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.  

    Rewarding experience at a world class company.

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    Former Employee - Controller in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Controller in Springdale, AR

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

    Pros

    Tyson Foods is one of the largest meat companies in the world. It has grown through numerous acquisitions and organically, so it is a mix old timers and many new people who have relocated to NWA.

    Cons

    The challenge for Tyson Foods is integrating the corporate acquisitions and merging the cultures of the diverse people and companies it has acquired. Sometimes these cultures clash, and often they can be territorial protecting their self interest rather than the good of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Under Donnie Smith, Tyson has taken a turn for the better. I see him as a visionary leader who can unite the goals and direction of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tyson was a great place to work. Good benefits and excellent training.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyson Foods

    Pros

    Tyson has positions for beginners and professionals. They also have the appropriate training to form each person into a well rounded employee.

    Cons

    Summers and holidays always include weekend work and possibly long days. It's not a job for everyone, but if you don't mind the cold and a high intensity environment it's a great place.

  3.  

    Great opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Breast Pullet in Wilkesboro, NC
    Current Employee - Breast Pullet in Wilkesboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, some overtime depending on department. Room for growth

    Cons

    Only one 45min break. Somebody has to take your spot in order for you to go to the bathroom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I Truly Enjoy My Job

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Clerk III
    Current Employee - Purchasing Clerk III

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. They care about the health and safety of employess. They like to give goals and incentives for work. Pay is average. Room for growth

    Cons

    Strong opinionated people sometimes prolongs getting the job done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Selfish Management with zero concerns to others.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyson Foods

    Pros

    The pay is somewhat reasonable, but not good.

    Cons

    Insurance costs rise and little to none raises. Management lacks concern to others but themselves. Poor to none training and poor attitudes and backwards promotions within the company. Promotions to the most unqualified personnel. Politics, politics and more politics. Micro managing to the extreme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign.

  7.  

    My experience with tyson has left much to be desired.

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

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

    Pros

    Health benefits are good. The company is solid. No problems getting home when needed.the equipment is well maintained.

    Cons

    To much sitting at customers and plants.no detention pay for the delay time. And mileage pay is a bit low. Company meetings are more like dictations. Because you sit, listen and after the big wigs speak the meeting is over.no open discussion. To many changes in dispatch and company policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To many chief's and not enough Indians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Same job every day

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    Current Employee - Debone in Clarksville, AR
    Current Employee - Debone in Clarksville, AR

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

    Pros

    Easy work good coworkers friendly

    Cons

    Might not handle doing one thing all night

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture, but things are shifting a bit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance, good culture, great people

    Cons

    Training is limited, lack leadership development programs, and some senior leaders are allowed to rule like tyrants - running off anyone who questions them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember who we were before we bought Hillshire. Who we were, what we did, and how we did it is the reason we were in a position financially to acquire Hillshire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at Tyson Foods

    Pros

    Good benefits, company values, culture

    Cons

    Personal growth, promotions, general perception of the public

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales Experience

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Regional Sales in Springdale, AR

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

    Pros

    Great bonus structure, constant development opportunities for self improvement, flexible to work with regarding family issues.

    Cons

    The biggest issue with Tyson is the constant restructuring that goes on every 18-24 months, it makes it challenging to be consistent with customers, but not impossible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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