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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated May 22, 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)

    "Initial employment is fair, but promotions and raises are promised but not delivered."

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    Former Employee - Operations Support in Lodi, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Support in Lodi, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Immediate holiday pay, medical after 30 days, sick leave and 2 weeks vacation per year to start.

    Cons

    any safety complaints will lead to retalitory action by management.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to your responsibilities and promisses


  2. Helpful (2)

    "it became a very hostile department"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Tech II in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Accounting Tech II in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    JR Simplot is a good company,

    Cons

    Working in the accounts payable department for a very long time, new management and supervisors are very unprofessional letting the dept get out of control

    Advice to Management

    Stop the hostility and get supervisors in there that understand the different personalities, and do not let favored employees get away with there drama

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Injured on job after 3 years, took a year to get diagnosis, harassed and fired while injured"

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    Former Employee - Systems Service Technician in Caldwell, ID
    Former Employee - Systems Service Technician in Caldwell, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    To keep from starving to death.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, filthy, favoritism, nepotism, poor advancement opportunities, racism, cronyism, high injury rates, harassed for reporting injuries, fired while on leave for work injury surgery, said that I had met a 3 strikes termination policy but couldn't produce records of my three work violations. Young healthy people were constantly getting pneumonia from filthy bacteria infested, black mold encrusted factory at a food plant!

    Advice to Management

    Have a soul.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work once upon a time"

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    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Moses Lake, WA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation can be a plus

    Cons

    Its not what it used to be and is not a good place to consider for a career any longer and after management changes it's only gotten worse. They don't care about people anymore since JR is gone and ethically, upper management knows no bounds if they decide it's your turn to go. Its turned into something that can be abusive and downright hostile and theres no longer anyone you can trust as a mentor.

    Advice to Management

    Have a process for working with people. You might think you do, but you don't have anything comprehensive anymore.


  5. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to go home at the end of the day.

    Cons

    Most of management was a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Get some real professionals to do the job. Not people acting like they are in junior high.


  6. "Terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent working environment. People in lower levels were good to work with.

    Cons

    Senior leadership inept; lack clear direction & strategy; quickly move to the next shiny object that interests them; cannot define success; extremely political at the top.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worst company I've ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Othello, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Othello, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of anything good to say.

    Cons

    1950s style leadership, top down, command and control. Senior leaders are looking for followers. JR would roll over in his grave if he saw how people are treated. Happy to be gone from the company. The only people who stay are those who don't have a choice.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people who do the work, bring integrity back. Management is allowed to operate without regard for others.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "HR"

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

    I worked at JR Simplot (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros, horrible place to work.

    Cons

    Poor management, discrimination, retaliation. Employer does not support subordinates, instead tears them down. Terrible place to work, stay away!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Dishonesty rampant from top to bottom"

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    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job. The parking lot clears out at 5:00 as most people care about a lot more things than frozen French fries. Vacation hours are good, but you won't feel like they were earned as you'll be hard pressed to find a role that's truly satisfying. But, it's Boise so that's good.

    Cons

    If you are career minded, beware. If integrity matters to you, beware. If you value innovation and excitement for the products you work on, stay far away. This is a strange company where normal rules of engagement don't always apply, and the culture is a challenge to understand. Your project can be 2 months late and that isn't necessarily a problem. The lack of integrity at all levels will surprise you the most. If the end justify the means, lie about it! It's completely accepted.
    If McDonald's is happy, all is good.

    Advice to Management

    These guys are in over their heads, not worth the time to give advice.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "forklift"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    days off and good pay

    Cons

    use to be a good company once it went corporate the management staff went downhill


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