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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)

    "Engineering Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Engineer Intern in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Energy Engineer Intern in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of variety when it comes to work, very helpful engineers, everyone is friendly, great company events, lots of visits to various sites across the company, good pay for an internship.

    Cons

    Project could sometimes take a very long time so the satisfaction of completion never came, low starting pay for new engineers, even though it is a private company, sometimes the corporate side of things can loom heavy over decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Add more training opportunities for interns, allow interns to move around within the location to try different positions and gain a wider range of experience.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Temp"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temp in Caldwell, ID
    Former Employee - Temp in Caldwell, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, employees seem to care about one another and the company. Pay is good and lots of opportunity to earn overtime.

    Cons

    The upper management doesn't really care about the employees. It is a private company so they can do what they like and they take care of the ones that they like.

    Advice to Management

    If they only practiced what they say that they believe. It is ALL about money and bottom line. I have never seen such waste of money than at the plant in Caldwell.

  3. "Business has been around a long time. New ideas and projects coming"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packaging Operator, Material Handler in Manteca, CA
    Former Employee - Packaging Operator, Material Handler in Manteca, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company is very safety minded. The pay is good. The benefits are good. Most of the workers are good people. Some new products added and new ideas coming.

    Cons

    Medical is a little expensive. There are a few people that will throw you under a bus to make themselves look good.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cost Accountant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost Accountant in Moses Lake, WA
    Current Employee - Cost Accountant in Moses Lake, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good solid global company with diverse holdings. More forward looking in recent years in effort to stay competitive in the marketplace. Competitive salary and benefits for position. I have worked with and met a lot of good people in my time with the Company.

    Cons

    In my position I put in a lot of hours (average of 47+ hours/week over the 9.5 years worked for the company). In recent years the Company has adopted a policy of using up/dumping employees thru consolidation of plants/positions. In other words, a diminishing sense of loyalty to employees regardless of tenure with the company.


  5. "Forklift Logistics"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caldwell, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caldwell, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay! Potential for advancement!

    Cons

    ELEMENTS!! Hope you like the cold.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. "Process Operator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Process Operator\Trainer in Aberdeen, ID
    Former Employee - Process Operator\Trainer in Aberdeen, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was alright, my supervisor was very helpful and very fair. The 12 hour shifts went by fast.

    Cons

    Some of the Team Leaders were unprofessional, and one of them bullied many employees. Management was told and did very little.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to listen to the employees more often and act on the things they tell you.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worst company I've ever worked for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    "Financial Services Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well established company in a stable industry. Family owned. Results oriented. Has a dedicated mission to grow strategically.. Is vertically and horizontally integrated which lessens vulnerability to market and supply fluctuations.

    Cons

    Senior management is somewhat out of touch with the people in the field. Communication is limited and when provided is often abstract. No clear succession planning. Too often people are hired from outside the company instead of promoting from within.

    Advice to Management

    Involve the people in the field in decisions that could materially affect them. Don't always rely on upper management who are also removed from the field operations.


  9. "pros and cons in working for a company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work for

    Cons

    To cold in the building

    Advice to Management

    Not likely


  10. "Former employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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