Smithfield Foods

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Amicable, friendly, not-too-demanding work environment

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Former Intern - Refrigeration/Utilities Intern in Tarheel, NC
Former Intern - Refrigeration/Utilities Intern in Tarheel, NC

I worked at Smithfield Foods as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Very pleasant co-workers being in the South. Managers were very understandable, great mentors, and open-minded; 9/80 work schedule. Work-life balance is fine. Training was minimal but I was only a summer intern and my supervisors were very understanding and didn't expect me to know everything off the bat.

Cons

Can't say much about full pay/benefits/promotions as I was only a summer intern. Surrounding locale of Tarheel and rural NC is pretty sparse and devoid of much development. The plant is fairly old and grounded heavily in its traditions, so kind of old-fashioned/not really innovating much with the fast pace of technology. Information isn't shared well across departments with insufficient accountability/follow-up. Not the worst thing as it makes work less demanding but don't expect your work to lead to applied results.

Company management may be different after Smithfield was acquired by Shuang Hui in Oct 2013.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to "update" the management model of the plant as a whole. Company still feels like it's operating at the pace of pre-Internet days of the 80s/90s.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

57 Other Employee Reviews for Smithfield Foods (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Good job, but must be willing to work hard

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smithfield Foods

    Pros

    Approachable management
    Good benefits
    Smithfield is a great location for people with families and children
    Lots of opportunity for advancement and professional growth

    Cons

    Many of the positions are high pressure- thats fine for many people, but not my thing.
    Location- Smithfield is not a great place for young, single people

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very disappointing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large depth of products to sell. Great name brand recognition.

    Cons

    The culture and climate in this company operates by fear. Most everyone is always looking over their shoulder to try and see the next knife that is coming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The procedures and processes in place will not change.What ever advise that is given will not be heard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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