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J.D. Irving Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  • High expectations and big work load tough work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Extremely long hours with absolutely no overtime (in 3 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.


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  5. "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.


  6. "Work life review"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid vacation, ongoing professional development,

    Cons

    Lots of over times, management doesn't listen

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen to your employees feed back and improves the process


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint John, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint John, NB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity to get into a variety of technologies.

    Cons

    High expectations and big work load tough work life balance


  8. "Student Job"

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

    Pros

    Allows you to control your own schedule.
    Company mindset focuses on continuous improvement.
    Friendly employees and a very positive environment.
    Safety is a high priority.
    Company values are well known and held high.

    Cons

    Ideas and progress is often made too slow.
    Optimization of team meetings and an increase in overall energy/efficiency is required.


  9. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J.D. Irving full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Career opportunities, job rotation, training and team building

    Cons

    Lengthy shifts but commensurate compensation for your time

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  10. "Diverse and challenging work experience!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J.D. Irving (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow and advance your career
    Exciting learning and development opportunities - internal and external
    Challenging, stimulating work
    Focused on building teams within and across departments
    Interesting and diverse lines of business
    Investment in technology
    Great people and leadership

    Cons

    Driven, hard working culture can make work/life balance a challenge, at times. Need to make this more of a priority.


  11. "An excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Steam Fitter for Papet Mills in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Steam Fitter for Papet Mills in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J.D. Irving full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is competitive with room to advance.. Great pay and benefits. Great people and atmosphere. Love my time there.

    Cons

    Family business so no profit sharing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work environment.



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