Tyson Foods

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Tyson Foods Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
152 Reviews
3.7
152 Reviews
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Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and the cost of living is relatively low compared to larger cities (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits and Great work life balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The company may still have some "good ole boy" tactics that are in place in some areas (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management is very friendly, but can tend to forget others, such as direct reports (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Tyson Foods

    Pros

    Tyson is a family oriented organization with a focus on the customer. The workforce there is a passionate group of people who love going to work each and every day.

    Cons

    Tyson Foods is a big company. With that being said, you must excel at all facets of your job in order to advance to the next career. However, opportunity is always possible no matter your level as long as you demonstrate your talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    learning experiance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Sedalia, MO
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Sedalia, MO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I liked that it was steady work

    Cons

    I can think of no cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like how they train and treat there employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    plenty of hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great career choice with great deals on various items and many benefits once employed

    Cons

    great benefits and teaches the value of putting time in your place of employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more down to earth interviewers for the rehire process and more compassionate about traveling employers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production in Shelbyville, TN
    Current Employee - Production in Shelbyville, TN

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are amazing as well as friendly

    Cons

    Too many Somalis. Smells like rotten chicken

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Never again

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Tyson Foods

    Pros

    Paycheck, experience, off days, bonuses

    Cons

    Work environment, management, psychopaths working with you, drug culture, unsafe people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not a cotton field, not a prison farm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Opportunity for a College Student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Springdale, AR

    I have been working at Tyson Foods as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with / meet people form other departments
    Learn a lot about Tyson and the different facets of the company
    Good pay

    Cons

    Like always, there may be people you don'y enjoy working with
    Wasn't always given enough instruction / training for a project

  8.  

    Great working on machines

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Wilkesboro, NC
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Wilkesboro, NC

    I worked at Tyson Foods

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits package

    Cons

    Pretty messy working conditions and environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rehire good employees year round

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Operations Clerk IV-Management Support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Tyson Foods

    Pros

    Great working environment, friendly people, customer service, exports, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    None, none, none, none, none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    They don't follow through on what they promise.

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    Former Employee - Management Support in Logansport, IN
    Former Employee - Management Support in Logansport, IN

    I worked at Tyson Foods

    Pros

    The only perk for Management Support was being allowed to park close to the building.

    Cons

    Misrepresented hours, pay, and ability to advance. Always short-handed. Unsanitary office conditions. Unsecure parking facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't misrepresent the job, the pay or the company's values. Get rid of the Christmas food coupons and give your employees at least a $50.00 gift card. Stop giving free food to upper management! (When a trailer 'accidentally' delivers steaks...)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Convicted Felons that continues to think they are above the law!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Complex Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Complex Human Resources Manager

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very few unless you are one of the good old boys.

    Cons

    Convicted of numerous felonies for Environmental issues and just continues to dump toxic substances into the water supply. Numerous states including Missouri and Oklahoma are prosecuting them as I write this. Google Tyson and bribery of USDA inspectors. They just plead guilty and paid 4.5 million in fines, yet allowed Greg Huett, the executive overseeing the payments, to retire with full company benefits including use of the corporate jet, golf club membership and millions of dollars in payoffs to keep his mouth shut.. There are numerous other instances. The Shelbyville, Tennessee facility is as corrupt as any. Numbers lie and the people who manipulate them LIE!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit lying to the consumer and to the government contractors that buy and distribute a product that is not produced as advertised. Quit trying to convince us that our Core Values are paramount to our business when your demonstrated and well documented criminal acts are conducted behind closed doors by your henchmen on a daily basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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