Silver Fern Farms
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Silver Fern Farms Employee Review

very productive & cultural diversified

5.0
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13 November 2014
At Silver Fern Farms, hygiene and safety is a high priority of all workers. Company policies for food safety is a must follow. It is a great learning experience of working within a meat industry. It is hard to keep up with rules and regulations. It is hard to be responsible for the safety of others when performing the job. I enjoy working with a team of more than 100 people.
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3.0
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3.0
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2.0
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3.0
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4.0
Culture
Cons
long travelling everyday & transport problems
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