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"Great People, Bad Upper Management"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great people, good pay, schedule flexibility, great manager, no formal sick day policy so being sick does not count against you.

Cons

Company has many divisions and each division kind of "does its own thing" when it comes to running things. Any kind of roadmap for future growth is non-existent. Executives play favorites, kind of a "Good ol' boys club", where if someone is in it, they are allowed to do what ever they want and you as the subordinate, have to make it work. Workplace was toxic as a specific person on my team could cuss people out on a whim and lacked any kind of professionalism and was never given any kind of disciplinary actions.

Advice to Management

Spend money on improving conditions for employees and giving them better tools to do their jobs, not on perks for the executives.

Other Employee Reviews for John Morrell

  1. "Good Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Morrell full-time

    Pros

    For the most part, this is a nice place to work. It has a real corporate feel and there are many opportunities if you like to get involved. The building is nice and many of the people are nice.

    Cons

    The biggest con is that the office has open desks where you can see the person sitting next to you and hear everything he or she says. There is no privacy, which can be distracting and counter productive. Sometimes there are long hours. Compensation could be considered to be low.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to keep talented people interested in the company so that turnover isn't so high. Allow for better work/life balance and occasionally working from home if need be.


  2. "Good pay, poor environment."

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Peru, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Peru, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Morrell full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Regular overtime, friendly and approachable management in most areas, vending machines for food and drinks as well as microwaves in the break-room.
    The normal work week is Monday through Thursday, but often can include Friday and Saturday as well.

    Cons

    Over 50% of incoming/new employees employees quit within their first few months and it is common for people to get off the line and walk out throughout the week.
    Due to this high rate of people leaving in ALL positions, from line worker through management, and high product demand, many areas are understaffed and overtime is mostly mandatory. You could easily end up working 12 hour shifts Monday through Friday.
    It's very common for people to leave because of how they are treated by coworkers as each person on a line is individually responsible for the product that comes their way, but it can be quickly made difficult if the person "up stream" can't keep up. The stress can, and does, build up very quickly and it's common for line workers to be at each others throats several times throughout a shift.

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