JR Simplot

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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
36 Reviews
3.6
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good environment to develop and achieve career objectives. Focus on employee / customer safety in all aspects of operations. Approachable management.

    Cons

    Some of the same issues many medium-large to large companines face.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good job, but management needs to be more strict about wasting time.

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    Current Employee - Haul Truck Driver in Afton, WY
    Current Employee - Haul Truck Driver in Afton, WY

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, beautiful environment, good co-workers, safe.

    Cons

    Everyone does the bare minimum, bosses pick favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make maintenance do their jobs and not just sit around all day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Eventful

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great pay for entry level employment.

    Cons

    great working environment for everybody

    Recommends
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  5.  

    12 years No regrets!!!

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    Current Employee - Manager Outside US in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Manager Outside US in Boise, ID

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with...you get diverse cross-functional opportunities to grow keeping in mind your interests and aptitude. I have seen HR person can jump into Plant Mgmt and vice versa plus much more. I was personally given immense opportunities by the company both in US and Internationally to grow and move around different business functions and locations. you need to PROVE your worth first before the honeytaps are opened up by decision makers. Compensation is average for the food industry but there is great deal of stability.

    Cons

    Diversity is sorely lacking in the Organization. No clearly defined career path for above-average performers and thats frustrating.
     Also too soft and liberal in tackling the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cumbersome systems that require lot of time and efforts to make changes happen. More flexibility & entrepreneurial spirit is required. Innovation needs to be formally recognized and rewarded at all levels of the Organization.Need more latitude in taking risks and fast decisions.Transparency in making decisions is also needed...lot of time there appears to be no logic behind some decisions being made. We need hard-nosed , ruthless negotitators and leaders to survive the competition especially outside the US.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great people, company takes care of you

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    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    job security, very good company to work for people are good well meaning people, very good benefits, pay is not the top but the benefits make it worth it

    Cons

    not really a chance to move up, alot of control issues , people who have worked for this company a long time dont want to share the knowledge maybe they feel somone younger may take thier jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give the little ones a chance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Old Fashioned, Large, and Slow Moving

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    Current Employee - Environmental Engineering Intern in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineering Intern in Boise, ID

    I have been working at JR Simplot as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Other employees were friendly, and the job payed decently well. I was given a high degree of independence in my work.

    Cons

    Work was generally pretty dull, very slow moving environment made it feel like I made little impact. The cubicles and office space was pretty mundane and depressing. Very little interpersonal interaction in the job, difficult to get worthwhile feedback. Didn't feel particularly valued as an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize the work environment in order to foster more creativity and innovation in the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Production

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    Current Employee - Production in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Production in Pocatello, ID

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Not enough people or time to keep up on everything that needs done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people to keep up with ever changing challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Service Technician in Caldwell, ID
    Current Employee - Systems Service Technician in Caldwell, ID

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, opportunity to advance, focus on community and sustainability.

    Cons

    Ceiling on advancment, Many hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance from within. Understand the value of experience. Weigh experience against education rather than always siding with education. Harness drive and passion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Family business with career longevity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Lathrop, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Lathrop, CA

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    career longevity, will invest to further training, can move up quickly if motivated.

    Cons

    Long hours, needs more accountability for those who never complete task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am seeing a change continue to drive innovation and hold accountable those who are assigned important task.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stable, focused company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sanitation Supervisor in Othello, WA
    Current Employee - Sanitation Supervisor in Othello, WA

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a strong foundation, has a clear strategy for competing and entering new markets.

    Cons

    Many jobs are at plants and require shift work at some point in order to gain experience and move up. It can be difficult to break into the higher paying jobs, but this also shows that they are careful about who they move into upper management which in turn leads to a very strong senior management team. Poor communication skills and lack of leadership at the plant level are abundant and can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to find a way to "re-tool" the culture at the plant level. A greater focus on leadership development, although six sigma is taking us in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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