Stay away from Smithfield
Bacon Press Comb Puller (Former Employee) – Monmouth, IL – May 20, 2018
If you're young and want money and no life with only Sundays off, go for it. If you have a family and plan to keep them, stay away from this place. Great benefits but 10+ hours, 6 days a week, lots of risk for injuries.
I've worked in construction previously for many years with no major injuries. I've seen so many injuries in this place, the repetitive use of joints is killer. You'll wake up in the morning not being able to feel your hands for 10+ minutes just from the continuous use, good luck snoozing that alarm!
In the end I was making close to $1100 a week but only going home with little under $700, which is decent weekly pay but taking into account the injuries(from faulty equipment), poor management, lazy co workers (the plant is full of them), a medical staff that is there for the company not for you, long hours and days; working here is not worth it.