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JBS USA Holdings, Inc. Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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JBS USA Holdings, Inc. CEO Andre Nogueira
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Pros
  • Decent pay depending on where you live (in 6 reviews)

  • many of the team members are very good people and willing to try their best (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • no work-life balance, management wants you to work until you die, but not willing to appreciate it (in 10 reviews)

  • There is NO work/life balance, especially with that kind of turnover (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid Finance Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cash Applications Specialist in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Cash Applications Specialist in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I met some amazing friends, JBS cafe, discounted meat, scheduling can be flixible and decent employer sponsored healthcare.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations from management, high stress, volatile working conditions,no appreciation from management ,difficult bureaucracy, poor training, high turnover rate with employees, management threatens employees with their job rather than offer constructive criticism (I've experienced this first hand and heard from several employees that they've been threatened), no definition of 'team', veteran employees degrade new employees, management uses threats and intimidation to push employees rather than lead by example, and the office stinks.

    Advice to Management

    There are several classes offered in Colorado that help you learn leadership skills, management skills, and overall how to be a better supervisors. The turnover rate is a reflection of your ability to lead (or in this case; not) and how others perceive you. I suggest investing in these class to become a leader rather than a dictator.


  3. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Beardstown, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Beardstown, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good coworkers. Discount on meat products processed at the plant.

    Cons

    Low pay for heavy workload; benefits reduced across the board after JBS bought the plant from Cargill. Disrespectful upper management that will cuss people out and then send line workers to HR for using profanity. Lousy role models. Lots of mandatory overtime to increase the plant's production, but the company doesn't want to pay you a nickel for your time during that production. It's all about a huge profit for the company and crap wages for the workers. Used to be a great place to work years ago. Nobody wants to help out the workers, not even when you take your complaint to HR. Too many people in jobs they got because they're related to somebody or they grew up together in Beardstown. It's a pork processing plant with a bunch of chickens running around with their heads cut off.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Turn and Run!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Management in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The corporate office is nice and has a good cafeteria, this is literally the only good thing about working here (and also why this place has as many stars as it does).

    Cons

    Help the rich get richer while barely making enough money to scrape by. CEO doesn't believe in paying for cost of living, so if you're living in Colorado, prepare to be broke.
    Don't get too close to your coworkers, they won't be staying long. I can't imagine how much money JBS loses to turnover. In the time I spent at JBS about 75% of my department turned over.
    The pay is insulting and the work/hours are terrible.
    You will not have a life, and will not be fairly compensated for it. Of the 10 or so people that I got close enough to comfortably speak about opinions about the company with, 100% of them were actively seeking employment elsewhere, and at this point about 75% of them have found it.
    There were areas (Fed Beef) in the company where people were literally not allowed to smile, and if they had a conversation lasting more than 2 minutes had to get a conference room. If you aren't Brazilian and willing to work 70 hours a week, you will not succeed here.
    This is the worst company I have ever worked for. Do not let the nice building and "company values" fool you, this is a company that doesn't care about it's employees in the least bit.
    If this seems like someone who is bitter, or has a negative attitude, this is not the case. I came to this company, had an honest look about what was happening at all levels of the business, from the plant, to feed lots, to corporate, and decided that this place was the bottom of the barrel with work/life balance, pay, benefits, job satisfaction, opportunity, and culture, and decided to leave as soon as possible. I am very happy with that decision.

    Advice to Management

    Not that they will care or bother to read this, but my suggestions are as follows: Pay people a fair wage for the job they are doing and the area they are living in.
    Be honest with people during interview process.
    Apply the values the company preaches about constantly.
    Get rid of the peer review system.
    Stop sucking and start caring.


  6. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Management in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can not think of any

    Cons

    Long work hours, no work life balance, communication issues with management, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look how departments are being ran


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Industrial Engineer Marshalltown, Iowa"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A stepping stone for anyone in IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "N/A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good culture and values. Believe in the management process and the development of people. over all good place.

    Cons

    long hours and sometimes changing expectations hurt some of the performance based incentives.


  11. "Overall good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Business casual environment, friendly office, good compensation

    Cons

    Long hours, advancement not based on merit


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