Pallet Jack Operator (Former Employee) – Southwest City, MO – April 3, 2018
I always looked forward to going to work and I was always on time and showed up everyday.All the bosses liked me and was always telling me how great a job I was always doing and they could always count on me to get my job done
Manager (Current Employee) – Siloam Springs, AR – March 19, 2018
I started at Simmons right out of school. I have been given opportunities to develop skills and they helped me get a Masters degree. The culture has changed since I started here for the better and I hope to be part of that continued growth. I think they want to be the employer of choice and I can see them making efforts to become that. They are not perfect, and no company is. But what is different at Simmons is that they seem to want to do the right thing.
Health Care Benefits, Chaplain Services, 401k match, Culture
QA Supervisor (Current Employee) – Siloam Springs, AR – February 28, 2018
The work is not hard but is very rewarding. I don't mind going in everyday because not every day will be the same. The management style needs to change but overall it is a great place to work. The benefits are awesome.
i enjoyed the fast pace of my job and i enjoyed the closeness of my fellow workers. it was like working with family
palletizer (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – February 5, 2018
Simmons was an amazing place to work. It wasn't as much the employment or the benefits as it was the relationship between fellow employees. I love a place where everyone is more than just another face in a smock.
$300 sign on bonus, family atmosphere, employee appreciation .benefits thrown by the companies we were supplying.
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – January 25, 2018
The hours are good; meet new people from different cultures and they provide good medical insurance. The hardest part of the job is when the Machine is at a very high speed and it makes it harder to clean the nuggets.
Product Checker (PC) (Current Employee) – Siloam Springs, AR – January 6, 2018
I'm sure some people love this sort of work but I sure as heck don't. Extremely long (12hr) days with very dull robotic work.
I work as a Product Checker (PC) which basically means I measure the weights of random samples of chicken pieces for 12 hours, even though the entire job takes about 2hrs. For the remainder I stand around 'looking busy' for the other 10 after I finish my work. The leads will often try to get you to work on the line in downtime, but I am man over a foot taller than most of the hispanic women who work here - the lines are far too short for me and it really kills my back. Really bad, I'm serious. Many days I also am not even able to do my job requirements as my dept only needs 3 PCs and I am often the 4th of 5th there. In those cases I either have to work on the line or just go home if they request it. It is VERY dull work. One of the most mundane, mind-numbing jobs I have ever done. I seriously have gotten to the point where I play tic-tac-toe with myself because I basically have 10 hours to kill. There is no creativity, no variety, and very picky & stubborn people you have to answer to. Take that how you will. There is almost no one for me to talk to, as I don't speak spanish and most people that work hear speak it exclusively. For a spanish speaker I imagine this job is much more bearable. The days are long (5am-4:30pm), but 4 days a week however the break days change every week on a cycle which can be a bit annoying for scheduling life apart from work. Do not expect to be able to do anything else than work on work days, there is no time especiallymore... with a commute. Do not expect to have any sort of night life during a work day.
DO NOT apply to work on (or a job near, because they will put you on it) the line if you 1) only speak english, and 2) are taller than 5'5". I'm serious on this. 90% of the people in this area speak little to no english (only spanish), and someone like me who only speaks english really has no one to talk to all day long. It's nobody's fault, but it is what it is. Also, I am 6'1" and my back absolutely kills me after working days here because everything (tables, machines, etc) is made for people around 5'2" (the height of most hispanic women who work here in abundance), and I am not exaggerating. Also do not apply if you expect anything other than dull, repetitive assembly line type work where you do the same thing all day every day with no variety or creative freedom whatsoever. DO apply if you speak spanish, are under 5'5" (again, I'm dead serious - it's for your health), and enjoy very mundane robotic work. Some people love this and that is great. I'm not one of them.less
Not anything worthy of note unless you like this type of work
Mediocre/depressing atmosphere, early mornings, long hours, cold temperature, dull, bizarre day-off schedule, bilingual preference