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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated December 24, 2017
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Pros
  • high responsibility, good autonomy, family feeling, good pay, flexible hours (in 15 reviews)

  • Great people who truly care about each other and the company (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management doesn't really care about the employees (in 7 reviews)

  • Poor management drives away hard-working and talented individuals (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "forklift operator"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Pay is Great.. People are nice

    Cons

    They tell you there is overtime available... BUT after your hired its MANDATORY Overtime pretty much everyday & They Change the schedule 3 x's a week

    Advice to Management

    put yourself in your employees shoes


  2. "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

  3. "👍🏼"

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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


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "This is not the best work experience I've ever had."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pocatello, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was great for a temporary position. Free coffee in the breakrooms. Going home at the end of the day was nice.

    Cons

    Was not given specific job duties. It's hard to know what you are suppose to be doing when they don't tell you exactly what they want done. There are a lot of assumptions being done through management and will get rid of people on made up reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees! Keep in contact with them. I didn't see my boss for 2 months and out of the blue I was doing everything wrong, I guess. People can't know what you want or know what they are doing wrong if you don't tell them.


  7. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Expected to wear multiple hats in order to effectively run a shift. Sink or swim.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular that doesn't also exist in other food manufacturing environments. Need a thick skin.

  8. 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.


  9. "Young division with driven and insightful staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    Staff is extremely motivated within the Plant Science department. The offices fuel a mindful and focused staff through its minimalism and creature comforts included such as the snack bar. Strong chain of leadership allowing for simple communication and cross collaboration.

    Cons

    Some inexperience with employees creating conflicts that would be avoided by those more knowledge of business life.

    Advice to Management

    Lock down a management schematic that allows for the tremendous growth taking place.


  10. "Job is great. Income you can actually live off of"

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    Former Employee - Process Operator in Caldwell, ID
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Caldwell, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The income and benefits are unmatched in Idaho. 3 day weekend every other weekend. All uniforms provided by company. Union options

    Cons

    Theres an hourly employee vs staff employee vibe. There is one manager that looks for reasons to fire his hourlys so lay low.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair. Dont give into cronyism with bad employees. Usually if they are judging another employee in your ear it is them who are the problem.


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