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Current Employee - Packager in Bristol, VA
Current Employee - Packager in Bristol, VA

I have been working at Shearer's Foods full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The pay is great , but you work for it.

Cons

This job isn't hard but you never get a day off. Sometimes you work two weeks and more straight.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I believe that you can only work employees so many days straight before their production falls along with their health.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    To many office people that think they know everything, but never actually done the work.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Navarre, OH
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Navarre, OH

    I have been working at Shearer's Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is always growing, you don't have to worry about getting laid off. Low level managers and supervisors are nice.The benefits package is mediocre.

    Cons

    There is all kinds of office people that have a physical labor job telling you how your job should be done thus making things a lot more difficult than needs to be. Poor communication is on every level of this company (They will give you an hours worth of work and tell you two minutes before they want it done.) Anything that is of importance to employees is always a big secret, but minor details are always on the forefront. Fairness only goes as far as who likes you. Lazy coworkers always seem to be rewarded while the good employees are fired for minor issues (like being treated fair, bringing problems of the company to someones attention, using the open door policy).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thin out the office staff, do you really a president and VP for every department? The shuttle drivers should be under the direction of the warehouse manager and does not a team lead on every shift plus a manager. Also when making changes that is going to affect the people actually doing the work, those peoples opinions should be asked without fear of repercussions. Also employee should have set schedule as much as possible, not be changed and a daily and weekly basis for no reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Hourly wage employees are revered as substandard

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    Current Employee - Production - Packaging in Brewster, OH
    Current Employee - Production - Packaging in Brewster, OH

    I have been working at Shearer's Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are to an extent better than many employment capacities.

    Cons

    Once trained, production and packaging employment staff are mandated to "do as we say, not as we do." A very fast paced and repetitive work environment for scheduled eight hour shifts, yet are often called upon to come in early and stay for hours after your scheduled departure time. No set schedules; per se. Complaining or griping will only land you into the rotating exit doors. No sooner new hires come in and you learn the names, they are terminated; many times without justification. Due to the lack of adequate manning, those who have remained long service times with the company often must fulfill upon the voids by having to work excessive hours and countless days without a day off. Current employment expectations for job accomplishment is stated in the employee manual, however set stands do not actually exist as expectations change on a regular basis,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be caring and concerned for those actually accomplishing the job. Give consideration to employees who have families and have a priority to them as well. Many managers and executive's within the company do not possess a clue as to how the jobs are to be done as they were not hired in as slave laborers and were promoted up the ranks of status quo. Yet they expect perfection and within a firm that is as rapid paced as this one is; it makes it difficult for those further down to perform at the unreasonable standards; especially new hires. Be considerate of all staff. Put out a suggestion box and consider the staffs concerns. Have employee gatherings where employees can voice opinions without reprisal that results in termination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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