Tyson Foods Reviews

Updated May 17, 2020

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3.2
55%
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73%
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Tyson Foods President and Chief Executive Officer Noel White (no image)
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78 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and decent equipment(in 72 reviews)

  • "Good pay is mostly the only reason(in 69 reviews)

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  1. "cut meat"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter Apprentice in Robards, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good money and good career advancement

    Cons

    cold and smells bad you get used to the smell though

    Tyson Foods2020-04-09
  2. "Good Insurance"

    4.0
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver 

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Cheap premium for medical insurance

    Cons

    High Deductibles on medical but not bad for the price

    Tyson Foods2020-05-17
  3. "Good Benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Oglethorpe, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, they offer health, dental and competitive 401k

    Cons

    Most mismanaged. Felt like management didn’t respect their team

    Tyson Foods2020-05-08
  4. "Industry Leader, solid performance, cares about employees"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CI Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, caring management staff

    Cons

    Very volatile business, absenteeism and turnover

    Tyson Foods2020-05-04
  5. "Tyson Foods"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer 

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    It is a local company.

    Cons

    Management is heading in a different direction.

    Tyson Foods2020-05-06
  6. "Customer Oriented"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary. Good environment.

    Cons

    Hard to be promoted. No many opportunities for female leadership

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    Tyson Foods2020-04-15
  7. "Bad mistake leaving a good job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent equipment

    Cons

    Don't care about the driver

    Tyson Foods2020-04-18
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Terminated Without Cause"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Manager in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The salary was somewhat competitive.

    Cons

    Throughout my time at Tyson Foods I received excellent feedback from leadership and everyone I worked with. After months of making great accomplishments and progress, meeting deadlines, etc. my manager began to acting negatively toward me, communicating less with me as my time ended abruptly. One day, out of nowhere, I was invited to a meeting titled, "Action Plan," and it only included me, my manager and a team member from HR. At the time, I didn't think anything of it, until the meeting began. My manager began speaking allowed and stating that I was being put under a 30 day Action Plan due to "lack of collaboration." My reaction was a huge surprise, because up until that point, I was told I was doing everything great! My manager then assigned me to create a Brainshark video over the 5C's (which I completed) and told to put together a proposal for leadership (which I spent days working on and gathering information and also completed). After receiving positive feedback from my manager about how great I was doing, I had not heard anything else. Fast forward, Tyson lays 500 employees off, thankfully I was unaffected, or so I thought. Then the COVID-19 pandemic sends the entire company working remote. One day, at random, I get a Zoom meeting invite from my manager and HR. As I feel fully confident going into this meeting that everything was going great and we were going to drop the Action Plan. My manager begins by stating that this will be my last day with Tyson and I am being terminated, I am in total disbelief (so is every single person I work with). I tried asking my manager why this was happening or what the reason was, he immediately LEFT the call without saying anything (real 5C material if you ask me). I tried asking HR the same question and why my manager left the call. She said, “well, we decided that we were going to go with performance issues as the reason,” without any details or reasoning. Short story, my manager took my proposal, never even looked or commented on my Brainshark video (which I now realize was just busy work), fired me for no real reason and didn’t even have the courage to stay on the call. I would consider taking the position back if I didn’t have to work for the same manager. Especially considering we are in the middle of a pandemic, my entire family is sick and my insurance was cut off on the day of my termination. My manager knew I had a family, he knew many of my family members were sick. The chances of securing a job during this time are little to none.

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    Tyson Foods2020-03-20
  9. "Challenging daily activities"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Challenging daily work. Positive interactions and compatibility w co-workers!

    Cons

    Reduced opportunity for professional growth. Inconsistent training with pracitce and follow up. Financial Fitness Program has put a strain on the moral, and increased excessive work, creating opportunities for errors.

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    Tyson Foods2020-03-24
  10. "Great place to learn"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of learning within the plants

    Cons

    Manufacturing has lots of short timelines.

    Tyson Foods2020-03-10
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