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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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  • The upper management doesn't really care about the employees (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior management is somewhat out of touch with the people in the field (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Expected to wear multiple hats in order to effectively run a shift. Sink or swim.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular that doesn't also exist in other food manufacturing environments. Need a thick skin.


  2. "Great company, but a lot of bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good people, decent pay, good benefits, and some good management.

    Cons

    Very old school and traditional. Many of the groups are siloed and don't work together, creating duplications and confusion. Although the company is large, it often does not provide adequate resources to teams and acts like a much smaller company, which creates many challenges. Currently under a great deal of organizational team and there is a lack of direction, communication, and leadership.


  3. "Young division with driven and insightful staff"

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

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    Staff is extremely motivated within the Plant Science department. The offices fuel a mindful and focused staff through its minimalism and creature comforts included such as the snack bar. Strong chain of leadership allowing for simple communication and cross collaboration.

    Cons

    Some inexperience with employees creating conflicts that would be avoided by those more knowledge of business life.

    Advice to Management

    Lock down a management schematic that allows for the tremendous growth taking place.


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  5. "Job is great. Income you can actually live off of"

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    Former Employee - Process Operator in Caldwell, ID
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Caldwell, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The income and benefits are unmatched in Idaho. 3 day weekend every other weekend. All uniforms provided by company. Union options

    Cons

    Theres an hourly employee vs staff employee vibe. There is one manager that looks for reasons to fire his hourlys so lay low.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair. Dont give into cronyism with bad employees. Usually if they are judging another employee in your ear it is them who are the problem.


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - M&M Production Supervisor III in Blackfoot, ID
    Current Employee - M&M Production Supervisor III in Blackfoot, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. Employees are treated well. Opportunity to advance is almost unlimited with college. No college necessary to make great wages for area.

    Cons

    Political environment must be savy and have common sense. If your not willing to go extra mile might as well try Burger King or some other low money making job.


  7. "Simplot Grower Solutions"

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    Former Employee - SHIPPING/RECEIVING COORDINATOR
    Former Employee - SHIPPING/RECEIVING COORDINATOR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, job security, training opportunities.

    Cons

    Long hours and old school mentality.


  8. "Yesterday"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    When I started Simplot was a great place to work. Challenging work, not micro-managed. Reasonable pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The work load is overwhelming. There is some direction from upper management, but the direction in the trenches is almost non-existent. Just get everything done for everybody.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Told to keep our prospects open"

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

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    The company has lost total site of the Original founder JR Simplot vison, and values. With that being said in the IT world we are losing many of our most valued employees because they are leaving. The reason is we now have an arrogant HP leadership that want to impose HPs way of doing things which we all know was not successful. The Simplot company goes through an organizational assessment approximately every 10 years to clean house while telling the employees it’s for the future of the company.
    In the IT world they now require degreed individuals and if you do not possess a degree of some sort you will eventually will be terminated and will not have any room for growth. Experience means nothing as they have high paid top level execs in IT with mathematic degrees??? I still don’t get that one. My advice is to be really careful as loyalty and honor are no longer values within the company. One mistake and your fired period. Leadership is out of touch with the realities that lie within the actual plants that make the money and could care less about what the locals think. Also, passion for people has gone completely buy the way side so don’t expect that.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the real people who make the difference and quit hiring arrogance to reflect your goal when all it is, is simply lip service.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company if you keep hidden"

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    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving Operator in Rock Springs, WY
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving Operator in Rock Springs, WY

    Pros

    Good pay, decent medical coverage, pretty good 401k with company match

    Cons

    They are always trying to see if you screw up so they can get rid of you. A lot of 2 faced people who work there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending to not know what actually happens. They even have names attached to some current supervisors for practices that they came up with.


  11. "HR Support and Transactions Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Support and Transactions Administrator in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Human Resources Support and Transactions Administrator in Boise, ID

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A variety of businesses within that allow any employee to gain necessary exposure to enhance knowledge and skills, becoming an even more valuable asset.

    Cons

    Reorganization has caused cuts to be made, some necessary and some unnecessary; and projects have been implemented prior to completion, creating chaos and disorganization throughout.



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