Silver Fern Farms
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Silver Fern Farms Employee Review

Productive work place, good people to work with, great place to be

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18 October 2020
I like to get to work early to sharpen tools, and to micro pause when I can and to see where I am on te manning sheet, learned lots while working here, first aid, phec certificates, emergency response team (ert), knife handling skills, health and safety (rep), first aid responder and more, management team they have now are way more professional then the last lot, which is a big help. Work place culture on te late shift is sweet as for me, you just need to adapt and mingle in where you can you’ll be fine! Hard part working here? Keeping knife razor sharp, but when you crack that job is super easy! Best part about working here? The job, the people, the experience, mates looking out for mates!
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5.0Culture
Pros
Management’s easy to talk to, open door policy
Cons
Some long hours...
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