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Smithfield, VA
10000+ employees
1936
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
JBS USA Holdings, Inc., Tyson Foods, Hormel
Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer.

Headquartered in Smithfield, Virginia, we are the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including ... Read more

Smithfield Foods Reviews

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  • "I really enjoyed working at Smithfiled, and wish I could have continued to work there. However, due to unforeseen circum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smithfield Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It paid very good, always had work. Made great product for different stores all over the world.

    Cons

    The sight I worked at it was very cold. Freezing actually at the end of the night your toes would be numb.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management keep up the good work. Also make sure everyone is ding their job like they should.

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Smithfield Foods Photos

Smithfield Foods photo of: Smithfield Corporate Office
Smithfield Foods photo of: Patrick Cudahy® Celebrates Love of Bacon and Community at Fifth Annual "Race for the Bacon"
Smithfield Foods photo of: Eckrich, Operation Homefront and Country Music Star Randy Houser Honor Charlotte Military Family
Smithfield Foods photo of: Eckrich, Operation Homefront and Walmart Honor Military Family
Smithfield Foods photo of: Our Helping Hungry Homes program made the 13th stop on its 2016 nationwide hunger-relief tour last week to donate more than 35,000 pounds of protein to the Redwood Empire Food Bank.
Smithfield Foods photo of: Congratulations to our St. Charles, IL facility for being our sixth facility to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill recognition!
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Smithfield Foods Interviews

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    General Laborer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Middlesboro, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Smithfield Foods (Middlesboro, KY).

    Interview

    You have to go in for the first interview, then, if they like you, they will call you in for a second interview. During that interview, you do a drug test, sign the forms for your background check, etc. once all that comes in, you will then begin orientation class.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the questions you should be prepared for is, tell me about a time that you disagreed with management. How did you handle that?   Answer Question
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Smithfield Foods Awards & Accolades

  • Global 500, Fortune, 2016
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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