High Liner Foods Reviews

Updated February 15, 2015
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Henry E. Demone
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  1. It was a very inspiring, fast paced, multi-skilled job learning experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at High Liner Foods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Super great Vice Presidents, General Manager, And Supervisors.

    Cons

    Low pay to start even if you have experience, 7 days a week/ 10 hours/ Day

    Advice to Management

    Give regular raises as you learn more jobs.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Horrible communication, horrible job.

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Portsmouth, NH

    I worked at High Liner Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay, The benefits

    Cons

    1) The location in Portsmouth NH is nothing but a big high school. 2) If you are not friends with anyone and you are NEW and different"expect to be pushed out.. 3) The management sucks , They are all buddy buddy and take up for each other, they dont do Anything REAL managers should do.. 4) Less yapping of the gums, more work needs to be done. The CUSTOMER SERVICE department is so judgemental and gossips all day long.. They even curse up a storm when on the phone with anybody!! They complain all day everyday about their jobs.. 5) The managers are just as ANNOYING and unprofessional as the people under them 6) They are spiteful and sneaky.. Watch your back. 7) I put in my 2weeks because that job really sucks, it was a stuggle trying to get through the work week, and I was only their for 3months. 8) My last check was half of what it should have been, so they are going to hear it from me with that also.. 9) If you speak your mind, prepared to have your job threatened

    Advice to Management

    Be more like an ADULT and LESS like children, treat ALL people equally, and break the fake friend bond you have with everyone else.. Stop taking sides and listen more instead of running your mouth... This is for the Portsmouth NH location, Customer Service Department.. THE CEO NEEDS TO MAKE BIG CHANGES AND STOP FIRING ALL THS LITTLE PEOPLE.. Its the people in management that should go.. They will run that company to the ground.. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS JOB. Way to many bad reviews to be lies.


  3. Helpful (4)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Great people who are committed to company success.

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Process improvement needs to be integrated into company culture.


  6. Very unorganized

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. 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 a 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 Management

    keep your applicants updated


  8. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Employee in Danvers, MA

    I worked at High Liner Foods

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA

    I worked at High Liner Foods

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    ok place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at High Liner Foods full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary, vacation and benefits.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities for employees, mentoring and training.

    Advice to Management

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



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