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RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
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- Senior Management
I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (More than 10 years)
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.
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.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at JR Simplot.
Panel interview with with cross department group. They didn't appear very interested from the start. I got the impression that an offer had already been extended to someone else and they were just going through the motions. Not much more to add here other than perhaps have some less senior people participate in the interview; only interviewing senior staff doesn't give the applicant much idea how your overall culture is.
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J.R. Simplot hopes you'll have fries with that. Potato potentate J. R. "Jack" Simplot simply shook hands with McDonald's pioneer Ray Kroc in the mid-1960s and his company's french fry sales have sizzled ever since. Simplot still remains the major french fry supplier for McDonald's and supplies Burger King, and Wendy's as well. Along with potatoes, J.R. Simplot produces fruits and vegetables under the RoastWorks and Simplot Classic labels. It owns and operates more than 80,000 acres on over 30 farms located in Idaho, Oregon, and ...