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Bay State Milling Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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  1. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bay State Milling (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great opportunity for growth, care about employees.The Company is big enough to grow but not so big that you are just a number you will meet the owners the CEO and all of higher management. People that work here are amazing from the ground floor to the CEO and the owners.

    Cons

    Behind on the Technology side but they are catching up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Bay State Milling"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bay State Milling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Starting pay is good. OT is always offered. Coworkers are friendly. Lots of luncheons!

    Cons

    Do not expect to be formally trained. Everything is learn as you go.Unorganized, out-of-date procedures of customer service, accounts payable,shipping and receiving, lab and HR practices. Managers and supervisors do not care about employee concerns. Managers only care when they are aproached by higher level management. Then they micro-manage for about a week until things calm down.
    Production schedules constantly change which makes for a hectic environment.
    Equipment in the plant and office is old and constantly breaks down. Then there is a rush to repair equipment and rush to get product out to the customer. Shipping and receiving is a joke. They leave truck drivers sitting for hours before getting loaded or unloaded. The people in the plant work hard but are mostly illegals. The break area in the plant is disgusting and is located too close to the product! The break room in the main office is usually clean and always has food, but the refridgerator smells and rumored to have ants.
    Raises and advancement are a pretty much non-exsistent. You will be lucky if you get close to 50 cent raise during review time. Management and the receptionist are cliquey have their 'favorites'. People take time off work constantly with no reprocussions.
    Unhappy people running this business.

    Advice to Management

    Please have formal training for new hires.Pay attention when employees come to you and suggest improvements. Overall, take your employees seriously instead of treating them like warm bodies to fill a spot. You started out as a small company. You aren't a small company anymore. Hire more people and seriously, update your equipment and the way you handle your customers.

  3. "Accounts Payable Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Quincy, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Quincy, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bay State Milling as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training (on the first day of job supervisor would assist you through all the process)
    Good balance of autonomy and supervision
    No long hours
    No work on weekends
    Great smart people

    Cons

    No space for personal growth or opportunity to engage in difficult tasks/projects
    No increasing responsibilities
    Lack of motivation to work harder

    Advice to Management

    Inspire and motivate interns by giving more interesting projects with moderate difficulty
    Improve communication between different locations so everybody in the same page
    Assign job responsibilities based on interests of person


  4. "Bay state milling."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lot of former employees from other related companies are apart of this organization. Family owned company which makes it feel less corporate. Smaller corporation. Good pay and good benefits. Free dental.

    Cons

    Not a lot of support at the plant level as compared to other companies I have worked for. Can be a double edged sword when you are apart of a smaller company,. They are not interested in developing their employees. Very top heavy organization.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at what is happening at the plant level. I believe with more support from the HQ things can be simplified tremendously.


  5. "Quality Assurance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Small staff per shift. No micro managing. Self motivated individuals will do well.

    Cons

    Long hours, very little continued education offered.


  6. "Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment with great people. Nice place to work in food industry.

    Cons

    Needs to expand the lab and to keep it clean.


  7. "Long hours, good pay"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bay State Milling full-time

    Pros

    I worked in the mill and the pay was above average. There are some genuinely nice people that work hard and promote a friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Poor management and work-life balance. The majority of people working here are dissatisfied and it reflects in their attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the rules that don't benefit the company or employees.

  8. Helpful (3)

    ""Where Change is Needed""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bay State Milling full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay.

    Cons

    Core Values are followed by Management but only extends to Customers and not their Employees. Over All Technology is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be treated Equally and with respect. Make it clear what is expected of them and praise them on a job well done. A happy employee is a confident employee and will care about the quality of work their preforming.


  9. "Bay state milling"

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    Former Employee - Grain Handler in Platteville, CO
    Former Employee - Grain Handler in Platteville, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bay State Milling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay,great benifits.ample raises. the night shift is the best,you dont deal with upper managment

    Cons

    shift hours are crazy,I can only speak for the facility in platteville,but upper management needs an overhaul. the blame game. and at least one supervisor is racist.

    Advice to Management

    do a close review of grain handling procedures and supervisors,the wool is being pulled over your eyes.


  10. "Fantastic group of people united to make good things happen!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Bay State has the ability to make key decisions timely and then find the right people to execute plans. The Company really fosters an informed environment and openly solicits feedback from all employees.

    Cons

    Technology and some other areas are still catching up with current tools and practices.

    Advice to Management

    Keep differentiating the Company by not losing site on what makes it so special but also be progressive minded on new approaches and opportunities.