Silver Fern Farms
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Silver Fern Farms Employee Review

Family like

4.0
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26 June 2015
Pre-operation
Organize cartons and labels for the shift

Organize the re-work area with necessary gear


A typical day for me is check for chilled leakers and re-bag or re-box if needed, reprinting of foss cartons, organize workers to triton machines. Help out co-workers where needed.

Take meat products back to origin to be re-worked or re-packed.


Lamb cuts night shift an excellent place to work it has a family feeling to the factory, the company and management encourages personal growth and development through review and progress reports.
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3.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
Culture
Pros
Good renumeration
Cons
Night shift hours
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