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Farmland Foods Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  1. "I feel fortunate to be part of this team!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am very impressed with the amount of emphasis and promotion that Farmland puts on higher education for their employees. The tuition reimbursment amount is twice that of comparable companies. Management really walks the walk with regards to "personal" improvement. They recently agreed to match half of the employee's cost to join a local fitness center. Focused is the best way to describe Management's style. Farmland is really about their "People" and the "Team". Results focused is the common theme and everyone plays to win. I feel fortunate that I have yet to meet anyone here that I don't like, everyone is pleasant and enjoys showing up to give 110%.

    Cons

    Progressive for a meat company there are still some outdated ideas at work here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the people, they are your greatest strength.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "One hell of a Ride"

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    Former Employee - Processor in Austin, MN
    Former Employee - Processor in Austin, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Farmland Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meeting New people is allways a must and there are alot of new people that work for this company,
    The smiles and work surroundings kept everyone in a happy place. There was alot of good humor to keep everyone moving.

    Cons

    Long hours, and got pushed alot to get the jobs done. Some supervisors Had swollen heads and Treated some people Wrongly. Shortly after they were dismissed and It worked out.
    Sometimes it was very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Have the day shift finish their work and not push it onto the ones that work the night shift so that they are so bogged down with work that they have to stay late to finish their job.

  3. "Good internship experience, probably not interested in working there long term"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Corporate Intern in Kansas City, MO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Freedom and encouragement to explore new ideas
    - Management really cares about employees
    - Higher than average pay
    - Easy to make friends

    Cons

    - Very mechanistic, hard to meet top executives
    - Antiquated processes
    - Seems as though ethics is promoted by HR, but managers are promoted and compensated based on how well they are able to climb over other people in the organization
    - Has been high employee turnover in the past, both at employee and executive levels

    Advice to Management

    Work on automating as many processes as possible at the corporate office level. This can result in huge cost savings and a reduction in the need for staff doing mundane, repetitive, boring jobs. Also, try to integrate current executives into a new executive's management style, i.e. don't get rid of an entire team of experienced officers because of a new manager.


  4. "I had a n excellent experience"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Monmouth, IL
    Current Employee - Driver in Monmouth, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair HR solutions to conflicts, great benefits packages

    Cons

    Racial issues, Abuse of power from supervisors. Line speed can be too fast sometimes. Red hats increase line speed . More abuse of power on second shift than first shift

    Advice to Management

    The management need not to rely on trainers when dealing with conflicts resolutions with workers that need English/French. Hispanic translators.Management need independent mystery shoppers to investigate cases


  5. "Growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people -- smart and earnest. Pride in the company, its products and what it stands for. Evident desire to be the best

    Cons

    Very siloed. In the midst of a lot of change, a tendency towards infighting for "my turf." Some major changes poorly managed, due to limited cross-functional planning.

    Advice to Management

    Start an OGSM and discuss it with all employees ... not just where the company is going but how we're going to get there ... to create pride & accountability. Your people are capable of performing at a much higher level, in the right culture


  6. "Is okay"

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    Current Employee - General Labor in Crete, NE
    Current Employee - General Labor in Crete, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is Good pay
    You can get Morning shift if you need it
    Not degree needed
    It doesn't matter what language you speak

    Cons

    Not a lot of vacations
    It is a very hard work specially for women
    Every part of your body is going to hurt

    Advice to Management

    Just give more vacation. People need to get out of there to relax sometimes. 1 week at year is just not enough


  7. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Safety in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Safety in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits competitive pay, college tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    some manager don't know what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    listen to associates

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company at one time, but has fallen from grace"

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    Former Employee - President/Chief Executive Officer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - President/Chief Executive Officer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good product, solid operations team

    Cons

    Poor senior levle leaders and board

    Advice to Management

    Seek new employement, the new Chinese ownership is not good for all US based employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hard Work, Good Pay"

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    Former Employee - Labor in Monmouth, IL
    Former Employee - Labor in Monmouth, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Farmland Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Promotes from within company. Pay and benefits good. Yearly bonus if production expectations are achieved. Monmouth Area is great place to live if you like small towns

    Cons

    Easy to get injured. Very hard work. Smelly in kill floor. Cold (about 30 degrees) on cut floor. fast pace 11000 hogs a day. Language difficulties, about 4 main ethnic groups.

    Advice to Management

    find ways to reduce physical stress


  10. Helpful (1)

    "big difference working at a plant vs corporate office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Farmland Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depends on which plant you work at and who your corporate director is

    Cons

    getting answers from the corporate office; feeling like your working together and not against each other


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