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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated September 20, 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. "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


  2. "👍🏼"

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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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. 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.


  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. "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.

  8. 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.


  9. "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.


  10. "good solid company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    people, work life balance, location

    Cons

    compensation is lower than peer companies, limited executive long term pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real


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