JR Simplot

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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience, love to grow employees

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    Former Employee - Intern in Umatilla, OR
    Former Employee - Intern in Umatilla, OR

    I worked at JR Simplot as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work for, help you understand every question you may have.

    Cons

    Management can sometimes be unstructured, no sure who takes priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
  3.  

    great people, company takes care of you

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    job security, very good company to work for people are good well meaning people, very good benefits, pay is not the top but the benefits make it worth it

    Cons

    not really a chance to move up, alot of control issues , people who have worked for this company a long time dont want to share the knowledge maybe they feel somone younger may take thier jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give the little ones a chance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Old Fashioned, Large, and Slow Moving

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    Current Employee - Environmental Engineering Intern in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineering Intern in Boise, ID

    I have been working at JR Simplot as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Other employees were friendly, and the job payed decently well. I was given a high degree of independence in my work.

    Cons

    Work was generally pretty dull, very slow moving environment made it feel like I made little impact. The cubicles and office space was pretty mundane and depressing. Very little interpersonal interaction in the job, difficult to get worthwhile feedback. Didn't feel particularly valued as an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize the work environment in order to foster more creativity and innovation in the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - IT Datacenter Operations in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - IT Datacenter Operations in Boise, ID

    I worked at JR Simplot (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge multi-billion dollar privately owned family company in a small town. Worked with many people who later moved on to high value companies around the world.

    Cons

    Because it is a private owned family company most people are not familiar with the company that produces the food millions of people eat every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some commericals about the company. Think BASF commercials...we dont make things, we make the things that other people make things from...something like that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I worked for J R Simpot for 5 years

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Auditor in Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Auditor in Moses Lake, WA

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

    Pros

    I loved the job I had there.

    Cons

    They were good to woke for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kep employees happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    An excellent learning experience, nowhere to go

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    Supportive direct manager, good pay for the area, exciting and meaningful work

    Cons

    Mid-level management was continuously difficult to work with, limited opportunity for career growth despite corporate policies encouraging it. Problem employees were well entrenched and held power over other's careers in a very unprofessional way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your mid level managers more closely, give employees a safe avenue to report inappropriate behavior,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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
  10.  

    Production

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Production in Pocatello, ID

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Not enough people or time to keep up on everything that needs done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people to keep up with ever changing challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Service Technician in Caldwell, ID
    Current Employee - Systems Service Technician in Caldwell, ID

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, opportunity to advance, focus on community and sustainability.

    Cons

    Ceiling on advancment, Many hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance from within. Understand the value of experience. Weigh experience against education rather than always siding with education. Harness drive and passion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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