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Pilgrim's Pride Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Pilgrim's Pride President & CEO William Lovette
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Pros
  • Great place to work and good benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • Good pay, long breaks, good environment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • very long hours, worked too many weekends in a row (in 12 reviews)

  • Hard work, fast paced, people can be rude (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Marshville, NC
    Current Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Marshville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits ,depending on what department and shift great team work.

    Cons

    Poor management and pay needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that we don't receive our pay raises the way we should for instance some have been here for 13 years and still being paid the same as a new employee. Also a yearly bonus or attendance bonus would help. Because our hiring rate is very high and I believe if we had those things in place that would give employees more if an incentive to stay and work harder and the attendance would be a lot better.


  2. "Procurement Expeditor"

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    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Nacogdoches, TX
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Nacogdoches, TX

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits and short term disability insurance.

    Cons

    Poor Management, Human Resources employees have they own cliques. If they don't like you, you will know it.

  3. "Production Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Canton, GA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Canton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Needs to have better maintenance accountability. Upper management doesn’t spend time to develop the supervisors that want to move up within company


  4. "maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Waco, GA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Waco, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    40 plus hours...good pay scale...benefits...

    Cons

    required me to do more receiving than maintenance


  5. "Good first start"

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    Current Employee - Lead Maintenance Technician in Hickory, KY
    Current Employee - Lead Maintenance Technician in Hickory, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    •If you work hard and show up you get a lot of experience.
    •free classes that teach you quite a bit.
    •close knit department, everyone gets along.
    •most management care about their mechanics.
    •gives a chance to the inexperienced to start in a competitive, and good paying field.

    Cons

    •some mechanics are unreliable, and won't show up to work putting their work on everyone els.
    •preventative maintenance is a joke, and no one takes it seriously causing breakdowns.
    •management moves around a lot, new faces and new polices.
    •production managers breath down your neck at high pressure moments causing everyone to get nervous and stressed making it a safety issue.
    •some management doesn't allow you to enjoy and or finish break.
    •long 12 hour shifts, and if the calls are high sometimes you don't get a break.
    •parts are never in stock

    Advice to Management

    Let your guys work, they don't need you breathing down their neck. Don't ride your guys on their breaks, most production nights they don't get one.


  6. "Ok Place To Work"

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

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time

    Pros

    Good Hours, Learn New Things, Meeting New People

    Cons

    Its a ok place to work some of management needs to remember we are people not robots

    Advice to Management

    Treat Employees Right!


  7. "Go to school"

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    Former Employee - College Student Tech Spec in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - College Student Tech Spec in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get the hours to make for a decent check. The people are generally friendly. There is always growth opportunities in the building.

    Cons

    Clocking in at 6am to get overtime then having to get it signed off on by another shift supervisor and eventually not getting paid for it before there was a glitch in the matrix sucks. Also the turnover rate is literally unreal. You could be working with someone for a day or less and they're gone. Some show up to get a one week check and leave. But it's hard to want to focus and go all in for a company that hires ANYBODY.

    Advice to Management

    If someone approaches you and demonstrates a propensity for the skills needed to excel in management, don feel threatened and try to hold them down. Definitely encourage those who have aspirations of becoming supervisor or better.

  8. "Shipping"

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    Current Employee - Shipping in Elberton, GA
    Current Employee - Shipping in Elberton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home in town

    Cons

    Incompetent supervisors no communications. with team members worst maintainence dept elberton ga. Plant

    Advice to Management

    Your losing money look at your management and fix it they continue to allow employees to do as they please and show favorrism


  9. "Not what I was expecting"

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    Former Employee - Production Superintendent
    Former Employee - Production Superintendent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time

    Pros

    The salary I recieved and adding work experience to my resume. I also gained experience with managing people and how to handle myself under pressure in the work place.

    Cons

    Way too many weekends. Working 14 hour shifts during the week and 16 hour shift on friday or saturday. Upper level management is a joke and sweeps issues under the rug, then blames production for failures. Turnover rate is off the charts and hourly employees make terrible pay without ever receiving a raise.

    Advice to Management

    When those who spend all of their time in production come to you with complaints or problems, at least listen and try to investigate instead of making them feel inferior and belittled. Pay more attention to those you put in mid level management, most of them don't deserve that title.


  10. "Drum Trimmer"

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    Former Employee - Drum Trimmer in Sanford, NC
    Former Employee - Drum Trimmer in Sanford, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    its a nice learning experience to build a career working in different departments advancing skills and working with a great team.

    Cons

    not knowing when you will get off working nights interfering with school so i had to miss a lot of classes .

    Advice to Management

    give the good workers who come on time and never miss a day and have worked over a year the opportunity to switch shifts if important


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