Smithfield Foods Employee Reviews

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Could improve on People placement and advancement.
Sr. Logistics Analyst / Project Mgr (Current Employee) –  Lisle, ILFebruary 7, 2016
Could improve on People placement and advancement. Working on consolidation and movement of employees. Difficult to find direction.
Pros
Pension
Cons
Advancement
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Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Clinton, NCJanuary 28, 2016
management lack the basic work knowledge for its own company policies

employee have no value to or in this company

condition are unsafe and disgusting

my co worker are great

the hardest part having to work with inferior and out dated machines work tool or the lack of having tool and proper equipment to do the job correctly instead of having to repeatedly fix the same machine


best part working with my crew and going home saftely
Pros
good money
Cons
the job in a whole
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Very unprofessional
Associate QualityInspector (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, VAJanuary 24, 2016
Very unprofessional and unorganized . Poor work conditions. Low employee self esteem. Negative environment, poor management. Lack of management/employee communication.
Pros
Execelent Medical Bennefits
Cons
everything
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Productive work place
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Kinston, NCJanuary 2, 2016
Smithfield takes care of its employees. Its a great place to work, with multiple opportunities to advance. HR responds to any issues that you may have in a timely manner.
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A great job to help get things done and help achieve your right now needs.
Quality Assurance Technician II (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, VADecember 8, 2015
Working for this company has gave me great experience in warehouse. I was able to achieve a higher position which gave me more and valuable experience.
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very nasty
Product Inspector (Former Employee) –  Smithfield, VANovember 24, 2015
Very nasty enviornment but pay was fair set schedule and very nice coworkers. Hardest part of job was how cold it was there.
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Assistant Crew Leader/Wizard Knife Operator (Former Employee) –  Tar Heel, NCNovember 20, 2015
I really did enjoy working for this company. This type of job is not for everybody, you have to have the patients and gut to work at smithfield foods due to the smell alone. You work really hard and alot of overtime but the benefits such as medical is amazing.
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Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Mason City, IANovember 2, 2015
The hours are extremely long. To advance in this company it is the good old boy network. Management does not care about the employees.
Pros
money
Cons
management, good old boy network
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Calm place to work.
Hanger (Former Employee) –  Clinton, NCOctober 20, 2015
I liked working there once you get past the smell you'll home free. You might be a scared when start but the people who been there the longest , don't mind at all helping you out.
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Ridiculous expectations
Backup Line Leader and Backup Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Middlesboro, KYSeptember 9, 2015
This company generally tries everything they can to get you in the door, then promptly looks for ways to get you back out of it. The HR manager is a horrible woman who takes great pleasure in speaking to employees as though they are the lowest form of life. The plant management actively seeks ways to make employees' lives difficult, by creating outrageous schedules that interfere with home life, and create tension with their spouses.
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very formal - OSHA compliant
Occupational Health Nurse (Former Employee) –  Clinton, NCAugust 22, 2015
random drug & alcohol testing;pre-employment physicals/hearing and PF testing; required employee training; treating injuries
Occ med and OSHA guidelines
not close knit to be or feel family oriented in plant
need to be bilingual
winning trust of employees
Pros
steady employment
Cons
business went from family-owned to large corporation
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Productive
Forklift Operator and Product Movement (Former Employee) –  Hampton, VAAugust 22, 2015
Enjoyable environment; however, high turnover rate due to changes in company. Teamwork based agency due to assembly line work.
Pros
Healthcare
Cons
Changes in company
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Great company to work for, good benefits
Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee) –  Tar Heel, NCAugust 13, 2015
I being employed with the company for 16 years and don't have a complaint. The HR Team works together and not against anyone and they are fair.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Hours work 2nd shift
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Great company to work for.
Warehouse Specialist (Former Employee) –  smithfield, vaAugust 13, 2015
Smithfield foods is a great workplace , good pay . Its located in Smithfield, VA. I always enjoyed going to work and being there.
Pros
The staff is great and the hours.
Cons
They could have better working forklifts.
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Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  MidwestAugust 3, 2015
Good place to work. Managers are great people and are very flexible with personal time. The pay could be better here, they pay below industry standard for account management.
Pros
Fleixible time off
Cons
Pay
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No balnce with work nad home life
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Kinston, NCJuly 30, 2015
The company is good if you don't have small children, if you do then it's a disaster being that you aren't able tospend time with them. 13 hour days can be a drag especially when you never know what time your shift ends.
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
You work 60-70 hours (or more)per week just to get a nice check.
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Great
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Tarheel, NCJune 21, 2015
working in the nursing home was a great experience. I was only the Housekeeper and Laundry person. But i got to see all of the awesome children and adults that were there. Watch them grow. I seen some live to the fullest life. I seen some die who i attended highschool with. Being able to work around people like that is amazing.
Pros
none
Cons
none
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Productive place
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, VAMay 20, 2015
The most enjoyable part of working here is the people. The structure of the company could use some work. The management is not good I never really see the manager of my department.
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
Long Drive
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Fun Place to Work
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Toano, VAApril 8, 2015
Smithfield is a generous company. We have several good luncheons with their products. Fried Turkey, Brown Sugar cured ham, cream cheese biscuits. The staff was very kind and polite.
Pros
Weekly pay
Cons
My unemployment claim was delay about 7 weeks for some reason.
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Insane
Production Supervisor/Production Planner Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, VAMarch 28, 2015
Zero work life balance. Management is out of touch. Treat their employees the poorest of any place I have ever worked. Pay is standard, but the bonus is good. This company needs to learn to treat people as valued members of an organization and not slave labor they can take advantage of. Absolutely zero teamwork.
Pros
Annual bonus
Cons
You may never see your familly again
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