Seneca Foods

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Seneca Foods Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
13 Reviews
3.6
13 Reviews
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Seneca Foods President, CEO, and Director Kraig H. Kayser
Kraig H. Kayser
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  1.  

    Overall a good experience

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    Former Employee - Quality Control  in  Cumberland, WI
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Cumberland, WI

    I worked at Seneca Foods full-time for 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
  2.  

    Great Summer Job

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    Current Employee - Laborer  in  Glencoe, MN
    Current Employee - Laborer in Glencoe, MN

    I have been working at Seneca Foods as a contractor for 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
  3.  

    Payroll/Human Resource

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    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
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  5.  

    The Administrative experience.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Ripon, WI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ripon, WI

    I worked at Seneca Foods full-time for 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
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Operator  in  Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Operator in Rochester, MN

    I worked at Seneca Foods part-time for 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
  7.  

    current

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    Current Employee - Labeler  in  Clyman, WI
    Current Employee - Labeler in Clyman, WI

    I have been working at Seneca Foods full-time for 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
  8.  

    a new challenge everyday

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baraboo, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baraboo, WI

    I have been working at Seneca Foods

    Pros

    most of the coworkers are very helpful

    Cons

    lack of communication between management and employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    got tired alot but other then that worth it and just great

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    Former Employee - Floater  in  Janesville, WI
    Former Employee - Floater in Janesville, WI

    I worked at Seneca Foods

    Pros

    great pay if you do the work regardless of the long hrs. and the every day work,lol great ,careing and helpful workers and supervisors, helps workerswith problems, teaches workers new work abilitys so you have new and more work experiance for new or other jobs ,has careing workers that will help give you rides to and from work has special events for your hard and good work.

    Cons

    one you get on certain list for work have to wait a long time to get off and the working every day,even more with long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing i can thinkof or can complain about , i just want to say i loved workin there an enjoyed leanng all the thing your companie has taught me it realy helped me out.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mechanic Job

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    Former Employee - Mechanic  in  Marion, NY
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Marion, NY

    I worked at Seneca Foods

    Pros

    i liked working at Seneca because it allowed me to further my knowledge of machinery and new technologies. I find it as a hobby to fix things and make things run right/ better. Another thing thats a plus, at least for the factory i worked at, is they are always open to new ideas on how to better the production processes.

    Cons

    downsides include management and ability to move up. For example, my father has worked at the can manufacturing plant for 26 years. There was a time about a year ago that a management position inside the plant was open. Instead of promoting my father, they hired someone from outside the company. This really motivates him to work hard ... At the plant i worked at, there was a buddy system that was apparent to everyone in the plant. This ticked alot of people off. Also, when an employee was told to do something but didn't want to do it, they would simply tell the supervisor to get so and so to do it. Instead of being a boss or a supervisor that u should be, these people let the employees supervise themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to go the Marion Can manufacturing plant and ask the workers about how they feel the company is being ran. There are workers who work their tail off, and then there are a select few who do absolutely nothing. Management doesn't seem to care about the good of the company or of their workers. They are only concerned about getting their numbers and being viewed as friends to those who they are suppose to manage. I'm fresh out of college with a degree in Business Administration and i think i could do equivalent if not better work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great pay, no respect

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    Former Employee - Truck Router  in  Blue Earth, MN
    Former Employee - Truck Router in Blue Earth, MN

    I worked at Seneca Foods

    Pros

    The pay is great as long as you want to work 80 hours a week. As long as you keep your mouth shut and do as you're told you'll get your check every two weeks. The people you work with are usually down-to-earth and willing to help.

    Cons

    Management only notices when you screw up. As long as you're doing your job, they don't care about you. Also, there's always someone to fill your spot so don't even think about complaining. If you and a coworker are having a dispute, management is likely to come down on the side of whomever is better friends with the boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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