John Sanfilippo & Son

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John Sanfilippo & Son Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
10 Reviews
2.6
10 Reviews
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John Sanfilippo & Son CEO and Director Jeffrey T. Sanfilippo
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9 Ratings

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  1.  

    bad company, hard to communicate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Technician  in  Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy to pass the interview and get the offer.

    Cons

    low salary, very long working time, overworking time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son

    Pros

    Hardworking workforce
    Learning experience within snack industry

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Slave driven
    High turnover
    Disregard for safety

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us work
    Communicate with respect
    Develop future leaders from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Full time Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Job

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    Current Employee - Packager  in  Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Packager in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Be more strict with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    There was opportunity for advancement

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

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son

    Pros

    Lots of overtime paychecks were phat!

    Cons

    You have to be willing to get dirty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Corporate Logistic Warehouse Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Job opportunities, Job Compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Room to growth and seasonal job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company that is progressive and aggressive

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

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growing the business in the retail world

    Cons

    Lots of change happening consistently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    culture not for everyone

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

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience, with lots exposure to senior leadership.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The best part about working for JBSS was the small office environment where you could see the senior leadership on a daily basis if you choose to.

    Cons

    The only downside of working for JBSS is that it is located in Elgin, IL which is to far to live in Chicago and work for so you have to live in the suburbs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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