John Morrell Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Morrell

    Pros

    defined by a team environment, ability to offer ideas

    Cons

    most jobs now in Chicago

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Don't Work Here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Morrell

    Pros

    In the building there is a gym, cafe and small convenience store. There is no pro to working for these people.

    Cons

    There is nothing good about this place. run for the hills.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No morale

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    Current Employee - Associate Accountant in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Accountant in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at John Morrell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    No formal training, no communication, open office which is absolutely horrible - feels like people are watching you the whole day which is not condusive to a comfortable environment, management doesn't give reviews, nor do they offer you opportunities to learn or take on new projects so it feels as if you are "stuck" as your boss doesn't assist with professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that care about leading and helping with professional growth, change the open office floor plan so that people are able to actually focus. It starts from the top and right now the upper management rarely even acknowledges, let alone gets to know or care about the employees. Also, too many perks to directors - use that money to boost morale for ALL employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Morrell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They make good ham, that's about it.

    Cons

    No communication from management and the communication that I received was dishonest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all of senior management in foodservice and hire people with ethics

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Upper management is a bunch of snakes

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    There is no pros for working at John Morrell

    Cons

    Upper management makes many broken promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All upper management people should be fired

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poorly managed plant and poor planning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at John Morrell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some good people too work with

    Cons

    Too much favoritism, hold too many grudges, lie too much, don't hold everyone accountable, lack of leadership, add too much work to people and take it away from others because of who they are friends with and then tell you if you don't like you can hit the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually talk and listen to the people at the plant in Cincinnati. You don't know everything. Respect the people you work with and quit playing favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Before you accept a position, ask about the turnover rate at the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL

    I worked at John Morrell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salaries, solid backing of the parent company, Smithfield Foods

    Cons

    High turnover in the Marketing Dept., kind of a 'good old boys club,' work long hours with little respect for their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need a better understanding of work - life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Opportunity for career growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Morrell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    In my 10+ years at JMFG, I have been given many opportunities to progress in my career and learn new areas of the business. JMFG is good about promoting employees internally and across business lines. Employees can go from plant type positions to corporate or different departments if the skill set matches the opportunity.

    Cons

    Not a lot of attention or opportunity for formal training exists. Much of the training is OTJ. With multiple companies under one umbrella, there is a lot of confusion and different standards/policies/procedures. Would serve the company well to look at best in class and standardize across the organization. Women in the organization do not seem to be offered executive level opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager training would be beneficial as well as career progression/career pathing for employees so they know where the next step is for them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Summer Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Junction City, KS
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Junction City, KS

    I worked at John Morrell as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very high pay, lots of hands on experience, company is very willing to work with employees, great place to get an internship if you have a low GPA but a good work ethic, flexable hours

    Cons

    Some lack of engineering application, can be boring at times, some lack of leadership with in maintenance department, few projects to work on during internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More projects for future engineering interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    poor pay no life bad bad bad

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Management in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Maintenance Management in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at John Morrell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    On 1st shift that's all i can think of

    Cons

    no life, low pay, all upper management make a great living when the ones that make it run get the shaft

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a guy that ran GB into the ground and he is doing it here also

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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