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Terrible company to work for. Culture is old school, no positive motivation.

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Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Smithfield, VA
Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Smithfield, VA

I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time

Pros

Virginia is a beautiful state.

Cons

Dirty and very cheap company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to postivly motivate people. Not demean them.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Old plantation mentality

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Smithfield Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent compensation, some of the most knowledgable people in pork

    Cons

    Harsh culture, lack of progression/succession planning. Company has too many layers of management, and most have "meat packer" mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you aspire to be a CPG, you're going to need better people and flatter org structure to achieve it. You also need to get rid of the good ole boy fraternity since it keeps some of the dead bodies around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It's a job!

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    Current Employee - Labor  in  Grayson, KY
    Current Employee - Labor in Grayson, KY

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good money and benefits for around this area.

    Cons

    point system!! They wont take doctor excuses and if the doctor would put you off, you still get 2 pts for the 1st day! pt out at 12 and you only get 2 pt roll back every 60 days!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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