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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

I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (more than an year)

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 Management style is outdated at Pilgrims, and they know it -- lawsuit have put a fine point on the matter.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

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    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

    I have been working at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (more than 3 years)

    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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    Worst Job in the WORLD!

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    Current Employee - Shoulder Cutter in Canton, GA
    Current Employee - Shoulder Cutter in Canton, GA

    I have been working at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None, they will work you until your arms and legs fall off. Management doesn't care about the employees they're only concerned about production. Plus only bring home about $340 per week for the HARD labor.

    Cons

    Cold, Wet, and pure discrimination. Management will only move up the people they like or close too. I advise anyone who needs a job to stay AWAY. Run as far as you can!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to college and get a degree! Working 20 years in a chicken plant doesn't teach you how to manage a company/ people. Everyone in the office a certificate in Human Resource which is why management is so terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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