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

    "A culture of micro-management that focuses on numbers. No respect"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hardworking workforce
    Learning experience within snack industry

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Slave driven
    High turnover
    Disregard for safety

    Advice to Management

    Let us work
    Communicate with respect
    Develop future leaders from within


  2. Helpful (1)

    "bad company, hard to communicate"

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    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to pass the interview and get the offer.

    Cons

    low salary, very long working time, overworking time.

    Advice to Management

    Very mean HR and supervisor, never care about employee's situation. In the phone interview, I told the HR that I can only start work in the end of May, which my CPT allows me to. But the HR didn't share this information to the supervisor, force me to work before May 17th, which is illegal. Hard to communicate with them, just refuse the offer. Waste me a lot of time!


  3. 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?


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  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Production"

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    Former Employee - Packer
    Former Employee - Packer
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, that's it really, there aren't really any good things I can say

    Cons

    Upper management is unjust, many unfair labor practices. Plenty of discrimination on gender

    Advice to Management

    Please listen and love your employees, no matter how small their roles are.


  8. "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


  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. Helpful (3)

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

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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!


  11. Helpful (5)

    "MRO Buyer"

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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.



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