Pilgrim's Pride

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Decent place to work

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Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Carrollton, GA
Former Employee - Supervisor in Carrollton, GA

Pros

Pilgrim's offers and opportunity to earn a good paycheck with good benefits It's a challenging, fast-paced business that offers the right person opportunity for growth and advancement.

Cons

Like any business, other than your own, you are at the mercy of the company and those above you. High probability that you will start on night shift and will be required to go back to night shift with each advancement.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Pilgrim's Pride

  1.  

    Traditional, Hierarchical, Power and Control- Oriented -- not for the faint of heart (or the educated)

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    Former Employee - Undisclosed  in  Natchitoches, LA
    Former Employee - Undisclosed in Natchitoches, LA

    Pros

    It is an intense personal challenge to survive and to do well with this company. Many I knew literally hated work and were basically numbed and worn down by it. Many very good employees and supervisors -- some of whom could have been excellent with some development and coaching -- also expected every day to be their last.

    Cons

    The poultry industry is a rough industry. Management style is outdated at Pilgrims, and they know it -- lawsuit have put a fine point on the matter. Yet, management is generally too rigid to embrace modern styles. Management, as a general rule, runs things through fear and intimidation -- failing to develop employees or to give them a real voice in the workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put energy into a more effective, more humane, and less-fear based management style. Improve training -- lean away from training-by-writing people up. Hire more educated supervisors and shift managers. Communicate more, be more tolerant of diverse skill sets. These plant jobs could be better and employees could be better if they worked under less stressful, more supportive environments, which management should strive to build.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    In my time there I have served as a line inspector and a quality assurance technician.

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Technician  in  Guntersville, AL
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Guntersville, AL

    Pros

    Solid support from supervisors and management, a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours at night, freezing environment, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A substantial pay raise would really help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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