I worked at Simmons home office for 5 years. My job gave me the opportunity to work with most of the employees at one time or another. First you must remember/realize what and where you are working. It is a chicken plant and that is the point. You will be cold,wet,busy and not able to properly hear. You must doff/don equipment before you go into any production facility. This is not an environment for primadonas. I worked with Mark and Todd both and also their families. They are awesome people. It is a wonderful place to work. In the office area there is great comradery and friendship,they are most understanding of family issues. The work is very hard but they are a small company and try to pay everyone well. My hiring benefits package was generous. One thing about the company is that if you have a real problem in your life, they will try everything they can to help before they just let you go. At least this was my experience. There is also the company medical clinics which are available 5 days a week. Also have a very talented safety team, refrigeration poses many serious safety concerns. About the only negative thing I can say is that some of the buildings are VERY old and require lots of work.
Good overall working environments and good people.
Real ones? Environmental but they are working on it. :-)