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Updated Jul 8, 2019

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Jack Link's Protein Snacks CEO Troy Link
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33 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free jerky for employees, Own laptop(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good product and nice people to work with(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 5 reviews)

  • "If you are considering a job at Jack Links here are 10 things I wish I had known-(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Could be better!"

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    Former Employee - Production Line Worker 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jack Link's Protein Snacks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free jerky, bonuses, employee appreciation

    Cons

    Long time between breaks, mandatory 6 work days, lack of teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard workers, better time off package.

    Jack Link's Protein Snacks2019-01-17
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Churn and Burn"

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

    I worked at Jack Link's Protein Snacks full-time

    Pros

    Free jerky, some really good and hard-working people, office location, good product, looks decent on a resume

    Cons

    Clueless leadership, bottom of barrel vacation time, 1970s expense reporting system

    Advice to Management

    Jack Link's outgrew its ability to be a family-owned and family-values driven organization too long ago, and the upper-level execs are the only ones who apparently don't realize it. Everything is smoke and mirrors, nothing is as good as leadership would have you believe. Pushed out great leaders with a passion for the company in exchange for people with big ideas and 0 know how. New regime all came from the same CPGs...

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    Jack Link's Protein Snacks2017-04-21
  3. "Fast passed work environment with friendly people."

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    Current Employee - Meat Handler 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jack Link's Protein Snacks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I work in Minog Wisconsin in the middle of nowhere sarounded by beautiful woodes and famland sits a large Jack Links plant. There's a lot of good down to earth friendly people, the pay is deasiant. You get free Beef Jerky once in a while, they have nice picknicks with lots of good free food once or twice a year, they also own link ford dealership if you work for them any ware they give you a nice discount on vechials...

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    Cons

    There's a lot of micro management, the managers don't always seem to listen to employees, lack of comunication, the insurance for employees is a little pricy.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the employees expesuly when we are voicing are ideas to improve the company, and have a beautiful day.

    Jack Link's Protein Snacks2016-10-07
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Jack Links is a company of hypocrisy"

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

    I worked at Jack Link's Protein Snacks

    Pros

    - Cool product - Free Jerky and occasional gifts - Not a ton of micro-management

    Cons

    Jack Links is a company of hypocrisy. It's a $1 billion company that forces its employees to buy their own tickets to its major events, which they have enough money to put on but can't give anyone bonuses and lay off countless people a year. They offer bare minimum for benefits, no sick days, all a very small amount of vacation days, and their upper management bullies middle management and sales, and yet they have the...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn to care about your employees, because I sat and watched otherwise new middle management members leave on a regular basis. The employees are what builds the company, not the angry, lost people sitting at the top, living in their multi-million dollar houses while everyone else can't make ends meet.

    Jack Link's Protein Snacks2016-09-15
  5. "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in New Glarus, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Jack Link's Protein Snacks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It's great in maintenance if you stay under the radar. Free jerky, clothes etc. Great company picnic. Decent bonus program.

    Cons

    Those who don't stay under the radar and work hard are expected to work harder and given more responsibilities while those who don't volunteer or work hard are left to sleep in the corner. However they still get a raise at the end of the year while those with many more years with the company get nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at taking care of long term employees. New Glarus had a 26 year old in there top 12 longevity. What does that say?

    Jack Link's Protein Snacks2016-08-15
  6. Helpful (9)

    "A bumpy roller coaster to put it nicely, I jumped off at the top."

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

    I worked at Jack Link's Protein Snacks for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rabid turnover that leads to opportunities to get promoted. Strong brand, free jerky.

    Cons

    You'll fight the same battles over and over. HR is starting up initiatives that were started and failed multiple times over the last few years, they don't know that though, none of them were there! Sr leadership will poor on high priority projects, you'll get it half baked then it won't matter anymore as it's getting replaced with a new top priority. You end up with a bunch of broken systems that require manual work arounds...

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    Advice to Management

    Leave. The only way to fix the company is to get rid of the Links. Good luck with that, no easy task since they own the company.

    Jack Link's Protein Snacks2016-05-16
  7. Helpful (1)

    "good place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Quality Auditor in New Glarus, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jack Link's Protein Snacks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team and benefits, free jerky

    Cons

    schedule for production does not make any sense

    Jack Link's Protein Snacks2016-04-26
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Worked there for about 1.5 years with many years of previous experiences in various industries."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jack Link's Protein Snacks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The CPG industry can be fun. Met some good people. Free Jerky is nice but can be to much. Very casual environment. Should be telling that this is all the pros.

    Cons

    It's time for the Link boys to get out, especially Troy. He certainly knows the business as this is all he has ever done, but the company had outgrown him. He has surrounded himself either with yes men or in some cases, like the GC, individuals with no tack or the skills to be in leadership roles. The executive leadership team is a joke. The decisions they make are Troy's decisions. There ought to be a house cleaning...

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    Advice to Management

    None because they wouldn't listen or would say it it just a disgruntled ex-employee letting off steam. For the record, I am not disgruntled.

    Jack Link's Protein Snacks2016-05-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Packaging Engineer I"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Jack Link's Protein Snacks full-time

      Pros

      Lots of free beef jerky.

      Cons

      401k sucks, and working location is not desirable.

      Jack Link's Protein Snacks2016-03-29
    • "Dont waste your time"

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      Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Jack Link's Protein Snacks full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Free jerky for employees, Own laptop

      Cons

      poor culture, and leadership has no management skills to support employees. A culture that suffers from poor team efforts. CSRs are asked not to speak to particular Customers due to there lack of skills. Management does not know how to coach or mentor instead uses bully tactics to operate.

      Advice to Management

      Hire a manager that understands the needs of the business, as the current one has no idea how to properly develop her people.

      Jack Link's Protein Snacks2018-03-09
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