Pacific Cheese Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Decent job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Technician in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - QA Technician in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Pacific Cheese

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime, good benefits.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, incompetent management, lazy bosses, production works very hard for little pay. Too many managers (top heavy) that micromanage. They give little to no notice and change your schedule. You can't really have a life outside of here because we work so much. Lots of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard and encourage the same from your workers. Learn from the past and make the company better as a result.


  2. Horrible Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I worked at Pacific Cheese

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

    Pros

    None. Except easy to get hired. Their desperate for people.

    Cons

    Managers don't care. Unsafe working environment. All employees are miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Get new managers


  3. Cut Throat evironment Permanent employees fighting with temps in parking lot

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Pacific Cheese (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have none to offer. The only thing that would be a pro is that you learn about different kinds of Cheeses and the process in packaging them.

    Cons

    Vandalism to your vehicle if someone is angry with you could be a key sign of violent behavior

    Advice to Management

    Training program for associates on work ethics and Lean Principles


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  5. There are much better places to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Cheese

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

    Pros

    If you want to work all the time it's the place to be because that's what's expected. Good insurance.

    Cons

    Management throws their employees under the bus for their mistakes. There's no type of training so expect to learn it on your own. There's a lot of favoritism and politics. Too much gossip and distrust among the departments. Some managers are obvious liars. They only squeak by because they're "yes" men. Very low pay. Too many safety hazards.

    Advice to Management

    Train employees and supervisors.


  6. Helpful (4)

    QA department is a good way to go.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Tech in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - QA Tech in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Pacific Cheese full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    QA department has decent wages. Never short on work hours. Middle management tries to help you and is friendly. The relationship between QA and Production is healthy; production leads and supervisors work with you as QA, minimal bickering. Benefits are average, upper management is ok. More vacation time for the first year than retail or casinos. This company recently achieved SQF 3 (a higher standard of Safe, Quality Food so companies that require this certification will become interested in this company now. It is certainly growing.)

    Cons

    If you don't want over-time, it is a bit hard to deal. Sometimes you have to put in either 6 days of 8.5-9 hours or 5 days of 10+ hours. Production associates have to start as temps who don't get paid very well and are expected to work heavy labor plus overtime. This causes high turnover for production associates in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    I sometimes wish work-life balance was a little higher on priorities, but I know American Corporations can't conceive of doing this because it won't help the bottom line. This would include things such as more vacation time (although this company provides more vacation time at the first year than any retail/casino I've worked for, but still nowhere near our European counterparts) and less overtime with a little more pay.


  7. it was good I enjoy working with my coworkers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouseman Forklift Driver in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouseman Forklift Driver in Amarillo, TX

    I worked at Pacific Cheese full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    everybody gets a long with each other

    Cons

    as long u know what u have it be great


  8. Helpful (1)

    Disappointment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Pacific Cheese full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Established company, Pro active in thinking, established SOP, long term employees. The company is very good at having meetings to discuss better ways to improve things, however if the outcome from the meetings is to spend money, forget it. This includes hiring, radios, updating on equipment.

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership, Stuck in the Mud, lack of action, Politics, Too many changes, non functioning operating system, too many meetings leading to little action. The company is full of clicks that are departmental groups that create bottlenecks and lack of action, Too much of playing the blame game, Instead of supporting their managers the employees have a fast track to the HR Office.

    Advice to Management

    Better education on direction, planning and communication. Less politics


  9. Helpful (2)

    Sanitation crew Don't do it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sanitation Crew in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Sanitation Crew in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Pacific Cheese full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    You get free cheese every tuesday and friday.
    You get to play with a long wet hose all night.

    Cons

    Where to begin.
    1. Don't ask where the cheeses comes from.
    2. Smells horrible
    3. management did not speak much english
    4. management were morons
    5. pay was very bad for what you do.
    6. sucks if your lactose and tolerant

    Advice to Management

    You should pay your employees more. Giving free cheeses does not count has a bonus.
    Hire more qualify people to run your warehouses. Stop using temps for work hire people.
    The upper management should wash the machine to see what the job is like. Treat your employees with respect.
    I have to give this company a star so thats the only reason why they got a star.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Production Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Reno, NV

    I worked at Pacific Cheese full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice place to work and hourly employees worked diligently.

    Cons

    Management unable to find ways to manufacture product without overtime. Allowed too many errors that made efficiency difficult to maintain.


  11. Rewarding

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

    I worked at Pacific Cheese

    Pros

    Innovation, no excess red tape

    Cons

    clash of egos at the top

    Advice to Management

    Never forget the customer comes first.



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