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Basic American Foods Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical Engineering Design Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Basic American Foods full-time

    Pros

    Working at Basic American Foods as a Mechanical Engineering Design Intern will provide you with real down to earth practical experience. You will become very talented in 3D CAD modeling and selecting mechanical components such as gear boxes, motors, pumps, chains, v-belts, bearings, sheaves, gears, etc.

    Cons

    A couple years ago, there were 4 mechanical engineers, now there are only 2.

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring engineers again.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Moses Lake, WA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Moses Lake, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers care about success of plant.

    Cons

    Lack of trust in corporate management, Change in direction and having a need for Engineers resulted in lack of trust in HR and Company philosophy. High turnover in Senior Plant management, 7 in 10 months.

    Advice to Management

    Organization in management turmoil. Key value of "Mean what you say" and "Word is your bond", means nothing to corporate HR and management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Tech"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Hard honest work."

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    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.

    Basic American Foods Response

    Aug 3, 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to share a review. Your opinion matter to us and we are glad to hear you like working at Basic American Foods and would recommend it to others.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company with Great Values"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work in Idaho!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basic American Foods full-time

    Pros

    -Outstanding leadership - the CEO is an incredible leader that embodies trust, transparency, leadership development and growth.
    -Great on-site health clinic in Blackfoot which is 100% free
    -Solid values and ethics - including education donation matching, time off to volunteer and supporting local causes

    Cons

    -The facilities in Blackfoot could use some remodeling (carpet, offices, etc.). Supposed to happen in the next year or two.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to evolve the culture under Bryan's leadership; keep growing the company and maintain strong values.


  7. "Good Company"

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    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very click oriented"

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    Former Employee - Packaging Helper
    Former Employee - Packaging Helper
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Basic American Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Higher than average starting pay good not grate benefits 4 day work week and a good environment to work in . It's a strange mix of Hispanic and LDS culture

    Cons

    Long hours upper management is a joke very click oriented . Half the time your career is decided by a 20 something from a bar stool also as One reviewer said very anti-mormon that's not true very Mormon culture

    Advice to Management

    I work for basic for basic over 8 years . Very Mormon culture HR is not on your side nor helpful unless it's a question about benefits or retirement plan if you're a hard worker and don't 12 advance this is a good job for you


  9. Helpful (1)

    "pellet line operater"

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    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Line Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Basic American Foods full-time

    Pros

    Lots of positive people
    Pays pretty well for the area as far as wage goes

    Cons

    Lots of manual labor & 12 hour shifts
    Messy Work
    Some bad grouchy managers
    Loud environment

    Advice to Management

    Try to ask employees directly what they prefer to do or if they have an questions when they are starting.


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