Pilgrim's Pride

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Pilgrim's Pride Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
77 Reviews
2.4
77 Reviews
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Pilgrim's Pride President & CEO William Lovette
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36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Is a great company , good benefits, when I was there I worked a lot of overtime but in the end I made good (in 4 reviews)

  • Decent pay, and the supervisor is understanding and interacts well with employees (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no room for advancement and no room for a life outside of work (in 3 reviews)

  • long hours, have to work saturdays a lot, a lot of work for minimum pay (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Confused person

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people there are great to work with and to work for.

    Cons

    There is a lack of respect and Integrity in some of the departments. Personal growth comes at a cost.

  2.  

    My work experience

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    Former Employee - Packer, Stacker, Pallet Jack Operator in Mount Pleasant, TX
    Former Employee - Packer, Stacker, Pallet Jack Operator in Mount Pleasant, TX

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working here was a good experience I got to work in different positions. And the supervisors where good and uderstanding, and my fellow workers where good at working togather.

    Cons

    Some areas of the plant where subject to shutdowns on customers lack of interest in that product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees incentives to do their jobs better by reinstating the awards program for being a safe and productive departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Positive, but not equal.

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    Former Employee - Poultry Processor in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Poultry Processor in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast-paced job. Keeps you on your toes.

    Cons

    Lot of underaged employees. Immature so to speak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be equal when it comes to certain situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    If you want to be mistreated, this is the place to go....

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    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Live Oak, FL
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Live Oak, FL

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to self-place work, that's about it.

    Cons

    Verbal abuse from Management, hourly workers, sexual harassment, incompetent HR staff and manager, compensation does not match work performed, Management turns a blind eye to all things happening unless their bonuses are affected, does not care about their employees ---- Overall Hostile work environment!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue, you can't keep reliable staff because you're too busy making sure your bonuses are coming in. I know for a fact that corporate office is well aware of the issues going on but chose to do nothing about it. You're lack of enforcing consistency and holding people accountable will do nothing but keep you running with management doing just enough to keep you off their backs and your line workers rolling through like a revolving door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    worst job I have ever had in 55years

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    Current Employee - Packer in Chatt, TX
    Current Employee - Packer in Chatt, TX

    I have been working at Pilgrim's Pride

    Pros

    weekly check, health insurance, and dental insurance

    Cons

    trying to keep from being from suspended due to lying supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some supervisors who really are FOR THE COMPANY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been a wonderful experience here to learn the process of cleaning the machines properly.....

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    Current Employee - Sanitation in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Sanitation in Athens, GA

    I have been working at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is that its 15 min away from my house and u get paid every week...

    Cons

    I like working there but my only problem is that I dont get enough hours and the lunch breaks time is not up to par....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Consistent hours weekly, fair management

    Cons

    Long hours, hard work, bad smell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Forget about it...

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard-working associates...that's about it. I can't believe I wasted so much time with this company. It says a lot when turnover is the main concern for HR...such a concern that they hold monthly meeting about it and it becomes part of your goal (in order to get a bonus) to reduce turnover in your department.

    Cons

    Good ole boy system, favoritism and the buddy-system ran the location where I was employed. Instead of promoting from within, the company brought in outsiders from competitors and trained them to be Supervisors. They would start out making way more than those supervisors that had been there for 30+ years!!! A college degree does not a poultry processing supervisor make!!!

    When employees leave, the company doesnt try to find out why. Because they don't care...you're just a warm body to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop working people like dogs and start promoting from within. Those who have been there for years know the process. Instead you want to hire college kids with degrees in Sports Management to run the production floor...okay, right!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Persistence is key

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ascend Leadership Trainee
    Current Employee - Ascend Leadership Trainee

    I have been working at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Good opportunities are available

    Cons

    Uneducated work force
    Change is tough
    Lots of Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that these people go through hard physical labor every single day. Do not make them do it for more than 5 days a week. Orders must be met but people need to rest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Deboner
    Current Employee - Deboner

    I have been working at Pilgrim's Pride full-time

    Pros

    Decent, but not great pay, ok environment. Wouldn't say it's terrific, but not bad. I think it compares to most workplaces on average.

    Cons

    Occasional disagreements with management, it can be physically strenuous, the pay is not great, but not bad either. Overall there are quite a few cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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