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    QA department is a good way to go.

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    Current Employee - QA Tech in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - QA Tech in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Pacific Cheese full-time (less than a year)


    QA department has decent wages. Never short on work hours. Middle management tries to help you and is friendly. The relationship between QA and Production is healthy; production leads and supervisors work with you as QA, minimal bickering. Benefits are average, upper management is ok. More vacation time for the first year than retail or casinos. This company recently achieved SQF 3 (a higher standard of Safe, Quality Food so companies that require this certification will become interested in this company now. It is certainly growing.)


    If you don't want over-time, it is a bit hard to deal. Sometimes you have to put in either 6 days of 8.5-9 hours or 5 days of 10+ hours. Production associates have to start as temps who don't get paid very well and are expected to work heavy labor plus overtime. This causes high turnover for production associates in some areas.

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    I sometimes wish work-life balance was a little higher on priorities, but I know American Corporations can't conceive of doing this because it won't help the bottom line. This would include things such as more vacation time (although this company provides more vacation time at the first year than any retail/casino I've worked for, but still nowhere near our European counterparts) and less overtime with a little more pay.

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    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reno, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reno, NV
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Pacific Cheese in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Brought in by recruiter, 3 interviews, met with future co workers and had a plant tour. Interviews were with Human Resources, Plant Manager and Production Manager. Spent 30 minutes in interview with HR, about an hour with Plant Manager and an hour with the Production Manager. Spent half an hour on plant tour.

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Headquarters Hayward, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1966
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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