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Tyson Foods Springdale Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Springdale, AR

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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. "Amazing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great chances for advancement, bending over backwards to help

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. "Small town culture in a large corporation"

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

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

    Pros

    Honestly try to adhere to their stated values, most teams part of positive environment, most managers genuinely care about their employees.

    Cons

    Lately, the upper management has moved toward Chicago / Hillshire Farm culture and less personal and friendly culture that made Tyson stand out as a positive place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the culture and values that make this such a great place to work.


  3. "Great place to start a career in IT"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to expand skillset horizontally into new areas and technologies for self-motivated individuals
    Potential for very long tenure

    Cons

    Very little upward mobility
    Little to no attention is given to innovation in technology, the direction is to "keep the lights on"
    Team members have no motivation for growth

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your technology teams to innovate, grow and bring value to the business.


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    "Foodservice"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tyson core team members.
    Hours
    Pay

    Cons

    Deminishing culture
    Separation of true connection to associates
    Hillshire management is slowly killing the core of what Tyson was built on.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow ego to kill the heart of the company,


  6. "Tyson Foods"

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

    I worked at Tyson Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, and lots of family

    Cons

    Very big, Hard to get engineering jobs

    Advice to Management

    Make jobs more available for entry level engineering jobs


  7. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DIRECTOR of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES & FORESIGHT in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - DIRECTOR of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES & FORESIGHT in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pays well and has good benefit/bonus structure for salaried employees.
    Positive, inclusive culture.

    Cons

    Moves slowly in decision-making and responding to market changes.
    Cronyism in hiring/promoting

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep hiring from the same 'former company' pool of colleagues. Need more thought diversity from different companies.


  8. "Auditor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Auditor in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for and opportunities for advancement. If you do a good job and have great work ethics you will be recognized

    Cons

    The company is huge with 1000s of employees so it's important networking and building relationships is important. After all like any other company who you know matters


  9. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Springdale, AR
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    innovative, diverse, offered continual learning programs

    Cons

    fast-paced; hard working employees are overlooked

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook hardworking employees. I worked as a marketing intern in 2015. I loved my team that I worked with and was a hard worker. However, after a year and a half, my team hired the other intern and just kind of let me go. This was during the Hillshire acquisition, so they were letting a number of people go.


  10. "Sr Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tyson Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong operations, positioned for growth, good brands, good compensation (for Director and Above).

    Cons

    Losing it's culture (in the best sense) via the acquisition of Hillshire & favoritism shown to Hillshire employees

    Advice to Management

    Tyson legacy employees have been under-valued by the new Hillshire management, and this practice continues.


  11. "Sr Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring environment. Good work/life balance. Competitive wages and benefits. Amazing area of the country - a hidden gem.

    Cons

    Career advancement in certain areas may lead to relocation to Chicago.


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