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Hilmar Cheese Company Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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  1. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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!


  3. "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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  6. "Lab Technician"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Hilmar, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Hilmar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hilmar Cheese Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, management really cares about career and education growth. Lot's of things the company does for everyone just to keep morale up.

    Cons

    Lack of communication to different departments. This is a 24/7/365 company, so if you work in production or other department with rotating shifts, expect a big change in your personal life.


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    "Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Dalhart, TX
    Former Employee - Clerk in Dalhart, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance at a reasonable cost, decent hourly pay rate

    Cons

    Company culture eroded due to shifting from a "family oriented" company to a "corporate" company. Low moral due to highly untrained management. Management unapologetically unaccountable.

    Advice to Management

    Advice is never taken, so no advice given.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Bias and Unfair"

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary for the area.

    Cons

    Management is bias, unfair, and unprofessional.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Production supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Hilmar, CA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Hilmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefit package, the employees are good people,. Decent work it's not horrible,,work 12 hour shifts so you are off half the year.

    Cons

    Pay is 20% below industry standard. No advancement possibility unless you are inside the inner circle. Hiring to many people from outside need to give current employee a decent chance at least give them an interview

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, we have lost 6 supervisors in last 2 months, something needs to change in upper management they need to wake up. Promote within or at least give employee interviews that are qualified to do the job. Also HR needs to get back to notifying employees with letters when position has been filled and not by word of mouth. Need to get back to how we treated people 8-10 years ago act like you care.


  10. "Intern Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to intern for! I gained a lot of practical knowledge and experience. I was able to work and observe all the different areas of the plant and meet some really nice people. It was easy to get involved with the company in their activities outside of work such as community service projects.

    Cons

    Dalhart location is a very small town and a great distance away from other cities.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Bias and Unfair"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Hilmar, CA
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Hilmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, mission statement, President, and overall business plan.

    Cons

    Company known to show partiality to certain people; has a tendency to only give advancement opportunity to certain people.

    Advice to Management

    Management should get to know their employees better instead of judging them based on a preconceived notion.


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