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  1. "Good Environment"

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

    I worked at John Morrell full-time

    Pros

    For the most part, this is a nice place to work. It has a real corporate feel and there are many opportunities if you like to get involved. The building is nice and many of the people are nice.

    Cons

    The biggest con is that the office has open desks where you can see the person sitting next to you and hear everything he or she says. There is no privacy, which can be distracting and counter productive. Sometimes there are long hours. Compensation could be considered to be low.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to keep talented people interested in the company so that turnover isn't so high. Allow for better work/life balance and occasionally working from home if need be.


  2. "Good pay, poor environment."

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Peru, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Peru, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Morrell full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Regular overtime, friendly and approachable management in most areas, vending machines for food and drinks as well as microwaves in the break-room.
    The normal work week is Monday through Thursday, but often can include Friday and Saturday as well.

    Cons

    Over 50% of incoming/new employees employees quit within their first few months and it is common for people to get off the line and walk out throughout the week.
    Due to this high rate of people leaving in ALL positions, from line worker through management, and high product demand, many areas are understaffed and overtime is mostly mandatory. You could easily end up working 12 hour shifts Monday through Friday.
    It's very common for people to leave because of how they are treated by coworkers as each person on a line is individually responsible for the product that comes their way, but it can be quickly made difficult if the person "up stream" can't keep up. The stress can, and does, build up very quickly and it's common for line workers to be at each others throats several times throughout a shift.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Production Work"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at John Morrell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Filled with co-workers and supervisors.

    Cons

    There aren't too many cons.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "ehh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    unlimted over time and decent pay

    Cons

    long hours company has zero respect for set hours and will try to trick you out of pto time

    Advice to Management

    actually get the delivery trucks in order


  5. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Morrell (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great team with several ways of getting better

    Cons

    not fun, can actually be very boring


  6. "Tough place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Morrell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Pay and Benefits. Decent people to work with.

    Cons

    Micro-managing leaders, unclear corporate vision, no concern for work-life balance. Structure leads to a division of knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Empower your team members to take on responsibility and focus on priority items


  7. "Good work experience, but negative environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at John Morrell full-time

    Pros

    Although part of a much larger company, this division runs like a smaller company so you get in-depth experience in many areas

    Cons

    Old boy network mentality, people pitted against each other, favoritism, unprofessional behavior by certain senior leaders

    Advice to Management

    Create a more positive work environment, ensure all employees treated fairly and with respect

  8. "Production Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Morrell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pension plan, good benefits. Room to advance if you're willing to make sacrifices. Six sigma training.

    Cons

    Very very political. Those most often promoted are those that can be controlled the easiest. Pay is mediocre at best. Much of middle management lacks education and basic management skills. Lack of accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that perform. Quit tolerating employees that everyone knows are dead weight.


  9. "just OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay considering the jobs that are available right now. Decent benefits as well. Can get into route sales rather easily.

    Cons

    Political atmosphere. Can't move up in the company. Compensation isn't great. Not compensated for the ridiculously long days. Bonuses taken away. Have to deal with a lot of bs. No opportunity to move up, not a career.

    Advice to Management

    Give back bonuses. Cost of living increases. If a near by branch gets a pay increase, give it to the other branch as well.


  10. "Horrible Culture, Horrible Environment - Former Management"

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

    I worked at John Morrell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to write about. If you are considering working here, DON'T. Unless you absolutely can't find anything else, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

    Cons

    They have no problem lying to you in order to get you to accept the position. Corporate and management are constantly playing games and making everyone's work/life harder than it needs to be. Simple reinvestment of profits into new tech would work wonders. Instead, they constantly play catch up with the rest of the industry and blow money on corporate parties. This company operates like it is doing business in the 1800's. Don't attempt to recommend improvements on any processes or you will regret it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing games and be up front with employees. Top level directors need to stop trash talking other employees behind their backs. At least attempt to make changes in order to improve and start investing in the employees.


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