Not able to give a review due to length of time away from company
Regional Financial Manager (Former Employee) – Paarl, Western Cape – 24 February 2019
Although I left the company more than 20 years ago, I enjoyed my time with Pioneer. Being in the Regional office, gave me the opportunity to travel to outside branches, and meet with a diverse group of people in the company.
Nice working environment
Downsizing at the time meant relocation of a lot of departments.
General Clerk (Former Employee) – Worcester, Western Cape – 24 August 2018
The enviroment you work in is pleasant. I only worked on contract bases for Pioneerfoods. Provides stability when you are permanently employed. There is job security. Management structure are well balanced
Sales Order Clerk (Former Employee) – Malmesbury, Western Cape – 9 June 2018
Productive and fun workplace. Amazing people to work with. I would not have left the company but due to personal reasons I had to. Should there be an available opportunity, I would like to work for Pioneer Foods again but at the Paarl Head office.
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Malmesbury, Western Cape – 31 May 2018
I worked in the quality lab, testing flour samples for water activity, consistencies, color etc.
the people are very friendly and nice to work with. I've learned a lot everyday, but sometimes when the mill had a breakdown there were no samples for us to test, then it were quit difficult to handle to do nothing and then the time goes by very slow. It;s a lot of physical work, long hours standing but overall I enjoy it there for the 2 months industry training that I had to do for completing my studies.
Finance administrator Creditors/Debtors (Former Employee) – Paarl, Western Cape – 28 May 2018
Strategic Service is like the heartbeat of the Pioneer group. where everything begin. The buying,procurement and transport. Its a financial institute where you have to work under pressure and perform at the end of the day. where billionrands of contracts get scrutinize an payments to suppliers and transporters being processed.
Buyer (Former Employee) – Malmesbury, Western Cape – 23 April 2018
A good company to work for.Good people with skills and very eager to work.Work load is very high and i feel it should be better managed through proper engagement with one another.A huge gap from management to the worker is present and this is the cause of many undesirable or never minded workers creating their own tendencies to finish their daily task.More training must be given to management in the form of basic management behaviour skills towards workers.The hardest part is to convince management for change.
Hard work and enjoyed the experience but it was only a part time job. Worked well with the other personnel. It was an opportunity to learn and was disappointed that it was only a part time job as the company is well-known and I could made a career of it and improve myself to apply for other posts.
Workshop Manager (Former Employee) – Cape Town, Western Cape – 24 February 2018
Balance budget cost to actual spent, for 3 sites attend to querries from suppliers and workshop give technical advice to staff at all sites deal with claims and approvals on parts ordered all email queries health andsafety find time for something to eat when all aspects balance and no work is left for tomorrow
rewards are when you are thanked for a job well done
when some one does not show appreciation for what you have done or helped with
SALES ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) – Paarl, Western Cape – 26 January 2018
My main aim everyday at work is to complete my daily workload. Ive learned that team work is of importance and tasks can get so much easily done if you work as a team. Regular meetings was held which made me feel included of the whereabouts and surroundings of the company as well as the employees work issues,that strategies was implemented to assist and make workload easier and more strategic. Learning new things is challenging and the more you interact with your employees the quicker you learn to adapt.What the most enjoyable part of my job was , if there was positive surroundings and atmosphere then i would work on my best.
My typical day at work is entails clocking in, put on my PPE, do the opening checklist then order the raw material, labeling material to pack finish goods,pack finish goods, write batch sheets and send out pallets.
I lean that if i'm committed and do things the right way i remain happy so as the team at work.
Communication with the management keeps the staff informed on the daily running of the business.
Workplace culture is the morning daily meetings cold MDW. Where we reflect on the previous day targets achievements and the day's plans.
The hardest part of the job is where no one wants to be accountable.
I like chasing targets and achieving plans. working with the team that enjoy the job as i do and have the same goals to get to the target.