.

Benefits are lacking, and there's no work / life balance.
Pros
People you work with
Cons
Salary - underpaying employees
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place to get training
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 August 2018
Huge opportunity to get training in all fields. New management is bringing many changes and sometimes its hard to get along with that. Fast paced environment.
Pros
Training and Growth
Cons
low wages
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Dead end job
Team Worker (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON3 August 2018
Work is relatively easy/mindless.

The office, warehouse, production and quality control staff are nice.

Sanitation, machine operators, packaging and supervisors are extremely difficult to work with.

The plant manager is a nightmare to encounter. Very condescending and does not respect people.

Training is horrendous. Lack of communication. Separate shifts complain about each other. Negative environment. Must have strong back bone. Unorganized. Benefits package is laughable. No incentives or appreciation. No chance for advancement. Under paid for work expectations. Very hot, dirty and noisy workplace.

This was a terrible soul sucking place. Most employees do not stay long or have other jobs and do not care or take the work seriously.

I wouldn't recommend working here to anyone unless you just need extra cash.
Pros
2 30min breaks
Cons
Everything else.
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Good people to work with but company is run by inexperienced management
Team worker (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 July 2018
Working at Ventura foods was a good experience learned a lot during my short time there unfortunately upper management has no clue how to run production supervisors have no clue what to do. All the experienced supervisors left because of upper management the most experienced workers are not respected or recognized for the work they do All the inexperienced supervisors are intimidating and try to bully you to see how many numbers they can get just to show their bosses. Workers are great to work with but they are afraid of management so they don’t speak up because of consequences from HR.company needs to bring people that know how to respect workers and know how to really run production and not try to impress their American bosses.
Pros
Good people to work with
Cons
Management has no respect for employees will throw you under the bus
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Productive and
Factory Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON9 July 2018
Working at Ventura Foods, I learned that team management is extremely important in being successful and productive for the benefit of myself and the company. Having a strong sense of independence is also really good to make sure you can manage things on your own at times.
Pros
Full time (8 hours) but given 2 breaks that are 30 minutes through the day.
Cons
Factory becomes extremely hot and no fans or A/C is provided.
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Lack of Leadership and Direction
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 July 2018
The Ventura Foods Canada leadership team is inexperienced and has a closed door policy. Management conducts itself in an unprofessional and unwelcoming manner. The office is old and run down and is not a workplace conducive to productivity.
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Fine place to work if you're not very ambitious
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Toronto26 March 2018
At Ventura Foods Canada, there are few opportunities to grow, so if you are OK with getting a job and then doing that job until you quit or retire, it'll be fine.
Pros
Nice people, flexible hours
Cons
No room for growth, few pay increases/incentives
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regular days at work
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON3 December 2017
Not all the time that workers are pressured on the task. we still able to talk with co-worker casually. Some days we are busy, other days we just clean and fixed some machines.
Cons
dont have complete benefits on insurance
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A productive workplace
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON11 September 2017
Operate and package finished goods
worked with a variety of people
lifted and packed boxes from start of the day to when we finished and made sure everything went well
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very hot
Shipper - Receiver (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 July 2017
Ventura Foods is Very Hot in the summer with Poor ventilation they did not pay well, the most enjoyable part about Ventura would be the co-workers they were like family
Pros
co workers
Cons
poor ventalation
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Tight deadlines
Production Packaging Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON12 May 2017
Lack of performance reviews, reviews do not based on ability.
Communication between departments, communication between workers and management is lacking.
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This job allows me to improve the knowledge and skills
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 November 2016
I work in production department and I have gained a lot of experience
The management is a little poor in term of communication and organization between the shifts
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ventura
Employee (Current Employee) –  Brantford, ON4 November 2016
Not a good place to work. Very unorganized environment, lots of miscommunications, and workers are often degraded and disrespected. Not very much to do, don't supply proper safety equipment.
Pros
work
Cons
lots
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Interesting, but very slow pace
Employee (Current Employee) –  Brantford, ON4 November 2016
Slow paced environment, lots of miscommunications, and sometimes very stressful. Often caught in disputes and general ignorance while working, or problems with the machine. Not enough safety equipment for all workers.
Pros
work
Cons
lots
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