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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated February 13, 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. "Good company going through a lot of change"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boise, ID
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No micromanagement, management is approachable

    Cons

    The corporate workforce is older and there is an old-school mentality throughout the company. Management seemed scattered at time as the company was being restructured.


  2. "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.


  3. "Simplot Grower Solutions"

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    Former Employee - SHIPPING/RECEIVING COORDINATOR
    Former Employee - SHIPPING/RECEIVING COORDINATOR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, job security, training opportunities.

    Cons

    Long hours and old school mentality.


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  5. "Overseas Logistics Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Boise, ID
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company for pay and benefits and co-workers

    Cons

    Only hiring long range employees, Not giving retired military second career choice

    Advice to Management

    Give older generation a chance to work even if it is only for 5-10 years or less. We have a lot of skill and knowledge


  6. "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.


  7. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, great opportunity, great co-workers

    Cons

    management, management ideas, Management totally in the dark when it comes to safety.


  8. "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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    "Loyalty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people who truly care about each other and the company. The family still carries on a lot of the traditions J.R. held dear. Even with all the changes that have occurred, I still believe Simplot is a great company and it was a pleasure working there.

    Cons

    With a recent reorganization, there was a huge loss in loyalty to the employees that really made Simplot the successful company they are today. Many knowledgeable and experienced people were let go in exchange for a more outsourced and disposable workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that people are what makes your company what it is. Take care of the ones who remain and be loyal to them and they will be loyal to you.


  10. "Good place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Forklift Driver in Nampa, ID
    Former Employee - Logistics Forklift Driver in Nampa, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at JR Simplot (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, and benefits 12 hour shifts weren't too bad.

    Cons

    Graveyard shift. The work/life balance. Some management.

    Advice to Management

    Some supervisors need a lot more management training.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "JR Simplot"

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    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.



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