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Tyson Foods Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  • Pay scale below average,long hours and lots of 7 days a week (in 34 reviews)

  • Lot of favoritism, not work life balance (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Pay,benifits, hours and management. Good advancement

    Cons

    Hard work nasty place and hot and cold


  2. "My experience at Tyson has provided me with growth opportunities and skill development."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior EEO Specialist in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Senior EEO Specialist in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, faith friendly, opportunities for skill development opportunities that may not be available and/or relevant in current role.

    Cons

    Lack of schedule flexibility, limited scope of employment consideration/"perks" necessary for today's generational focus. Opportunity to work remotely would benefit those who work best without all of the distractions within an office environment and in fact, can be even more productive if taken into consideration.

    Advice to Management

    Provide proper training and feedback to ensure continued advancement opportunities.

  3. "Picnic Skinner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Picnic Skinner in Logansport, IN
    Former Employee - Picnic Skinner in Logansport, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good money Good hours and people

    Cons

    Knife work blood smell heat cold

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up listen


  4. "Scaler/Stocker"

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    Former Employee - Scaler/Stocker in Wilkesboro, NC
    Former Employee - Scaler/Stocker in Wilkesboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits
    The overtime
    The people

    Cons

    The work ethic of the supervisor
    The bathroom time frame

    Advice to Management

    You have to take a lot of responsibility no if ands or buts


  5. "Tyson is ok to work for"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in North Wilkesboro, NC
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in North Wilkesboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good to an extent

    Cons

    Management doesn't really look into cases that are work related I know wilkesboro plant didn't

    Advice to Management

    Can't go off what one person says


  6. "Superintendent"

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    Former Employee - General Production Manager in Broken Bow, OK
    Former Employee - General Production Manager in Broken Bow, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and a good opportunity for someone who works 12 hours a day and was treated fairly first couple of years.

    Cons

    Pressure and can't trust anyone. I was set up and fired over false pretenses. Management turned on me after 3 years because I was too old.


  7. "transportation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    good people and great enviroment

    Cons

    work a lot of holidays but the pay is good

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the advice of the employees that work 12hr shifts and always are dependable

  8. "DISPATCH IS VERY DISRESPECTFUL AND DISORGANIZED"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job
    You learn routes quickly bcuz u go same places alot

    Cons

    99% of loads require you to drive at night. They don't care if your tired only if loads get there on time.

     all loads pretty much only give bare legal time to deliver if that

     blame drivers for everything so get ready even if they make a mistake they find a way to blame the driver.

    loads are constantly late coming out of plants so when its time to go home BEWARE! You may end up stuck somewhere 1000 miles away for days and noone apologizes.

    Few facilities and most yards are filthy so you can't take showers unless your at a truck stop.

    Not a trucking company so when your truck breaks down they dont resources to handle their own work you will hv to get a third party to fix even a flat tire.

    Dispatch treats you like a trainee and is often very disrespectful towards drivers.

    Low pay and will run you back to back you will only get your required 10hr break nothing more. Sometimes you may work longer than 14hes because loads are not planned based on when you actually finish but just your delivery times.

    No way for you to view anything online your pay, loads, etc

    Advice to Management

    Listen to driver complaints
    Address mistakes made by dispatch
    stop blame drivers for everything culture
    Pay drivers what they are worth
     .01/yr raise is not enough for seasoned drivers with 1+ yrs experience


  9. "Employee spouse review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tyson is non union company that truly cares about employees.

    Cons

    None, this company has gone out of its way to help me with my husband's benefits when he passed away from cancer.

    Advice to Management

    Whatever you are doing keep doing it. I have never experienced such compassion from a company before.


  10. "Good experience but long hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good co workers
    Opportunity to grow in some areas

    Cons

    60 plus hours ever week
    Run production every Saturday

    Advice to Management

    More structured management would be helpful, things not just done on a whim


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