Working at RCL Foods: Company Overview and Reviews in South Africa

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RCL Foods
194 reviews
RCL Foods, ZA Ratings
Average rating of 194 reviews on Indeed
3,5Work-Life Balance
3,2Pay & Benefits
3,4Job Security & Advancement
Food and Beverages

Popular jobs at RCL Foods in South Africa

 Average SalarySalary Range
1 salary reported
R 225
per day
R 100-R 400
3 salaries reported
R 5 833
per month
R 2 100-R 11 000
3 salaries reported
R 5 000
per month
R 2 500-R 7 500
2 salaries reported
R 9 800
per month
R 4 900-R 15 000
1 salary reported
R 1 436
per week
R 700-R 2 200
Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in South Africa
Based on 697 reviews

RCL Foods Reviews

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Overall Reviews at RCL Foods

Transportation Clerk | Durban, KwaZulu-Natal 4056 | 28 Nov 2018
Healthy workplace with room for growth and sufficient support systems to its own staff.
I started in the Admin department, were a team of approximately 9 and we were all working together as a team and always prioritized team work over individual triumphs. We worked hand in hand mainly with the Transport Department and we had very good relationships with our superiors or managers. The company always appreciated our efforts as individuals and collectively as a department. I think we were fairly compensated for our days work. As an admin clerk our daily or main duties were to capture all the shipments records on the system accurately and timely, and to report on all the challenges we faced we the our customers so that they can could be resolve in time. Later I got promoted to work for the Transport department as a Transport Administrator, that was a very new challenge for me and I had all the help and support that I needed from both departments and I was always appreciative of that. As Transport Administrator my main job was to record and analyze every single trip of the day, including all the basic details of each trip such as the fleet number of the vehicle, the driver and his assistants, the customers of that trip, the quantity of stock inside the vehicle and the fuel consumption after the trip has been successfully done. I will always appreciate, admire and recommend RCL Foods for graduates and people who are on their entry levels and trying to build a professional career, I learned a lot form the company and I am a better person personally and professionall
Artisan | Malalane, Mpumalanga | 11 Jun 2017
Caring for employees yet very productive orientated Company
A day at Rcl foods transport department for me starts off with cup of black coffee. Then prep work starts for doing scheduled services or repairs. Over the past years I've learned about transport, logistics, managing of employee/sub-co-ordinates and how much technology has changed on commercial vehicles. As a senior in our workshop I feel in a strong way responsible for keeping up the work spirits among fellow employees as work loads are really really tough most days. The hardest part of my job is working with people and keeping them happy and motivated everyday yet encouraging them to do their utmost best to ensure high quality workmanship and minimal come backs. What I enjoy the most about my day/work is to be able to learn. To be able to solve a difficult problem and to have a clean/empty workshop at the end of the day is such a satisfaction!!
ProsWorking with colleagues that feel like family
ConsFrom time to time you have to work long hours/overtime to keep the fleet running smoothly.
Executive Assistant | Durban, KwaZulu-Natal | 18 Jan 2017
Dynamic Exciting Corporate Company
I have been extremely privileged to work for such a leading food producing Company. Previously RCL Foods was known as Rainbow Chicken and I was involved in the Agriculture and Processing departments for a number of years where I learnt how complex the chicken business is and how there are so many different variables that can affect the success of a chicken business. I worked for a fantastic management team who were very supportive and encouraging. My co-workers were from a range of different backgrounds and cultures and it was always a pleasure to engage with them. There was no part of my job that was difficult and I enjoyed all aspects of my work. It gave me great pleasure to be able to support my Directors efficiently and effectively freeing up their day so that they could concentrate on their immediate work.
ProsGood work ethics - flexability with time when needed - fair and equal
Human Resources Intern | Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal | 16 May 2017
Attention to detail,high work rate , Team motivation,time manegement,deadline driven and
Working for RCL FOODS Sugar Milling is a very challenging and demanding experienced but it presents a lot of opportunities for one to learn from, dealing with people ,resolving queries,providing advise, resolving conflicts. The management value diversity and they are very strategic in how they articulate their tasks. This has help me to be more focus and stay intact with what I want to be, I have Learned to.communicate effectively with different people of the organization and as well as our external customer's. Having started as an intern in the company itself has made to realise I can do more as far as helping any achieve any given objective.
ProsStrong team player, punctual, high work rate, ethical in delegations and work, articulate on work, strong team player.
ConsLong hours, emphasise a lot on quality
Quality Controller | KwaZulu-Natal | 05 Aug 2019
Growth, Development, Skills and also assist to further your studies. An excellent company to work for.
