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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. "Great company, but a lot of bureaucracy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away from IT Dept"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great time off. Great people (non management).. That's about it

    Cons

    New IT Management is a bunch of HP flunkies.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the new 40 tier IT management, and focus on the employees who actually do the IT work rather than letting them go claiming a reduction in force when actually you are replacing them because they don't kiss your shoes. The so called 6% reduction/re-org was all just a sham. Really, it was a cleaning house of people they didn't like, or people that did not have a degree. Even though employees knew the job, and were performing satisfactorily. Way to go Simplot.. Run it into the ground just as HP did. Good luck in your future!


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  5. "Used to be good to work for"

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    Former Employee - Salaried in Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Salaried in Moses Lake, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    When hired along time ago the company loved its workers, took care of us. Good pay good benefits. All gone now.

    Cons

    Business has gone down hill since founders death. It is all about upper management and not the people now. It is in in constant reorganization mode

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees maybe you won't have near the turn around in the plants


  6. "Used to love Simplot"

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    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


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Simplot going down"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Simplot used to be a fantastic company to work for.

    Cons

    But then, Mr. Simplot died and the professional management staff is driving everyone out the door with poor leadership, low wages, and uncaring attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Short-term gains lead to long-term folly. Go back to the roots of Mr. Simplot who created a Billion dollar company and see if people talk about you the same after you're gone.


  8. "Anonemous"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a small Biotech Company

    Cons

    Do not need educated people.

    Advice to Management

    Consider employee rights and benefits


  9. "Not the same company it was even just 10 years ago...."

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Privately owned by the Simplot family. Great reputation in the industry. At one time was a great environment and company to work with.

    Cons

    Detached (from their people and their customers) senior management who are more concerned with maintaining their position then they are with the future success of the company. They are completely out of touch. A dissenting opinion is definitely NOT welcomed; viewed as threatening to senior management. It makes me sad to see this once great company go down the road they're now going down.

    Advice to Management

    Scott and the rest of the Simplot family: You are and have been getting bad info from your senior food group management/leadership team. I wish you nothing but the best but, I would be concerned about continued good fortune in the food biz.


  10. "Bureaucratic and meticulous attention to irrelevant detail while the big picture is undefined"

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    Current Employee - IT Developer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As usual, most of the people actually getting work done are competent and likeable.

    Cons

    People in management who are more about tossing around the hot potato, than handling it.

    Advice to Management

    Management is a skill and talent like any other. Just because someone is likeable and technically competent, does not mean s/he can solve people problems or mentor human growth.


  11. "J.R. Simplot located in Aberdeen, Idaho"

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    Former Employee - Process Operator in Aberdeen, ID
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Aberdeen, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was decent and they had a bus that ran from Pocatello to Aberdeen.

    Cons

    The three on three of twelve hour shifts were not good. Overall management was clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Clueless



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