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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2019

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3.2
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JR Simplot CEO Scott Simplot
Scott Simplot
64 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and plenty of hours(union)(in 17 reviews)

  • "Good salary and benefits and great people(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "The upper management doesn't really care about the employees(in 8 reviews)

  • "Poor management drives away hard-working and talented individuals(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Fire retardant"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Moreland, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People you work with, hours and location

    Cons

    Winter hours. Hardly any overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up great work

    JR Simplot2019-06-12
  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Pasco, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Bad orginization throughout management

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key

    JR Simplot2019-06-05
  3. "Very Cold"

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

    I have been working at JR Simplot part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay was pretty decent and the work wasn't hard.

    Cons

    The days felt very, very long.

    JR Simplot2019-05-28
  4. "Don't bother"

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

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    Okay benefits, decent locations, stable

    Cons

    Pay, health insurance, toxic culture

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting your friends and promote the people who would actually be good for the position. At Simplot, it's all about who you know and who you go have a beer with. I saw managers throw their employees under the bus on multiple occasions to save themselves and would therefore cause someone to lose their job for something they had no part in. The culture is toxic. Simplot is focused more on production numbers than...

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    JR Simplot2019-06-18
  5. "I like the job."

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      Former Employee - Local Truck Driver 

      I worked at JR Simplot full-time

      Pros

      Driving was a good job here.

      Cons

      When slow, working in the bag plant sucked with the dust and winter time the plant had very little heat and everyone was frozen

      Advice to Management

      Clean up the air with some vacuum system and make it warmer in the winter with some heat.

      JR Simplot2019-05-20
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      "Very Hit or Miss"

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      Former Employee - Marketing in Boise, ID
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at JR Simplot full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      This is too big of a company to give one or five stars. The overall quality is somewhere in the middle. While I worked at Simplot, I noticed that there is very high work culture variability. Some offices are far better off than others, and it is important to ask around and do a bit of research before you apply here. The group and role you find here really matters. If you find a good spot at Simplot, here are...

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      Cons

      Many of the people at Simplot have worked there for a long time, and if you are trapped in a situation with poor management, it is unlikely anything will change for the better. There is not much oversight on the work culture across the company. In my opinion, this has to change for the organization to be an overall favorable place to work. There is also not much opportunity to move up and establish a fruitful career...

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      Advice to Management

      Keep a closer eye on management practices. Great managers really set a company apart. Bad managers contribute to employee churn and bad word-of-mouth. Promote from within and make sure managers are allowing the hard workers to flourish. I witnessed far too much favoritism rather than a meritocracy. The old way is not the best way.

      JR Simplot2019-04-27
    • "E & I Technician"

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        Former Employee - E & I Technician in Pocatello, ID

        I worked at JR Simplot full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Good salary and benefits and great people.

        Cons

        Enviroment is not very safe.

        JR Simplot2019-03-21
      • "Good people - Questionable Management"

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        Current Employee - Engineer 

        I have been working at JR Simplot full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        There are really good people employed at the company. Very good work-life balance.

        Cons

        Questionable Management and long-term vision. Average benefits.

        Advice to Management

        Treat your hourly employees better.

        JR Simplot2019-03-26
      • "Demeaning, discouraging and dishonest."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at JR Simplot full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Pay check until you can find another job.

        Cons

        Where to start? From the outside this might seem like an innovative and collaborative place to work, but nothing could be further from the truth. You are discouraged from presenting ideas through behind the scenes intimidation. Promotions and professional opportunities are often without merit and reflect ones ability to lie and kowtow. Sexual harassment/discrimination is common.

        Advice to Management

        Don't let your personal agenda get in the way of conducting business in a professional and ethical manner.

        JR Simplot2019-03-21
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        "Bad Leadership"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at JR Simplot full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Forward thinking company with good CEO

        Cons

        Directors and Senior Managers do not see employees as a resource, rather as replaceable. Lower salaries due to thought that people are privileged to work for them in the Boise, ID area. Does not promote managers who have management skills while promoting people decent at their jobs and not giving them the leadership training they need.

        Advice to Management

        Ask employees what they need to succeed and treat them like the asset they are

        JR Simplot2019-02-21
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