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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated 1 Aug 2019

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3.2
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53%
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67%
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JR Simplot CEO Scott Simplot
Scott Simplot
67 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and plenty of hours(union)(in 18 reviews)

  • "Good salary and benefits and great people(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "The upper management doesn't really care about the employees(in 8 reviews)

  • "Poor management drives away hard-working and talented individuals(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Collaborative culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at JR Simplot

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, family owned business model

    Cons

    Sometimes projects can take too long to implement

    JR Simplot2016-11-15
  2. "Scale room operator supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Packaging Scale Operator in Pasco, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Eveybody is friendly and teamwork

    Cons

    The supervisor isn't good at work

    Advice to Management

    Need to what the supervisor at night time

    JR Simplot2019-07-21
  3. "Great if you just want to collect a paycheck"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance. No real pressure to deliver results. Easy to get promoted as long as you're in the "inner circle" and suck up to senior management

    Cons

    Average to below average pay. No accountability. It's not what you do and how you contribute to business results it's who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at how you define a good leader. Bad choices will kill the business. Senior management needs to be careful not to lose all credibility.

    JR Simplot2019-08-02
  4. "Fire retardant"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Moreland, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People you work with, hours and location

    Cons

    Winter hours. Hardly any overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up great work

    JR Simplot2019-06-12
  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Pasco, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Bad orginization throughout management

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key

    JR Simplot2019-06-05
  6. "Don't bother"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    Okay benefits, decent locations, stable

    Cons

    Pay, health insurance, toxic culture

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting your friends and promote the people who would actually be good for the position. At Simplot, it's all about who you know and who you go have a beer with. I saw managers throw their employees under the bus on multiple occasions to save themselves and would therefore cause someone to lose their job for something they had no part in. The culture is toxic. Simplot is focused more on production numbers than...

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    JR Simplot2019-06-18
  7. "Very Cold"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JR Simplot part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay was pretty decent and the work wasn't hard.

    Cons

    The days felt very, very long.

    JR Simplot2019-05-28
  8. "I like the job."

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    Former Employee - Local Truck Driver 

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time

    Pros

    Driving was a good job here.

    Cons

    When slow, working in the bag plant sucked with the dust and winter time the plant had very little heat and everyone was frozen

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the air with some vacuum system and make it warmer in the winter with some heat.

    JR Simplot2019-05-20
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Very Hit or Miss"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is too big of a company to give one or five stars. The overall quality is somewhere in the middle. While I worked at Simplot, I noticed that there is very high work culture variability. Some offices are far better off than others, and it is important to ask around and do a bit of research before you apply here. The group and role you find here really matters. If you find a good spot at Simplot, here are...

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    Cons

    Many of the people at Simplot have worked there for a long time, and if you are trapped in a situation with poor management, it is unlikely anything will change for the better. There is not much oversight on the work culture across the company. In my opinion, this has to change for the organization to be an overall favorable place to work. There is also not much opportunity to move up and establish a fruitful career...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep a closer eye on management practices. Great managers really set a company apart. Bad managers contribute to employee churn and bad word-of-mouth. Promote from within and make sure managers are allowing the hard workers to flourish. I witnessed far too much favoritism rather than a meritocracy. The old way is not the best way.

    JR Simplot2019-04-27
  10. "E & I Technician"

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    Former Employee - E & I Technician in Pocatello, ID

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits and great people.

    Cons

    Enviroment is not very safe.

    JR Simplot2019-03-21
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