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Tyson Foods Reviews

Updated August 16, 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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "Employee spouse review"

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    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.


  5. "transportation"

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    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


  6. "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


  7. "Great people, mediocre opportunities for promotion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Most people have a great attitude, good corporate culture

    Cons

    IT culture very behind the times, not a lot of opportunities for promotion and growth

    Advice to Management

    It seems that truly motivated employees have few options but to leave to another company and then return down the road to a higher position. No one moves past Senior level developer.

  8. "It seemed that I was always at work"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Shelbyville, TN
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Shelbyville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits,great employees at the entry level,you must tread lightly around management but you have the opportunity to buy chicken at a very low price

    Cons

    Good ole boy culture,don't care about their employees,you are just a number and another body to the management team,you must tread lightly

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your great employees and don't treat them like a number


  9. "Graphic Packaging Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Packaging Specialist in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Graphic Packaging Specialist in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    beautiful campus (in and out); magnificent collection of fine art (thank you Don); excellent group of professionals; wonderful feeling of belonging, dedication and worth.

    Cons

    big therefore a lot of committees (but that is normal), a lot of acquisitions with a lot of turn over and constant culture change.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Lots of overtime and good people

    Cons

    Not the best benefits offered


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