AdvancePierre Foods Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
23 Reviews

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23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Depending on the group/location you are in, this can be a great experience.

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

    I have been working at AdvancePierre Foods full-time

    Pros

    Depending on the group/location you are in, this can be a great experience. Co-workers are great

    Cons

    work/life balance can be challenging at time. very demanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Growing pains

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AdvancePierre Foods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off / vacation, average compensation,

    Cons

    Still finding their direction from merger in 2011/2012. Change, change and more change without adequate support to implement goals. Communication is lacking compounding the ability to achieve company goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more effectively. Talk to your people and listen. Those doing the job on a daily basis are more in tune with what can be accomplished and be manageable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AdvancePierre Foods

    Pros

    Great people to be able to call family. Longevity. Many employees been the 20 plus years. Not the same bottom line first people second

    Cons

    Company is still searching for an identity. Pay is average. Promising bonuses but not delivered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stepping stone

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  5.  

    Not for everyone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AdvancePierre Foods

    Pros

    Nice people, interesting projects, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    People did not seem really motivated about the work they did. can be stressful at times.

  6.  

    Run..... fast

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at AdvancePierre Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Health benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    The HR dept is only there as a cover. Americans aren't really welcome in the production dept. IT and marketing go through people more often then the toilets are flushed. The aim for the company is to save a dollar wherever they can, especially in the injured employee dept. (injury attys should stand outside, they'd get a caseload).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Waste of time and breath

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Corporate culture dysfunctional.

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager

    I worked at AdvancePierre Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many of the non-management employees are very kind and helpful. I am still friends with quite a few. Salary was adequate.

    Cons

    Communication was very poor. Management had their "clicks". If you weren't in the "click" you were left out of processes, projects, etc. I even experienced honesty issues with mid level management. I was completely miserable and dreaded comings to work each and every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication improvement and team work need to be the focus. There was no empowerment either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great paycheck? Ha! That's a joke

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AdvancePierre Foods

    Pros

    Overtime most of the time. Benefits when hired on full time are pretty good. Sometimes get to eat some decent food.

    Cons

    Nobody can support a family on $8/hour. Promotions RARELY happen in this company. And it is ridiculous the workload management expects you to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees like humans that are worth something, not animals. Working your 8:30 to 5 jobs with meetings about the next meeting you're having does NOTHING. You want productive? Help your employees help you. Point blank.

  9.  

    This is one of the worst places i have ever worked, I want to shout to new people "RUN"

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    Current Employee - Sandwaich Assembly  in  Claremont, NC
    Current Employee - Sandwaich Assembly in Claremont, NC

    I have been working at AdvancePierre Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    if you are desperate for a job. You will be able to get overtime, and after being hired full-time, benefits

    Cons

    short breaks, standing in one place all day. It is a very boring job!! Treated like a child

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees more, operators are not always right treat people fair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice people, positive environment...good company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at AdvancePierre Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growing company with great opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Growing companies have some growing pains, but it's exciting!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pause and give credit where credit is due. Celebrate the successes!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Coach

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coach  in  Enid, OK
    Current Employee - Coach in Enid, OK

    I have been working at AdvancePierre Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the coworkers are great and fortunately Enid cost of living is lower than most.

    Cons

    Low pay, horrible C-level & VPs. Big bonuses and do not know their business. The CIO is a joke! Never seen an IT shop without change management or system monitoring, they have it because the CIO wants to change configs at his please although he cannot program a shell script!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the CIO (former plant manager) he is a joke at best! Actually he's not even a joke, just sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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