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J.D. Irving Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is not exactly even, even if HR is constantly stressing this (in 8 reviews)

  • Extremely long hours with absolutely no overtime (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Solid East Coast company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable company, great benefits and a variety of work

    Cons

    Slower pace at times, somewhat old fashioned company. very conservative


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun cafe environment, minimal pay."

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    Former Employee - Crew Leader in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in State College, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at J.D. Irving part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Playful coworkers, friendly environment, relaxed vibe.

    Cons

    Exhausting work, minimal compensation, understaffed, very high turnover of busy student employees.

    Advice to Management

    Show some more love to your hardest working employees, give them opportunity for growth and compensate them for their added responsibilities, and screen your new staff a bit more during the hiring process to prevent the constant turnover. Take suggestions from staff and customers regarding the menu, and always make sure your employees get the tips they earn, not the prep-kitchen staff.

  3. "Enviroment"

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Great team and all work towards a united goal.

    Cons

    No remote working flexibility. Having such a great culture, if remote working adds, then it will be really great.


  4. "Logisitics Mgr"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Fort Edward, NY
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Fort Edward, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J.D. Irving full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting products
    Good people
    Lots of investment in the business.
    Great location

    Cons

    A somewhat limited career path.


  5. "Worked here for 10 years . Love the people I work with and my department."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment. Good benefits and health care package. People are great .

    Cons

    Very old way of thinking. Working from home and flex hours still not accepted company wide . Very beaucraric and male dominated .


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J.D. Irving full-time

    Pros

    Pay was great.
    Benefits were good.
    Steady work.

    Cons

    Place is a revolving door for both union and non union employees.
    Safety is preached until the job needs to get done.
    You are expected to work long hours with no compensation.
    Some parts of the mill are disgusting!
    Union employees do whatever they want!(I literally say one person rubbing a body part on the bosses phone).
    Owner of the company is oblivious or has a just don't care type of attitude.
    Pay is great expect it doesn't reflect the hours you have to work.
    Multiple bosses all expecting something all the time.
    Cut throat place to work. Watch your back.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a spine.


  7. "Great training"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J.D. Irving full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training, managers seem to care about your future, as long as it's with the company. Processes are well-established.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not exactly even, even if HR is constantly stressing this. Processes are so stringent that you may waste time doing admin instead of getting things done.

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J.D. Irving full-time

    Pros

    Very Dynamic, fast pace good company to work for

    Cons

    I have nothing wrong to say about this company. The owner listen and is close to is people.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Saint John, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Saint John, NB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J.D. Irving full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not sure what to write here so I will type until...wait! They did have calculators, pens and paper to work with! Below where it's asked my opinion about the 6-month job prospects of Irving, I had to write 'thumbs up'! The 'Ving's' own everything in NB, which is a pro, right?

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Unreasonable work standards. Awful benefit plan. Terrible work morale.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs a complete overhaul and needs to consider paying staff appropriately for the amount of work done. It's unfair to request what is being requested currently for the meager pay and total compensation. This is why we all leave NB and head out west.


  10. "Machine OPerator"

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, lots of overtime, no heavy lifting,

    Cons

    you can be stucked on the same post

    Advice to Management

    use all the stagnant talents


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