JR Simplot Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. Financial Services Manager

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    Current Employee - Finance in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well established company in a stable industry. Family owned. Results oriented. Has a dedicated mission to grow strategically.. Is vertically and horizontally integrated which lessens vulnerability to market and supply fluctuations.

    Cons

    Senior management is somewhat out of touch with the people in the field. Communication is limited and when provided is often abstract. No clear succession planning. Too often people are hired from outside the company instead of promoting from within.

    Advice to Management

    Involve the people in the field in decisions that could materially affect them. Don't always rely on upper management who are also removed from the field operations.


  2. Seasonal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Hands on fast-paced environment, many trades available to learn, will pay for CDL...

    Cons

    No permanent availability...would like to stay on with the company. Very much enjoy the employees and overall atmosphere.


  3. Pros and Cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture. The company has a wide variety of opportunities to develop your career. Benefits are OK. This is a private company, thus lower uncertainty on corporate functions being relocated/integrated with other entity. It has a family oriented culture and and the Company is aware of work/life balance for its employees. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Compensation is known to be not one of the greatest benefits for this company (like most other private companies). Benefits are not very competitive compared to large public companies. However, its culture and values are great.


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    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    Great product and portfolio. Diverse business model. Solid roots and innovative recent strides in factory and capital investments.

    Cons

    Non-existent HR, no succession planning, terrible insurance, inconsistent hiring practices and interview process.

    Advice to Management

    Improve upon non-existent HR, implement succession planning, change terrible insurance, and reverse inconsistent hiring practices and interview process.


  6. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits Good Culture Quick interview and turn around process

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment.


  7. Great family owned company that treats its employees well

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain
    Current Employee - Supply Chain
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Privately owned, not driven by Wall Street. Family owned, a very real sense of valued employees, owners reinvest to grow the company.

    Cons

    Not always fast to react, some intercompany dealings can be a hassle due to family relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what is right for the overall business, rather than be swayed by the special interest groups.


  8. Really good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Lots of location options

    Cons

    Bonus structure is not equal.


  9. Bureaucratic and meticulous attention to irrelevant detail while the big picture is undefined

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    Current Employee - IT Developer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As usual, most of the people actually getting work done are competent and likeable.

    Cons

    People in management who are more about tossing around the hot potato, than handling it.

    Advice to Management

    Management is a skill and talent like any other. Just because someone is likeable and technically competent, does not mean s/he can solve people problems or mentor human growth.


  10. Great People, old school environment

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    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Boise, ID
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security pay is good top of the industry

    Cons

    good ol' boys club, slow pace, very reactionary, very little room to move up. Slow to embrace technology. poor vacation time,

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about hiring external hires over internal hires. Vacation time is really low. The company is fine with us staying in the same position for 25 years, today's culture is not accepting of that.


  11. Great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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