Koch Foods Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. wing select

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    Former Employee - Wings Team Member in Morristown, TN
    Former Employee - Wings Team Member in Morristown, TN

    I worked at Koch Foods full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some times the work is easy

    Cons

    Alot of lifting and fast pace

    Advice to Management

    Put younger people on the end of the line

  2. Grinder

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    Former Employee - Grinder in Fairfield, OH
    Former Employee - Grinder in Fairfield, OH

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

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

    Pros

    I liked my co-workers, even though there was a language barrier. Most were Hispanic. I enjoyed their stories coming from a different place. Very good people.

    Cons

    5 am-3 pm shift was tough. The working conditions are not great. I handled raw chicken with juice that would soak my clothes, which was very unpleasant considering I worked in basically a huge refrigerator. The labor was very physical.

  3. Better than most poultry companies

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Pine Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Pine Mountain, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Company grew faster than it was capable of handling but they did it openly and honestly and tried to get good feed back from all levels of associates.

    Cons

    As the company grew they starting building silos. The QA group needed to be independent but failed to realize quality starts with production and can't be inspected in to the process. Lots of internal drama between departments at the corporate and plant level made some days drag on forever.

    Advice to Management

    Stop. Learn your process and find the issues before they find you. You are only as good as the people on the line and they know the jobs better than you/I ever will.

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Morton, MS
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Morton, MS

    I have been working at Koch Foods

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

    Pros

    NotNothing good about company. Company has problems with keeping good supervisors/superintendants and help on general.

    Cons

    Nothing good about company. Company has problems with keeping good supervisors/superintendants and help on general.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing good about company. Company has problems with keeping good supervisors/superintendants and help on general. to hire better management

  6. Good company to work

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    Former Contractor - Customer Service in North Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Customer Service in North Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Koch Foods as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    locations, good location if you have the tine

    Cons

    management. dose not have a life work is everything

    Advice to Management

    get a life. do something more with your life

  7. Dead end job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Koch Foods

    Pros

    Benefits are ok and good way to start gaining experience in a warehouse type of environment

    Cons

    Pay is terrible, raises make you sick and yet they still expect so much out of you

    Advice to Management

    Find another job and allow real managers with common sense to take your place

  8. Current employee...Love it!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Koch Foods

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent. Good people. Different backgrounds & people who do the job required. Benefits are exceptional if you get through probation period.

    Cons

    Cold...potential for acquiring carpal tunnel syndrome. Mgmt. doesn't tolerate absenteeism, even if it's an emergency. Point system needs to be better.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that sometimes things happen in your personal life that means you have to take a day. Don't give points for legitimate excuses.

  9. Terrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Poultry Processor in White Pine, TN
    Former Employee - Poultry Processor in White Pine, TN

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

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

    Pros

    Very easy to get a job there, pass a drug test... you will be working right away. Decent pay for what it is. Large break room. You can buy their boots for cheap money. No overnight shifts... Many weekends off.

    Cons

    Disrespectful supervisors, cold, wet environment. Staff is not friendly or knowledgeable at all. They hire anybody so it mostly seems like people that can't get a job anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better quality staff and maybe it would be a better place to work.

  10. Great atmosphere yet terrible management

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    Former Employee - Debone Laborer in Morristown, TN
    Former Employee - Debone Laborer in Morristown, TN

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

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

    Pros

    It was fast paced and co-workers were enjoyable.

    Cons

    The management cares nothing for the employees and they show favoritism and will target anyone they don't want to excel to a higher position.

    Advice to Management

    Care more for your employees and reevaluate your supervisors

  11. I loved being a supervisor. Trying to get them to hire me back.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at Koch Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People care about you, no pressure and they let you do your job.

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of employee turnover which means you have to keep training people but that's the industry, not Kochs

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and please hire me back.

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