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Updated December 20, 2017
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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Hilmar, CA
    Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Hilmar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hilmar Cheese Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked here for 4+ years and absolutely loved it. I worked with a great team and for the best manager ever.

    Cons

    Nothing really bad to say about this company. I Just received a good offer closer to home that my husband wanted me to take.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe try a little harder to keep your employees. Good ones are hard to come by.


  2. "Hilmar Cheese is Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Hilmar, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Hilmar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hilmar Cheese Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, extremely friendly, commitment to growing emloyees.

    Cons

    Location is not the best, but livable

  3. "Production Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilmar, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hilmar Cheese Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great pay

    Cons

    Bad culture, good old boy mentality

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people


  4. "Lab Tech"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Dalhart, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Dalhart, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hilmar Cheese Company (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Insurance? IF you can call a self insured policy that barely has any in network providers insurance.

    Cons

    Pretty much the whole company is corrupt and will do anything to cover issues with safety and food safety violations. Depending on the Department you work in is how the Racial Discrimination is set up due to who is in the management positions. They allow sexual discrimination also so be wary on that front. If you do report any violations in for any of the above they will try to make your life hell, if you wont quit they fall back onto stating you have a bad attitude and terminate you.

    Advice to Management

    None, Company Is Worthless


  5. "Going Down hill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits package is great. Company is self insured. Schedule is great only work 14 days a month. Great employees. Production management is great.

    Cons

    Upper Management is detached and uncaring. In the time I have been there things have changed and not for the better. Employees are just a number now. The company gives you a raise and then raises your insurance rates. So the raise is almost non existent. Takes 5 years to top out on the hourly level. If you do manage to get promoted from within you will be offered the same amount of money you made as an hourly but with a much higher stress level. Supervisors constantly look stressed and worn out. Lots of pressure to get things done with little reward. Safety department only cares about covering the companies butt. Not much concern for the injured worker. Always tries to find a way to blame the injured employee.

    Advice to Management

    Why they don't listen. Employees aren't paid to think. Only listen and do. They always say they are listening but things never improve.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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

    Pros

    Wide diversity of assignments because company is small

    Cons

    Company is outgrowing itself
    Difficult to get good people to live in the area
    Can be very white male centric


  7. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Cheese Vat Operator in Hilmar, CA
    Current Employee - Cheese Vat Operator in Hilmar, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hilmar Cheese Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company excellent to improve skills and food science knowledge.

    Cons

    Can be too political motivated

    Advice to Management

    To analyze the process and not so much the outcome

  8. "Family Oriented Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilmar, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilmar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hilmar Cheese Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The owners and leadership take very good care of their employee's. Highly Team oriented, everyone works toward the same goal. Good pay, AWESOME benefits, down to earth and friendly co-workers! Lots of advancement opportunity and growth! Longevity is rewarded.

    Cons

    Still have some growing pains shifting from a small company to a large multi-site company, but working hard to maintain the same environment and culture that makes them a great company to be a part of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working toward being progressive, trust your employees to take the reins and you will be impressed with what they can do!


  9. "Manufacturing"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Hilmar, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Hilmar, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hilmar Cheese Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, bonuses, vacation, training

    Cons

    Focused global growth, less on local growth and employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's not what you know it's who you know to be able to advance at Hilmar Cheese Company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilmar, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hilmar Cheese Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice perks and beautiful building.Some very nice employees.

    Cons

    Do not be fooled by the smoking glass image. You will be promised advancement and only people that are in the cliche are given opportunities. You are not allowed any opinion or cannot offer any ideas on ways the company can improve. It is not encouraged and frowned upon.Just do your job and keep your mouth shut is their mindset.

    Advice to Management

    You should hire robots and not people with a brain.All your issues would be eliminated.


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