High Liner Foods

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High Liner Foods Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
9 Reviews
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Henry E. Demone
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  1.  

    Great people who are committed to company success.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA

    I have been working at High Liner Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company on a path for growth. Good benefits. New facility being constructed. Committed to sustainability. Open door policy with many experienced people.

    Cons

    Acquisitions have resulted in some fragmentation. Many small business practices are still employed leaving room for more efficient practices. Need for standardization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process improvement needs to be integrated into company culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The bigger they grow, the harder they will fall

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Portsmouth, NH

    I worked at High Liner Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, fair vacation.

    Cons

    No job is safe, every time a new company is acquired, hundreds of people are fired. Using extremely old operating system because aging VP's don't want to learn new system & IT fears for job security. No physical inventories performed in over 2 acquisitions. Those who speak up with concerns are let go. Huge rumors regarding VP's & staff having personal relationships for promotion, bad for moral. Customer service advised to lie to customers. Aged product repacked for new orders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put Mr. Demone back in charge before all that he built is destroyed by greed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very unorganized

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Danvers, MA

    I worked at High Liner Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to mention.

    Cons

    They will lay you off at the drop of a hat if you do not confirm to their backwards way of operating. When they acquire companies many people will lose their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all management staff and get some new people with new ideas. Many of the procedures in place are very outdated and the people that have been there the longest refuse to implement anything new that would make the work day more efficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    bad communication

    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at High Liner Foods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    seems like a good company

    Cons

    they acted very interested in you, ask me what would it take for me to leave my job i give them a reasonable figure, then they never called again...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your applicants updated

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talents and skills used without used to further upper mgt ambitions without recognition.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Portsmouth, NH

    I worked at High Liner Foods

    Pros

    well compensated with above average benefits. Four day work week was nice but goes away during busy times. Hourly labor has unlimited availability of overtime.

    Cons

    No recognition for extra efforts made. Expectations excede support and resources. Upper mgt not concerned about individual contributions. Company growing to fast for internal supports and systems to keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to recognise that their best asset is the people that they employ and begin to treat them with the respect they deserve.

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    My real title may as well have been "Company Toilet"

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    Former Employee - Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Employee in Danvers, MA

    I worked at High Liner Foods

    Pros

    The benefits are competitive, it all ends there.

    Cons

    Oh where can I start? High school type clicks rule the school and they play nasty in the sand box. The old High Liner management takes full advantage of the power they have and run everyone into the ground. Lying is so common you are surprised when the truth is told and they lie to you on the big issues with straight faces. Management will not support you and will take action against you for not getting their support and the mistakes made by the higher ups because they know no one will stick up for you or dare to. It is widely known that your job will eliminated if you try to defend your self. Back stabbing is so common you spend a large portion of your work week preparing for it and when it comes having undisputable proof does you no good. As to reviews and goals, that is when you see how unethical they really can be. They will lie, and blindly add information to force failure and all the information will a surprise. While working at High Liner you best be looking for a real job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I truly believe the CEO doesn't know what is really going on because too many members of management with the power to do so know how to eliminate the employees that are not in the "in" crowd, plus they know if you ever want to work again you better keep quite. Management needs to concentrate on the issues, not the help. Stop trying to make yourselves look good at the expense of others. Team work will benefit the company. Respect goes along way. Good moral is a good thing. "The beatings will stop when moral improves" doesn't work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    In general a good Company to work for. Canadian branch is better then the US division

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA

    I worked at High Liner Foods

    Pros

    Pay, People, Environment, Caring about produced items

    Cons

    For the US company. kind of club like, If you were not in the club you were an outsider. The Canadian company is nothing but professional and a good group of people who trully care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    US company - stop being so stuck on FPI. You were sold get over it.
    Canadian company - Look closer at the US and its doings. They are not as integrated into HLF as you may think. A lot of pre-aquisition HLF employees are not happy at one level or another.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at High Liner Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, vacation and benefits.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities for employees, mentoring and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to improve their people skills. Unfortunately intimidation is a prevalent part of the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Opportunity for advancement in IT department.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at High Liner Foods

    Pros

    1. Small group - very intimate team set up
    2. Laid back - not a lot of IT issues are mission critical except for JDE and Lotus domino

    Cons

    1. Very poor management as far as the IT department
    2. Absolutely no opportunity for advancement
    3. Good work is never appreciated, My manager commented at my performance review that it is almost close to impossible to get "exceeded expectation" in performance reviews
    4. IT budget is there but absolutely no training and support, Had to fight for a reimbursement for a IT certification that I did
    5. Management is biased towards the people that can have a buddy buddy relationship. Either you are FRIENDS with your manager or you are never going anywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. IT department needs restructuring
    2. Internship opportunities should also be offered to universities NOT just NSCC
    3. Provide career advancement opportunities
    4. Provide training (Not just cookie cutter training for everyone)
    5. Provide incentive to do good job
    6. Provide education support
    7. Open the door for career advancement and job shadow at the employees own time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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