Silver Fern Farms
3.8 out of 5 stars.
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Factory work can only challenge you for so long.

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is overworked and given impossible targets from the company that refuses to update the facilities or even replace outdated machinery.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.

Pros

reasonable pay

Cons

Factory work can only challenge you for so long.

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2.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.0 out of 5 stars for Management
2.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Get treated with no respect

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Pros

Going home after a shift

Cons

Going to work for the idiot
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Based on 120 reviews

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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture
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