What's good and not good about workin...

What's good and not good about working at Perdue Farms in Ohio Co.????

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Chickenman

Greenbrier, AR

#1 Jan 17, 2010
Need the scoop on the working conditions, pay, benefits, ect, if you actually worked there or had a family member / good friend employed at that plant. I heard it's a solid job to have, just like Bell Cheese or Cor-Mark with good pay and everything. Thanks to All!!
Scott

Lexington, KY

#2 Jan 17, 2010
I hear its bloody chicken guts and feathers everywhere. EEEKKKK!

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Since: Dec 09

Leitchfield

#3 Jan 17, 2010
Scott wrote:
I hear its bloody chicken guts and feathers everywhere. EEEKKKK!
yeah I think if I worked there I would never eat chicken again!

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Since: Dec 09

Leitchfield

#4 Jan 17, 2010
Chickenman wrote:
Need the scoop on the working conditions, pay, benefits, ect, if you actually worked there or had a family member / good friend employed at that plant. I heard it's a solid job to have, just like Bell Cheese or Cor-Mark with good pay and everything. Thanks to All!!
From what I understand other than the chicken guts thing it is a good decent place to work, but the work is difficult.
Farmer

Trinity, TX

#5 Jan 17, 2010
I hear it is a good solid company too. Good pay good benefits unless you are one of the producers that grow for them and they treat them like CRAP!!!No benefits, no insurance for them!!! Just hard work and no appreciation!
Enough

Elizabethtown, KY

#6 Jan 17, 2010
Being a producer (of chicken or eggs -- whichever comes first) is a contractual arrangement with Perdue. Not sure why they would provide insurance or benefits for them. Those that I knew do this as additional income and are either retired from their regular job or have a regular job. Though, I only know two or three, so maybe not the best judge of the situation.

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Since: Dec 09

Leitchfield

#7 Jan 17, 2010
Yeah that is correct if you do that it is a contract basis, and generally they do not receive benefits because you are technically your own boss. It is a little different than a regular employee of the company. The few I know who work out their get paid decent considering the drive, and get decent benefits, but like I said you have to work for it, and they do random drug screens so if that is an issue for you dont work there. I thought about applying, but I am a sissy and probably couldnt handle that kind of labor.
Farmer

Leitchfield, KY

#8 Jan 18, 2010
They could at least let the producers buy their insurance thru them,it would be a lot cheaper than the 1500.00 a month a that we have to pay for health insurance thru BCBS. We are the ones that have spent any where from 150,000 to 300,000 thousand per building our building and get so little in return. We pay all repairs on our buildings, all diesel for generators, all water, all electric bills. They paint such a wonder picture when they sell these building to the producers and we are the ones out here working 7 days a week for peanuts! And no I am not retired!!

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Since: Dec 09

Leitchfield

#9 Jan 18, 2010
Oh I agree it would be great, but it isnt typical for any company to do that, but they should have made all that clear to you before you signed up, and I agree on the insurance it is ridiculous in the expensive.
Chickenman

Greenbrier, AR

#10 Jan 18, 2010
Now that we know about the producers and how Perdue treats them..... what about the workers who're on the plant floor in production and such??? How are they treated???

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Since: Dec 09

Leitchfield

#11 Jan 18, 2010
I only know a few employees and they say it is pretty good out there as far as treatment, but I am not for sure.
just saying

Mammoth Cave, KY

#12 Jan 18, 2010
i had a friend that worked there and she said that the insurance wasn't that great. also, they rarely let you off of work, even for holidays. the work is repetitive and tiresome. you work in a very cool warehouse, and it's kind of smelly. also it's mostly mexicans and other foreign people that dont speak english.
james

Rineyville, KY

#13 Jan 18, 2010
I work there and the place is very clean. Has to be that way in order to pass tough inspections!! They expect you to work when hired not just stand around. The pay is good, the health insurance is pretty good, sure beats nothing. They have a health care facilty right on site that you can go to with a nurse practictioner on duty. I am just proud to have a job, been there 5 years and the place is pretty stable.
Chickenman

Greenbrier, AR

#14 Jan 18, 2010
Is it hard to get hired out there? I know that you have to be employed for a solid year in the past five years and be drug free... what else???
Chicken Plucker

Owensboro, KY

#15 Jan 19, 2010
Me and my fiance both work at Perdue. Its a great job to have. Production works mon thru fri, its very clean and very cold. USDA is always there checking things around the clock. You start at a little over 10 an hour after your first 60 days and can make more depending on the shift you work. There is a place in the back where the live chickens come in and and they keep it all as clean as possible. You dont even see blood unless you work back there. just put your app in, and let them call you. They are always hiring good workers!

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