JR Simplot
3.3 of 5 25 reviews
www.simplot.com Boise, ID 5000+ Employees

JR Simplot Reviews

Updated Mar 11, 2014
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3.3 25 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

JR Simplot Chairman Scott Simplot

Scott Simplot

(11 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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great people, company takes care of you

Office Coordinator (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

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

Prosjob security, very good company to work for people are good well meaning people, very good benefits, pay is not the top but the benefits make it worth it

Consnot really a chance to move up, alot of control issues , people who have worked for this company a long time dont want to share the knowledge maybe they feel somone younger may take thier jobs.

Advice to Senior Managementgive the little ones a chance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Old Fashioned, Large, and Slow Moving

Environmental Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Boise, ID (US)

I have been working at JR Simplot as an intern for less than a year

ProsOther employees were friendly, and the job payed decently well. I was given a high degree of independence in my work.

ConsWork was generally pretty dull, very slow moving environment made it feel like I made little impact. The cubicles and office space was pretty mundane and depressing. Very little interpersonal interaction in the job, difficult to get worthwhile feedback. Didn't feel particularly valued as an employee.

Advice to Senior ManagementModernize the work environment in order to foster more creativity and innovation in the workplace.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great learning experience

IT Datacenter Operations (Former Employee)
Boise, ID (US)

I worked at JR Simplot for more than 3 years

ProsCutting edge multi-billion dollar privately owned family company in a small town. Worked with many people who later moved on to high value companies around the world.

ConsBecause it is a private owned family company most people are not familiar with the company that produces the food millions of people eat every day.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo some commericals about the company. Think BASF commercials...we dont make things, we make the things that other people make things from...something like that.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I worked for J R Simpot for 5 years

Quality Assurance Auditor (Former Employee)
Moses Lake, WA (US)

I worked at JR Simplot full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI loved the job I had there.

ConsThey were good to woke for.

Advice to Senior ManagementKep employees happy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Injured on job after 3 years, took a year to get diagnosis, harassed and fired while injured

Systems Service Technician (Former Employee)
Caldwell, ID (US)

I worked at JR Simplot full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTo keep from starving to death.

ConsUnprofessional, filthy, favoritism, nepotism, poor advancement opportunities, racism, cronyism, high injury rates, harassed for reporting injuries, fired while on leave for work injury surgery, said that I had met a 3 strikes termination policy but couldn't produce records of my three work violations. Young healthy people were constantly getting pneumonia from filthy bacteria infested, black mold encrusted factory at a food plant!

Advice to Senior ManagementHave a soul.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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An excellent learning experience, nowhere to go

Associate Scientist (Former Employee)
Boise, ID (US)

I worked at JR Simplot full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSupportive direct manager, good pay for the area, exciting and meaningful work

ConsMid-level management was continuously difficult to work with, limited opportunity for career growth despite corporate policies encouraging it. Problem employees were well entrenched and held power over other's careers in a very unprofessional way.

Advice to Senior ManagementWatch your mid level managers more closely, give employees a safe avenue to report inappropriate behavior,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Production (Current Employee)
Pocatello, ID (US)

I have been working at JR Simplot full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood company to work for.

ConsNot enough people or time to keep up on everything that needs done.

Advice to Senior Managementhire more people to keep up with ever changing challenges.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for.

Systems Service Technician (Current Employee)
Caldwell, ID (US)

I have been working at JR Simplot full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPay, opportunity to advance, focus on community and sustainability.

ConsCeiling on advancment, Many hours

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvance from within. Understand the value of experience. Weigh experience against education rather than always siding with education. Harness drive and passion.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Family business with career longevity

Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee)
Lathrop, CA (US)

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

Proscareer longevity, will invest to further training, can move up quickly if motivated.

ConsLong hours, needs more accountability for those who never complete task.

Advice to Senior ManagementI am seeing a change continue to drive innovation and hold accountable those who are assigned important task.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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it became a very hostile department

Accounting Tech II (Former Employee)
Boise, ID (US)

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

ProsJR Simplot is a good company,

ConsWorking in the accounts payable department for a very long time, new management and supervisors are very unprofessional letting the dept get out of control

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the hostility and get supervisors in there that understand the different personalities, and do not let favored employees get away with there drama

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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