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JBS USA Holdings, Inc. Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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JBS USA Holdings, Inc. CEO Andre Nogueira
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Pros
  • Nice facilities, decent pay, average benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and low stress environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • no work-life balance, management wants you to work until you die, but not willing to appreciate it (in 12 reviews)

  • There is NO work/life balance, especially with that kind of turnover (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "It's who you know."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay well but also drain you. The benefits are also good.

    Cons

    You don't have a life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more considerate of employees.


  2. "Technical Services Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Services Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Technical Services Manager in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you matter everyone matters it's not just a job it's more like family. Sure not everything is perfect but they all strive towards one goal and that speaks volumes.

    Cons

    Long hours, Slaughter area had little to no air movement extremely hot for team members.

    Advice to Management

    Remember your biggest assets are the folks that work for you everyday. Smile and welcome the team and remember don't let yourself be the weak link in your department or area.

  3. "Collections"

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    Current Employee - Collections Representative in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Collections Representative in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice area and Cafateria

    Cons

    No training for my position. No one seems to know what's going on.

    Advice to Management

    Developed a better training program.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Run far, far away... unless it's your only option"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is above average for the area, but total compensation is based heavily on bonuses. The leadership is very transparent with company performance.

    Cons

    Laughably small desk spaces (even for executives), terrible work life balance (minimum 10-12 hour days), no opportunity for flex time, poor benefits, and a leadership team with absolutely no leadership skills. If you like getting no direction, taking the lead, and then told you did it wrong, this place is for you!

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are natural leaders and stop promoting from within by default. Most of the leadership is woefully under qualified for the task and can't provide vision or encouragement for their teams. This place is flooded with micro managers who are out to make themselves look good.


  5. "Great company - great future"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong reputation in the industry, collaboration across the business units, great support network within the team and training offered. There is great opportunity to succeed and do well within the company. I always like to think you get out what you put in, and I think with JBS if you give 100% you get 110% back.

    Cons

    I honestly could not fault my experience with JBS


  6. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free to make own schedule

    Cons

    Huge territory. Spent 8+ hours a day on the road


  7. Helpful (1)

    "JBS hates its employees"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice cafeteria. Good location.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Most people at corporate don't make enough to live in the area. Prepare to live like a college kid with 3 roommates. Company has a terrible culture. Terrible benefits. Terrible vacation policy (use it or lose it. But when you try to use it they say no.) If you put in 50 hours a week you're a slacker doing the bare minimum. Company will try to push you to move to jobs at the plants. You know it's bad when you overhear kids in the trainee program openly talking in the cafeteria about how they would leave if they weren't indentured servants because of the bonus trap JBS uses to retain employees. Do yourself a favor and stay far away from this dump. This is the worst company I have ever worked for in my 17 years as a professional. A revolving door of people coming in, realizing how terrible JBS is, and then leaving. Don't get attached to anyone, they won't be staying long.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all upper leadership and start over.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "To echo other reviews - run!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Local to NoCo if you don't like a long commute

    Cons

    Literally everything. Management literally hates its employees. HR is a mouthpiece for the CEO and does NOT care about employees. Medical benefits are terrible. Vacation (if you can take it) is subpar. 401k match is 2% and has a 5 year vesting schedule. The culture is extremely toxic and you can feel it the second you walk in the door. There is no work-life balance. And being a woman means no chance for advancement. Compensation and promotions are based on favoritism (hint: if you are not a young male looking to kiss up to your boss all day, you aren't going to be a favorite). The whole goal is to use and abuse employees. Really, please do your self a favor and do not even consider working here.

    Advice to Management

    Management gets feedback pretty regularly and never acts on it, so posting it on an online review they'll never read seems extra pointless. It'd be great if management could focus on anything outside of the bottomline, but unless you fire the top several layers of leadership and start over, that's never going to happen.

    Also, hilariously, the company sent out an email asking employees to write positive reviews to help with recruiting. C'mon guys, are you really that delusional?


  9. "Maintenance mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Beardstown, IL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Beardstown, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance, 401k, union, different jobs, decent pay

    Cons

    Poor management, low morale, no respect, poor communication, no appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Need to appreciate, respect, and communicate respectfully to employees


  10. "RUN, RUN, as fast and far as you can. If you like being a #, and don't have any self esteem, this is the place for you."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at JBS USA Holdings, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, dental and vision are available, 401 K. Located in Cache valley, Utah. Nice community. Lots of outdoor activities.

    Cons

    The cattle are treated better than the people, owned by Brazilians that are under investigation for having 1,829 politicians on payroll as well as the last 3 Brazilian presidents. If you do a good job on a project, it becomes added to your job assignment. Everyone makes the same amount of dollars regardless of responsibility or how well you fulfill your job. You are a number, there is no moral here. Everyone is out for themselves. Upper management lives in a non realistic bubble. Upper management believes that all problems are from poor supervisor to hourly relationships. They will do anything to get new people in the doors (Fly them from other countries, put them up in hotels and apartments, sign on bonus's for them) but nothing to keep people from leaving. No wonder turn over is so high.

    Advice to Management

    Quit, move on, leave, before you run the plant into the ground.


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