Silver Fern Farms
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Silver Fern Farms Employee Review

Factory work can only challenge you for so long.

3.0
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4 November 2015
The lamb cuts boning room has been waiting to update its contract for over 10 years. The contract has been open for negotiation since 2012, but the company doesn't care and is losing its best workers to the competition. I would say that the management is overworked and given impossible targets from the company that refuses to update the facilities or even replace outdated machinery. The workers are a great lot who have put up with too much from the management. I enjoy work that challenges me and for a time learning the jobs in the factory pushed me but now I know most of them I find myself getting bored easily. What I will take away most from working at Silver Fern Farms is to be wary the perception of management. Little things can snowball affecting the culture and staff happiness.
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2.0
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4.0
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3.0
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2.0
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2.0
Culture
Pros
reasonable pay
Cons
Factory work can only challenge you for so long.
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