Tyson Foods

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Tyson Foods Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
139 Reviews
3.6
139 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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  1.  

    Great Career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. Very engaging, family friendly and plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    Upper management is very friendly, but can tend to forget others, such as direct reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget those under you! Sometimes I see upper management not giving other reports the credit they deserve, or attention they need for their growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't expect Tyson to be a great place to work based on the stock growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

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

    Pros

    Northwest Arkansas is a great area to live.

    Cons

    The standards for employment, development and communication are too new too recommend this as a career company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture turn around championed by CEO Donnie Smith is not championed by his growing leadership team .The majority of Senior and middle managers are typically Arkansas born, Tyson experienced only and locally educated. Do not expect consistency in career path this decade .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Odenberg Refrigeration in Blountsville, AL
    Former Employee - Odenberg Refrigeration in Blountsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Good people to enjoy working around and good benefits and operating the -45 Odenberg was a good experience for me

    Cons

    Dealing with the management was rough cause they act like they didn't know what was going on one supervisor would tell you one thing and the other would tell you something else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more employee friendly and actually listen to the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Employment History

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Scaler in Wilkesboro, NC
    Former Employee - Scaler in Wilkesboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Good, loving people, and a easy job.

    Cons

    The new supervisor was racist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Life at Tyson foods

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Broken Bow, OK
    Current Employee - Team Member in Broken Bow, OK

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

    Pros

    Hands on training for me was easy to learn in this way, I have had various supervisors and most of them were great. I lost my mom a few years back and they were wonderful giving me the time off I needed.

    Cons

    The main problem I have is that to me they have an unfair pay rate..I make as much hourly as people that have been there for 20 years and people that have been there just a few years make almost as much as I do..I think they should take loyalty in to account and pay extra for the people that actually stick with them...another major problem is all the repetitive movements after awhile effects your hands, shoulders and other various parts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the loyal people that stick with the company, tell people when they do a good job, don't just tell them when they are doing wrong.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OTR DRIVER

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in North Richland Hills, TX
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in North Richland Hills, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Benefits, Very Organized & Home Time... Communicate On The PeopleNet Is Great..

    Cons

    Safety Can Be Annoying... Need Newer Trucks... Try To Answer & Speak To Drivers Calling. 5 Minutes Out Here Alone Waiting Isn't Cool..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. They're Ok For Now..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    EIM Coordinator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EIM Coordinator in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - EIM Coordinator in Fayetteville, AR

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good management group. Pay is where it should be. Advancement opportunities open up often. Pay is in the low 60's with bonus potential.

    Cons

    They hire many who do not live near home office, so they can work from home. The work to be done when not travelling is not evenly distributed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think they are moving in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Springdale, AR

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

    Pros

    company does great job with allowing you to use vacation when you want to . they have good core values and

    Cons

    they acquire to many assets then have to let go of people already working to make room for people from new companies acquired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A challenge that changed how i viewed labor work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Debone in Berryville, AR
    Current Employee - Debone in Berryville, AR

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I interacted with different people from cutters, leads, and supervisors.

    Cons

    Sometimes we have to work in other departments if necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    customer service

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    The People, the culture, company growth

    Cons

    Currently in a cycle where perceptions matter more than results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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