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Basic American Foods Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Rexburg, ID
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Rexburg, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for the area we are in. When you are full time, most people will make 12.50 to start.

    Cons

    The hours are often 12 hour shifts and sometimes the communication is lacking between upper management and the plant.

    Advice to Management

    Have a bi annual meeting to gain insight from the employees and see if things need to be changed or not.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hard honest work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Rexburg, ID
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Rexburg, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Basic American Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good and very competitive for the area. You'll have consistent, full time work. The co-workers are great people and extremely hard workers. If you have an idea to improve the process, upper management is willing to hear you out and actually make changes.

    Cons

    It is physically demanding labor and you don't get to pick your schedule. Everyone is working a rotating 12 hour schedule that can make it difficult to plan some things. It's also possible to feel "stuck" in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to encourage people to cross train in many areas and possibly cross train in other facilities. Implement necessary changes sooner, don't put them off especially when they're cheap fixes like updating a number or two on a computer.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company with Great Values"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blackfoot, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blackfoot, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basic American Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's nice to work for a company that really cares about your opinion and your values. The people here genuinely care about your success and setting you up to succeed. The CEO really sets clear expectations and goals for the company and he is a true leader that really makes you want to work hard.

    Cons

    It's an older company, buildings could use some remodeling and updates in offices, break rooms and bathrooms.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the goof work, vacation and benefits could be a bit stronger.


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  5. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Antioch, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Antioch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Basic American Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    family oriented, good company they do treat employees well

    Cons

    Really no cons to report.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (1)

    "pellet line operater"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Operator Helper in Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Operator Helper in Moses Lake, WA

    I worked at Basic American Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    room for advancement..great team members

    Cons

    very hot conditions.you will loose weight


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed Feelings"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blackfoot, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blackfoot, ID
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Relationship based culture
    -Great people in cross functional groups
    -Benefits are good
    -Manufacturers good products

    Cons

    -Religious discrimination common
    -Pass up internal talent to bring people from out-of-state, even though internal well qualified and well liked
    -Out-of-date culture

    Advice to Management

    -Look at internal talent.
    -I've heard from many employees that discrimination against LDS is common, especially in upper-management position.

    Basic American Foods Response

    Sep 19, 2016 – Human Resources Director

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. It is the culture and the policy of Basic American Foods to provide equal opportunity employment to all individuals without regard to any ... More


  8. "Modern Table- Line owner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Owner in Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Line Owner in Idaho Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great schedule with a 4 day work week. Good benefits. Positive culture. higher starting wage then most companies in the area.

    Cons

    The company is still growing so there aren't a lot of positions open. Sometimes it is hard to work a full ten hours on your feet but you get used to it after a while.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "What a bunch of bunk! Deceitful!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Blackfoot, ID
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Blackfoot, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Basic American Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There aren't any pros when it comes down to it. this is a company to stay away from.

    Cons

    The cons out weigh the pros on every level. There are plenty of companies out there offering just as good if not better benefits and better pay depending on your level of expertise. The culture at BAF is HORRID!!!

    Advice to Management

    When I got the newest "review" in my in box this morning I though what a plant by HR! Holy Cow! Great job trying to deceive the highest upper management within the company as well as the public!


  10. "Production and warehousing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student - in Chubbuck, ID
    Former Employee - Student - in Chubbuck, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Basic American Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good long term benefits and treat us well

    Cons

    Noisy and dusty environment and sometimes hot.

    Advice to Management

    I liked them..did good job


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Company has drifted FAR for "core values""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blackfoot, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blackfoot, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Basic American Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent wage for area. Tuition assistance program for employees and scholarships available for dependents. Tries to be innovative and a lean management organization.

    Cons

    Management too busy politicking. Credit not given to those who actually do the work. Little opportunities for promotion. People are treated poorly. Too many priorities so "focus" and the ability to complete a project successfully is lost. In fighting between brands and fingerpointing. Lack of cross-functional team work. Clearly lacking accountability and project management. On-going training and coaching is a myth. Core values are preached but not followed by management.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Focus on what will grow the business and stop spending frivolously.


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