Smithfield Foods
2.7 of 5 45 reviews
www.smithfieldfoods.com Smithfield, VA 5000+ Employees

Smithfield Foods Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2014
Smithfield Foods – US – “the box room@smithfield 2009”

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2.7 45 reviews

                             

43% Approve of the CEO

Smithfield Foods President, CEO, and Director C. Larry Pope

C. Larry Pope

(23 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    good pay but hard work

    Processing and Packaging (Current Employee)
    Grayson, KY

    Prosmost jobs dont require any lifting whatsoever,

    Conssome lines require you to lift 60-70 pound hams up onto another conveyor belt, and thats about the only hard part

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsPay is decent and in line with industry

    ConsBenefits, and management is very sub par

    Advice to Senior ManagementLose the attitude

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I love my job at Smithfield and would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Line Leader (Current Employee)
    Middlesboro, KY

    ProsThe benefits alone are worth working here.You get raises every 6 months and it is a very nice place to work.

    ConsI have no cons at working at Smithfield because it is an awesome place to work.If you haven't tried working here then you don't need to say anything bad about it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think all of the management are doing an awesome job at the location where I work and I wouldn't want to work anywhere else.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    the people were great to work with, but moving up is done by who they like not but who could do the best job

    Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee)
    Clinton, NC

    Prosthe people whom i worked with were great good employees ,but you wouldnt know this by the raises

    Consthey dont care about your family time or things that sometime come up an you have to miss a day. the care more about the product than the people

    Advice to Senior Managementproduction is good it makes you money, so you should give better raises to employees, an remember they have families

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    i love it and am proud to work for the company

    I Work In the Smoked Meat Department Sliced Hams That IS (Current Employee)
    Grayson, KY

    Prosthere a great product and the company is for the workers,good benifits , payed vacation, payed personal days off

    Consi dont have any but @ chirstmas time work 7 day a week but that is not always a bad thing

    Advice to Senior Managementget more involed in production on the floor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very pleasant

    Scooper (Current Employee)
    Wilson, NC

    Prosthe opporunity to advance. good benefits. i can make the bacon and bring home the bacon.

    Consthere is favorism with certain employees.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's been a joyful rollercoaster for me, a ride I would personally get on again.

    Quality Assurance (Current Employee)
    Landover, MD

    ProsMy top choice of working for Smithfield is, I definitely love the people,and I enjoy my job.

    ConsWhen they tell you are off and then you're not, you have to miss out on your plans.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe have a life and other family outside of Smithfield, cause I personally do consider Smithfield my family.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smithfield is a very rewarding workplace with many opportunities to advance in a career.

    Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Clinton, NC

    ProsIn my experience I have learned more a bout Environmental than i ever knew before and I love it. Managers have a lot to do with that. Pay is good, and the opportunities are great. If you are interested in a career at Smithfield Packing, management will help you get there. Community involvement is great. Environmental issues are handled promptly.

    ConsThe only downside that i see with the company is that they don't want to spend the money to put enough people, or (the right people) in our department. When one person is out there is no one to take their place and the Supervisor has to do the job along with their own job. That results in not a lot of time for family or to take care of business matters.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to see how many hrs. Salary employees are putting into the job and compensate for the hrs. daily or cut back the hrs. I work 12 and 13 hrs. a day every day for the same pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I'm disappointed in the changes over the years at Smithfield Foods.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Smithfield, VA

    ProsIt the only place in the area that is hiring.

    ConsWages has been taken from us because of money owed to us!!!!

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't feel that just because you are in management position that you can talk to your employee any way you want too. Be respectful of your employees and more will get accomplished.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not what we send out but how much we send, all the care is about quanity not the prouduct.

    Labor (Current Employee)
    Grayson, KY

    Prosthe pay and insurance for a woman in this area without a education

    Consnon smoking, point system, favortism.

    Advice to Senior Managementhave ur supervisors inforce the rules!!! people take 20 to 25 mins bathroom breaks and nothing is ever said. no team work u have some nthat will work and do anything asked of them, then u got a few that works harder to get out of work than working!!! but nothing is said !!!

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