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Never again

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I worked at Koch Foods

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Low cost Health Benefits. They will hire just about anyone through local temp agencies in the Chicago area, "Labor solutions" and "Action". Heavily Hispanic environment, primarily Spanish speaking.

Cons

Bad environment, low pay, terrible hours. Employees and management expected to work up to 7 days a week in cold, wet conditions of questionable sanitation. Union environment with minimal interaction or support from the union. The heavy Hispanic management and work force has trouble working with and around other elasticities. English skills are limited with much of labor and many members of management. Poor communication between all areas of the company, inconsistent policies, and questionable hiring practices.

Advice to Management

I offer no advice as they are aware of the issues they are currently experiencing. I am also aware that they continue to successfully practice business in this manner as low bidder in their market.

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  1. Koch Foods: an OK job, but a horrible career move.

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Fairfield, OH

    I have been working at Koch Foods

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It really pays to work at Koch Foods, if you are very limited on options. It's also good if you just want some rudimentary experience in a USDA further processed poultry facility.

    Cons

    Human Resources at this facility are archaic at best. These people view workers as lowlifes that seek out opportunities to cheat the company out of time and money and their policies reflect that. They still chart time by every quarter hour. You get a half hour lunch that is unpaid and a paid fifteen minute break. If you clock in a minute late from your break, they dock you fifteen minutes off of your hours already worked. If you are unable to take your break, it still gets deducted from your hours worked. Another downside is their policy on applying for other positions within the company. You have to be at Koch a minimum of 6 months before they will let you put in for an opening, regardless of your qualifications. This means they will higher someone that is potentially less qualified than other internal candidates, if one person has been there a certain amount of time and someone else hasn't.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace new ideas and concepts in the areas of human resources and operations management. Do not become a victim of your own self imposed bureaucracy. Most importantly, see the potential and good in people instead of expecting the worst. Also, fix the time clock to record by the minute, not every fifteen. This will remove the 'need' for the sort of not legal fifteen minute deduction rule. Oddly enough though, this rule is not written in any official capacity. It's conditions like this that attract the unions you try so feverishly to keep out.

  2. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Koch Foods

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexability in Scheduling. The company puts Priority of Family Time for all employees. benefits of working WEnds for extra $.

    Cons

    No Reviews of job performance annually, or anytime. Need to base Raises/ bonus on Performance, not on who knows who. , Some bad apples as there is everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Commmunication to all levels. Do not make Knee jeck reactions that are not thought through. Make a decision based on FACTS not on hearsay.

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