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Great
Fonterra was great to work for. Fair a decent work environment. Fair pay. Bosses are great. Great training. Flexible shifts. Just a great company overall
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Fast Paced food production
Global business that is fast paced, competing on the world stage, Pay was very good, but fonterra is a big business and most employees are treated like a number, production is everything and halts for nobody
Pros
Well Paid
Cons
Long Hours
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All good
All good about the company culture and compensation , rest one has to adjust according to the situation. But overall takes care of the employees and it's health.
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Good place to work.
Good place to work. Good people. Room for career development. Approachable Management. Good benefits. Helpful Union. Very good Super scheme. Will miss working there.
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pretty good place to work
factory work so simple but monotonous, good pay, good hours, good benefits although at times a difficult work enviroment with some people you work with
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Long hours, stressful, good salary and very secure employment
A very fast paced industry working long hours. Great salary as a forklift operator however supervisory roles were well under paid. A genuine opportunity to advance in the company both upwards and sideways. Fonterra open other doors through Emergency Response training, networking with other employees from other sites on various projects and social events outside the work place. The company also offered great health insurance for me and my family and an impressive superannuation scheme. Overall a secure and reputable company to work for.
Pros
Salary, Reputation of company, shift pattern lifestyle (4on4off)
Cons
Supervisory roles under paid, stress, long hours, work/home balance
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Cool work place
I actually liked it but got sick at the time hence why I had to leave that job , It's a real easy job and I loved it ,It's fast pace and easy to learn what to do ,
Pros
Cruise job
Cons
long hours
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No sleep no social life boooaaaarrrriiinngggg
At fonterra the job is a lie from the add- "better work life balance" No out of a 9 day shift pattern you may get 3 days off one of which you sleep all day. middle day your still a zombie leaving one proper day off out of 9. That's if you aren't called back "call back" in to do your "fair share" of covers.

All the management care about are spread sheets not people. As a tanker driver I drive very tired due to a loop hole in driver hours Fonterra gets you to work 72+ hrs a week due to a 24 hour brake taken between last day and first night shift. But on a plus I can't actually remember being at work last two nights due to severe tiredness.


Fonterra Benifits greatly using sleep deprivation to get a driver to work faster to get home to bed. If you don't rush take your time (as instructed by driver trainer) you are micro managed and constantly called to explain why you finish last ever night. The management remind you you don't have to be here. But most my collages are stuck due to mortgage comitments, and no other well paid jobs around.

The first year was interesting but after that job is boring. No challenges at all. If computer brakes down job becomes interesting due to brain usage.


Your rarelly dealing with customers just farm workers normally resentfull as you get paid twice their salary .


Yes there is a union. Management always brake the union agreement trying to manipulate new workers "temps " who don't know there rights. This culture can only be encouraged from the very top.


I still work at fonterra as a tanker driver but will leave promptly after 5 years
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Pros
Well paid (due a huge pay rise soon I feel)
Cons
Boring dangerous tiresome
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Love it
Fully recommended the pay is good the company is very helpful would have like to work there longer but as I was only contracted to couple weeks of work been under a agency didnt get offered full employment.
Pros
Certain percent off food from canteen
Cons
Long hours
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Timing
In 2015 i start working in Fonterra. I like this Job because its timing is good staff is cooperative good pay.
This job has some good points like long hours but some bad points we have to travel store to store some time just stuck in traffic.
Pros
Long hours
Cons
Traffic
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Productive,fun,
My favourite job!! Had a blast here money was great , loads of benefits that I really enjoyed. They not only look after you but your family as well. My daily job would consist of packing ice cream . Would vary , we'd be in teams of 5,12 and others. THreading ice cream containers or cones into the machines it'll then come through to the other side where another team would pack into boxes or small packaging. Fast pace packing, routine checks and thorough cleaning throughout the factory. Wearing protective gear as well for health and safety
Pros
Excellent pay/free ice cream to eat during work hours
Cons
No fans in factory
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good support to up skill
Is a good stable foundation for someone looking to go far in life and do well...they are very good at up skilling workers to be better at what they do and the super scheme is second to none...
Pros
good money
Cons
shift work, long hours
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Well paid job
Great job meet good people love the pay but not enough time spent with family as i have 5 kids if it wasnt for the money i would have left awhile ago stable job managers look after you overall good job also my mum is sick so would like to be closer to her
Pros
Great food
Cons
Not enough time with family
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Product
How product is made, especially what can be made from milk. The different products we make as a company, staff benefits on buying the product in which we make.
Pros
The small team in which I worked
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Engaged workplace.
- Smooth operation of process and documentation of events.

- Learnt that stress is better handled in a calm productive matter, assess and produce an outcome out of the situation.


- Communication, open and documented.


- Various challenges involving process and management of ancillary service knowing that other departments within the factory a reliant on you.


- Working in a work environment where there seems to be some solidarity within the union.
Pros
Competitive salary, strong union.
Cons
Large annual hours, change in company structure.
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Productive and fun workplace
It's has been the best job I have worked in my entire life. I would do anything to get back in there and work for the Company.
Pros
Friendly staffs
Cons
Good hours
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12hr shifts feel like 5hrs!
Non stop work but never too hard on the body. Always well looked after. Lots of training given and management were always looking to up-skill all of their staff. Brilliant company to work for. If I was not planning on moving back to Christchurch at the time, i would have stayed there for a very long time!
Pros
Salary, training, benefits and job advancement.
Cons
None
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Productive with an immense feeling of accomplishment
A good place to work at the time with a great salary package. Teamwork was at the forefront of my willingness to work there.
Also an awesome culture of safety in the workplace.

I built lasting friendships there.
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
Shift Work
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productive and enjoyable company to work for
there was no down falls working for fonterra ,
i gained new experience and the team was fabulous made my job alot easier what i liked about fonterra also was the benefits you get as worker and that they really looked after their workers
the environment was clean and safe and i meet some amazing new friends although it was seasonal and was only a temp/casual they looked after and treated me as one of the full time workers which made it even more enjoyable to go to work
thank you fonterra for the experience and knowledge ive gained the amazing team

i hope i do come accross another amazing company like yous.
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good location and good team envoirment
I am left alone to do my job i can run all areas at longburn casein unit if i need help i will get it all in all its a good job good area just a shame i am not full time
Pros
paid work
Cons
not full time
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Great Place to Benefit NZ
Great place to work and produce some benefits to farmers. Sone long hours needed, but where is that not the case in a performing company. Getting your head around whos doing what is the hardest part of the job.
Pros
Scope of work, Global company, Benefits
Cons
Numerous restructures
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