Avoid Keelings if possible...try to find anything else than this. You'll get no respect from anyone, especially not from management. They'll tell you all kinds of ferry tales just to keep you working, but in the end you will fill miserable.
General Operative (Former Employee) – St. Margaret's, County Dublin – 22 December 2019
This is a soulless job. If you are a person who hates being bored this is not the job for you. The training doesn't prepare you for the job at all and the management doesn't care about you.
On the other hand some of the people who work there are nice and are great to talk to. It makes the job easier sometimes. But you can also work with a lot of people who don't know English very well so you get stuck by yourself.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the end of the work day and going home.
Remote location, no free meals, cold, uncomfortable
Forklift Driver (Former Employee) – St. Margaret's, County Dublindec – 27 November 2019
There is a lot of foreign people working here that not know their rights they are treated very badly my management. Harassment,Bullying and Intimidation. It’s a Irish Company most of the management are foreign. They don’t seem to like Irish staff because they know their rights.
Very chaotic management that cares only about themselves. There is no plan put in place, everything changes in a minute. That's why the most used sentence on the floor is "who cares". The culture is awful there. If you don't have to don't go there to work.
My review on Keelings is that while I was there I found that the level between management and employee was good as there was a union presence on site which made for a fair working environment and a happy work force for the most part.
Monotonous and mundane work packing soft fruit. Management structure bad with a lack of communication team leaders on shop floor never introduced themselves or even asks you name. lie to you at interview on what a great place to work. If you happen to be Irish or speak English avoid at all costs. all floor managers Eastern European so never speak English and chatter amoungst themselves.
although I only started my journey at keelings last September, I have already obtained both personal and professional development.
although less mentally challenging than my previously position in a different company, with less renumeration, being a picker at keelings was a great career move.
line and shift managers come from diverse backgrounds, are approachable and personable.
if you work hard and show respect, it will be reciprocated. I cannot stress enough how wonderful it is working there. pickers and other foot soldiers are also wonderful colleagues.
since obtaining employment there, I have already had opportunities. I assist managers in various key tasks such as set up, ensuring stock remains undamaged, and ensuring products are presentable upon collection from the warehouse.
management are also quite flexible. for example, due to logistical issues, they were amenable to changing my start time. this has made my life easier.
it is not easy for me to emphasis how much I enjoy working there. the feeling that you are respected, and trusted enough to work unsupervised, is empowering.
I may appear a shill,but assure you I am genuine.
from my perspective there is only one negative.
although the workers are mostly friendly, not all put the same effort into their work. shortcuts are taken, which can be detrimental to others, making work for us harder. although they try their best, are hardworking, diligent and honest, there are _simply not enough managers to police the facility 100%. this is nobody's fault, simply cause and effect resulting from amore... sharp swell in new employees. also, over time, people can become stagnant and begin to not care. this is simply human nature.
in summation, I an naturally a hard working honest person who puts in 100% effort. this was noticed, appreciated and reciprocated.
I have a freedom here to grow and see myself here for a long Time.
I have a direct family member who recently joined the company, and like all new employees has received nothing but support.less
lasted a year an a half but with my qualification i was told that i wouldn't progress. I know that i can achieve better in a different environment. having a degree in the food industry is great but I'm not getting anywhere in keelings so i need to move on for new challenges.
I was employer in Keelings per 3 year. I start my job there in hygiene team I was responsible for tidy and safety packhouse. I meet there a lot nice people , who help me to accustom in this company. Keelings give me a chance to grow. I grow fast. Later i was Maschine operator i get better money and i learn a lot about company, our product. They give me nessesary training. Lern me to work fast and safety. Management was always helpful and nice for every one I meet people from Every country, i learn new language I really liked to work at this place.
not a place that would be good for your stress levels.The place was so busy you hardly got your breaks, expected to stay late everyday off the clock, no shift pay paid.....management very unprofessional.
hardly any break time, expected to work late with no overtime paid.
Management is incompetent (often these are the people who do not have any education and qualifications). They can not solve internal conflicts and are usually unhelpful. Most often gets promoted by having the "friends" and not for the competence. Salary is always the same for the old, experience workers and for a new inexperienced workers. Managers often use intimidation, blackmailing and manipulation to force the workers obedience. So low payoff is not worth the effort.
typical day at work is , hard work with satisfaction for achievement. I have learned discipline and communication between management and co workers. A lots of management, with good communication skills. Every task is achievable. Achievement satisfaction.