Foremost Farms Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
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  1. too many years of being beaten down

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foremost Farms full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. seems When things are tough the guys on the floor band together

    Cons

    Management works very hard on keeping employees fighting against each and other. I think as a crew we have built a team out of adversity. and management has lost control. Now they are trying gain control by dividing the crew up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take some classes in team building. And use a united crew to increase company goals. we are all tired of the orcastrated battles.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. It was bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foremost Farms (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They still can afford to pay their employees

    Cons

    A culyure of blaming everyone else is encouraged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    It's a job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foremost Farms full-time

    Pros

    Stable industry. Senior management is improving.

    Cons

    Below market in wages/benefit. Hours/rotating shift. Excessive turnover in management. Beliefs/Values are strong, but merely paper that isn't translated to the culture promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need strategy to hold top talent rather than keeping those willing to work below market value, because you want it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Exceptional company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baraboo, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baraboo, WI

    I have been working at Foremost Farms full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits; workplaces are clean and the company's attitude toward employee safety is the best I've experienced. Good supervision and values, a family company. Dave Fuhrmann is an excellent CEO

    Cons

    Shift work in plants can be a challenge. Some of the work can be physically hard. Everyone seems to be a Packer fan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use our talents. We all care that Foremost Farms continues to be an exceptional cooperative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    It's a job not a career.

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Plover, WI
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Plover, WI

    I have been working at Foremost Farms full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Immediate supervisor is great. Excellent co-workers. Reasonable work load--so far.

    Cons

    Very poor communication. Slogan is "Question Everything" Reality is "Question Nothing". Top down direction where leadership=being good follower. No opportunity for advancement. You're either part of the clique or NOBODY. Solution to every problem is more vice presidents. Training is very poorly organized or non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have lots of good, talented employees, but treat them like they are serfs. There have been numerous surveys discussing the poor communication and employee treatment and all have been ignored.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. I'm proud of the work we do.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician

    I have been working at Foremost Farms

    Pros

    The pay is fairly good and the benefits package is better than average. Foremost Farms is well managed and positioned to weather even the worst economic situations.

    Cons

    Opportunities for promotion can be hard to come by. That being said, they will promote from within when they can.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. Miserable, hours inconsistent, 8 hour turnarounds

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vacation Relief
    Current Employee - Vacation Relief

    I have been working at Foremost Farms

    Pros

    hourly wage is ok, health insurance is ok

    Cons

    Poor management, poor, working conditions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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