J.D. Irving Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Solid East Coast company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J.D. Irving

    Pros

    Stable company, great benefits and a variety of work

    Cons

    Slower pace at times, somewhat old fashioned company. very conservative

  2. Ethics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moncton, NB (Canada)

    I worked at J.D. Irving full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Cover moving expenses, portray a good environment.

    Cons

    No real team work. The professional staff are primarily concerned with titles, but lack depth in how to get a job done. The result - poor product and business execution. The company needs to go back to basics, develop a business plan, assess if it makes sense, and move forward versus covering for a bad decision.

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees accountable for their work, performance reviews with depth in what they each actually did will help you understand who just comes in for the day. The ethics are the worst I have seen, talk about them is good, but reality is that there are none.

  3. Loved It!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fredericton, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fredericton, NB (Canada)

    I worked at J.D. Irving full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Best job I had. Very fast paced but loved it! Lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult

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  5. incompetent people defying logic and common sense on a daily basis

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.D. Irving full-time

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

    Pros

    can pick christmas production bonus from great items like a towel sized throw blanket or a first aid kit with stuff the dollar store wouldn't sell.

    Cons

    leadership is a joke its more like watching a fail compilation online and seeing the same bad decision over and over again.
    average to below average money and below average benefits.
    no advancement unless you are willing to bend or break any rule that you encounter
    safety is a course not a believe or a way of life

    Advice to Management

    read all the pretty posters you have hanging on the walls every where, if the upper managers don't live by it no one will.
    the bosses put almost all of their effort into keeping workforce demoralized.

  6. Lack of business plan

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    Current Employee - Manager in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Moncton, NB (Canada)

    I have been working at J.D. Irving full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lower level people want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Serious lack of business management, business plan, lack of ethics in working with customers. Customers need to be diligent in looking for the truth.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look

  7. Excellent work Place

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Saint John, NB (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Saint John, NB (Canada)

    I have been working at J.D. Irving full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great structure, competitive salary, great benefits package

    Cons

    slow moving, advancement is difficult

  8. Not bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J.D. Irving

    Pros

    Friendly and co-operative people.
    In house trainings.

    Cons

    Not much of cons , actually.

  9. Old school type of company

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    Current Employee - Sales in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Moncton, NB (Canada)

    I have been working at J.D. Irving full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very secure place to work providing you do your job. Depending on your branch would depend on how friendly the staff are. The branch I was in felt like the family outside my family. Could talk to almost anyone about anything.
    Pay is average, computer system is antiquated

    Cons

    "We always done it this way, we'll always do it this way".
    Company wants to grow, but doesn't invest in either it's staff, or technology to accommodate more growth.
    Very, very slow to listen to ideas that are solutions, if they implement them at all

    Advice to Management

    Listen to they staff on the front lines, they are the ones dealing with the clients and often have the best ideas for the flow of things.

  10. After working there a while you will start to wish they did you a favor by giving you a package.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.D. Irving full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Stable and very predictable work environment.

    Cons

    Be prepared for a very rigorous interview, at one point they will ask you to waive your personal rights so that they can physically probe you by an in-house doctor in search for a medical condition, in other words a reason not to hire you.

    Always a good start to a long lasting relationship.

    Culturally they are very dysfunctional. Upper management is trying to replace old management with new blood, however they are joining the modern trend by promoting big talkers who consistently try to marginalize and commoditize the quality results of the highly talented.

    Needless to say highly talented individuals will feel bullied and segmented by the big talkers.
    Workload is not managed by managers and new managers just ask VP's how high to jump and then overwork their team.

    If you want to work for "The Cat in the Hat" Humberfloob family this is the place. East coast bullying, fear mongering, and such nonsense is rampant and highly rewarded. A highly conservative class system of management exists, don't expect to have long conversations or play squash with someone who outranks you.

    Benefits are below average in every respect and HR staff are completely useless for the employee, don't expect any help from them other than stating the mundane obvious on behalf of the employer.

    Employees who survive the long term either move up in management and/or learn to be productively unproductive to maintain their own sanity.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the Google model. Pay and reward the highly talented the most and the big talkers the least.

    Newsflash: Big talkers are a dime a dozen (sorry if that means you)

  11. good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laybor in St. John's, NL (Canada)
    Current Employee - Laybor in St. John's, NL (Canada)

    I have been working at J.D. Irving full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the job have good salary

    Cons

    need to be phisically in shape

    Advice to Management

    we have a bonus of 150$ weekly

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