John Morrell Reviews

Updated August 16, 2015
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  1. Production Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Morrell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pension plan, good benefits. Room to advance if you're willing to make sacrifices. Six sigma training.

    Cons

    Very very political. Those most often promoted are those that can be controlled the easiest. Pay is mediocre at best. Much of middle management lacks education and basic management skills. Lack of accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that perform. Quit tolerating employees that everyone knows are dead weight.


  2. Good work experience, but negative environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at John Morrell full-time

    Pros

    Although part of a much larger company, this division runs like a smaller company so you get in-depth experience in many areas

    Cons

    Old boy network mentality, people pitted against each other, favoritism, unprofessional behavior by certain senior leaders

    Advice to Management

    Create a more positive work environment, ensure all employees treated fairly and with respect


  3. just OK

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay considering the jobs that are available right now. Decent benefits as well. Can get into route sales rather easily.

    Cons

    Political atmosphere. Can't move up in the company. Compensation isn't great. Not compensated for the ridiculously long days. Bonuses taken away. Have to deal with a lot of bs. No opportunity to move up, not a career.

    Advice to Management

    Give back bonuses. Cost of living increases. If a near by branch gets a pay increase, give it to the other branch as well.


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  5. Horrible Culture, Horrible Environment - Former Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Morrell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to write about. If you are considering working here, DON'T. Unless you absolutely can't find anything else, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

    Cons

    They have no problem lying to you in order to get you to accept the position. Corporate and management are constantly playing games and making everyone's work/life harder than it needs to be. Simple reinvestment of profits into new tech would work wonders. Instead, they constantly play catch up with the rest of the industry and blow money on corporate parties. This company operates like it is doing business in the 1800's. Don't attempt to recommend improvements on any processes or you will regret it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing games and be up front with employees. Top level directors need to stop trash talking other employees behind their backs. At least attempt to make changes in order to improve and start investing in the employees.


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    Route salesman

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Salesman in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Route Salesman in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Morrell full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, medical coverage for myself and family only $35.00 , eligible for two weeks vacation right off the bat, paid weekly, $800.00 week + comission. Work schedule is Monday-Friday

    Cons

    Work shifts are usually 10-12 hours ,

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. Purchasing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Morrell full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, fast pace and challenging work. High level of autonomy.

    Cons

    Corporate Marketing team is constantly in total chaos. Plant level personnel are always paying for their lack of organization, and poor communication, and lack of vision on where they want to take products.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are trained on learning "the Toyota Way" only to be sent back home to work on project to cut costs and make the cheapest product possible with a total disregard to quality. This is NOT the Toyota Way.


  8. Worst Route Sales Position I've ever had!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Beckley, WV
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Beckley, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Morrell full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to this job. They don't understand work/home life balance. All they care about is money. Doesn't give a crap about their employees!

    Cons

    To many hours. They expect to much from one person

    Advice to Management

    Split routes to give salesman time to service each store properly


  9. ok company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Production in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    steady employment, commute to work ok

    Cons

    hard work, pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    pay could be better for the work


  10. I worked here for 25 years

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    Former Employee - EE TECH in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - EE TECH in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Morrell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    All the overtime you want. Good insurance.

    Cons

    Harsh environment. Very labor intensive.

    Advice to Management

    Punish your management team members, when warranted. And look at some of your formeremployees, and how you benefitted from them. Maybe even think of hiring them back, if the situation arises....


  11. Financial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The building has a garage, gym and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Bad management, open floor layout concept. It's a struggle to grow within the company. HR employees at John Morrell are useless, unfriendly and never willing to help answer a simple question.



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