Foster Farms Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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3.5
59%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Foster Farms CEO Dan Huber (no image)
Dan Huber
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good people and decent benefits(in 12 reviews)

  • "People, family culture, long time well known brand, pay is competitive with good benefits(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "you are a number and work life balance is non existent(in 7 reviews)

  • "Hard goals to achieve consistently with tools given, faulty equipment, long hours(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great learning experience"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Trainee in Turlock, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foster Farms full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience for a new college graduate that gave me a ton of opportunities to learn and develop new skills.

    Cons

    The communication of expectations is not always transparent so you need to do your research and always be prepared with a lot of questions.

  2. "HR"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Trainee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foster Farms full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    No paid lunches long shifts


  3. "Not what it used to be"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sanitor in Turlock, CA

    I worked at Foster Farms full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well known company, some employees are ok.

    Cons

    This is for the turkey division, plant 1. The company pays minimum wage, and the cap is only slightly higher. You do back breaking work, for up to 12 hours. You are forced into a union that does not care about the people, they are a union for the company. Supervisors are many times unprofessional, and inexperienced. They claim to have a drug free stance, but many of the employees are high, or talk about using. The contractors (third party company) are not trained well, unless they actually stay, ESPECIALLY during Turkey season (mid-October to Thanksgiving). The company always had issues with pay for days that are supposed to be (i.e. bereavement leave, holidays, etc.). If an employee is injured on the job, the company does it's best to make sure it is the employee's fault. Smoking is permitted less than 20 ft from openings into building (and there is not just cigarettes being smoked). Trying to talk to anyone in the office is a joke, same with the union representatives. Benefits packages are TOO expensive, you have to work serious overtime just to pay for your family.

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  4. "Job Experience"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Livingston, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foster Farms full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    it was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Could use a little more direction from direct supoervisor

  5. "It wasn't a bad job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Deli Worker in Livingston, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foster Farms full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with are cool and will take there time with helping you get adjusted to the job.

    Cons

    Travel back and forth was hard because I don't own a car

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  6. "Pros and Cons"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst 
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Foster Farms full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people and decent benefits.

    Cons

    No culture and work life balance.

  7. "Foster Farms"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Maintenance: Supervisor, Engineer, Planner in Turlock, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foster Farms full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with and have worked for me.

    Cons

    Low pay to storeroom personnel

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  8. "Separate chicken parts"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Livingston, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foster Farms full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Workers there a good people and Forman are very fair and understanding

    Cons

    You have to get used to the smell.

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  9. "Big company with smaller company feel"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foster Farms full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Privately held, members of the Foster Family employed within the organization, good products, well-liked brand

    Cons

    Better innovation needed for growth

  10. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laborer in Livingston, CA

    I have been working at Foster Farms full-time

    Pros

    There is always work

    Cons

    No cons really it is a good job for when you need it. There is always a lot of work

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