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Peterson Farms Reviews

Updated September 30, 2017
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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Metals in Shelby, MI
    Former Employee - Metals in Shelby, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Peterson Farms full-time

    Pros

    I loved that I could go back every summer to work considering that I am a student. Good amount of hours, and average pay.

    Cons

    Drama withing co-workers all the time

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who will be long term employees. Be strict during interviews and make known what is expected from the employees.


  2. "OTR,DRIVER"

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    Former Employee - Safety IS Key, Drivers in Shelby, MI
    Former Employee - Safety IS Key, Drivers in Shelby, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peterson Farms full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Home weekly, get paid what lumpers make, when you unload your own trailer.

    Cons

    Raises, come far and few between

    Advice to Management

    Consider the experience of the driver,a person out of CDL ,school came in making the same as me and at the time I had 9yrs,perfect MVR.

  3. "Not good employer"

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

    Pros

    Benefits: Med, Dental, Vision, 401k, Vol Life

    Cons

    Policies made on the fly, different policies for different employees, nothing consistent.
    Management - HR - Never knows what is going on, it's a big joke
    Low Pay - hourly employees
    High Turnover
    Lack of COMMUNICATION is a huge issue

    Advice to Management

    Get Involved!
    Communication is key to a positive work environment


  4. "It was a neutral experience working for Peterson Farms."

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    Former Employee - Production in Shelby, MI
    Former Employee - Production in Shelby, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Peterson Farms full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It gives you experience you can use to further your job experience in the future.

    Cons

    some of the supervisors were favoritising due to ethnicity.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  5. "Complete insanity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Peterson Farms full-time

    Pros

    Hourly people care about the product

    Cons

    Ownership and upper management obviously thrive on power trips, egocentric control methods, and creating chaos for the pure joy of it. The directors here are so caught up in money that they have completely forgotten who and how they get it. People are treated as slaves, all the while the ownership loudly boasts their concern and commitment to their people. I liken the company as a brand new corvette that daddy bought his 16 year old son. Eventually the son will have completely ruined it....most likely long before he ever realizes its value and begins to take care of it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the lip service. Your people actually know more about how to make the company successful than you do. The cardinal rule of manufacturing is to NEVER beat up 1) your equipment and process, and 2) your people. You are doing BOTH every single day, then wondering why you have record turnover at every level. Pizza parties and free gas cards are no replacement for giving those who actually run the company....the hourly people on the floor.....the empowerment to make good things happen. It doesn't replace the time people need with their families, their children, their loved ones. Time to wake up and let your people have a hand in their own destinies. You will be amazed how smart and driven they will be.