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Cal-Maine Foods Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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Cal-Maine Foods President and CEO Adolphus B. Baker
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  1. "It’s all in who you know..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office
    Former Employee - Office
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cal-Maine Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There were some pros to the job, until current management took over about eight years ago. Now, as far as I know there are only three people left working in the office That were there when I was. One was there before me, one was hired in the recent past and the other about a year later. Three of the original office staff have been there for long time quit from undue pressure from the general manager.

    Cons

    Cal Maine is a SQF level III certified egg packing plant. The qualifications for becoming SQL level III certified state that you must adhere to a certain set of standards. The way it was when I was there is probably the same that it is now. The SQF guidelines changed depending on who was working, what time of the day it was, and who the employees were that were breaking those rules. If I said anything, I was causing problems. The whole operation where I was working needs to be revamped from the top down! As another person posted In their review, it became a good old boys club. God for bid you want to come in and do your job and not be their buddies, because if that is your attitude you’re on the way out the door like me. Never mind that I had eight years in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring family members! Just because someone has a piece of paper that says they went to school and got a degree does not mean they know what the hell they are doing. When you start losing employees that have been at your company for 15, 17, 20+ years, you might have a problem that needs to be rectified.


  2. "Lots of Perks, But Lots of Headaches"

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

    I worked at Cal-Maine Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Upper management is amazing
    Benefits packages are great.

    Cons

    Demoralizing work env for women- 3x the work, zero the credit.
    Salary wages need to go.
    Better payment for employees.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to invest and consider women as part of the team. I can't speak for all farms, but the good old boys club is still large and in charge. There's still big problems here. Had things been better in management to this regards, I may have stayed.

  3. "Supervisory/Managers"

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for with lots of room for advancement if willing to move locations.

    Cons

    Long hours at times depending on the holidays or equipment breakdowns.


  4. "Hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cal-Maine Foods (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always something to do Always

    Cons

    When you get sick its bad


  5. "House Walker, Maintence Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Quincy, FL
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Quincy, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cal-Maine Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping in the industrial food processing industry. Working with live animals, and maintenance of 20th century equipment. Guaranteed work every day of the week.

    Cons

    Have to remove carcasses everyday, and avoid spider and rodent bites. Plus have to us semi dangerous farm equipment. Have to work with less than 8th grade education associates.

    Advice to Management

    Consider having a union representative on the job site, and less restrictive top down management dictation. Plus allow modern smartphone access on the workplace.


  6. "It is a great place to start working when you are young with opportunity to move ahead in the company."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Mascotte, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Mascotte, FL

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, teamwork, ability to do many things, sustainable practices, and a great way to give back to the community.

    Cons

    Can be some long hours, but never usually a problem.

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  7. "It's a good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cal-Maine Foods (More than a year)

    Pros

    They don't drug test either

    Cons

    It can be dirty and gross

  8. "Farm Hand"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People and Good Environment

    Cons

    A lot of outside work in the summer

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. "Farm Utility"

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

    I have been working at Cal-Maine Foods part-time

    Pros

    Good Hours, understanding for time needed off, great work environment

    Cons

    have to get up early to make it to work,


  10. "Great opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cal-Maine has a relatively laid back atmosphere. Everyone has a job to do, and mostly, everyone tries to have a good time while doing it.
    Benefits are good, medical, dental, life insurance, holiday pay etc. Very family oriented, great management. Locally and upper.

    Cons

    Early and often long hours. But it is what you make of it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. I look forward to growth in this company.


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