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Seneca Foods Reviews

Updated April 1, 2017
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Seneca Foods President, CEO, and Director Kraig H. Kayser
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  1. "Overall was a good exsperience."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Production Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seneca Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The ability to earn extra money. The benefits were some of the best that I have ever had. Time off was easy to achieve during to off production months.

    Cons

    Little time off during the summer months. Had a hard time asking for extra time off because it would mean someone would have to work more hours before receiving their days off.

    Advice to Management

    Work on a different work schedule during the production months.


  2. "Uncaring Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Janitor in Janesville, WI
    Former Employee - Warehouse Janitor in Janesville, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, nice workers.

    Cons

    Long hours, very little time off, poor management, very strict policies. I worked 12 hours a day 7 days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Need to care more about your employee's, give them more time with their families.


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    "Seneca foods long term employee review"

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    Current Employee - Rotary Sterilizer Continuous Cooker Mechanic in Cumberland, WI
    Current Employee - Rotary Sterilizer Continuous Cooker Mechanic in Cumberland, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Seneca Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent insurance and benefits they are a very stabile company

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation for long tenure employees they blow a lot of smoke and don't hold to there promises

    Advice to Management

    Lack of appreciation for long term employees


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  5. "Seneca Company review"

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    Former Employee - Canning Factory Worker in Beaver Dam, WI
    Former Employee - Canning Factory Worker in Beaver Dam, WI

    I worked at Seneca Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work during the season.

    Cons

    Work was temporary and only seasonal.


  6. "Seasonal field Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Seasonal Field Representative in Yuba City, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Field Representative in Yuba City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seneca Foods part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really good pay
    Great company culture
    Your job is hanging out with farmers and talking about peaches... it's awesome.

    Cons

    They own you for the Summer/peach season. This isn't really a problem though, if you're like me and this is a Summer job and you're working with friends.

    For people that don't like driving, there's a lot of it. They give you a handsome stipend for gas/maintenance though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing.


  7. "Good company overall"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Janesville, WI
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Janesville, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Seneca Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Seneca tries to promote from within, and as long as you do your job and show you're putting forth effort, you will be fine. They have also been flexible when I've had things come up short-notice.

    Cons

    The employee morale in certain departments is not great. I think this is due to gossipy behaviors and a breakdown in communication.

    Advice to Management

    The communication needs to improve, which includes having the right people in the right discussions.


  8. "Van driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Van Driver in Glencoe, MN
    Former Employee - Van Driver in Glencoe, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility, decent pay, great seasonal work for the summer, generally good coworkers, not much bs from supervisors or management

    Cons

    Payroll shirts you hours, the hours worked are very odd ball (4-8 am and pm is a general guide), always on call

    Advice to Management

    Fix payroll and get better vans, and maybe hire some more relief drivers, and send water coolers to the fields with the crews


  9. "Poor management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits.

    Cons

    No ability to move up unless you are the favorite or related to management. Long hours will mean you have no life. There are at minimum 3 different languages spoken on the production end.

    Advice to Management

    Try a little harder to retain good employees. The pay is good yet you continue to hire people who cannot read or write English.


  10. "HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beloit, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beloit, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good for fulltime employees. That's about it.

    Cons

    There is no confidentiality when HR dept is involved. Very very bad.

    Advice to Management

    To many family members.


  11. "Have been working for about 4 seasons now, through which I have achieved many positions in Quality Control and Mechanic."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - C I X Quality Control in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - C I X Quality Control in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    First of all, everybody is really friendly and easy to work with. Another pro is that if you're only looking for a Summer job, this is the perfect thing for that as production stops when the fruit season ends. As you gain seniority, you can apply for jobs that work year-round! Great pay.

    Cons

    The opposite may be truth, if you're not looking for a seasonal job, you will get laid off around the time the fruit season ends. Of course, this is only if you work in the production.

    Advice to Management

    I have no real advice to management as I have gotten along with everybody and everybody cares about producing quality products.



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