Management is ineffective/ disrespectful toward hourly employees; No ladder for advancement or promotion for hourly employees
Pros: good benefits, pay, and paid holidays
Cons: management is ineffective and retaliates against employees; uses favoritism
Salaried supervisors are vindictive and use favoritism and retaliation to enforce the rules according to corporate protocol. Salaried supervisors are required to attend frequent training classes sponsored by the corporate office in Mississippi in which they are instructed to use write-up sheets to punish hourly employees for even the most ridiculously minor infractions -- such as clocking-in one minute early or losing your clock-in badge -- in order to keep plant operations flowing smoothly and turning a profit. As a result, at least in my department, we have a management staff that is totally ineffective. If you actually go to your supervisor to report a problem or concern, nothing gets done and you are brushed-off as if you aren't important or are complaining needlessly. If your concern actually even gets past your supervisor to the HR department, HR will fill out a bunch of paperwork and then put a bunch of "statements" in your personnel file THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE, unless you have a pretty good attorney. That's right, there's no "open-door" policy at Sanderson Farms between management and employees. So if you're expecting to find a supervisor who acts as a mentor and encourages you, or a company that values your hard work, keep looking elsewhere. You won't find any respect or appreciation at Sanderson Farms.