racist towards blacks and will send diseased meat out for stores to sell
Good company terrible management. Favoritism & nepotism run rampant. Unless you got their Richard in your mouth you're never going to advance.
The people and I loved running my machines and learning how to mix
Nice place and benefit.
That will help and provide transportation
Nice place to work and people their
To be honest I worked for Willowbrook and Cargill bought them out. Once Cargill took over they had us fill out apps and told us that they would be keeping us since we had been running all the machines and are familiar with the products and how they should be packaged. Cargill fired our plant manager and brought in another person. They also terminated all the contracts that we were currently working on (keeping very few). They brought in others who were working at the other plants that they shut down and had us train them. After they had very little training, we were laid off. We were told that if they brought us back within 6 months then we would be able to keep our seniority and all the benefits that went along with it. We were called back in 6 months and maybe 25% of those who were laid off came back. We came back to pure hell. For about 3-6 months we would work 12 hours a day 7 days a week. They would hire foreign people who would be able to go back to their country for a month if they felt like it and the rest of us had to suffer working long hours without a day off. They never had interpreters for the foreign people who didn't know any English for things like safety meetings. At one point of time we had a foreign man cut part of his finger off on the job and was told to come back to work the next day or he wouldn't have a job. I know how illegal that is, but he didn't and because he didn't know any English they took advantage of that to keep their safety numbers up. Those of us who were laid off and came back at one point in time had to fight for what we were promised, because unlike what Cargill said at one point in time they would not allow us to keep our seniority or have the amount of vacation days that came along with it. Often machine operators as well as other employees were told it's okay to lie on their paperwork and if it was caught they would reprimand the employee as if they lied on their own. There was a lot of politics and if you were not in "the cool" crowd you just didn't fit in. I often witnessed the people in power talk behind the backs of the employees that didn't fit in. There were no bonuses to be had, no incentives, maybe a small cost of living raise a year (we only got it one year out of 5 year), and never once could the hire up people ever come out on the production floor to tell anyone "good job". I will never go back to this job in a million years. I was part of the "cool club" and that's why I lasted for so long. I did get promoted (but they didn't give me the 2 dollar raise like they posted since they said I was already making about the same as someone who was already doing that job, so I got a 50 cent raise). On paper Cargill seems to look so good being the "largest employee owned business" in the world. You are told that as an employee you get shares of their stock and if you leave the company they will buy you out (as far as I am aware nobody got that). They shut the doors to the plant that I was working at and didn't tell any of the employees till about a month prior. All of this could just have been at the plant I worked at and others may be different. But I can say that I have met others who have worked for Cargill before since I've worked there. These people never worked at the plant I did or even in the same state and they honestly don't think any better about the company than I do.