Bay Valley Foods Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
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  1. it was a good experience working there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bay Valley Foods

    Pros

    There was room to grow in the company.

    Cons

    The hours at time can be a hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Previously and Potentially a Great Company - But Going Down Fast!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at Bay Valley Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Up until a management change I was treated respectfully and my work was valued. I loved my team mates!

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough workers. In my group, all of the legacy employees were laid off to bring in cheaper entry level workers. Experience, knowledge, commitment are not valued nor appreciated. Unless they change they will continue the downward spiral they are now on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage what you have well before you buy something new. Appreciate your workers! Value their knowledge and experience! Reward loyalty and hard work instead of lay offs disguised as "restructuring". If you treat your workers as human beings your company will grow and thrive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North East, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North East, PA

    I have been working at Bay Valley Foods full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People focused. Work life balance. Plan our production schedule around holidays and local events to give employees time with their families. Constant investment in the facility. Incredible growth. Quality focus. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Some employees have a bad attitude and make others unhappy. Some departments or shifts are not held to the same standards as others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the current path. Keep listening to employees and address their concerns quickly. Follow up with staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. learned a lot about sanitation

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    Current Employee - Dryer Relief in Wayland, MI
    Current Employee - Dryer Relief in Wayland, MI

    I have been working at Bay Valley Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay with good benefits

    Cons

    7 days a week and holidays mandatory overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    non

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Bay Valley Foods Review

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    Former Employee - Production in Faison, NC
    Former Employee - Production in Faison, NC

    I worked at Bay Valley Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits.

    Good pay for full time employees.

    A lot of hours in the summertime so overtime is great (if you don't mind working).

    Cons

    Production line time is based on available crop so you never know what time you are going to get off work. Hard to schedule an appt after work when you don't know what that time will be.

    Attendance policy is too strict. They expect you to be able to change your schedule at the blink of any eye, but you get an attendance point if you can't work late when they ask.

    Seasonal employee pay is low for they expect you to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For years the management staff worked as a team. Now it seems as though each one is looking out for themselves. What happen?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Positive experience with an aggressive company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Bay Valley Foods full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Strong leadership team with clearly communicated objective.

    Cons

    Difficult at times to integrate new acquisitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold all areas equally accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. I have worked at this company over 18 years as a operator

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    Current Employee - Operator in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Operator in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Bay Valley Foods

    Pros

    The pay is good for the area that I live in. Most days the work load is not all that bad.

    Cons

    Upper management constantly lies. Human resources doesn't seem to care. A person's work schedule is constantly changing and they sometimes make you stay 4 hours late with no advanced notice. They take surveys and do the exact opposite. If you try talking to management you get nowhere except possibly looking for a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and respect your employees. We have lives too!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Working conditions at bay valley foods

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bay Valley Foods

    Pros

    The pay is great for both the hourly people and the salary people

    Cons

    You work long hours. Your hours can change day to day and it is hard to plan anything outside of the plant because it goes day to day. Work 6 days a week and don't get weekends off. If you don't agree with upper management you will not be there very long. Have a high turn over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people and what they do for the company.

  10. Very nice experience working in an office environment as a Temporary Receptionist.

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    Former Contractor - Temporary Receptionist in Wayland, MI
    Former Contractor - Temporary Receptionist in Wayland, MI

    I worked at Bay Valley Foods as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very kind and professional employees. Great work-life balance. In the short time I was there it seemed like everyone truly enjoyed working at Bay Valley. Break times were very accommodating, and the pay is very good.

    Cons

    One person in the office did not follow the professional etiquette of being respectful to others, this person seemed to throw off the balance of the way everyone tried to work together professionally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Bay Valley Foods full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company, Great Leadership, High focus on the people and the business. Challenging, fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    Integrating a a former private company into a public structured company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow the business...Great Job Team!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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