JR Simplot

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  1.  

    Production

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    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
  2.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    Family business with career longevity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Lathrop, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Lathrop, CA

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

    Pros

    career longevity, will invest to further training, can move up quickly if motivated.

    Cons

    Long hours, needs more accountability for those who never complete task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am seeing a change continue to drive innovation and hold accountable those who are assigned important task.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you like to work at a place that lives 10 years behind the curve and makes slow decisions, come here!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    1) The one bright spot I see for Simplot is Garrett Lofto. At my time he is/was the President of the Agribusiness division. He is articulate, smart and has a vision. Unfortunately, he is so disconnected from his plant locations and working on his vision that he needs to cut some heads. Garrett needs to develop a pipeline for the younger educated employees or he will lose them all.
    2) Everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
    3) Strong safety culture.
    4) They will invest in training for you if you can prove the need.

    Cons

    1) It takes a miracle for employees to get fired from here; hence, Garrett’s problem. If there is a stronger word for complacent, insert it as the Simplot motto.
    2) Family ran business = stupid decisions repeatedly.
    3) Terrible HR at corporate level. When I am explaining to them why they need a ROTH 401k to keep younger employees you have MAJOR issues.
    4) They created an environment 30 years ago where they promoted people based on who knows what. Now they are capping other employees because they do not meet the educational requirements. It's a two faced system that upsets a lot of great and loyal employees.
    5) Retention rate is high and they boast that, but, for younger employees under 30 its terrible!
    6) If your on the manufacturing side the locations are in the middle of nowhere. Unless you like to hunt and fish I would say promotion in Simplot is non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Garrett needs to clean house in HR and in upper level manufcaturign mangement to get new ideas and blood in there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stable, focused company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sanitation Supervisor in Othello, WA
    Current Employee - Sanitation Supervisor in Othello, WA

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a strong foundation, has a clear strategy for competing and entering new markets.

    Cons

    Many jobs are at plants and require shift work at some point in order to gain experience and move up. It can be difficult to break into the higher paying jobs, but this also shows that they are careful about who they move into upper management which in turn leads to a very strong senior management team. Poor communication skills and lack of leadership at the plant level are abundant and can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to find a way to "re-tool" the culture at the plant level. A greater focus on leadership development, although six sigma is taking us in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Simplot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    If you fit in, you're golden. The benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    Some departments much better than the others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Job, I enjoy working here.

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    Current Employee - Analytical Lab Tech in Rock Springs, WY
    Current Employee - Analytical Lab Tech in Rock Springs, WY

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

    Pros

    Low stress, when you leave work you don't take it home with you.

    Cons

    Petty complaining from work associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at the JR Simplot Company for the past 10 years has been a very rewarding experience!

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity with an intrepreneurial environment. Pay is competitive within the industry with strong bonus potential based on division performance. Employees are provided the opportunity to create success by taking reasonable, calculated risks.

    Cons

    Nothing really sticks out as a down side. Upper management is receptive to concerns and complaints are addressed with reasonable resolve. The Company has experienced strong rate of growth and continues to position itself strategically for continued future growth and strength in the markets it serves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work on employee safety and career opportunity development!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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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