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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. "Tyson Foods Inc."

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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, good pay, good culture.

    Cons

    Upper management leans toward immediate gratification.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through


  2. "I promise, there IS better work."

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    Current Employee - Assembler II
    Current Employee - Assembler II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to develop work experience.

    Cons

    Literally everything else. Pay is awful. Benefits are awful. They treat employees like awful. Policy is awful. Everything is awful.

    Advice to Management

    PAY MORE. Literally Leprino Foods is less then 5 miles away. AND THEY START AT $17.77. STARTING. Jesus.

  3. "Programmer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Very Faith and family friendly,

    Cons

    No rral on-the-job training but paid internships are offered.


  4. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Live Hanger in Wilkesboro, NC
    Current Employee - Live Hanger in Wilkesboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay well, They have ok insurance,great retirement plan.

    Cons

    They really don't give many people the chance to move up the ladder to get the chance to make more money, It seems like the only way to make it in tyson is all on who you know,

    Advice to Management

    Treat you good workers with respect and don't take advantage of them and show them that you are proud of them for the hard work they do for you.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty good job"

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    Current Employee - LEAD AUTOMATION ENGINEER in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - LEAD AUTOMATION ENGINEER in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with intelligent people who work hard and believe in the work we do. On the while the entire company has a great chance for advancement and empowers people to grow into good employees.

    Cons

    Secritve good ol boy environment, smoky back room deals in certain departments. In some departments if you are not family or from certain a town or family it can be hard to advance. Some management let's their emotions rule what they do, if you gave them criticism in the past they will hold that over you for years.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and let the past go things that happened 10 to 15 years ago cannot be held over someone for years if they have improved them selves. A degree is not the only thing that matters.


  6. "Great learning opportunity, poor long-term career option"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Independence, MO
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Independence, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn a great deal in a very short amount of time .

    Great corporate resources and corporate support.

    Many management team members very willing to work with support departments.

    Cons

    Small plants used as growth opportunities for incompetent management from outside plants.

    Retaliation between some departments to prove points and advance agendas.

    Unprofessional work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Work on common moral values, honesty, and integrity.
    Place more scrutiny on management hiring requirements: education, previous employer references, job experience
    Work towards a retaliation free workplace and try to promote a more professional work environment.


  7. "if the only thing you want to do is going to work, its ok"

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    Former Employee - Order Selector in Tolleson, AZ
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Tolleson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of work; every week has over time hours for sure.

    Cons

    mandatory overtime, always and every time THEY want. If for any reason you cant attend it will cost you a point. No life-job balance

  8. "Moderate"

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    Current Employee - Food Safety and Quality Assurance Tech II in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Food Safety and Quality Assurance Tech II in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of hours, good pay rate

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedule, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Connect with all levels of production


  9. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Apprentice Electrician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Apprentice Electrician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Very uncomfortable place to word no one speaks the same language communication in long employee does not exist

    Cons

    There are no com when u have dead chickens dripping all over u

    Advice to Management

    Put people where they belong and quit bsing people


  10. "Very physically easy"

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Broken Bow, OK
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Broken Bow, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management end of the week night shift, pay goes up after three months probation, they give you 14 points until you get fired and are very linient when you have to miss. They respect you as an adult and very little to mostly no supervision at all. Your a grown up and treated like one and will cross train on many parts of shipping.

    Cons

    Some people lack motivation and leadership skills but usually doesn't affect the attitude of your environment due to little contact with superior's.
    Cold. 32°, -40°

    Advice to Management

    Know when to move someone up the chain when someone else is not working out.


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