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Weston Foods Employee Review

Just your typical factory job with co-workers making all the difference

3.0
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31 May 2019
Having worked in the majority of manufacturing positions at Weston (Machine Operator, Mixer, Sanitation/Operation Help), they are all similar because they all suffer from the repetitiveness/same routine problem that comes alongside all factory work. However your manufacturing position will dictate how much pressure and stress you feel while working on the floor with stress levels varying from person to person depending on how production is going. The nature of the work is definitely not for everyone as you will get dirty (but the company supplies uniforms to each employee). The work can be physical and fast paced but is not a problem as long as you use proper communication and teamwork to get the job done. Despite being unionized, pay and benefits are rated below average to mediocre for newer employees. At the time of this review, the wage progression for new employees is also very slow and lengthy due to the outdated union contract which causes significant turnover rate. However job security is good and lots of extra money is made through overtime with a six day schedule being common. In terms of workplace culture, your experience is largely determined by what you make of it. Management and supervisors can be hit or miss depending on your own experience, concerns and interactions. You will generally be left alone if you just do your job. However the co-workers here are the defining part of the environment and culture. From all the years working here, the co-workers here are a very tight-knit group of people and will feel a lot like family. As a whole, they were willing - more...
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3.0Work/Life Balance
3.0Salary/Benefits
3.0Job security/advancement
3.0Management
3.0Culture
Pros
Very good and fun co-workers, Potlucks and celebrations, lots of overtime
Cons
Starting pay and wage progression, long hours, you will feel the pressure from management and supervisors
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  1. Just your typical factory job with co-workers making all the difference