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Seneca Foods Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
17 Reviews
3.4
17 Reviews
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Seneca Foods President, CEO, and Director Kraig H. Kayser
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  1.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Intern in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at Seneca Foods

    Pros

    It had a nice family atmosphere.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Too much old school thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace chance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Seasonal Worker

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

    I worked at Seneca Foods

    Pros

    Decent overtime pay
    Fresh air
    Pretty easy going job

    Cons

    can be very long hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good seasonal work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Dispatcher in Modesto, CA
    Former Contractor - Dispatcher in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Seneca Foods as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly predictable day to day stuff. Comfortable office. Lots of people who have been back for many seasons and they were very helpful with a newcomer as I was. The facility I was at has been there for a long time and is one of the larger factories and I did not venture to the production floor.

    Cons

    It's pretty clear who is a year-round employee and who is seasonal. There is no incentive to change dated and cumbersome procedures which involve faxing information which can easily be emailed or messaged. Lots of 'old school' ways that could be streamlined but by having 1 person do a task that is being done by 2 for no reason other than it affects just a few and no one wants to be bothered to change it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold at least one meeting before the season starts to go over the upcoming responsibilities and get everyone on the same page. Train staff on new computer programs that everyone uses and not just a few.A few days of training could save hundreds if not thousands in lost productivity doing things 'old style'.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Female ...Cumberland WI

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanic Assistant in Cumberland, WI
    Former Employee - Mechanic Assistant in Cumberland, WI

    I worked at Seneca Foods part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn new things

    Cons

    If your a female and want to become a full time mechanic then seneca foods is not the place to be due to they do not want full time female mechanics because they say they move too slow getting started in the morning and they have trouble staying on task even though the male mechanics can stand around and do nothing and yet thwy still get chosen to be full time but no matter what a female does she will never be good enough to be a full time mechanic no matter how much she worked and no matter how good she is because the management is obviously still stuck in the 1950's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and realize that there are females out there that love to get their hands dirty and work on and fix things because they enjoy it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Cumberland, WI
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Cumberland, WI

    I worked at Seneca Foods full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of overtime, temporary work, professional training, easy to do jobs. As long as you are doing you're job there is nothing to worry about. pay increase with every year you work.

    Cons

    Hard to impossible to get a day off during high peak season, wear protection equipment at all times. Hard to keep you're lunch in the fridge sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Summer Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Laborer in Glencoe, MN
    Current Contractor - Laborer in Glencoe, MN

    I have been working at Seneca Foods as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great.
    The training is good.
    They really care about their employees

    Cons

    Poor salary
    Not many opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of the managers that I have worked with are doing a great job taking care of the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Payroll/Human Resource

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll/Human Resource in Cambria, WI
    Former Employee - Payroll/Human Resource in Cambria, WI

    I worked at Seneca Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great working with seasobals. Even if the days are long the seasonal employees make it bearable.

    Cons

    Long hours. Two faces co-workers. When a group fails to comply ALL should be reprimanded equally!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration all the work (one) employee does where there should be two doing the job. Mistakes are going to get made. WE ARE ONLY HUMAN! Not fare to pick one out of the bunch for repramanding. Consider their work load FIRST!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The Administrative experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ripon, WI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ripon, WI

    I worked at Seneca Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    My previous co-workers and the job I was doing.

    Cons

    Recruiting for local seasonal employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get things done in a timely manner

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good pay, long hours, horrible shift management and work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Operator in Rochester, MN

    I worked at Seneca Foods part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay! I was netting 1100 wk but was working 72-84 hours per week

    Cons

    3 different languages spoken on the floor so mistakes were commonplace. Long hours and favoritism reigned supreme. Management was rarely on the floor, so line managers were the only means of giving feedback to the shift mngr.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder at helping people succeed. Don't place English-only speakers with people who cannot speak English. Use common sense. Also, don't allow Muslims to take advantage of the rest of the operators by letting them disappear to go pray 4x's during a shift! It caused unnessary shutdowns and fostered resentment!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    current

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Labeler in Clyman, WI
    Current Employee - Labeler in Clyman, WI

    I have been working at Seneca Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work is the canning factory for vegtables, we make our own cans. we process vegtables, the pay is reasonable, were one of the few companies that still use galss with production.

    Cons

    gets hot during the summer, long summer hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use good comunication skills, learn what the machines do in your asigned area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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