Tyson Foods Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith
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Pros
  • They have good Benefits and insurance (in 13 reviews)

  • Decent work-life balance, good culture, great people (in 6 reviews)

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

  • Poor upper management skills and screaming managers (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Regional Sales Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Springdale, AR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company and leadership with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons, I loved it there...

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the people who were reorganized out of the company a few years back. With all the other companies your buying up, there's got to be some opportunity.


  2. Plant Accountant II

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This has been a very rewarding position and I have gained a lot of knowledge in my current role. I love what Tyson delivers as a product and continue to feed my family the products that are produced in our very own plant.

    Cons

    I work lots of extra hours. If the job isn't finished I don't leave.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to upper management I suppose would be to sometimes offer to help out. Not all the time, but it does help out the morale sometimes when your supervisors see you actually stand by them and do the work. So they can see that it's not beneath you to get your hands dirty sometimes.


  3. Ok company

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

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, ok pay, good people

    Cons

    Upper management needs to communicate better.


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  5. Great Company For A Limited Time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Springdale, AR

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company, Work Experience depends on team

    Cons

    Progression is unlikely; Being in the same position 15 years is common


  6. Life cycle

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifecyle Technician/DVR Security Administrative in Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Lifecyle Technician/DVR Security Administrative in Lowell, AR

    I worked at Tyson Foods

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, self scheduled work load

    Cons

    Contract work that ended when I was suppose to be hired on.

    Advice to Management

    Give more advance warning that contract was ending.


  7. brand

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Rogers, AR
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Rogers, AR

    I worked at Tyson Foods (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    total compensation health,stock, vacation

    Cons

    don't believe the homey southern attitiude,too many lifers

    Advice to Management

    practice what you preach


  8. FSQA Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyson Foods

    Pros

    Busy, fast paced and a great environment. Team based.

    Cons

    Management groups tend to fight about what it right for the company so it takes longer for dispositions to come through

    Advice to Management

    To not have fights in front of lower management


  9. Food service job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Hot in summer cold in winter

    Advice to Management

    More incentives, better wages


  10. Maintenance Tech

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, IN

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and close to home

    Cons

    We had to work 12 hour shifts


  11. Distribution Clerk

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Distribution Clerk in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Distribution Clerk in Amarillo, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Employee sales on products. More paid vacation in shorter time. Plenty of overtime. Occasional reward of free product. Benefits are fine. Vision is good. They preach good.safety. Interaction with USDA is often more positive than negative.

    Cons

    Sadly there are more cons for this position than I like to mention. Unfair pay on clerical positions. You take on twice the pressure than basic workers and get paid less than them. Also despite be only paid hourly you are required to do everything mangers are required to do but with none of the authority. Terrible hours. Upper management is more concerned about there bonuses and climbing the management ladder then about there supporting positions. Majority of management does not understand support positions or even how to preform position. Health concerns usually fall on deaf ears.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay for clerical positions that do all the necessary work. Also get the work load under control before the carriers stop doing deliveries.



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