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John Sanfilippo & Son Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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John Sanfilippo & Son CEO and Director Jeffrey T. Sanfilippo
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  1. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Receiving in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Receiving in Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great hours, staff mostly good/easy to work with. Some opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    different departments frequently show favoritism. Supervisors frequently not proactive, Plenty of people who know how to play the system

    Advice to Management

    Become more proactive in cutting out the slackers, reward those actually trying to do well for the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Just Passing By"

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    Former Employee - Wave Planner in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Wave Planner in Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast Pace Job with long hours.

    Cons

    Fast Pace Job with long hours. Low competitive pay, but to keep a big business afloat you will need to do this and I understand.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being to cheap.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "MRO Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Selma, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Selma, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discount on products are the only real plus.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Zero mid and lower level managers.
    They prefer to bandaide problems rather than fix it right the first time.
    No room for growth. Lean office staff with too many responsibilities. They expect long hours and always fail to produce positive results. A very frustrating place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to hourly employees to get the quality and dedicated staff required to be successful. Support is just not there for management at the divisions. No standardization throughout the company. Really need to clean house and restructure.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not were you want to be."

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    Former Employee - Sanitation Manager in Gustine, CA
    Former Employee - Sanitation Manager in Gustine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The hourly employees are very hard working, dedicated employees. Grossly underpaid.

    Cons

    Most unprofessional place I've ever been. Couldn't get out of there fast enough. They packaged themselves as a professional, state of the art company. I found the total opposite. Management is extremely unprofessional and immature. The company prefers to just limp along opposed to making necessary repairs or implementing positive change. They treat hourly associates like second class citizens. They have an extremely high turnover of managers.

    Advice to Management

    Any advice would fall on deaf ears. I'm certain that the lax, unprofessional attitudes associated with this place will cost it dearly in the future. I don't expect them to be around much longer. At some point USDA, FDA or EEOC will take notice and deal with them accordingly.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Good people, terrible pay, negative management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn, large company, cross-functional teamwork, recognizable brand

    Cons

    Very low pay, extremely negative outlook, family run, old technology, stuck in the past

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times, pay people what they're worth and turnover will slow down, allow employees to be part of the decision making process, invest in proper training


  6. Helpful (3)

    "good for a stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good place to start because there is no accountability. You just blend in with their confusing standard operating procedures. Get some experience and get out. If you can survive there, you can survive anywhere. When you get fired almost all get unemployment benefits because the turn over rate is unbelievable.

    Cons

    The management loves tattle tails. Just try to do your work and always agree with the boss. Expect to work tons of overtime with out any notice. They do NOT care if your kids are sick or your mother dies. The management is totally out of touch with the common man. There is no bread for the worker so let them eat cake

    Advice to Management

    Sell your business or really your hobby business to someone who knows how to treat the workers right. SELL.SELL.SELL your little hobby business. If not fire all of your upper management.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Quantity not quality"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Control Analyst in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Control Analyst in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    401k and health benefits. Salary employees have better benefits also.

    Cons

    High employee turnover rate due to the language barrier and poor on the job training.
    Terrible communication within the company.
    Unable to plan weekends because you work schedule revolves around the production schedule.
    Constant belittling from management.
    Your suggestions or ideas will only be taken into consideration depending how much it will cost to put into action or if the company fails a customer audit of the factory.
    Your job responsibility will involve other departments unrelated to what your duties of your job title.
    Hourly employees receive 2 weeks vacation and must wait 10 years to receive 3 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Why have yearly training on quality or LEAN manufacturing when the supervisors worry about their hourly quota production?


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of politics, arrogance, and unethical practices...stay away!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of areas
    Can make a slight difference
    Fun industry that is experiencing growth

    Cons

    Unstructured environment
    Most executives are arrogant and family members do not go by the rules
    They get rid of many people frequently

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded to what your employees have to say. People don't know how much you know, until they know how much you care!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Full time Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great core of employees in the plant, very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Not told the truth when interviewing with company about position
    Micromanaged, will not allow Supervisors to run departments or make decision
    Way over reactive to situations
    No safety program at all, machine safeguards are all bypassed and injuries are common
    Equipment run to failure

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow one person to call all the shots
    Look at the long term not just today
    Time for a management change!


  10. "Corporate Logistic Warehouse Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Corporate Logistic Warehouse Manager in South Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate Logistic Warehouse Manager in South Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job opportunities, Job Compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Room to growth and seasonal job


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