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Smithfield Foods Sucks!! BIG TIME!!

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Former Employee - Production Worker  in  Tar Heel, NC
Former Employee - Production Worker in Tar Heel, NC

I worked at Smithfield Foods full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

No layoffs. The pay is pretty decent but you work for every red cent you best believe that.

Cons

The employees are given no respect at all from this Company. Supervisors show favoritism especially to women who wear tight clothes. I quit after 10 years. I just could not take it anymore. You can/will be fired at the drop of a dime. The Union that is in this Company does absolutely nothing to help the members who are being threatened and harassed by management. The employees who work on the production lines are treated like slaves. I had one Supervisor who could not read or write--No kidding!!!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of everyone and start fresh.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    LEMON

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tar Heel, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tar Heel, NC

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great compensation. The people are caring and experienced.

    Cons

    A lot of uncertainty about the future. Keep rotating the same ineffective people around. Very little diversity. So many layers of management. Poor work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't assume people are idiots because they do things differently than you. It is demeaning and demoralizing.

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

    So scared of Unions that they lose middle management because of it.

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Clinton, NC
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Clinton, NC

    I worked at Smithfield Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large company with better pay.

    Cons

    Expect supervisor to do all the work and upper management take all the credit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your management better, they use Supervisors and them dump them so lazy line people can keep jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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