Silver Fern Farms
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Silver Fern Farms Careers and Employment

About the company

  • Founded
    1948
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1.5bn to $7.5bn (NZD)
  • Industry
    Agriculture
  • Headquarters
    Dunedin
  • Link
    Silver Fern Farms website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 118 reviews and is evolving.

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Reviews

Carton Machine Operator in Hastings, Hawke's Bay
on 15 January 2022
Plagued with Bad Culture
My experience was sad, stressful and I often felt overwhelmed (from broken machines and no support) Management and team leaders lacked basic communication skills, and the engineering team are very difficult to work with. Definitely some jobs are better than others there, but unfortunately if your female your more likely to work the fast paced/lesser paid jobs.
General Labourer in Pareora
on 27 August 2022
S*it place
Management couldn't run a p*ss up at a brewery, or even a decant bbq. Worked in 40c conditions on the slaughterboard during covid, they waited for several people to pass out before sending us home over the 4 day heatwave, still at least 35 most days of summer. Didn't give us masks for the first months of covid or social distancing and we had no working air con, 1 buck soda too expensive for the company bbq... Overworked like **** and treated like dogs by management who didn't do ****. Got sick from their disgusting unfiltered water fountains with water I wouldn't give to my dog and then pressure you like **** to come in sick then give you a written warning and try to suspend you when you do come in sick, and then dont let you progress to a decent job, and advance all the new night shift staff to those jobs after night shift finishes because its easier... They dont give a **** about your mental wellbeing and will fire you over trying to deal with it rather than try and help you through it. Would rather clean toilets than work there again...
Trimmer, packer in Dargaville, Northland
on 10 June 2022
Overworked, underpaid.
Bad management. Poor leadership and poor supervision. Good training non existent. Poor communication from management to workers. Poor management of work injuries.
Labourer in Finegand, Otago
on 23 October 2021
Not a fun place
Constantly short staffed. Moved around all the time.same production targets regardless of how many people are absent. Poor supervisors and management.
Strapper in Balclutha, Otago
on 25 July 2021
Awesome fun, if you're doing it for a season.
Wonderful place to work at met alot of people and had encouragement throughout the whole time I had worked there. Made many mistakes, and all mistakes were addressed by the management team! They definitely aimed for perfection. Which is good.

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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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