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Pilgrim's Pride Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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Pilgrim's Pride President & CEO William Lovette
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Pros
  • Pays is weekly and good benefits (in 12 reviews)

  • Good pay, long breaks, good environment (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay not competitive and long hours, HR not appreciated (in 13 reviews)

  • Hard work, fast paced, people can be rude (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fillet belt"

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Lufkin, TX
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Lufkin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Much overtime and they had very good benefits

    Cons

    Had really bad ammonia leaks to often

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced or qualified people for the jobs


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Live Oak, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Live Oak, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Better pay that most jobs in the area

    Cons

    Benifts were weak, for the most part worked 7 days a week, cut throat environment, heavy handed top down management from corporate, strong emphasis on Safety if it didn't cost them money or interfere with production, unbelievable pressure

    Advice to Management

    Don't threaten managers, Supervisors daily who are busting their butt for you. Corporate needs to support the plants with enough inventory to keep customers happy. Corporate needs to at least allow enough parts inventory to keep parts that you cannot get quickly so processes are not having to be shut down. Consider giving pay raise on a regular basis. Eight years was far too long especially when benift cost went up each year and were worth less. Consider treating people less like slaves with the constant weekend work. It was nice Salary got paid after giving up a free day a month but less than a normal days pay was terrible. It was good that it got brought up to a regular days but still not overtime. Most Supervisors that came from lead positions made less than when they were leads. Profits really were put before people, products, and safety. The ceiling was falling down and while the local management patched it, corporate took over six months to start better repairs. In fact another part of the plants ceiling fell and had anyone been under it the result probably would have been a fatality.


  3. "Line worker"

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    Current Employee - Product Line Worker in Mount Pleasant, TX
    Current Employee - Product Line Worker in Mount Pleasant, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Full time work. Decent amount of money. Paid weekly. Benefits are great

    Cons

    Not crazy about swing shift

    Advice to Management

    None really


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  5. "Chicken"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Live Oak, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Live Oak, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to mention

    Cons

    Some long days, some short days, rude people


  6. "Rocky road"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with good people, fast paced and lots of room to make an impact

    Cons

    Food safety programs in place only to check the block. Profit is the only concern. Subpar pay and extremely high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Become an employee and customer focused business and the gains relative to the bottom line will come on their own.


  7. "It's OK"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pilgrim's Pride (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company, most people are really engaged and care about what they do.

    Cons

    Cut-throat supervisors in some areas who bark at their employees like they are not humans.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employee respect in mind more


  8. "good pay and ok benefits but kind of a poisonous work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mayfield, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mayfield, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay is anywhere between $11-$13 an hr. there is also medical dental and vision insurance. occasionally you will find an easy job or one that doesn't work you too hard.

    Cons

    you will get write-ups over the simplest of things and at times feel like they are just trying to work around the union to fire you, but the ones who are just lazy never get fired and you have to end up picking up there slack. you dont get compensated for working much harder or faster than anyone else, you do not advance in the plant unless the supervisors like you and you play their political games. the union protects everyone, especially those who seem to be lazy so when it comes to getting a hardworking team its hard to get the lazy ones out. winters are usually slow which is good but summers get so busy eeeeeeveryone has to stay over it seems like whether they want overtime or not.

    Advice to Management

    you can motivate people with fear but they will never respect you. try respecting your employees instead of threatening to fire them over every little thing because your ego needs to feel in charge in order for you to be ok. respect your employees and they will work hard for you. i know i would.


  9. "Its Ok Work"

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    Current Employee - Line Worker in Lufkin, TX
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Lufkin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Health Care and Vacation days , Weekly Pay

    Cons

    Back breaking job for little pay

    Advice to Management

    We are humans packing not machines or robots.


  10. "decent"

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    Former Employee - Refrigeration Technician in Nacogdoches, TX
    Former Employee - Refrigeration Technician in Nacogdoches, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent hours and plenty of overtimd

    Cons

    management constantly changing, authority complex


  11. "Get to go to a job...."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech in Sanford, NC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech in Sanford, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Weekly pay check, team player equals advancement, check egos at the door.

    Cons

    Little disorganized at time. Lack of communition between supervisors and supertindent.

    Advice to Management

    Communication more, listen more, speak less. Gives us the task standard and let us do it our way as long as we met your standard. Your steps are not necessarily my steps.


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