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Smithfield Foods Reviews

Updated May 14, 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 16 reviews)

  • Good pay compared to everywhere else in the area (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Maintenance Superintendents"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Superintendents in Tar Heel, NC
    Former Employee - Maintenance Superintendents in Tar Heel, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job and benefits and pay $110k if you in the group

    Cons

    Company is so disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Fire all your management


  3. "Receiving Clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Demand planner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly, most people willing to help out and answer questions

    Cons

    Medical could be better but is not expensive, raises are minimum even in record years of company earnings.

    Advice to Management

    Help direct employees to advance career provide more chances for movement within organization.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Smithfield"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits including Pension plan.

    Cons

    A lot of Silos throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    Empower people to be responsible for running their own business.


  7. "HR Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Milan, MO
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Milan, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome General Manager and leadership team. Best team I have ever worked with. Great culture. Extremely proud to recommend people to the Smithfield team at the Milan facility.

    Cons

    Need to follow through on the formal review process. Employee deserve to have written feedback.

    Advice to Management

    No changes recommended. Smithfield is great place to work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable/Specialist in Peru, IN
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable/Specialist in Peru, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, gym membership, 401k 5yr vested, insurance is great, company helps many people with disabilities/illnesses to work, slowly improves faculty for everyone

    Cons

    Managment not great-communication to employees, reviews not done properly, employees are not usually promoted the company usually looks to the market first

    Advice to Management

    Need more training for management to motivate employees such as proper PMP reviews and other basic scenario. Very outdated managment types, open a current college text in managment should be a quick update on how managment should have evolved by now.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "QA Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Technician in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - QA Technician in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good money because of overtime.
    There are many different areas you can work at as a QA Tech.
    You get to learn about different people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Too much overtime not much personal or family time.
    As a QA expected to do a lot more than what is discussed when you get hired.
    The pay per hour is ok but should be adjusted since they never built the new plant years ago.


  10. "Great company with great benefits."

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    Current Employee - Microbiologist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Microbiologist in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great experience right out of graduate school. Great benefits and a good paying company.

    Cons

    Little room for growth in the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "labor in packaging"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grayson, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grayson, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    pay and benefits are great for this area ,also we r union and hours r good

    Cons

    plp on the floor take 20-25 minutes for bathroom breaks and the management try to push u to take some of our break times to put on our ppe

    Advice to Management

    stop trying to over work your good workers and push your lazy one to work and you all always show favoritism,and stop talking down at your workers because without them your all wouldnt have your plant


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