Bay Valley Foods

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Bay Valley Foods Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
12 Reviews
2.6
12 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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

    I worked at Bay Valley Foods as a contractor (less than an 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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3.  

    VERY POOR WORK ENVIRONMENT

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    Current Employee - Maintenance
    Current Employee - Maintenance

    I have been working at Bay Valley Foods full-time

    Pros

    SALARY, provided uniforms, air conditioned break room

    Cons

    NO TIME OFF, NO ADVANCEMENT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like people

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Rewards loyalty, not knowledge or experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bay Valley Foods

    Pros

    Fairly decent pay in comparison to others
    Flexible schedules in some departments
    A lot of hard workers, just poor management and way too many directors and VPs

    Cons

    Majority of upper management hired due to who would be loyal to the SVP, not who actually had most qualifications
    Legacy employees blacklisted
    There's more fighting over who does what than there is actual productivity
    Employees with tribal knowledge and a good work ethic viewed as a threat instead of an asset
    New postings for upper management daily, but a tremendous struggle to get any additional head count under management level
    Company continues to gobble up smaller companies, but has not seen any "organic" growth in 5+ years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't go down with the ship. It's inevitable. Terrible leadership destroys companies and this one is well on its way.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Started out good but getting worse and worse. Lost good managers.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Bay Valley Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Right now I would not recommend.

    Cons

    Cutting all staff, reduced production - lost contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company with vision at the national level that is struggling to update (and rein in) the diverse local management teams.

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

    I worked at Bay Valley Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good market niche for a troubled economy: Contract Pack. Company founded by Keebler management team has several major executives brought in from Conagra.
    Trying to bring local management teams out of the 1950's, with some success

    Cons

    Company is trying to keep up with big boys, but has "small company" management teams in place at locations. Local management team went to great lengths to control info that got through to headquarters; rather medieval: "There's only a problem if somebody finds out". A lot of management turnover in last two years; &0% of employees were minimum wage contract labor or temps.
     Operates with limited budget in competition with better-financed giants..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a closer watch on the local management teams, as they are still fiefdoms.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company going down hill fast

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    Former Employee - Quality Control in Faison, NC
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Faison, NC

    I worked at Bay Valley Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great history, Was a great team.

    Cons

    Management that is clueless. COuld not see the forrest for the trees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your greatest resource work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Felt like I was in High School again.

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    Current Employee - QA Technician in North East, PA
    Current Employee - QA Technician in North East, PA

    I have been working at Bay Valley Foods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The only benefit is the pay rate. It is decent for northwestern, PA.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional work environment on 1st shift. People are very judgmental and nonstop gossip dominates the conversation moreso than the actual responsibilities of the job.
    Incredibly poor training program on first shift.
    You are evaluated more on your likability than your actual work performance.
    Non-union.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    U need to be there to know

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Mendota, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Mendota, IL

    I have been working at Bay Valley Foods full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Money and money and more money

    Cons

    Brown nose and more brown nose we like it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know how many people are will to be flex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    There seemed to be a disinterest in learning more about the job.

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    Former Employee - Quality Technician in North East, PA
    Former Employee - Quality Technician in North East, PA

    I worked at Bay Valley Foods

    Pros

    It gives you entry level experience and there were some cute girls on 3rd shift. The room you work in has heat and air conditioning.

    Cons

    Three people are talking. One walks out of the room. The remaining two are talking about the one who left. Don't try to know too much about your job. You might offend someone. I can say honestly that 80% of the people working there hate their lives. You have to taste the product. Very dog eat dog. Unfriendly work environment. Miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The results in the QC lab are unreliable because they are not reproducible. Instead of punishing the curious mind, try to teach the employees about the chemistry behind the quality control procedures. That way if a machine is spitting out gibberish, you will know and have an idea on how to fix the problem. Hire a supervisor and QC manager that actually understand chemistry. Duh!

    Doesn't Recommend

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