Silver Fern Farms
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Silver Fern Farms Employee Review

Family atmosphere

4.0
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3 October 2018
The day starts early and the work is intense, but the pay rewards are good, for those who work hard at it. More training opportunities available for those who wish to go for them.
Lamb Secondary Butchery had a family atmosphere and everyone is welcoming and helpful to new people. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing someone achieve the results and rewards they are after.

Finding enough work to get through the downtime in the off season is the hardest part, but there are opportunities at other processing plants to help with this.
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Culture
Pros
Good pay, great workmates
Cons
Early starts
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Seasonal
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Repetitive work
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Packer (Former Employee) - Balclutha, S
I enjoyed working at Silver Fern Farm because I got to meet my family members from the Island.I wanted to see if I could handle hard work and I did.Everything is possible if I put my whole heart in it.The manager was encouraging the workers to work hard,earn more.The hardest part is,the coldness and the enjoyable part is packing the meats it was fun.
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No free lunch
Cons
Good hours
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4.0
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Packer/Trimmer (Former Employee) - Balclutha
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.
Pros
Good renumeration
Cons
Night shift hours
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