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Tyson Foods Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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  • Pay scale below average,long hours and lots of 7 days a week (in 36 reviews)

  • Lot of favoritism, not work life balance (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Consumer Insights and Strategy Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone that I worked with was super open to helping and teaching me. I was given real projects and was able to see the impact that my projects had on the company.

    Cons

    Not as much training as I would have liked going into the internship.


  2. "Has ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Lead Person in Sherman, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Person in Sherman, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some departments are well run. Excellent benefits. Lots of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Long hours. Cold environment. Sometimes working 7 day weeks for months on end. Inter office politics.

  3. "Maintenance Tech"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Logansport, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Logansport, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady pace work environment. Good pay. Good work environment. Excellent maintenance training for beginners or low knowledge employees

    Cons

    Either work in a Hot or cold enviroment there is no in between. The smell on the kill floor is awful. Being on concrete with your feet and having steel toed boots on was awful.


  4. "Good Company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Manager in Springfield, AR
    Former Employee - Compliance Manager in Springfield, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented workplace where everyone knows everyone.

    Cons

    No diversity, the top jobs only go to the select few.

    Advice to Management

    Increase diversity at the executive level


  5. "Demand Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Pay is typically better than average

    Cons

    Leadership does not seem to be qualified and plays favorites

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Nashville, AR
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Nashville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employer, friendly and helpful supervisors, great hr department, fantastic benefits, lots of overtime, incentive pay, and comprehensive point system.

    Cons

    Equipment has a tendency to break down and not work the way it should. Floor can be hectic, especially when kill is high.

    Advice to Management

    Give maintenance personnel more freedom to do what needs to be done in order to insure everything works properly.


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, knowledgeable, intelligent people to work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to do, communicate it clearly and just do it.

  8. "Relief, Large Sausage Stuffer"

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    Former Employee - Large Sausage Stuffer, Relief in Janesville, WI
    Former Employee - Large Sausage Stuffer, Relief in Janesville, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a very hard demanding job, but makes you feel accomplished and is also a great upper body work out.

    Cons

    It is very cold and wet. Wears on your body

    Advice to Management

    Listen to hard working efficient employee's


  9. "3pm to 11:30pm. Throwing boxes onto a conveyor while boxes get stacked onto pallets and driven into a truck."

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    Current Employee - Truck Loader in Perry, IA
    Current Employee - Truck Loader in Perry, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job pays well. Doesn't require very much thinking, mentally easy. Never have to worry about not getting enough hours.

    Cons

    Can sometimes work 60 plus hours a week 6 days a week sometimes. The job is physically demanding. People get hurt on the job a lot. High turnover rate.


  10. "Pork production worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, good people to work with. A great place to establish a solid work record if you have a conviction in your past.

    Cons

    Long hours in the cold. No work-life balance. Favoritism. Age and gender bias.


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