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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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Pros
  • high responsibility, good autonomy, family feeling, good pay, flexible hours (in 15 reviews)

  • Great people who truly care about each other and the company (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management doesn't really care about the employees (in 7 reviews)

  • Poor management drives away hard-working and talented individuals (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Management Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Engineer in Grand Forks, ND

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly upper management and staff.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to coordinate tasks since there is so much going on.


  2. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Scientist in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility and opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Location is a little isolated

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Great family oriented company to work for"

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    Current Employee - SGS Department Management
    Current Employee - SGS Department Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very conscious of family values from the top down

    Cons

    Very progressive and jump into things too soon sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking at the future, but plan on being there instead of always leading there. The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese


  4. "Great Internship"

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

    I have been working at JR Simplot part-time

    Pros

    high responsibility, good autonomy, family feeling, good pay, flexible hours

    Cons

    The company is generally older

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Highly Recommend as a great place to work"

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

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    Care about people
    Maintain a long term focus on the company
    Work / Life balance

    Cons

    Decisions can take longer than you'd see at a public company

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. "Truck driver"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Holland, TX
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Holland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home every night and day

    Cons

    Management play favoritism towards employees


  7. "👍🏼"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Caldwell, ID
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Caldwell, ID

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and plenty of hours(union)

    Cons

    Seniority is the only downer

  8. "Idaho plant Caldwell, ID"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Caldwell, ID
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Caldwell, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Only good thing is the pay isn't bad.

    Cons

    They will steal your soul and crush all of your hopes and dreams. They think the pay should make up for them treating employees horribly. It is supposed to be a union plant but the company chooses when it wants to follow the union contract and doesn't follow it when they don't see the benefit for them.

    Advice to Management

    Start using the union contact all the time, not just when it benefits the company.


  9. "HR"

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

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    Innovative and collaborative culture with great opportunities for career growth and development.

    Cons

    I really cannot think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on open dialogue and communication with all employees.


  10. Helpful (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.


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