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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated February 8, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Dishonesty rampant from top to bottom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Used to be good to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salaried in Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Salaried in Moses Lake, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When hired along time ago the company loved its workers, took care of us. Good pay good benefits. All gone now.

    Cons

    Business has gone down hill since founders death. It is all about upper management and not the people now. It is in in constant reorganization mode

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees maybe you won't have near the turn around in the plants


  3. "Used to love Simplot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID

    Pros

    Used to have a passion for people

    Cons

    Difficult period of 1+ year restructure


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Simplot going down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Simplot used to be a fantastic company to work for.

    Cons

    But then, Mr. Simplot died and the professional management staff is driving everyone out the door with poor leadership, low wages, and uncaring attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Short-term gains lead to long-term folly. Go back to the roots of Mr. Simplot who created a Billion dollar company and see if people talk about you the same after you're gone.


  6. "PAC op 3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    Hours were great! People were pleasant!

    Cons

    Seniority based overtime certain people would get a little overwhelmed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. "Business Analyst Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Boise, ID

    I worked at JR Simplot (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and work environment.

    Cons

    Internship was only three months long.


  8. "Pallet attendant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pallet Attendant in Othello, WA
    Former Employee - Pallet Attendant in Othello, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, nice people, and great benefits. I Recommend for an experienced worker that is used to fast-paced work environments.

    Cons

    Poor communication with HR and white hat supervisors.


  9. "associate transformation scientist I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    exciting research, fun team building days, strong effort from HR to assist in individuals professional development

    Cons

    in my group, poor management and leadership. can not speak for the other groups of the company.


  10. "Anonemous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a small Biotech Company

    Cons

    Do not need educated people.

    Advice to Management

    Consider employee rights and benefits


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.



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