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Smithfield Foods Reviews

Updated September 16, 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. Helpful (1)

    "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


  2. "Supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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.

  3. "Business Manager"

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


  4. "Good Company"

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    • 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

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    Management support, salary, benefits, HR is helpful

    Cons

    Summer hours would be a great addition


  5. "Talent Acquisition Specialist"

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    • 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

    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!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Line worker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good team leaders.

    Cons

    Hours are random sometimes they send you home early.


  7. "Quality Assurance Technologist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smithfield Foods full-time

    Pros

    Get to learn about all parts of the production process

    Cons

    Very routine work
    Not a great work life balance

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  9. "Great people benefits and company as well as responsible animal care"

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    • 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


  10. "Smithfield foods Grayson Kentucky is a joke"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grayson, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grayson, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of People you work with are great. Pay is good for the area. Its a union job so thats a good thing

    Cons

    Its cold supervisors walk around like they are prison guards and we are the prisoners you work for personal days then they denied them when you want use them

    Advice to Management

    If it wasn't for us you wouldn't have a paycheck. Show us a little respect we are humans not machines


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