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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated August 3, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Working at the JR Simplot Company for the past 10 years has been a very rewarding experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity with an intrepreneurial environment. Pay is competitive within the industry with strong bonus potential based on division performance. Employees are provided the opportunity to create success by taking reasonable, calculated risks.

    Cons

    Nothing really sticks out as a down side. Upper management is receptive to concerns and complaints are addressed with reasonable resolve. The Company has experienced strong rate of growth and continues to position itself strategically for continued future growth and strength in the markets it serves.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work on employee safety and career opportunity development!


  2. "Good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Systems Service Technician in Caldwell, ID
    Current Employee - Systems Service Technician in Caldwell, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, opportunity to advance, focus on community and sustainability.

    Cons

    Ceiling on advancment, Many hours

    Advice to Management

    Advance from within. Understand the value of experience. Weigh experience against education rather than always siding with education. Harness drive and passion.

  3. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - IT Datacenter Operations in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - IT Datacenter Operations in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge multi-billion dollar privately owned family company in a small town. Worked with many people who later moved on to high value companies around the world.

    Cons

    Because it is a private owned family company most people are not familiar with the company that produces the food millions of people eat every day.

    Advice to Management

    Do some commericals about the company. Think BASF commercials...we dont make things, we make the things that other people make things from...something like that.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "great people, company takes care of you"

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    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    job security, very good company to work for people are good well meaning people, very good benefits, pay is not the top but the benefits make it worth it

    Cons

    not really a chance to move up, alot of control issues , people who have worked for this company a long time dont want to share the knowledge maybe they feel somone younger may take thier jobs.

    Advice to Management

    give the little ones a chance


  5. "Eventful"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    great pay for entry level employment.

    Cons

    great working environment for everybody


  6. Helpful (1)

    "12 years No regrets!!!"

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    Current Employee - Manager Outside US in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Manager Outside US in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with...you get diverse cross-functional opportunities to grow keeping in mind your interests and aptitude. I have seen HR person can jump into Plant Mgmt and vice versa plus much more. I was personally given immense opportunities by the company both in US and Internationally to grow and move around different business functions and locations. you need to PROVE your worth first before the honeytaps are opened up by decision makers. Compensation is average for the food industry but there is great deal of stability.

    Cons

    Diversity is sorely lacking in the Organization. No clearly defined career path for above-average performers and thats frustrating.
     Also too soft and liberal in tackling the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Cumbersome systems that require lot of time and efforts to make changes happen. More flexibility & entrepreneurial spirit is required. Innovation needs to be formally recognized and rewarded at all levels of the Organization.Need more latitude in taking risks and fast decisions.Transparency in making decisions is also needed...lot of time there appears to be no logic behind some decisions being made. We need hard-nosed , ruthless negotitators and leaders to survive the competition especially outside the US.


  7. "Great company!"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good environment to develop and achieve career objectives. Focus on employee / customer safety in all aspects of operations. Approachable management.

    Cons

    Some of the same issues many medium-large to large companines face.

  8. "Legal Intern"

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    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic environment. Great people to work with. They truly care about the education and career of the interns. Would have loved to stay with them after the internship was over.

    Cons

    Truly, I enjoyed my experience. I have no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide these opportunities to future law students.


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good Culture
    Quick interview and turn around process

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment.


  10. "Seasonal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Hands on fast-paced environment, many trades available to learn, will pay for CDL...

    Cons

    No permanent availability...would like to stay on with the company. Very much enjoy the employees and overall atmosphere.


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