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Vi-Jon Smyrna Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Smyrna, TN

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  • Great coworkers, free products, good benefits, and ext (in 4 reviews)

  • Average benefits and good 401K match (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Micromanagement to the extreme"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Smyrna, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vi-Jon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fair pay
    If you make it to 5 years the vacation increases
    A lot of good honest people at lower levels

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime
    Senior management wants to do your job for you and then blame you when it doesn't work out well

    Advice to Management

    It is not a packaging directors job to assign people to lines or make adjustments to rails


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Horrendous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vi-Jon full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay.
    People are easy to get along with.
    They are great giving vacation monthly and paid time off.
    Able to move within company as long as they see you qualified.

    Cons

    Management micromanages
    Human Resources is nowhere on the employee side and doesn't care.
    So many double standards.
    Used to get monthly bonuses but was recently taken away for no reason.
    Never see a supervisor for more than 2 years on average.
    All upper management believes everyone should bow down when they walk in.

    Advice to Management

    Quit spitting on the people that break their back that keep the place up and running. Noone likes working at this place because rules change every other day here. This own company doesn't even go by their own handbook and skip every "punishment/point system" and fire you just because. Everyone is terrified to look or say something to you bc you've fired people just for speaking their mind.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Vijon"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compounding in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Compounding in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vi-Jon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, free products, good benefits, and ext.

    Cons

    Pay not competitive, different people cone in with higher pay doing same job with same or less experience, pays are so secretive and not fair, a lot of shady things going on with company being for sale and crap just not as open door as it should be, bonuses are only quarterly and at the highest 170$ but no way to track why the full payout isn't paid, supervisors not knowing the jobs their teams are doing and ext. Also the point system is crazy

    Advice to Management

    Have pay scales, make it where the highest paid person can be reached by their coworkers doing the same job, management needs to know how their departments operate and be able to fully understand the job because they have actually done it and understand, show more appreciation to the employees and step up on the bonuses. And raise the damn points.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "If you enjoy being treated like a dog, you will love it here."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Smyrna, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vi-Jon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay isn't great but at least I do get a check every week.

    Cons

    Management talks to employees at the Smyrna plant like dogs. And if you don't obediently take it, like a good dog, you get in trouble. The company is making record profits but none of that makes it down to the workers. They just beat us harder to give more and more.

    Advice to Management

    Let your people have room to shine, we would surprise you if you would stop beating us up all the time.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vi-Jon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice management structure; non-union; set hours

    Cons

    Can be a lot of OT and weekends


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Negative experience"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Smyrna, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good FT employees that are hard working

    Cons

    Poor leadership and senior management


  8. Helpful (5)

    "They are sexist and cheap..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vi-Jon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get company products for $25 allowance for free quarterly, health insurance was ok(standard), good PTO (40 hours at the beginning of the year) and vacation time if you are there after 5 years and ok vacation before 5 years. 401K match at 6% and you can get some overtime if you wish to.

    Cons

    They are extremely sexist. You could be there forever and be the best employee and know how to run everything but if you are a female go elsewhere if you want to get any type of leadership job they will pick a man over you with less experience no matter how good you are. It's very embarrassing who they pick to be their leaders and managers. They do a cost of living type of raise every April like 3%. The only people that make decent money are the ones that were there before it was Vijon like Cumberland Swan or Perigo. Other than that you will start off at $12 or could be less and a shift differential if you work nights that could put you at $13. Trust me if you are a Vijon hired you don't/won't make crap unless you work a lot of overtime. When raise time comes around they will find a reason not to give it to you. The managers are complete idiots, a certain somebody in a high management position has a FAKE degree from Almeady University so that tells you everything. All the qualified people have been passed up for men or favoritism. They hardly get rid of anybody for being lazy or a crappy workers. They will get rid of you if you've been there forever and start making a lot of money. I've seen people who have been there for 10-25 years get let go for something stupid reasons based on how much they make. If you are a regular person you are safe unless you have too many forklift accidents, that's the thing they are big on and your attendance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being sexist when you see true potential in a individual, don't just put people in higher positions just because they are connected to someone in management. It's embarrassing.


  9. "Ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Chemist in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vi-Jon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company is local. Lots of good experience.

    Cons

    Blatant Nepotism and favoritism. People not held to basic work ethic standards. Low pay for the type of work we do. Good new grad job.

    Advice to Management

    Handle the people who don't do their share. Hold everyone to the same standards.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Just a job..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vi-Jon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for someone with no further education than HS. Easy work although sometimes repetitive. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No room for growth and improvement unless you have a friend or family member in management. They don't always choose the most qualified person for the job, it's whoever they like more. Sometimes expectations can be high for lower salaries. Under qualified management ALL OVER this company.

    Advice to Management

    Actually take into consideration qualifications and experience over who is the better suck up.


  11. "Stepping Stone"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vi-Jon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overtime available when you want it
    Not stressful
    Great Culture
    Decent starting salary
    Paid holidays
    Great benefits
    Fellow employees are great

    Cons

    Needs better upper management communication
    Policies change frequently, lots of uncertainty in company policy.
    Can be overworked at times.
    No continuity between shifts

    Advice to Management

    Consistency, Consistency, Consistency



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