John Sanfilippo & Son Reviews

Updated May 3, 2015
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John Sanfilippo & Son CEO and Director Jeffrey T. Sanfilippo
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  1. There was opportunity for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of overtime paychecks were phat!

    Cons

    You have to be willing to get dirty


  2. Quantity not quality

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Control Analyst in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Control Analyst in Elgin, IL

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    401k and health benefits. Salary employees have better benefits also.

    Cons

    High employee turnover rate due to the language barrier and poor on the job training.
    Terrible communication within the company.
    Unable to plan weekends because you work schedule revolves around the production schedule.
    Constant belittling from management.
    Your suggestions or ideas will only be taken into consideration depending how much it will cost to put into action or if the company fails a customer audit of the factory.
    Your job responsibility will involve other departments unrelated to what your duties of your job title.
    Hourly employees receive 2 weeks vacation and must wait 10 years to receive 3 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Why have yearly training on quality or LEAN manufacturing when the supervisors worry about their hourly quota production?


  3. Helpful (1)

    Lots of politics, arrogance, and unethical practices...stay away!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of areas
    Can make a slight difference
    Fun industry that is experiencing growth

    Cons

    Unstructured environment
    Most executives are arrogant and family members do not go by the rules
    They get rid of many people frequently

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded to what your employees have to say. People don't know how much you know, until they know how much you care!


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  5. Full time Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great core of employees in the plant, very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Not told the truth when interviewing with company about position
    Micromanaged, will not allow Supervisors to run departments or make decision
    Way over reactive to situations
    No safety program at all, machine safeguards are all bypassed and injuries are common
    Equipment run to failure

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow one person to call all the shots
    Look at the long term not just today
    Time for a management change!


  6. Corporate Logistic Warehouse Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Logistic Warehouse Manager in South Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate Logistic Warehouse Manager in South Elgin, IL

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Job opportunities, Job Compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Room to growth and seasonal job


  7. Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packager in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Packager in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is very helpful and makes sure no one is beyond

    Cons

    they expect you to work mon through sat and 12 hour shifts throughout the week

    Advice to Management

    Be more strict with employees


  8. Good company that is progressive and aggressive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Selma, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Selma, TX

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Growing the business in the retail world

    Cons

    Lots of change happening consistently

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent


  9. bad company, hard to communicate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to pass the interview and get the offer.

    Cons

    low salary, very long working time, overworking time.

    Advice to Management

    Very mean HR and supervisor, never care about employee's situation. In the phone interview, I told the HR that I can only start work in the end of May, which my CPT allows me to. But the HR didn't share this information to the supervisor, force me to work before May 17th, which is illegal. Hard to communicate with them, just refuse the offer. Waste me a lot of time!


  10. A culture of micro-management that focuses on numbers. No respect

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hardworking workforce
    Learning experience within snack industry

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Slave driven
    High turnover
    Disregard for safety

    Advice to Management

    Let us work
    Communicate with respect
    Develop future leaders from within


  11. Helpful (1)

    culture not for everyone

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good at praising you for good performance.
    challenging work.
    friendly coworkers.
    loacated next to factory

    Cons

    nepotistic. all VP are related to the owners of the business.
    More about who you know not what you do.
    Lack of communication within company and department.
    average pay.
    lack of diversity amongst employees.

    Advice to Management

    hire outside your norm for people who can offer something new.



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