JR Simplot

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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work once upon a time

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    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Moses Lake, WA

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation can be a plus

    Cons

    Its not what it used to be and is not a good place to consider for a career any longer and after management changes it's only gotten worse. They don't care about people anymore since JR is gone and ethically, upper management knows no bounds if they decide it's your turn to go. Its turned into something that can be abusive and downright hostile and theres no longer anyone you can trust as a mentor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a process for working with people. You might think you do, but you don't have anything comprehensive anymore.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Injured on job after 3 years, took a year to get diagnosis, harassed and fired while injured

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    Former Employee - Systems Service Technician in Caldwell, ID
    Former Employee - Systems Service Technician in Caldwell, ID

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    To keep from starving to death.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, filthy, favoritism, nepotism, poor advancement opportunities, racism, cronyism, high injury rates, harassed for reporting injuries, fired while on leave for work injury surgery, said that I had met a 3 strikes termination policy but couldn't produce records of my three work violations. Young healthy people were constantly getting pneumonia from filthy bacteria infested, black mold encrusted factory at a food plant!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a soul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    it became a very hostile department

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    Former Employee - Accounting Tech II in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Accounting Tech II in Boise, ID

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    JR Simplot is a good company,

    Cons

    Working in the accounts payable department for a very long time, new management and supervisors are very unprofessional letting the dept get out of control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the hostility and get supervisors in there that understand the different personalities, and do not let favored employees get away with there drama

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Initial employment is fair, but promotions and raises are promised but not delivered.

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    Former Employee - Operations Support in Lodi, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Support in Lodi, CA

    I worked at JR Simplot

    Pros

    Immediate holiday pay, medical after 30 days, sick leave and 2 weeks vacation per year to start.

    Cons

    any safety complaints will lead to retalitory action by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live up to your responsibilities and promisses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    I've never been treated with such disrespect.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JR Simplot

    Pros

    It is a large company with good stability. I was drawn to Simplot for the change to move up the corporate ladder and start a life long career.

    Cons

    Management is inept. While some people are promoted from inside the company, skill sets are not examined before the promotion. I was unfortunately placed in a department of people who did not respect their manager or co-workers. The training I received was half-assed. Senior management let middle management do whatever they pleased without any oversight. This eventually led to me leaving the company. I would suggest strongly researching the position your applying for. Simplot is an EXTREMELY corporate environment down to the tiniest detail with managers who should probably not be managers running the daily operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a more active role in what middle management is doing. This would save time and money with training new employees. A lot of processes are redundant and an unneeded. Make sure the training is given in a thorough manner and not as if the trainer is in a race to finish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very political place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Director, Potato Operations in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Potato Operations in Boise, ID

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are pretty decent and most of the worker bees are good to work with. The dynamic between the downtown headquarters and the divisions is strained though.

    Cons

    The work environment is very political and people are simply out for themselves. Don't look for any support from management either as there is none. Headquarter to division relationships are not good, so don't look for any support from HQ. Watch your back at the Food Group, as it's extremely political and you need to be aligned with the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the political bantering. Promote a better working culture and less ladder climbing morons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    J.R. Simplot located in Aberdeen, Idaho

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    Former Employee - Process Operator in Aberdeen, ID
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Aberdeen, ID

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was decent and they had a bus that ran from Pocatello to Aberdeen.

    Cons

    The three on three of twelve hour shifts were not good. Overall management was clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clueless

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate HR needs to talk to the employees rather than believing what the local HR Manager is telling them.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Great Co-workers
    Family-owned company with family values

    Cons

    Lower than average wages when compared with other mining and manufacturing businesses in the same geographical area.
    Corporate upper management needs to communicate with the employees and take their complaints seriously rather than relying on only what the managers tell them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employee complaints seriously and spend some time talking to the employees one-on-one. There are real concerns at the Rock Springs location ranging from safety violations to unethical and unfair employment practices. Your local managers are only telling you what they want you to hear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cut throat atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are well above other employers in area.

    Cons

    Since announcing the closure of plants and consolidating to a new plant, the environment is dog eat dog. Only loyalty through the food group is to one self. It appears that management's terminating of employees is rewarded. The company disregards job experience for education. If you are not yes man, expect to have file being created to fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Firing employees prior to plant shut downs require training employees for short duration. This is does not seem to be a very cost effective investment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics rules

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boise, ID

    I worked at JR Simplot

    Pros

    Large private company with family culture. Many employess have worked with the company their entire lives 30+ years.

    Cons

    Very few options for internal movement. H.R. does not exist to help employee growth. Politics is more important than keeping good people. Jobs are posted but often pulled and not filled just to see who applies. Internal gossip is rampid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    H.R. needs to open their eyes to all the politics and distrust, but at the same time H.R. is part of the distrust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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