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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. "Many opportunities but mismanaged"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Sanfilippo & Son full-time

    Pros

    Many employees are skilled and can take on a lot of challenges sucsessfully.

    Cons

    There is no true and effective leadership.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Material handler"

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    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.


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  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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


  11. 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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