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Pictsweet Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  1. "Decent company for dependable, hard-working types. Lazy people beware!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in North Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Former Employee in North Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Rewards of many kinds are available for hard-working, dependable employees, no matter the job title. They have an old-school employer model, that's along the lines of "you do well by us, and we'll do well by you." Not a perfect company, because it's not run by perfect people. But they generally do well for their employees.
    * Good plant management, with open-door policy
    * "Old-school" work mentality (i.e. Those who work hard and do well get rewarded). Lazy (or trouble-makers) get coached to encourage change, but get let go if they don't change.
    * Token Economy set up for rewarding good employees who go above and beyond basic job duties
    * Choices in Healthcare coverage.
    * Benefits for skilled labor include retirement, sick leave, vacation, etc.
    * They work with employees well for family needs (but they pay attention and cut down abuses).
    * Plenty of opportunity to learn new trades. Lots of coworkers went from being a laborer to a better paying position (i.e. I've seen laborers move into being a QC tech, forklift driver, sanitation worker [really nice pay], line lead, case attendant, machine operator; one machine operator was moved up to being a supervisor). Just dedicated, hard-workers get moved up, when spots become available.
    * The CEO is very down-to-earth and personal; his directors are not in the "Pros" section, though.
    * Point-based system for attendance is very fair (contrary to other opinions shared); managers erase points for the best employees who are having a rough patch in life. But the lazy or otherwise crappy employees don't generally get breaks in points, because break abuse and the inability to get to work on time (or leaving work early) are general "good employee" and "responsible person" basics.
    * BBQs for plant.
    * Opportunity to train in other capacities.

    Cons

    * Dental/vision is not good; paying for "Dental Select" group purchase plans WAY cheaper and similar or better coverage than the plans Pictsweet offers.
    * Corporate is slow to change, and focuses on their agendas over input from plant level.
    * Directors I've met are not often down to earth or personal, like the CEO and plant management team are. They are very particular, and not very kind.
    * VERY set pay scale - raises happen, and they reward the good employees with better pay; but once you hit the top of the scale for your position, the only way to earn more is to change positions within the company.
    * Plant processes frozen food; so it's naturally kept chilly where product is processed (and REALLY cold where frozen product is stored). Winters get pretty cold in food processing/storing areas - would recommend wearing warm clothing; many layers, and warm gloves that nitrile gloves can fit over!

    Advice to Management

    Plant Level: Keep doing as you're doing.
    Corporate Level: Listen to your plant management seriously - they have a lot of insight on things you don't see going on in their plant. And raising the pay scales of all hourly employees should seriously be examined at each plant. Some may be ok, but there are others that need a higher pay scale to get the required help the plant needs to run optimally. It's also OK to learn from how other companies do things; it may help skipping over some issues by learning from how another company does something.


  2. "It's Ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pictsweet full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly, that's it.

    Cons

    Doesn't often promote within. The culture is very traditional. They do not believe in change.

  3. "Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Administrative Assistant in Bells, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Administrative Assistant in Bells, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pictsweet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and insurance. Flexibility when it comes to taking time off for personal matters.

    Cons

    Raises were small and not likely to have a chance to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Try to promote from within more often.


  4. "Don't waste your life.get a real job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Ogden, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pictsweet full-time

    Pros

    The people that work there are pretty cool they totally agree with this review

    Cons

    They have this point system. It is totally non conducive to a positive work place environment

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. You have an employee retention issue. Pay and.your point system needs serious evaluation


  5. "Pictsweet is an okay place to work if you REALLY need a job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bells, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bells, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pictsweet full-time

    Pros

    Lower level managers usually do care. A large portion of the workers try to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Upper management and corporate office are completely out of touch. Corporate office is a culture of fear resulting in extreme micromanagement. Operations senior management manage through a culture of fear. Senior operations leadership is extremely arrogant. Managers are allowed to treat subordinates poorly, but subordinates are graded annually on how respectful they are to their boss. Bad balance of work/home life. Now focus. Living requirements. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    You will have to become competitive and humble to become great. There are reasons people want to work for a place that gives as much to them as they give back. Until you come to terms with better (modern) management methods, you will slowly become more and more irrelevant.


  6. "EH"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pictsweet full-time

    Pros

    There isnt any that are worth it.

    Cons

    Its a very depressing place to work.


  7. "Great pay, friendly people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is good, simple work

    Cons

    Cold, pay raises are rare and very small.

  8. "Avoid the plant side at all costs!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bells, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bells, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pictsweet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, no micro-management on 2nd shift.

    Cons

    nepotism, horrible and uneducated leadership, mediocre pay, paid for 40 hours, but often put in 60, no opportunity for real movement, failure to recognize needed change, dangerous work environment, place should be a business school case study...

    Advice to Management

    care about your employees, listen to suggestions, be open to change, adopt a modern approach, communicate


  9. "Hard Labor Company"

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    Former Employee - Ticket Writer in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - Ticket Writer in Santa Maria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pictsweet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    During the peak season, you're working your tail off. 10-12 hour shifts.

    Cons

    One day off
    Last minute schedule
    Mainly Spanish speaking employees

    Advice to Management

    When awarding for Safety, why not give everyone a chance at winning up to 500$ instead of having the same people win? Some of them don't even work production where Safety is practiced.


  10. "Pictsweet"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Comp and benefits tend toward lower end of market; lack of performance reviews; too much hands on from senior management.


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