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JBS USA Holdings, Inc. Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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JBS USA Holdings, Inc. CEO Andre Nogueira
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Pros
  • many of the team members are very good people and willing to try their best (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and low stress environment (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. part-time

    Pros

    love working here great people

    Cons

    nothing comes to mind at the moment


  2. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freindly atmosphere, promotions, work life balance

    Cons

    Changes in teams too often


  3. Helpful (1)

    "not a good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    nothing to say, very little appreciation

    Cons

    no work-life balance, management wants you to work until you die, but not willing to appreciate it


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  5. "Sales Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Blue Bell, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Focused team approach.
    -Helpful management staff.
    -Great communication and information sharing.

    Cons

    -Plant logistics in regional business can sometimes impede sales strongly at last minute (product shorts, grading changes, transportation)

    Advice to Management

    -Streamline approach at Souderton plant (perhaps only create products for one business unit out of this plant).
    -Give Souderton Shipping more resources to do their job and get days off.


  6. "Industrial Engineer Marshalltown, Iowa"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Marshalltown, IA
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Marshalltown, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Demand for meat is always there. Company is growing and will continue to grow. If you don't have a life, it’s a great company to keep yourself busy. Very diverse workforce. Great for a single guy or someone that doesn't have a life outside of work. The work hours are definitely there.

    Cons

    They will make sure you have plenty of work load. Keep in mind that the work load may not be feasible for 1 industrial engineer in the plant. You work many hours until you realized that your salary pay comes almost equaling to an hourly production worker or less. One of the worst job duties they make industrial engineers do are methods reductions, meaning eliminating people jobs. They promote "People First," but honestly for JBS its "Money First."

    Advice to Management

    Management is willing to teach you. Management is always a good resource if you have questions or need guidance.


  7. "A stepping stone for anyone in IT"

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Engineer in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Web Engineer in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great cafeteria in the Greeley HQ office. Great food benefits that are hard to pass up. A lot of good friendly people in general. Some good mentors at the team lead/manager level.

    Cons

    Management in the web group always seemed dazed and confused.

    Advice to Management

    People hate 360s because there are better ways.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "JBS Trainee Program - Run!"

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    Former Employee - Leadership Trainee
    Former Employee - Leadership Trainee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The last Trainee review convinced me I should speak up to. Decent pay depending on where you live. Most of us did well, people I spoke to in area with higher costs of living were struggling to get by. Cool program if you have a degree in Animal Science and really want to work in this environment, if you went to school for anything not related, stay away.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work 10 hour days, and often on Saturday. This program isn't meant to build future leaders, it's meant to fight huge turnover. There are high turnover rates for a reason. You don't receive much real training, you get put in positions they can't keep filled to help the labor force, or you get treated like an intern. The bonus is designed to force you to stay for 2 years, not to help bring in talent. Do not accept the bonus, ask for that money in your salary or you will be stuck here when you see the reality behind the program and JBS/Pilgrims as a whole. I was lucky to have family who helped me pay it back, you may not be so lucky. This program is not what they say it is. Very low morale, very poorly managed. Do yourself a favor and keep looking elsewhere. Major cultural problems. They work you 50-60 hours a week, and then on top of that tell you the only way to be successful is to come in early and stay late, like you're not already. Terrible, smelly, cold, gross work environment where people are treated very poorly. You can do better.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest about what to expect. Have more respect for people's work/life balance. Get rid of bonuses only in place to force people to stay. Learn to care about employees instead of treating them like they're just numbers.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Management Trainee Program Review"

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    Former Employee - Management Trainee
    Former Employee - Management Trainee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The salary is the only part that is somewhat a pro. But given the hours that are required to work it is not worth it. The program can create experiences that will allow you to move on, but you have to make sure that you are constantly fighting for your own success.

    Cons

    Management has no real idea how things are running and is not quite in control of situations. Work life balance overall is terrible, expect at minimum 10 hour days. Never quite received the tools I needed for the tasks that I was asked to complete. Morale overall is quite bad. Expect to told when asked to improve things that "That's just the way things run." As a trainee you will be put in filler positions rather than given real opportunities to learn.

    Be warned about the signing bonus, the program is 18 months but the pay back is 2 years.Can make it difficult to pay it back if you are not prepared.

    Advice to Management

    Have real respect for people's family life and work/life balance.


  10. "N/A"

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    Former Employee - Fed Ex Ground Package Handler in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Fed Ex Ground Package Handler in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was good, people work together as a team, and , safety was great

    Cons

    It cold get cold at times, work past time supposed to time to time.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Tough business for tough people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Good wages for the community. Lots of hours for fab and maintenance people. Some management people are good.

    Cons

    Most management people don't care about you. They have a job to get done and you are a tool to do it.

    Advice to Management

    You would keep your people if you treated them better. They are loyal and give you their best to the extent that they feel valued.



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