First Quality Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Decent place, low pay

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Macon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Quality full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice facility, company store, temperature controlled production area. Beefitkage was ok.

    Cons

    Low pay for people that did not come from the old company. 12 hour swingshift. Annual raise and Tech Level raises are extremely low (pennies).

    Advice to Management

    Treat your newer employees better, they are the future of the company not employees that have been there 20+years. Pay people more, acknowledge their achievements then your turnover rate will drop.


  2. Production Planner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, flexiibility, production floor experience

    Cons

    Very production based, not many young people


  3. Good For Brown Nosers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a weekly paycheck. And that is all.

    Cons

    The plant manager does not engage with the employees at all. He leaves it all in the hands of HR, which is ran by a egomaniac that is a corporate tool. She has zero interest in diversity, employee retention, or making employees feel appreciated. All she cares about is earning her paycheck and ensuring that overpaid management and other salary employees keep theirs. There is zero loyalty at this company, and you can be replaced even if you have dedicated over 20 plus years of service. There are almost no employee incentives, except for that quarterly bonus check. One day, the owners will wake up and realize that the first problems with this company begins and ends at the door of the HR department.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting HR run the company for you. Get the plant manager to get engaged with the employees.


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  5. it's a job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perry, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perry, GA

    I worked at First Quality full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    employee purchase program lets you get paper towels, toilet paper, water, diapers etc. at a good price. at least 3 days off a week. air conditioned work environment.

    Cons

    erratic bosses that tell you one thing, but want another. micro management. work is 12 hour shifts with 2 fifteen minute breaks and thirty minutes for "lunch". shifts are rotating, so you'll work days for a month and nights for the next month and rotate. Never really get a good sleep schedule or off time to get personal things done. Pay wasnt worth the job.


  6. Political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Quality full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are okay but a little pricey. Facility is comfortable and modern. My manager is fair and tries hard to allow for creativity.

    Cons

    Upper management hinders our creativity and ideas. Communication is horrible. Advancements are minimal. Salaries are not competitive. Upper management only appreciates management for the profits and successes of the company through verbal or monetary acknowledgements. There appears to be an "I" in team!

    Advice to Management

    Allow for creativity from others not just management. Listen to others in the company that help make you profitable. Reward those that are and continue to make this company successful. Not just your managers. Address Competitive Compensation. And remove politics from your facilities by increasing communication, listening, proactive round tables and mature and fair leadership accountabilities.


  7. Pretty unprofessional and disorganized. Laid back but crack down when need be.

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    Former Employee - Intern in McElhattan, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in McElhattan, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Quality part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not a full 8 hours of straight work. Laid back work enviornment

    Cons

    People, poor management, low pay, unfair promotions, disorganized, minimal training, picket abuse

    Advice to Management

    Actually be around once in a while. Visit the facility to make sure everything is being ran smoothly. Have an actual schedule and KPI's. Try not to be satisfied with where the company is in the business world and try to advance.


  8. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at First Quality full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay was reasonable, people great.

    Cons

    Direction was non existent, corporate goals not well defined leading to lack of effectiveness of team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A good place to work that is getting better

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Anderson, SC
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Anderson, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Keeps me busy so time flys Warehouse is clean and fun Manager cares about his people and is very open to our ideas Safety focus so we can stop if something is dangerous

    Cons

    Swing shifts 12 1/2 hour shifts Turnover

    Advice to Management

    Do away with swing shifts Less meetings for managers so they can spend more time with their people


  10. The worst working environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    can't think of one Terrible work experience

    Cons

    Not fair. Treat employees like children

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better. Create a better work environment


  11. Helpful (3)

    Horrible and inconsistent management that says one thing and does another.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits are not below average

    Cons

    Everything else. If this company just did what they say and explained motivation behind decision it would be okay. People are regularly terminated because they disagree with management

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach



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