Farmland Foods

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Farmland Foods Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014

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2.7 14 reviews

17% Approve of the CEO

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Michael E. Brown

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Quality Inspector (Former Employee) Cumming, GA

    ProsA good Company, enterprising, Good Product, good people.

    ConsTime Management, training, Good Practices Clean environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing the good work

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    it was a learning experience

    Maintenance (Former Employee)

    Prosdecent starting pay for the area decent coworkers

    Conseveryone gets pushed hard no work/life balance long hours six or seven days a week pay was basically stagnant high turnover rate penalized for using paid sick time or personal days vacation hard to come by....I believe the cons are common to the industry as a whole not just this employer

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nazi's

    Manager (Former Employee) Wichita, KS

    ProsPay and relocation is good. Ok to use as a stepping stone for a year or less if you take a union position.

    ConsManaged by cut throat corporate Nazis interested in their own career projection. HIGH TURNOVER rate. PLANT is not safe, they make cheap garbage product. Stay out of the salaried jobs unless you can stand an impossible situation and watching everyone around you leave, wondering when it's you turn. Ammonia system is a death trap.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThreats and intimidation worked well for the Nazi's. Keep it up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Look elsewhere.

    Sales and Marketing (Former Employee)

    ProsAbove average compensation package
    Classy recruitment process

    ConsPoor leadership / culture of intimidation and fear.
    Looooong hours and poor work/life balance.
    Lack of empowerment - no decision making authority for even Director level positions.
    Poor morale - I know of no one that wouldn't leave given the opportunity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo 360 evaluations of leadership, begin using modern management practices - this is not the stone-age!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not really Farmland Foods - More like Smithfield Foods that just bought the name "Farmland".

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsFarmland Industries was a good company in it's day. Farmland Bacon, Ribs, Ham and Pork Chops are still good.

    ConsWent through the ugly business B word. Smithfield bought the foods plants and kept the Farmland name. Farmland lost a LOT of good people because of bad decisions that UPPER management made back in the early 2000's.
    Farmland Sausage SUCKS.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou lost a lot of really good people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company at one time, but has fallen from grace

    President/Chief Executive Officer (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsGood product, solid operations team

    ConsPoor senior levle leaders and board

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeek new employement, the new Chinese ownership is not good for all US based employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Environmental Health and Safety

    EHS (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsSome very nice people in some departments, decent pay to start, decent healthcare, they pay for training

    ConsOverall bad attitude and end of the world view from management, lack of leadership and cooperation, overbearing corporate culture, stigma of the former Farmland Industries fiasco does not help with local relations in Kansas City. They tend to hire people with no personality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your people, this is the food industry act like its the 21st Century, update your equipment and facilities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not what it was a few mere years ago

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFarmland Foods emerged from Farmland Industries and had a fantastic corporate culture, a great employee morale, and was self aware of process issues and identified ways to move forward. There was no better place to be.

    ConsDuring the last 2 years it has de-volved, it is an environment of fear and blame - creating a paranoid and overworked workforce who fear making mistakes -and therefore - take no rises. It is a sad, mediocre place. There is no direction from the top, nor the middle.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvolve workforce in suggestions and implementation of process and perhaps even some philisophical corporate changes. Remember that the Customer is more important than the road blocks you are putting up to prevent them from getting your products.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One hell of a Ride

    Processor (Former Employee) Austin, MN

    ProsMeeting New people is allways a must and there are alot of new people that work for this company,
    The smiles and work surroundings kept everyone in a happy place. There was alot of good humor to keep everyone moving.

    ConsLong hours, and got pushed alot to get the jobs done. Some supervisors Had swollen heads and Treated some people Wrongly. Shortly after they were dismissed and It worked out.
    Sometimes it was very stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave the day shift finish their work and not push it onto the ones that work the night shift so that they are so bogged down with work that they have to stay late to finish their job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good internship experience, probably not interested in working there long term

    Corporate Intern (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    Pros- Freedom and encouragement to explore new ideas
    - Management really cares about employees
    - Higher than average pay
    - Easy to make friends

    Cons- Very mechanistic, hard to meet top executives
    - Antiquated processes
    - Seems as though ethics is promoted by HR, but managers are promoted and compensated based on how well they are able to climb over other people in the organization
    - Has been high employee turnover in the past, both at employee and executive levels

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on automating as many processes as possible at the corporate office level. This can result in huge cost savings and a reduction in the need for staff doing mundane, repetitive, boring jobs. Also, try to integrate current executives into a new executive's management style, i.e. don't get rid of an entire team of experienced officers because of a new manager.

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