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Smithfield Foods Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Pay and very good benefits to full time worked if u Can make it past the first 6 months (in 14 reviews)

  • Good pay compared to everywhere else in the area (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people there are fun, funny, enthusiastic. Upper management is understandable. They help you through your professional growth. Great place to work.

    Cons

    The only negative feedback I would give is the work. Work was difficult but had to be done. It was necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Extremely professional and supportive. They treat you like humans, not like machines. They are extremely friendly and kind. Great people.


  2. "It's been a joyful rollercoaster for me, a ride I would personally get on again."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Landover, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My top choice of working for Smithfield is, I definitely love the people,and I enjoy my job.

    Cons

    When they tell you are off and then you're not, you have to miss out on your plans.

    Advice to Management

    We have a life and other family outside of Smithfield, cause I personally do consider Smithfield my family.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "i love it and am proud to work for the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I Work In the Smoked Meat Department Sliced Hams That IS in Grayson, KY
    Current Employee - I Work In the Smoked Meat Department Sliced Hams That IS in Grayson, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    there a great product and the company is for the workers,good benifits , payed vacation, payed personal days off

    Cons

    i dont have any but @ chirstmas time work 7 day a week but that is not always a bad thing

    Advice to Management

    get more involed in production on the floor


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  5. "very pleasant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scooper in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Scooper in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the opporunity to advance. good benefits. i can make the bacon and bring home the bacon.

    Cons

    there is favorism with certain employees.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. "I love my job at Smithfield and would highly recommend it to anyone."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Leader in Middlesboro, KY
    Current Employee - Line Leader in Middlesboro, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits alone are worth working here.You get raises every 6 months and it is a very nice place to work.

    Cons

    I have no cons at working at Smithfield because it is an awesome place to work.If you haven't tried working here then you don't need to say anything bad about it.

    Advice to Management

    I think all of the management are doing an awesome job at the location where I work and I wouldn't want to work anywhere else.


  7. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Portsmouth, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smithfield Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very good company to work for excellent benefits and a great group of people

    Cons

    long hours and many seven day work weeks

    Advice to Management

    continue the great services you are providing


  8. "wonderful experience working there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very good pay and benefits

    Cons

    long hours and very clod environment.

    Advice to Management

    needs more improvements in promotional growth


  9. "Meat is a way of life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay compared to everywhere else in the area. If you like the cold, then it's an amazing job.

    Cons

    Again, cold. If you don't like the cold, this may not be a good job for you.


  10. "loading"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loading Unloaing Cuting Meat in Tarheel, NC
    Current Employee - Loading Unloaing Cuting Meat in Tarheel, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The moneybwas gud working with a lot of different people

    Cons

    I really can't say I like too work there I just got injured

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work up


  11. "warehouse,folk lift"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Smokehouse Operator in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Smokehouse Operator in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I cooking and doing so many different jobs in the company

    Cons

    The down falls was find ouy about the clothing

    Advice to Management

    Stay up on what is happening on every job



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