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Smithfield Foods Reviews

Updated May 10, 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. "Great people benefits and company as well as responsible animal care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Manager Training in Ivanhoe, NC
    Current Employee - Manager Training in Ivanhoe, NC

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

    Pros

    This company tries to make a good impact on the environment and tries to provide responsible animal care.

    Cons

    Not for people who are not morning people


  2. "Excellent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Smithfield, VA
    Former Intern - Intern in Smithfield, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smithfield Foods as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    World-class company. Great office culture. Excellent people. Awesome facilities.

    Cons

    Hard to think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what I saw there.


  3. "Sanitation/washroom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sanitation/Washroom in Middlesboro, KY
    Current Employee - Sanitation/Washroom in Middlesboro, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sense of accomplishment. Job security. Just havintage a job helps.

    Cons

    There is such a thing as working too much you know.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your subordinates better.


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  5. "Maintenance Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Saint Charles, IL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Saint Charles, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to move up

    Cons

    Long and many hours a week

    Advice to Management

    Don't burn employees out with lots of working hours and no family life


  6. "Smithfield St Charles"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisors in Shorewood, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisors in Shorewood, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smithfield Foods (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, strong communication with supervisors and Management. Plant Manager always available when you need to talk about plant issues. My Plant Engineering Manager does not micro mange

    Cons

    Can have some long hours for supervisors. maintenance supervisors work 6 days a week every week so it makes for a long week at times with the long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and strong teams


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    "Corporate HR Manager"

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

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great Work Environment
    People Centric
    Promotable Opportunities
    Competitive Benefits

    Cons

    Struggling with Effective Communication across all Channels


  8. "Great Place Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Smithfield, VA
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Smithfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount Program
    Pension Pension Pension
    Brand Tastings
    Employee Events
    Free Tickets
    Upward Mobility
    Comfortable Corporate Culture
    Beautiful Office on the Water
    Family Culture
    Health Conscience Culture
    Large Steady Bonus*
    Incredibly Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Industry Average or Below Average Pay but Extremely High Bonuses
    Continually in a State of Change

    Advice to Management

    Expand the corporate office space!
    Work Harder on expanding your values and culture.


  9. "D.C. warehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Steady work. Predictable schedule.

    Cons

    No brotherhood. Everyone is out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Teach respect.


  10. "good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Battery Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Battery Technician in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Smithfield Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay,and the hours are good.

    Cons

    It's a cold storage business.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees, with respect.


  11. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Smithfield, VA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Smithfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smithfield Foods as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Housing allowances, great experience, beneficial work

    Cons

    exposure to company and upper management

    Advice to Management

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