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JR Simplot Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Shift Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, ID (US)

    I worked at JR Simplot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work for. Competitive health benefits with 401k, vacation time, bonus.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts, plant closure.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat employees with respect.

  2. Great family owned company that treats its employees well

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain
    Current Employee - Supply Chain

    I have been working at JR Simplot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Privately owned, not driven by Wall Street. Family owned, a very real sense of valued employees, owners reinvest to grow the company.

    Cons

    Not always fast to react, some intercompany dealings can be a hassle due to family relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what is right for the overall business, rather than be swayed by the special interest groups.

  3. Really good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JR Simplot

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Lots of location options

    Cons

    Bonus structure is not equal.

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  5. Legal Intern

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    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Boise, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Boise, ID (US)

    I worked at JR Simplot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic environment. Great people to work with. They truly care about the education and career of the interns. Would have loved to stay with them after the internship was over.

    Cons

    Truly, I enjoyed my experience. I have no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide these opportunities to future law students.

  6. If you like playing politics more than actually doing your job, this is the place for you. If not, work remotely.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID (US)

    I worked at JR Simplot

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good 401K. Company is well respected by customers and community.

    Cons

    There are some good leaders but most of them are terrible. Not many mentors. It is very difficult to move around the company. Politics squander valuable time and resources that could be used more appropriately to the benefit of the company and it's customers. Yes, every company has the 'ole political game but wow.....the level of dysfunction is unfortunate for the many talented and dedicated employees who work there.

  7. Bureaucratic and meticulous attention to irrelevant detail while the big picture is undefined

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    Current Employee - IT Developer in Boise, ID (US)
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Boise, ID (US)

    I have been working at JR Simplot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As usual, most of the people actually getting work done are competent and likeable.

    Cons

    People in management who are more about tossing around the hot potato, than handling it.

    Advice to Management

    Management is a skill and talent like any other. Just because someone is likeable and technically competent, does not mean s/he can solve people problems or mentor human growth.

  8. Simplot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nampa, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nampa, ID (US)

    I worked at JR Simplot

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere among workers in the field.

    Cons

    Less and Less caring about the people who do the work by management. They promote a lot of people into positions of authority that are not capable of that type of responsibility. The say, they promote the incompetent to get them out of the way so the real workers can get the job done, is pretty standard.

    Advice to Management

    Learn who does the work who puts money in your pocket. Without the workers putting in all the hours and sacrifices they do for their jobs to keep you going, you would not have a company. Mr. Simplot would be ashamed to know his company has come to more money focused rather than people focused.

  9. The pay was average with an organizational structure that was unique.

    Former Employee - Process Operator in Aberdeen, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Aberdeen, ID (US)

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was average, average benefits that included health insurance and 401K

    Cons

    3 on 3 off 12 hour shifts that took a lot to get used to

  10. Great People, old school environment

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    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Boise, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Boise, ID (US)

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security
    pay is good
    top of the industry

    Cons

    good ol' boys club, slow pace, very reactionary, very little room to move up. Slow to embrace technology. poor vacation time,

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about hiring external hires over internal hires. Vacation time is really low. The company is fine with us staying in the same position for 25 years, today's culture is not accepting of that.

  11. Well Ran Organization

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    Former Intern - Accounting Intern in Grand Forks, ND (US)
    Former Intern - Accounting Intern in Grand Forks, ND (US)

    I worked at JR Simplot as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The management knows what they are doing and it shows.
    The benefits are solid and they treat their employees great.

    Cons

    The locations of the business are not what I'd call ideal if you're a big city type person.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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