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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. "Doesn't listen to employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Department
    Former Employee - Head of Department
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok salary but not enough to support a family.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't listen to employees about ongoings of hog production.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time listening to employees and giving sows what they really need.


  2. "Starter career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The work is not difficult. Easy to learn and many departments to work for so it's easy to earn overtime.

    Cons

    The work is very mind numbing. If you do not move up in rank within the first 3-4 years, you are stuck.


  3. "An overall good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good group of people, great place to grow career

    Cons

    Long hours, worked over the weekend


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  5. "Distribution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and great co workers. Allowed to do your job with little supervision and laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Extreme heat conditions with very little fresh air in the building. Low pay and nearly non existent raises.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better and offer better pay to loyal hardworking employees.


  6. "Future Unknown"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits.
    Work to Life Balance is fair

    Cons

    Not sure of the future direction of company
    Under Communication from leadership

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent


  7. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Atmosphere, learning opportunities, focus on not letting employees go during merger

    Cons

    Young grouping of employees, hard to envision growth for myself.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "QA Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. "Great company with great benefits."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  10. "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


  11. "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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