Tyson Foods Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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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. Mechanic/operator/lead man

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyson Foods

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of work decent pay

    Cons

    long hours at time some dangerous at times

  2. great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyson Foods

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

    Pros

    benefits, exposure, opportunities, training, and the people.

    Cons

    if you don't like being driven to be the best you can be you will not enjoy it.

  3. Plant Safety Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Plant Safety Coordinator in Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - Plant Safety Coordinator in Goodlettsville, TN

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time

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

    Pros

    The people and the compensation

    Cons

    The hours leaves you with little to no personal time. The culture is focused on product not the employees

    Advice to Management

    Change culture from transactional to transformational.

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  5. Tyson was a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time

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

    Pros

    I found that Tyson took care of all team member

    Cons

    over all Tyson did not pay enough and worked to many hrs

    Advice to Management

    I think managers should pay attention to what other manager`s ideas

  6. Excellent, friendly place to work.

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    Former Intern - Packaging Engineering Co-Op in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Intern - Packaging Engineering Co-Op in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at Tyson Foods as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, training was very hands on with emphasis on communication. Leadership was open and honest when it came to performance review and did not micromanage.

    Cons

    Sometimes things were a bit unorganized because of the informal atmosphere. I was there for the Tyson acquisition of HIllshire Brands, so there was a lot of speculation around who was moving and who was not and I think the communication and organization in this area could have been better

    Advice to Management

    At a company like Tyson, especially working on the product development side there are a lot of moving parts so I think educating business units on what they are working on is important. Employees should be more well rounded.

  7. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Sherman, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Sherman, TX

    I have been working at Tyson Foods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a combines team efforts throughout the compNy

    Cons

    Concept of procedures need to be broadened for areas of the company

    Advice to Management

    Listen closer to employees

  8. good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Racker, to Check Package for Any Kind of Damage, and Place In Rack in Shelbyville, TN
    Current Employee - Racker, to Check Package for Any Kind of Damage, and Place In Rack in Shelbyville, TN

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

    Pros

    good benifits and some good persons to work with

    Cons

    to many poeple don't speak engish.

    Advice to Management

    treat everyone the same.

  9. Going downhill

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    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Springdale, AR

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, good equipment, good matinence, decent runs, decent miles, hometime when you need it, if you run good for them they try to get you home when you need to be there

    Cons

    Going downhill quick, turning trucks down to 64mph will hire with only 9 months experience, use to have at least a year

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your drivers because they are the ones out on the roads daily

  10. Fast pace environment

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    You will have the opportunity to meeting wonderful people.

    Cons

    You will work very long hours . Worked 31 days without any day off. They don't pay enough. Hard to move up old management stays in position forever.

    Advice to Management

    Treat you team with more care

  11. Fair. Some good some bad. Note shift treated different then days.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Debone in Sedalia, MO
    Current Employee - Debone in Sedalia, MO

    I have been working at Tyson Foods

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good wage..good insurance's. Incentive bounse. Attendance bonus. Worker trade program

    Cons

    Wet ,cold, some favoritism. Not trained well . trained some but when put on line needed to know things not taught

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware.

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