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Smithfield Foods Reviews

Updated August 18, 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 18 reviews)

  • Good pay compared to everywhere else in the area (in 16 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 14 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. "RSR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule. Good starting pay. Ideal for someone looking to get their feet wet.

    Cons

    Not a place to deviate from the norm.


  2. "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.

  3. "Good place to work"

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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

    Good pay. Excellent benefits. Good supervisors. Plant managers. Good working environment.

    Cons

    None really always have to take the good with the bad.


  4. "Crew leader"

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    Current Employee - Crew Leader in Smithfield, VA
    Current Employee - Crew Leader in Smithfield, VA

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

    Pros

    This place has Good benefits

    Cons

    This place has Bad work conditions

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving


  5. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Nice people, and decent pay

    Cons

    Lots of hours, paperwork and extra things take too much time.

    Advice to Management

    Do a honest self review of yourselves.


  6. "Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary as well as great benefits including a pension plan. Lots of good people to work with on a daily basis.

    Cons

    The company has grown and with that a lot of negative change has happened with combining multiple company's.

    Advice to Management

    Grown from within, there is a lot of talented people there. Train your managers on how to deal with the new and up and coming work force.


  7. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Tar Heel, NC
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Tar Heel, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smithfield Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits making sure i have the right tools for the white hats

    Cons

    Very easy work just sit back and watch the white hats work

    Advice to Management

    Senior management need to pick up your pace when fixing the machines

  8. "Talent Acquisition Specialist"

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    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!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint James, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint James, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None - People are not happy working for the company

    Cons

    There is a feel that people are expendable and don't matter

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance Superintendent"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Superintendent in Tar Heel, NC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Superintendent in Tar Heel, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, all the people below management are great people to work with just feel really sorry they have to deal with superintendents up

    Cons

    upper management good old boy network. the upper management were already fired 1 time and brought back after the dust settled.

    Advice to Management

    you need to revamp your whole management starting from plant manager to your superintendents, get real engineers in and people that know how to run a plant and manage your personnel


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