Hilmar Cheese Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
8 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company, Treats you like Family

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    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Hilmar, CA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Hilmar, CA

    I have been working at Hilmar Cheese full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Benefits and Equal Employers. Great Family Culture

    Cons

    Not enough Employee Training, Employees need to pay more attention to detail. Better selection of Employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great Benefits - Company has a lot of potential

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Dalhart, TX
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Dalhart, TX

    I have been working at Hilmar Cheese full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are great benefits. Things are better at the California site than the Dalhart site. The Dalhart site is very up to date. The Dalhart plant is continually expanding. They are also increasing their production. They are going to be breaking ground on a 3rd site in California next year. This will be a dried milk plant.

    Cons

    Training programs are not developed for the Lead Operators. There are some bad managers. Lost great leaders recently. Preaching that people are there most valuable resource, then treat them as a number. Low staffed. High turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote your in house people before accepting people from the outside. make your people feel appreciated. increase the pay in the Dalhart site. focus more on employee retention. give out raises other than yearly if deserved. Remove the testing prior to hiring. you are missing out on good people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hilmar Cheese Company is a great place to work and has many mutually beneficial relationships with its customers, owners

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Hilmar, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hilmar, CA

    I have been working at Hilmar Cheese full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company is local and offers very competitive wages and benefits compared to other large local companies.

    Cons

    Hilmar is growing and has begun to limit the upward mobility of current employees and instead is looking more towards the outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job functions and roles need to be more clearly defined. There is much overlap of job duties and responsibilities within departments and even sometimes between departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dalhart, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalhart, TX

    I have been working at Hilmar Cheese full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice benefits. Good pay compared to other local employers. Most supervisors are great.

    Cons

    The management level is where the company seems to lack. Management and coordinators don't seem to pay as much attention what is going on in the plant. They don't see the difference between the actual good workers, and the suck-ups. The employees that work on the floor every day are sometimes treated as if they do not know what is going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more attention to the people working on the bottom.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    its a great place to work, pay is decent - lots of advancement opps

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    Current Employee - Plant Worker  in  Dalhart, TX
    Current Employee - Plant Worker in Dalhart, TX

    I have been working at Hilmar Cheese

    Pros

    they told me that if i work hard and can learn fast i will be able to advance. working 3rd shift now and i like it.

    Cons

    its a factory. factory is not for everybody. whiners should not apply as they do not fit the program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it going - we like it here

    Recommends
  7.  

    If you have no other choice, then you can work here

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician  in  Dalhart, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Dalhart, TX

    I have been working at Hilmar Cheese

    Pros

    pay (for most) and benefits are ok

    Cons

    whole plant is very understaffed
    horrible scheduling
    lab employees are paid the same as entry level production
    night crews are minimal staffed with the most amount of work to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay lab employees more than production employees. Do not lie to potential employees about what their schedule or job duties will be, then change it after you hire them. Plant production schedule should be shifted to match when your biggest crews are at work, not at night.

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