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Good pay, Horrible job, Toxic

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The pay is good and most PMOs (operators) are good but the work life balance is terrible. They deny your annual leave frequently, so it can be hard to get a day off when you want. The smiths line runs way too quick as the machines are bad and poorly maintained and always break but the team leaders blame the PMOs, packers are case people for machine failures. Most floor staff are good people but always under pressure and feel frustrated and stressed. Most operators take many sick days to compensate this stress and frustration to survive. Overall, a poor and toxic workplace.


Good money, PMOs are good, free chips weekly


Stressful job, toxic workplace, human CCTV
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Stressful and too hard - Good pay

This was a pretty bad place to work as the company is understaffed but pushes so much product out the door, you and the machines can barley keep up sometimes. You are just a number here and the managers and team leaders don't treat you well. I and all the other operator I knew there were often told off on a number of occasions for no reason as the machines are terrible and fail so much but the team leader or managers blame you for this. Money is very good, some operators make over 100,000 but none of them like this place, they just stay for the money.


Good wage, Good floor staff


Managers are horrible, machines are bad, stressful and toxic workplace
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Too stressful and not worth the remuneration

PepsiCo regency park was not a bad place to work but the Machine Operator job itself was too stressful and was not worth the remuneration. You would spend 8 hrs under the pump stacking boxes on the floor and then back onto the line (as the conveyer system frequently stopped), fixing the same machine problems everyday, all year round, as nothing was fixed and at the same time rushing paperwork. If you made a mistake on the paper work, which was easy to do, the company gives you a "Red Audit" against your name. PepsiCo itself seems like a good company, however, I would NOT recommend the Regency Park site.


Remuneration, free chips every week & other operators and shift managers are nice people


Too stressful
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Initially was an enjoyable place to work...

Started out as a packer and made my way into a machine operating job. Was constantly asked to perform more and more tasks during my 7 year employment. High levels of expectations under a tight time frame with not much acknowledgement or reward for performance. Management regularly indulged in nepotism and favouritism. Cut throat environment, although staff are hard working and generally good to work with. Not a lot of budgeting for training frontline staff. Watch your back, cross your T's and dot you I's.


free chips, great pay rate


no moral within staff, toxic work place
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At first it's good, but that doesn't last long.

Worked there for 9 years in production. Supervisor's have their favourites. Dog eat dog environment. Watch your back I suggest.


Free chips every fortnight


Toxic environment
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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