Sanderson Farms Reviews

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Sanderson Farms Chairman and CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr.
Joe F. Sanderson Jr.
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    Former Employee - Transferrer in Magnolia, MS
    Former Employee - Transferrer in Magnolia, MS

    I worked at Sanderson Farms (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with a lot of good honest hardworking people that make you feel like family.

    Cons

    The challenges of working for different supervisors with poor management skills, and people skills. Some managers in higher position understood the fact that it takes respect to get respect. I mean everyone is grown and you can't make or intimidate a person to do anything. What's going to happen is that they will lose respect for you and the company. A lot of them let the authority go to their heads and that's not a very good thing to do.

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    Whether a person is right or wrong they still deserve respect and it takes respect to get respect, As a result of, you probably get better work performance and more production out of your employees.

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Sanderson Farms Interviews

Updated Mar 22, 2015
Updated Mar 22, 2015

Interview Experience

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Sanderson Farms.

    Interview Details

    The interview is very basic. I did not receive any behavioral questions. The manager just got a feel for who I was and told me the expectations. He explained the position but I would not say I truly knew what I was getting into after leaving. You should come in dressed professionally and bring a resume. Ask a lot of questions because if you don't you will leave without enough information. Once hired you will begin rotations through each department. Expect to work all kinds of shifts and positions. You will be asked to fill in for hourly employees. Some of the position can be potentially dangerous and extremely labor intensive. You will get dirty and when I say dirty I mean disgusting. Overtime will be required almost weekly. There are no forty hour weeks for a trainee.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiating. They set all the terms and rules.
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

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Website www.sandersonfarms.com
Headquarters Laurel, MS
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (SAFM)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Sanderson Farms has steadily scratched its way up the poultry processors' pecking order. The fourth largest in the US, it produces as well as processes, sells, and distributes fresh, chill-pack, and frozen chicken (whole and cut-up) under the Sanderson Farms label. In addition to buying chicks from some 190 breeders, the company contracts with 600-plus independent chicken farmers, who raise the breeder flocks for Sanderson. Its prepared-foods business processes, sells, and distributes partially cooked or marinated chicken, including frozen entrées. Customers are food... More

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