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Scenic Fruit Co. Reviews

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  1. "Get out what you put in."

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    Former Employee - Production Labor in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Production Labor in Gresham, OR
    Recommends

    Pros

    You get out of Scenic Fruit Company what you put into the job. The company is notorious for re-warding hard work. Most of the company's senior management started in seasonal or low level jobs at the company. The size of the company allows employees to see many side of a business form production to shipping, storage, billing, etc... The family that owns the company is gracious to their workers, and sees long term workers as an extended family. Year round employees seem to have a good cohesive bond.

    Cons

    Because of the seasonal nature of any agricultural business, employees may only be give 24 hours notice of when they will be working next. Sometimes the unpredictability of work is frustrating however if you are asked to work on short notice their is no penalty for declining. Company does not advance people who come to work and do their job, only those who show a willingness to do extra work or go above and beyond their job title.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire people from outside of the company. A fresh perspective can help senior employees make more creative decisions, and even better decisions with a longer list of options to choose from.


  2. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Production in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Production in Gresham, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Scenic Fruit Co. full-time

    Pros

    They would give you over 40 hours if u wanted.

    Cons

    They did not pay for the right amount of hours, I left with them owing over 100.00 dollars and never recieved it. Because i didnt speak spanish they would not mark me as being there and would mark me absent.

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees clock in themselves instead of having a supervisor check them off on a clipboard.

  3. "Short term stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Gresham, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scenic Fruit Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free blueberries. The sandwich/barber shop down the road was good. They throw an awesome Christmas party.

    Easy way to start your resume for bio or food science graduates.

    Cons

    As far as the job... only use this as a foot in the door to gain experience. The pay is laughable, no benefits for most employees, and they only want to look like they care about people. I saw two people get injured then let go. They do not pay a living wage and don't give a crap about the production crew.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending like people that have been there every day for 20 years are seasonal.

    To the owners, show your face in the plant once in a while.


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    "Overworked and Very Underappreciated"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Gresham, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good for gaining experience working in the fruit packing industry, in the summer they will work you very long hours.

    Cons

    They have some shady practices, so learn to cover yourself well in case of liabilities. They don't provide you with sufficient Personal Protective Equipment, may place yourself in the way of harm.


  5. "Quality Assurance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Scenic Fruit Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Regular hours
    Refine documentation requirements
    Management is concerned for all employees
    High level of consideration for clients and client relationships

    Cons

    During the harvest season working 60 or more hours a week is the norm. Some employees often go multiple weeks without a day of during this time period.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. They have a lot to say. Realize that the employees are people with limits, they want to do all they can but are not machines.


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    "Growing Pains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is some good entry level experience available. If you work hard enough, you may be able to advance. The company is growing fast, and its really tied to the local community.

    Cons

    They hire a lot of temps. Constant overtime is required, with crazy scheduling. You are lucky if you know your schedule 24 hours ahead, and extra lucky if you have even one day a week off in the busy season. You may be able to advance, but it will cost your sanity and your family for it. Wages are substandard, and benefits are terrible if you get them at all. As said in other reviews, PPE is not always available when you need it. There is also some discrimination in the company culture, like walking into the 1950s. The company is trying to grow and modernize itself, but they don't know how to get there sometimes.