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ARLA FOODS Employee Reviews for Production Associate

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Production Associate11 reviews
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They was not consistent with my shifts, often kept canceling shifts so i would lucky to get 3 shifts a week. when you sign up to work for them they mention you have 4 shifts minimum but they fail to do that
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No opportunity/promotion.
Nepotism and politics.

Blaming own laziness on agency workers.

Seen some lovely people and some very nasty.

Otherwise very relaxed job.
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Good firm to work for in the past. now cutting back, no meat left on the bone. All firms do this, then decide to re employ when it doesn't work. That's life.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
want their pound of flesh
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4.0
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This job was on a production line which was at a very fast pace. All workers were extremely friendly and it helped to create a nicer workplace. This was a 3 on 3 off shift pattern.
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If you speak out you will be managed out simple as that upstairs - downstairs culture.

pay is ok


Hours are truly ridiculous some weeks with bank hours you will be working 72 hours in 1 week. Try having a life with that.


Their equipment is poor, not maintained, dangerous and dirty.


Management are clueless and they only enter the production area to have a moan. Never and i mean never do the department managers work on the floor with the staff.


I had a bad experience with Arla but that does not mean you will. Give it a go for yourself. Good luck you will need it.
Pros
free xmas cheese hamper
Cons
hours, management, pressure, nights, 12 hours, bad blame culture, bad equipment
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Overworked and very strict either you fit in with there way of thinking or they will find a away of getting rid of you!!!! They choose whether or not to pay u overtime or give you the hours off whichever suits them:((
Pros
Xmas hamper
Cons
Long hours, terrible management!
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Very good company to work for, shifts are not life encroaching and wages are very respectable with great prospects to further a career.
Subsidised canteen with good food and drinks.
Pros
subsidised canteen with good food
Cons
work some weekends
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I worked for arla for 6 years in production and left when I got forced out by Management. People who started years after I did got training before me. The people who got trained were the ones the team leaders and technicians were friends with. I got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and from that moment the team leader would look for any excuse to bring me into a disciplinary meeting. Because of my illness my doctor said I was not well enough to do rotating 12 hour day and night shifts so had to stay on permanent day shifts which management didn't want, even though they had other people on permanent days. In the end after months of lying from management and the union they dismissed me on medical grounds when I thought it was a return to work meeting. They said they had no proof I can stand on my feet for a full shift, which was lies and I had doctors notes to prove it. They also said I was absent too many times, which was also lies. I booked a holiday with the holiday forms, I did one wrong so I threw it in the bin and wrote it out again with the correct dates on. When I got back from holiday they tried to say I was absent and pulled out the incorrect form id thrown in the bin and tried to say that was my holiday form. I'd signed it before throwing it in the bin so they waited until I went then changed dates on the form to make it look like I was absent On days I had booked off. In the disciplinary I tried to explain this in front of the team leader, two technicians and a union rep who wasn't on my side. It was 4 vs 1 and my union rep did nothing as the team leader slammed - more...
Pros
Time off
Cons
Management are not nice people
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Orders constantly being taken to other factories. Morale is very low, wages are mediocre, promotion is on a 'mates' only basis. Management are only worried about carparks and cover ups. Avoid at all costs. I would never go back.
Pros
Some good people on the floor.
Cons
Management.
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5.0
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Good place to work and friendly people...they explain how to Run the machine and their component the way you learn,the management are very serius people and listening...they speak and every meeting before start duty they ask if you have something to say
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4.0
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meeting the standards for the production enviroment
meeting personal targets on time

very good management and a good team to work with always willing to help out


hardest part of my job was to manage team to progress in the production industry and meeting our team targets


my most enjoyable part of my job was making products and seeing how the company progresses in meeting targets for the customer
Cons
long hours
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