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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
38 Reviews
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    Very political place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Potato Operations in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Potato Operations in Boise, ID

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are pretty decent and most of the worker bees are good to work with. The dynamic between the downtown headquarters and the divisions is strained though.

    Cons

    The work environment is very political and people are simply out for themselves. Don't look for any support from management either as there is none. Headquarter to division relationships are not good, so don't look for any support from HQ. Watch your back at the Food Group, as it's extremely political and you need to be aligned with the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the political bantering. Promote a better working culture and less ladder climbing morons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    J.R. Simplot located in Aberdeen, Idaho

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    Former Employee - Process Operator in Aberdeen, ID
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Aberdeen, ID

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was decent and they had a bus that ran from Pocatello to Aberdeen.

    Cons

    The three on three of twelve hour shifts were not good. Overall management was clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clueless

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics rules

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Marketing in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boise, ID

    I worked at JR Simplot

    Pros

    Large private company with family culture. Many employess have worked with the company their entire lives 30+ years.

    Cons

    Very few options for internal movement. H.R. does not exist to help employee growth. Politics is more important than keeping good people. Jobs are posted but often pulled and not filled just to see who applies. Internal gossip is rampid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    H.R. needs to open their eyes to all the politics and distrust, but at the same time H.R. is part of the distrust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate HR needs to talk to the employees rather than believing what the local HR Manager is telling them.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Great Co-workers
    Family-owned company with family values

    Cons

    Lower than average wages when compared with other mining and manufacturing businesses in the same geographical area.
    Corporate upper management needs to communicate with the employees and take their complaints seriously rather than relying on only what the managers tell them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employee complaints seriously and spend some time talking to the employees one-on-one. There are real concerns at the Rock Springs location ranging from safety violations to unethical and unfair employment practices. Your local managers are only telling you what they want you to hear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cut throat atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are well above other employers in area.

    Cons

    Since announcing the closure of plants and consolidating to a new plant, the environment is dog eat dog. Only loyalty through the food group is to one self. It appears that management's terminating of employees is rewarded. The company disregards job experience for education. If you are not yes man, expect to have file being created to fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Firing employees prior to plant shut downs require training employees for short duration. This is does not seem to be a very cost effective investment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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