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A wonderful fast paced place to work.
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  RTEAugust 5, 2017
Jennie-O has amazing people to work with that are full of energy, great sense of humor, hard work and are always willing to teach. The work is hard but we all work hard to get the job done.
Pros
Good pay and benefits, the people
Cons
It's cold, standing for long hours, working on concrete
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Fast paced, all around an okay job.
Egg picker/Flock Specialist (Former Employee) –  Barron, WIAugust 1, 2017
Management wasn't the greatest which made the days very stressful. Didn't have many reliable employees and with being salaried you got stuck staying to work because no one else would come in. Worked a lot of 6 day weeks because of people calling in for not wanting to be there.
Pros
Paid vacation and good benefits
Cons
No breaks
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Stable job and good pay/ benefits.
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Barron, WIJuly 9, 2017
Stable hours, competitive wages/ benefits, Hard on the body especially hands/back! First shift hours and being done by 1:15 daily was most enjoyable.
Pros
cafeteria on site, good holiday bonus, stability
Cons
hard on your body, lots of turnover
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Wip Operator (Former Employee) –  Montevideo, MNJune 27, 2017
Jennie.o has a fast past environment, with hard working people. You have to dill with a lot of different smells that mosts people aren't use to. But it is easy to work around.
Pros
good benefit
Cons
poor management
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I liked it
Forklift and reach lift driver (Former Employee) –  Willmar, MNJune 13, 2017
The benefits were good and pay was decent. Job security was pretty high
The long hours and many days throughout the week make it hard for you to be able to enjoy life outside of work.
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Good pay, nasty supervisors.
Evisceration (Former Employee) –  Melrose, MAMay 19, 2017
The job in itself was great, but the two supervisors were complete and utter perverts. They would sleep with coworkers and give said coworkers advantages over the rest of us.
Pros
Free lunche at times.
Cons
Heavy turkey lifting
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Good place to make money
Shipping and Receiving (Former Employee) –  Willmar, MNMay 18, 2017
Worked there for 6 years and it had it's ups and downs but in the end I got played well with good employees. Management care about their employees by making events and giving out bonus
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Horrible place to work!!
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Barron, WIMay 16, 2017
There is favoritism throughout the factory if you're new and they don't know you they will treat you like dirt until you want to leave and HR doesn't care.
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Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Henning, MNMay 16, 2017
Jennie-O is a decent place to work depending on your situation and your supervisor. My current supervisor is very understanding of family life etc. If you have something come up she allows you to leave and take care of what ever you need to. The flexibility is outstanding. I work in the office so I cannot say much for the rest of the building. The company used to give out Gain share checks every quarter but they have taken those away. They have taken a few of the major bonus's away due to profit loss. So that is a huge downfall.
Pros
Great flexability.
Cons
Managment & not enough pay for the work being done.
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awesome
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Melrose, MNMay 8, 2017
I love how they treat their employees with respect, kindness, and I love how they help their employees understand their tasks and if their is anything that you need they are their for you.
Pros
I love everything about their employment
Cons
short breaks
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Farm Worker (Former Employee) –  Barron County, WIMay 2, 2017
Great Job, if you don't make a complaint about harassment, mistreatment and abuse to birds causing death,,Never, Never report a workplace injury..YOU WILL LOSE YOUR JOB.
Pros
Enjoyed the farm work
Cons
Management, Supervisors
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productive
Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Barron, WIApril 25, 2017
it was not bad except certain people did not do their job which forced others to do more work than they were expected to do including other pay scale jobs
Pros
great benifits
Cons
no set schedule
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Great pay, poor management
Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Barron, WIApril 19, 2017
Great pay for skilled departments. Never know when you're day will end. Scheduled start time will change with as little as 2 hours notice. If you have a problem, management will just ignore you. Special treatment for some employees (bosses buddy's)
Pros
Health insurance, high pay in skilled departments
Cons
Short notice, when start time changes. Poor management.
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It was a great place to learn management skills
Supervisor, Boning & Basic Processing Dept (Former Employee) –  Faribault, MNApril 14, 2017
you work with people from all over the world and their english is not the greatest so one must learn to be specific. No slang or sarcasm is allowed because it may be taken the wrong way. They taught me to be professional at all times.
Pros
set hours
Cons
little upward mobility
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Management ain't on the same page
Farm Manager (Current Employee) –  Barron, WIMarch 22, 2017
It get stressful everyday and harder to work for this company I have learned some stuff from the company but not like I wanted to. I think if you want to work here you better have a lot of patience.
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Good work environment
Evisceration (Former Employee) –  Barron, WIDecember 16, 2016
Its a very good company to work for.its a fast but slow job you have to lift birds of line its it's not very hard to get tired.the pay is very good pages weekly.
Pros
Paid lunch
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High turnover.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Pelican Rapids, MNSeptember 22, 2016
High turnover rates make job difficult, along with the nature of the work. Employees abuse the companies lax attendance policy, and second shift typically is the scape goat for the many problems that occur.
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Very friendly work place, with excellent managment
Laborer/Helper (Current Employee) –  Barron, WIJune 16, 2016
In the Barron Hatchery of Jennie-O Turkey store, the average work day consists of pulling freshly hatched poults from a hatcher, cleaning and sanitizing the room, and moving in new eggs to be hatched. This takes between 9-10 hours per day. I work with 5-7 people, depending on the time, so I learned how to complement their skills. The most difficult and enjoyable part of the job is at the end when I set new eggs in the hatchers. Its very physical and a lot of teamwork in involved to finish the job. The management is also very helpful. They taught me how to operate a power hand jack safely and quickly, to the point where I feel very confident in my abilities.
Pros
Physical, Friendly work place
Cons
Start time is at 4:00 AM
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Family atmosphere
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Pelican Rapids, MNMay 16, 2016
Management is hands on, and helpful. Long hours, but advancement if you put the effort in. Not many opportunities if you are wanting to relocate often.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Long hours
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Enjoyable position
Production worker (Former Employee) –  Barron, WIFebruary 24, 2016
Good people, learned how to process poultry on an assembly line and off. Learned how an assembly line works and the total process of processing poultry. Enjoyable. coworkers were mostly friendly. Management was willing to work with their employees when needed.
Lots of extra learning involved and enjoyed the greater majority of it.
Pros
cafeteria during lunch hour, friendly people
Cons
not really any cons
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