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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  • The upper management doesn't really care about the employees (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours, needs more accountability for those who never complete task (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be a good company (20 years running)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with that accomplish a lot with minimal staff. Flexible schedule or at least it used to be.

    Cons

    HP takeover in IT has caused mora to go into the toilet. Don't care about people anymore - all about the process. Becoming a GLOBAL company and leaving the locals behind!

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and notice that since Debbie has passed that it appears you no longer care for the employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "JR Simplot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual, relaxed work environment. Brand new office building located in Downtown Boise with access to convenient amenities and plenty of restaurant options.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement paths in the Information Technology department, particularly due to recent reorganization and restructuring reducing number of available full time positions.

    Advice to Management

    Rely on long term, committed employees with ingrained knowledge regarding the business and shared interest in the growth and development of the company over temporary contractors.


  6. "Was a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse company that is privately held and takes a long term view of its operations. Will work through up and down years.

    Cons

    Has undertaken a restructuring project that has hurt morale of employees far more than it will improve the operations.

    Advice to Management

    You should not have taken on the restructuring project without more consideration to the negative impacts on employee morale


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Run away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging B in Caldwell, ID
    Current Employee - Packaging B in Caldwell, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    At Simplot I am a packaging operator. The pay for an Idaho job is amazing.....but the management is so bad (including all of the upper and lower) its TERRIBLE!!! Run away if you have a family. You'll be a night shift worker for years. And the benefits are garbage. The only advancement opportunity is to kiss...well you know what... and become a supervisor which by the way pay less than an operator position. Run away. Run fast. And don't look back.

    Cons

    Every week is 60 hours. No time off and the management doesn't care a bit. The union is worse than having Trump and Clinton as our president choices. This job, while the pay is great, is a family killer. Look somewhere else

    Advice to Management

    Stop everything you do and take classes. You are the worst management I've ever encountered. The job itself is good but the management is so bad I'm willing to take a 50% pay cut and strugg just to not be part of this company.


  8. Helpful (8)

    "IT takeover"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Technical Person in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - IT Technical Person in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The workers and managers within all of the divisions other than Corporate IT do amazing things, produce amazing products and are some of the best people I've ever known.

    Cons

    Corporate IT management from the top down was taken over by HP management refugees in not-too-subtle coup over the past two years under the guise of "restructuring". Interesting that not a single productive technical came from HP, just a whole lot of mid-management pencil-pushing cronies. At the same time, a lot of top technical talent ran for the door because the "HP Way" management was condescending, out of touch, and only interested in rescuing friends they had left behind at a failed HP. Even worse, large numbers or hard-working lower to mid tech talent is being let go in favor or an ill conceived offshoring strategy.

    The environment is toxic and you should stay away unless you have an HP management pedigree.

    I'll be moving on as soon as December bonuses are paid, as will I suspect a few others.

    Advice to Management

    Management at HP failed that company and jumped ship. What makes you think it will be any different here? One definition of insanity is....


  9. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Region Sales Manager in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Region Sales Manager in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love working here, it is just not the same company it was when I started. Many changes and not all for the better.

    Cons

    Production and finance run this company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Dishonesty rampant from top to bottom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job. The parking lot clears out at 5:00 as most people care about a lot more things than frozen French fries. Vacation hours are good, but you won't feel like they were earned as you'll be hard pressed to find a role that's truly satisfying. But, it's Boise so that's good.

    Cons

    If you are career minded, beware. If integrity matters to you, beware. If you value innovation and excitement for the products you work on, stay far away. This is a strange company where normal rules of engagement don't always apply, and the culture is a challenge to understand. Your project can be 2 months late and that isn't necessarily a problem. The lack of integrity at all levels will surprise you the most. If the end justify the means, lie about it! It's completely accepted.
    If McDonald's is happy, all is good.

    Advice to Management

    These guys are in over their heads, not worth the time to give advice.


  11. "Used to love Simplot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID

    Pros

    Used to have a passion for people

    Cons

    Difficult period of 1+ year restructure


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