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Smithfield Foods Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits (health, dental, vision); town hall meeting with good food and paid time attending; good security for employees while they work (in 20 reviews)

  • Good pay,and the hours are good (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours management does not seem to care about the amount of time you put in as long as the job gets done (in 15 reviews)

  • The is no work/life balance, the plant will operate on the weekend following the holiday to make up for lost production (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee meat sales, good salary.

    Cons

    10+ hour days, 5-6 days per week.


  2. "Good place to get started"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Plenty of opportunity for overtime.

    Cons

    Cold environment to work in.

  3. "Good Corporate direction but demanding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good corporate direction from new CEO, but changes are challanging to meet for the employees creating stress

    Cons

    Long hours and no overtime due to ag exemption

    Advice to Management

    Focus on moral of people and watch for burn out


  4. "The management needs more than anger management"

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

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    HR is great. pay great and benefits also

    Cons

    6 days a week all summer cause plant is so in need of. upgrading c outside thru roof. on the building

    Advice to Management

    Do a surprise visit dont tell anyone there cause they always fine out and its not the real thing


  5. "Busy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    Pay
    Healthcare
    Can't leave early a few times if needed

    Cons

    Work some Sundays
    Only 1 weekend off per month


  6. "General Labor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    The people really care of about one another. This company values food safety and employee needs.

    Cons

    I have no negative comments towards this facility.

    Advice to Management

    Effective communication is key to all efficient production runs.


  7. "Talent Acquisition Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company, professional co-workers, enjoy work, excellent products

    Cons

    Summer hours would be great!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Line worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good team leaders.

    Cons

    Hours are random sometimes they send you home early.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Peru, IN
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Peru, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits (health, dental, vision); town hall meeting with good food and paid time attending; good security for employees while they work.

    Cons

    There seems to be a disconnect between management and employees, poor communications between each. What they say and what they do are sometimes different.

    Advice to Management

    Come down and spend some time working the lines yourselves.


  10. "Receiving Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    No home life balance


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