JR Simplot Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. 12 years No regrets!!!

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Outside US in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Manager Outside US in Boise, ID

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with...you get diverse cross-functional opportunities to grow keeping in mind your interests and aptitude. I have seen HR person can jump into Plant Mgmt and vice versa plus much more. I was personally given immense opportunities by the company both in US and Internationally to grow and move around different business functions and locations. you need to PROVE your worth first before the honeytaps are opened up by decision makers. Compensation is average for the food industry but there is great deal of stability.

    Cons

    Diversity is sorely lacking in the Organization. No clearly defined career path for above-average performers and thats frustrating. Also too soft and liberal in tackling the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Cumbersome systems that require lot of time and efforts to make changes happen. More flexibility & entrepreneurial spirit is required. Innovation needs to be formally recognized and rewarded at all levels of the Organization.Need more latitude in taking risks and fast decisions.Transparency in making decisions is also needed...lot of time there appears to be no logic behind some decisions being made. We need hard-nosed , ruthless negotitators and leaders to survive the competition especially outside the US.


  2. Eventful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great pay for entry level employment.

    Cons

    great working environment for everybody


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work once upon a time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. great people, company takes care of you

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    give the little ones a chance


  6. Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. I worked for J R Simpot for 5 years

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the job I had there.

    Cons

    They were good to woke for.

    Advice to Management

    Kep employees happy


  8. An excellent learning experience, nowhere to go

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Have a soul.


  10. Production

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    hire more people to keep up with ever changing challenges.


  11. Good company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Ceiling on advancment, Many hours

    Advice to Management

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



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