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Updated May 26, 2017
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Terry J. Holton
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  1. "Trim export meat"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trim Export Meat in Guymon, OK
    Former Employee - Trim Export Meat in Guymon, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seaboard Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and good benefit

    Cons

    There's too much cold, so not good for my health


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hog Pusher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brawley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brawley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seaboard Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment and friendly people.

    Cons

    Sometimes its too cold or just freezing cold


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay, good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Guymon, OK
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Guymon, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seaboard Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, health insurance, 401 K, paid vacation, sick days, family leave for births, advancement opportunities, on site cafeteria, dental, vision, meat discounts, offer opportunities to earn bonus pay, available overtime, union, life insurance,

    Cons

    Politics, management issues, termination practices. They need to reassess the practice of forcing out employees who are injured on the job. They need better assessment of abilities, skills and ambition for advancement, and promote people who will help the company progress as well as themselves and those under their supervision

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating workers like they are disposable


  4. "Supply Chain Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Shawnee, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Seaboard Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast growing company. Fast-paced environment with great support from top management!

    Cons

    Sometimes overwhelmed with projects but received recognition from managers.

    Seaboard Foods Response

    Oct 19, 2016 – Recruiting Specialist

    Thank you for your 5 start rating! We are glad to hear you enjoy working at Seaboard Foods.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Would like to learn more but I'm stuck in this position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee Mission, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee Mission, KS
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is decent and benefits are good. People are friendly. They are finally trying to improve efficiency and processes rather than just doing things the same way they've always been done.

    Cons

    They don't promote from within. I am a top performer in my group and I've applied for several positions within the company throughout the years, both lateral moves and promotions, and been passed up. Some of those positions were given to outside applicants. I guess I don't know the right people. Also, regarding work concerns I have been told by upper management - Do what you're supposed to do and don't worry about what anyone else does and if you don't like it, leave.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people.

    Seaboard Foods Response

    May 31, 2016 – Recruiting Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. At Seaboard Foods, our corporate office has grown rapidly and we believe employees do best when they feel connected and understand why we do what we do. That’s why we ... More


  6. "Master Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guymon, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guymon, OK

    I have been working at Seaboard Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good place to learn.

    Cons

    I really don't have any negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    I don' have anything to say.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Fairview, OK
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Fairview, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seaboard Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great insurance, good people (mostly). I enjoyed my time out there.

    Cons

    Like I said I liked it, but there are a couple things that need some work. 1st there needs to be more upward mobility in the company or maybe some technical training for its personnel that work in maintenance.

    2nd there is a farm manager at one of the Fairview Sow Farms that won't take responsibility for her farm is hardly there blames maintenance for everything, and is just a plain not good person.

    Advice to Management

    Take control of your middle and lower level managers (farm site managsrs) so that they don't just run the farms from there couch


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Never again"

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    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Holyoke, CO
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Holyoke, CO

    Pros

    Health insurance was great, employees were generally friendly, most employees worked as a team.

    Cons

    Unprofessional managers. No respect for a college degree, mine was even in the field. I was a management trainee, one manager literally told me "if you don't use it you lose it" in respect to her degree and laughed! I did not just pay ~100,000 to not use my degree! That manager has since been promoted! Seaboard lives in constant paranoia about animal rights activist. Also, nursery farms only have one employee on the farm, and with no cell phones allowed you better hope you don't get injured out on the farm. Very unprofessional atmosphere and they burned through lower level employees quite frequently. I was getting paid well if I was only working a 40 hour a week full time job but I was averaging around 60-65 hours/week

    Advice to Management

    Have a real training program outlined
    Create a zero tolerance atmosphere for unprofessional behaviors
    Don't reward bullies


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I have enjoyed and appreciated my employment here at Seaboard Foods."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oklahoma in Guymon, OK
    Current Employee - Oklahoma in Guymon, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i feel that Seaboard Foods offers a very competitive salary and benefit package to it's management positions. it offers up to date training on issues and standards that have to do with our buisness and items concerning food safety, as well as employee safety.

    Cons

    Some of the problems that i have faced are not being able to replace equipment in what i think is a timely manner. Sometimes the work load demand becomes a little unbearable in what they want use to accomplish in a short amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes i think that management personel are taken advantage of, dealing with overtime and time off.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Management through fear"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guymon, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guymon, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seaboard Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Health plan is top notch. Co-workers were great.

    Cons

    Management style is fear and intimidation. Everyone constantly lived in fear of a dressing down in front of co-workers or a letter of poor performance. Unprofessional managers. No respect for a college degree. Office politics poisoned the atmosphere, too. Productivity suffered because of fear and lack of recognition of good performance.

    Advice to Management

    Put a zero tolerance policy in place for unprofessional behavior by the managers. Yelling at employees is no way to motivate.

    Seaboard Foods Response

    Jan 14, 2014 – Recruiting Specialist

    We appreciate your feedback. Seaboard Foods expects managers and employees to act professionally and communicate openly and fairly, and, when appropriate, to provide constructive criticism for ... More


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