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Tyson Foods Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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  1. "Debone"

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    Former Employee - Debone in Albertville, AL
    Former Employee - Debone in Albertville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Tyson Foods (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easiest and most laid back in the industry

    Cons

    No overtime is allowed at this plant.


  2. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Alexandria, KY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Alexandria, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    i show up to work everyday and give it 100%

    Cons

    being short on workers, lots of call off's

    Advice to Management

    i love to work and i am willing to learn new things.

  3. "Okay job"

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    Former Employee - Shoulder Cutter in Monroe, NC
    Former Employee - Shoulder Cutter in Monroe, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay good, good chefs/food

    Cons

    Short breaks, co workers, management, people show favoritism


  4. "Hillshire Lost Its Luster"

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    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, lots of roles to move between

    Cons

    brand building is kept away from lower level employees
    not as entrepreneurial as it once was when it was Hillshire
    No focus on people or development overall

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, get your mojo back by going back to the fast/entreprenurial model


  5. "Production Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Tyson is a great workplace to raise a family with the right position

    Cons

    Tyson is a great workplace


  6. "Tyson is a great place to work :)"

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

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

    Pros

    The culture at Tyson is great.

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes currently with the growth of the company so don't expect status quo.


  7. "As the years went the jobs became too demanding!"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Wilkesboro, NC
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Wilkesboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    No where else to work

    Cons

    Management treat team members awful

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful and physically demanding"

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    Current Employee - Live Receiver and Live Hanger in Grannis, AR
    Current Employee - Live Receiver and Live Hanger in Grannis, AR

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay, decent benefits options, affordable insurance.
    There are some easy job tasks if you are given the opportunity.

    Cons

    My job is physically demanding, stressful, dirty, and leaves my body in a continual state of pain and weakness compared to regular health. Nobody cares much about physical injuries or discomforts you are forced to experience. It is the most difficult, gross and painful job I have ever experienced. Men are required to do all of the hardest and most unpleasant tasks, while women get free passes on all but the easiest tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate jobs better to provide more appropriate pay per task. Some jobs are considerably harder or more unpleasant than others, yet the pay is either identical or barely different.

    Provide workers with a source of more protective gear that reduces the pain and discomfort of certain tasks.

    Management and supervisors seem to make judgements about the difficulty of a job without having enough personal experience actually doing the job.

    Chiller rehangers are freezing to near the point of hypothermia, and experiencing nerve damage working for 8+ hrs handling freezing and wet chickens. I have seen supervisors help do this job for maybe 30 minutes, and I know from experience it does not become unpleasant or painful until after about 3 hours... which explains why management has no clue how unpleasant this job actually is.

    Live hangers are experiencing sickness, skin, eye and respiratory irritations, along with musculoskeletal trauma, and potential heat stress. For ergonomic and strain related reasons, these problems can be especially common for smaller men. I say "men" because I have never seen a female live hanger, and in my plant all full time hangers are men.

    I also believe hangers deserve more pay than they receive. I have done many jobs in the plant and I do not believe hangers should receive a pay so close to that of much easier and less stressful tasks.

    HR is usually friendly but not very helpful and they persistently forget to do things you request.


  9. "Accounting Clerk"

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

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Pay, holidays, cafeteria with fresh cooked food and employee store

    Cons

    job boring, stinks, a lot of flies


  10. "Kind Of Depressing Honestly"

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    Current Employee - Re-hang in Sedalia, MO
    Current Employee - Re-hang in Sedalia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many pros anymore, used to really like my job. Decent pay depending on the job. Overtime most of the time.

    Cons

    No incentives for jobs that really need it(such as mine). Poorly trained supervisors and superintendents. No one has a clue of anything so you never really know what's going on all day. Supervisors just get the job to be in charge, with no intent to better the workplace for the employees, resulting in poor daily yield due to employee "rebellion".

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with an intent to work, motivate, and show compassion for others situations, whilst keeping a firm enough hand on production for positions in charge of other employees(I.e: leads, supervisors, etc.). Give people the choice of flexibility. It's not enough to come into the plant announced, it's basically a s#it-show every other day. A surprise visit would be more appropriate. You can't understand the supervisors until you've worked under them.


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