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Tyson Fresh Meats Reviews

Updated January 30, 2018
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Noel White
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Pros
  • Pay is good and opportunities for advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • There are some Great people who work there (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours sometimes and people fighting (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management couldn't care less until the moment they have to (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Fast learner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rail Worker in Joslin, IL
    Former Employee - Rail Worker in Joslin, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun work with heavy lifting

    Cons

    Freezer temp got low when the fan turned on

    Advice to Management

    Hire everyone


  2. "Harvest Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Holcomb, KS
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Holcomb, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who appreciate the respect

    Cons

    Politics lack of management skills from higher personal and HR dept management is byass

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture

  3. "Production Clerk II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers
    hours
    benefits
    enjoyed the work
    opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Upper management at the plant
    disorganized
    low pay
    dirty
    overtime


  4. "Maintenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Joslin, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Joslin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The challenge was terrific. Pay rate pretty decent.

    Cons

    The overall management crew needs a complete overhaul. Discrimination

    Advice to Management

    Give someone with hands-on experience the opportunity for advancement


  5. "Parts Room Attendant 4"

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    Former Employee - Parts Room Attendant IV in Perry, IA
    Former Employee - Parts Room Attendant IV in Perry, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    stock plan, decent pay, benefits, overtime

    Cons

    at the plant level where I was; filthy, nasty smells that cling to your clothes, corporate does NOT care about you as long as their pockets are lined--it's too big of a corporation. Plant level---you have to be a yes person to go up higher. The most important advice I was told----do not EVER tell the truth--they don't like that! Yep, it's true

    Advice to Management

    You know what's really going on at the plants but yet you choose to turn a blind eye to it all & lose some very good workers who cared about their job ....... all for the $$$$$ in your pockets. Get some integrity!


  6. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Cattle Buyer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Cattle Buyer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other than corporate..great people for the most part..

    Cons

    Corporate will get bored and start messing with what you do..

    Advice to Management

    Put seasoned cattle buyers in corporate positions and then you will see how to run that business


  7. "Hard work, long hours"

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    Former Employee - Production Line Worker in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Production Line Worker in Waterloo, IA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good for someone with little education or experience. The overtime can really add up. Average benefits. And certainly a chance to practice your foreign language skills.

    Cons

    Hard to have a life. I worked second shift and rather than getting finished at 12:30 am, it was usually 1:30-2:30. Also, during the fall you will be required to work most Saturdays. Many of the jobs are physically taxing. No, brutal is a better word. Repetitive motion injuries are common. My 18 months there resulted in 2 carpal tunnel surgeries and a disability settlement.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid working your employees so many hours per week.

  8. "good working there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyson Fresh Meats part-time

    Pros

    people there are nice

    Cons

    we need more people working there

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Skinner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyson Fresh Meats full-time

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are the pros

    Cons

    The management is the cons


  10. "Spell Relief"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Logansport, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Logansport, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Sometimes over worked and into the early hours.


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