My experience with RCL Foods had been a great journey and I have learnt so much, good communication skills, strong leadership, planning & organizing. Good typing skills, excellent Outlook knowledge, Excel & MS word. Function effectively in a team, Loyal, Honest and ability to work unsupervised. Administrative tasks & Report. Respond timorously to queries or requests. Responsible for 5 P’s & 5 S’s, Full knowledge on ISO 22000 , 9001 & 14000 and also went for some course to further my studies. Minimize labour cost. Drive quality on the lines, GHP’s & GMP’s. Maintain & monitor daily plan using SIC document. Participating on KFC KPI’s on daily basics. Under the non-conformance procedures and maintain non-conformance control on shift.
Forklift Operator | Pretoria, Gauteng | 21 Feb 2018
it is a big company
In work is very good and funny because we respect each other and love to encourage each other about working smart and safe. I have learned that in work place is where we need to be focused and do the job according to company's rules. I also learned that every mistake or accident u come across u need to report same time. our management are very good people they know how employees must be treated in order to make a very good production. They tell us how to work and give us very quick instruction to do job faster than usual. The most hardest part is when it rains because, forklifts are slippery on the flow. the most enjoyable part is when we have got too much job to do because, when the job is not enough we spend too much time doing nothing I feel like time is not going.
Prosnothing really
Consvery long hours 6 to 6
Receiving Clerk | Rustenburg, North West | 11 Dec 2015
i am productive and fun to be around
Customer phone about their account not being paid very angry. learn to relax and tell them to sent u the whole info you will need. still have a pressure to resolve it with immediate effect but cause they trust you to do your best they leave everything to your capable hands. co workers knows that's when u get to b on fire when accounts are closed cause of payment issues uyou are the right candidate to resolve that quickly. when u work with someone who don't understand the supply chain. the most enjoyable part of the job is when there is pressure I work well with pressure. it keeps me on ma toes.
Prosif there is alot to do, i use half of my time for lunch to work cause thats when i enjoy work more
Conswhen is needed for me to work long hour i do cause i understand the pressure of meeting deadlines
Safety Coordinator | Gauteng | 09 Aug 2018
Good working environment which makes one to enjoy spending a day at work. I've learned to be self organised and to cope with pressure. Good relation w
Good working environment which makes one to enjoy spending a day at work. I've learned to be self organised and to cope with pressure. Good relation with supporting and delegating management. Good workplace culture which is ethical and corporate. Meeting deadlines and a lot of reports, investigations, followups, meetings. Being supported by management to have others to cooperate and commit to legal compliance. What I enjoy the most is that the job is never stagnant because I get to deal with different stake holders and other AIA bodies.
ProsTeam building, free meal
Conslot of interruptions and no bonus and fringe benefits
Millwright | Malalane, Mpumalanga | 31 Aug 2015
fun and a great environment for an experience person
Fun and a great place for anyone of any race or gender. I great place as well for a fresher (someone young with a technical knowledge)whole is self motivated and can work with a team. I started as an apprentice had no knowledge of factory experience or whatsoever,but in three month I was speaking the same language, i blended in and everyone was so supportive and understand mostly willing to give everything they have that will benefit my training.I qualified as a Millwright and I had my first standby the second week I jumped for joy cause I knew that was the opportunity I always wanted. It all went well and everyone was happy for me give me a round of applause>
Engineer | Worcester, Western Cape | 14 Feb 2018
Great Company but lower Management Needs improvement
Great Company, rcl foods has accomplish many milestones this past two years, including the Do More Foundation. im proud working for a company with a clear vision and the ability to help its environment. I think their top and middle manament are selected carefully but they have improve their lower management. theres alot of issues at the bottom which top management is not aware about. I think they are only inthat positions to get their paycheck, but they dont influence, motivate, guide employees and communicate effectively, theres alot more but i think of thats mostly important.
Prosfree transport for General Workers

Questions And Answers about RCL Foods

If you were a temporal worker then they sign you permanent, is the salary stays the same?
Asked 11 Aug 2017
No it increases.
Answered 02 Feb 2021
No it will increaaw
Answered 22 Oct 2019
What is a typical day like for you at RCL Foods?
Asked 11 Nov 2022
Busy working environment
Answered 12 Feb 2023
Its all work and fun to be at work
Answered 06 Feb 2023
What benefits does RCL Foods offer?
Asked 11 May 2022
,funeral policy ,provident fund,pensionfund and medical aids scheme
Answered 16 Feb 2023
Food and transport
Answered 06 Feb 2023
How are the working hours at RCL Foods?
Asked 31 May 2018
07:30- 16:00 monday to friday
Answered 22 Oct 2019
8 hours per shift
Answered 07 Aug 2019
How often do you get a raise at RCL Foods?
Asked 08 Dec 2022
Answered 28 Feb 2023
Answered 22 Feb 2023