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Boar's Head Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Robert S. Martin
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Pros
  • Union environment good pay good employees (in 7 reviews)

  • free lunch, nice people, nice location (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • It like a high school environment, nosey coworkers, bad management, no paid lunch, hours getting cut, unprofessional leads (in 2 reviews)

  • The company prides itself on being 'family oriented' but that seems to have been forgotten in the pursuit of expansion and profit (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Boar's Head Holland"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - QA Analyst
    Current Employee - QA Analyst

    I have been working at Boar's Head full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality product, quality company, quality people.

    Cons

    Cold environment, lots of paperwork.


  2. "Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boar's Head full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people work there. Good products.

    Cons

    Too many people to please. Lots of yes men.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate clearly. Stop leading by fear.


  3. "Not good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boar's Head full-time

    Pros

    Free food, good office location

    Cons

    No proper training, unrealistic deadlines, Beware - If you get laid off/ project ends there are no other IT jobs in Sarasota


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  5. "With Pros there are always Cons"

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

    I have been working at Boar's Head full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are close to retirement age, this is definitely the place. They harbor a "don't do too much" work environment. Great stepping stone for new college grads to get real cut throat experience outside of academia, in the real world and in the food industry. Pay is decent. Bonuses are fair. Management does not breathe down your neck.

    Cons

    Not the best place for the experienced, no teamwork atmosphere, no cohesiveness within departments, extremely "gossipy" atmosphere from top down, covert management members (lower & high level) run the company in a cliquish fashion, small company with minimal layers of management so you cannot bypass obstinacy and egoism, little tuition reimbursement, they abhor change even if it benefits them, little to no chance of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees (add'l company paid holidays, trainings, increase the annual tuition reimbursement, departmental team building events, etc.) and always remember that just like you chose us, we chose you too.


  6. "Work on various types of equipment ensuring they perform at top performance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boar's Head part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have never been laid off decent medical benefits.

    Cons

    Below average pay for industrial mechanic. Zero tolerance policies for being fired. No answers on most question. Attendance policy. Vacation time is laughable nothing over 16 days after 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Give us a floor to ask questions related to pay and other benefits without having to go to full blown union.


  7. "Sales manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Palm City, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Palm City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boar's Head full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    M-F no weekends. Good hours

    Cons

    A lot of work not enough pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay better


  8. "Boarshead"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work. Progressive CIO and IT management team. Undertaking much needed modernization program encompassing infrastructure and applications.

    Cons

    Willingness to change is difficult

    Advice to Management

    Continue to modernize.


  9. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and a family oriented work environment.

    Cons

    Communication is always chaos with them.

    Advice to Management

    Get everyone on the same page before executing plans and don't rush progress when you're already steadfast toward success.


  10. "Low Ceiling"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Boar's Head full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Boss is never around thats pretty good right.

    Cons

    The ceiling as far as pay goes is really low, I was " promoted " three times in 3 1/4 years with no increase in pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees


  11. "New Castle facility is making great things happen by making great moves."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in New Castle, IN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in New Castle, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boar's Head full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management and staff all around. Team environment and everyone is positive working together.

    Cons

    Being such a new facility we are all learning together which takes time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and show no favoritism. If leads miss work at least once a week excuses or not they should be fired.



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