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John Sanfilippo & Son CEO and Director Jeffrey T. Sanfilippo
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Material handler"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and the ability to move up within the company.

    Cons

    Hard and repetitive word. Hot or uncomfortable working conditions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "culture not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good at praising you for good performance.
    challenging work.
    friendly coworkers.
    loacated next to factory

    Cons

    nepotistic. all VP are related to the owners of the business.
    More about who you know not what you do.
    Lack of communication within company and department.
    average pay.
    lack of diversity amongst employees.

    Advice to Management

    hire outside your norm for people who can offer something new.


  3. "Good company that is progressive and aggressive"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Selma, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Selma, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing the business in the retail world

    Cons

    Lots of change happening consistently

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent


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  5. "Corporate Logistic Warehouse Manager"

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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


  6. "There was opportunity for advancement"

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime paychecks were phat!

    Cons

    You have to be willing to get dirty


  7. 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


  8. 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.


  9. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Packager in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Packager in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very helpful and makes sure no one is beyond

    Cons

    they expect you to work mon through sat and 12 hour shifts throughout the week

    Advice to Management

    Be more strict with employees


  10. 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!


  11. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!



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