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About the company

  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1.5bn to $7.5bn (NZD)
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    Silver Fern Farms website

Silver Fern Farms Limited is a New Zealand multinational meat co-operative owned by 16,000 New Zealand sheep, cattle and deer farmers. The company is New Zealand’s largest livestock processing and marketing company....

Silver Fern Farms Limited is a New Zealand multinational meat co-operative owned by 16,000 New Zealand sheep, cattle and deer farmers. The company is New Zealand’s largest livestock processing and marketing company.

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Team Members- Meat Processing


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Apprentice Maintenance Electrician

Timaru, Canterbury

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Balclutha, Otago

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Maintenance Electrician

Balclutha, Otago

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Warehouse Lead

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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 124 reviews and is evolving.

2.75 out of 5 stars.20194.29 out of 5 stars.20203.00 out of 5 stars.20212.17 out of 5 stars.20222.67 out of 5 stars.2023


Process Worker in Hawera, Taranaki
on 17 December 2022
It's got some great workers the trouble is the seasonality is stressful as your money is only enough to cover basic week to week costs and when your laid off for the maintenance period it's a struggle which unless you have multiple forms of income and a partner working proves very difficult to manage
General Labourer in Pareora
on 30 September 2023
Challenging environment to work in
Witnessed significant issues during my employment at Pareora, including poor management, instances of racism, and a lack of productivity among some workers. The use of outdated machinery further exacerbated the work environment. Unfortunately, being disliked by Kiwi coworkers often led to a difficult experience at Pareora, with certain individuals making it particularly challenging. It sometimes f...
Animal Assembly in Pareora
on 27 September 2023
Horrible environment, even worse management
Management are not interested in career growth or promoting an equal work environment, long hours and low pay. If you have an issue, nobody is willing to help as they all blame each other an don't like to take accountability. Bully environment.
Fp Sorter in Pareora
on 10 August 2023
Good money for the work.
Management seem to have issues managing. Easy to be off task alot of favouritism towards more senior staff. The money is probably the only good thing, some good people but they generally move on.
Yardman in Canterbury
on 3 November 2022
Poor management run like a zoo at the circus
0/10 worst place to work would not recommend. Poor pay, management gossip & don’t care about peoples dignity staff treat their workers like absolute shh..it

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My answer to this question was so simple because one day I want to be owning my own beef and sheep farm so I wanted to learn more about the product and the industry I want to one day own.

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Working at Silver Fern Farms

  • Packer4.3 out of 5 stars.
  • Trimmer3.8 out of 5 stars.
  • Laborer2.6 out of 5 stars.
  • Processor4.0 out of 5 stars.
  • Knife Hand4.3 out of 5 stars.
  • Process Worker3.8 out of 5 stars.
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