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Tyson Foods Springdale Reviews

Updated January 14, 2018
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Springdale, AR

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  • Long hours and difficult staffing (in 35 reviews)

  • Lot of favoritism, not work life balance (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly with great people to work with. As with any job your direct manager has the greatest influence on you happiness, but they help train the bad ones and if they won’t change then they help them change roles or worse case change companies.

    Cons

    Not always on he cutting edge but that seems to be changing. CEO seems to have a great vision but will be ruthless in getting results. Shouldn’t be a problem as long as you are a great peformer though.

    Advice to Management

    Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care. Learn from the Tyson family and spend time with the workers.


  2. "IT Department is a total mess. We have no clue where we are going"

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    This used to be a good company to work for in the long term, fair salary and fair benefits.

    Cons

    They've kept everyone in IT in limbo since September with the threat of losing their jobs. Kind of hard to work or get anything accomplished under that type of environment. Now they are restructuring and we still have no idea what's going on and to whom we are reporting. People in IT were mostly let go of, due to favoritism. Let's face it: favoritism is big here. Instead of cleaning up the house, you just keep everyone who would kiss your behind the best.

    Advice to Management

    Look at people's actual work, see what people below are saying about them and make decisions based on their capability, not their Yes man skills

  3. "IT is a mess"

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Springdale, AR

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

    Pros

    its a pay check at best right now

    Cons

    They've kept everyone in IT in limbo since September with the threat of losing their jobs. Kind of hard to work or get anything accomplished under that type of environment. I was hoping for some good changes, but instead: company is keeping some bad management and got rid of everyone who pointed out where changes are needed. IT is a disaster area right now, as no one knows where everything is going. They should have changed managers a long time ago in IT HCM team, instead we have to continue to tolerate this incompetence, hostile work environment, and blunt favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that know what they are doing and understand how to mentor, motivate and groom their teams for better things


  4. "Tire Technician"

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    Former Employee - Tire Technician in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Tire Technician in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, laid back work environment, great people. You work three and a half days then three and a half days off which is nice. But you soon realize it's not as much time as you'd think. Overall id my time here and would work here again great company great pay and just great people. Also I worked night shift and it was very laid back but still got them on done.

    Cons

    Some supervisors micro managed even though they didn't know the job, would expect you to do 60 hours of work in one 12 hour shift


  5. "Great culture, great benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for growth if you perform well. Everyone is very friendly.

    Cons

    none come to mind at the moment


  6. "A great place to work that is very friendly with a lot of opportunity to grow"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is amazing, and you have an opportunity to learn so many different areas. There are always big projects going on that will humble you and force you to learn great interpersonal skills.

    Cons

    There is definitely favoritism and it isn’t always about what you know but a lot of times about who you know


  7. "Great people slow innovation"

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    Former Employee - Director in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Director in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some of the best people in my entire career.

    Cons

    Confused about innovation vs "me too" products. Large size makes it hard to be nimble and proactive

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people and they will take care of you

  8. "G"

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    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in Springdale, AR
    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyson Foods as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training opportunities
    Learned IRi, SAP, Excel Macros and other transferable skills
    Real world experience

    Cons

    Team was experiencing M & A = disjointed team

    Advice to Management

    Need more organization
    Keep personal business at home


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not a place to plant a career anymore, but ok for the experience."

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    Former Employee - Customer Account Specialist in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Customer Account Specialist in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facilities and cafeteria, great people.

    Cons

    Parking is packed, walk to the building is long and there are no shuttles. The new culture is not people-oriented and strategies are short-sighted. This is a great place to get in and learn, but not somewhere you'll want to retire. This is a gigantic company that moves slowly and many departments operate like they're decades behind in technology and strategy.
    The new leadership has openly shared that the organization is no longer designed for upward growth.

    Advice to Management

    PEOPLE are the core of your business.


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

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    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.


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