Packaging B Operator (Current Employee) – Caldwell, ID – 13 January 2018
The job pays well but each employee is treated like a number, not a person, regardless of the performance of that person. There is little recognition given to individuals who really put forth a lot of effort. Many of the people come in with a great attitude of showing the company what they are worth and end up with an attitude of just getting through the shift. This transformation usually takes place in less than a month.
Quality Assurance Auditor (Current Employee) – Caldwell, ID – 2 November 2017
Working for J.R Simplot Company (in the factory) is a great opportunity to learn about the factory and potato life while working in a clean, well kept environment and getting paid VERY well. It is definitely more of a man's place to work as it mainly deals with machines, heavy lifting, forklift driving, lots of maintenance, and just about everything you do gets you dirty; that being said though, women do work here and make it just fine. Working in the Q.A lab is very repetitive, but you get paid wonderfully and won't be able to find somewhere that comes even close to competing. My biggest complaints are simply that the factory and all of the possible "mandatory" overtime tend to consume you and your outside life, so for people with children who desire to have a balanced work and home life, it makes it very hard.
Paid lunches, plenty of overtime, great pay
High deductible healthcare, stressful, long hours, mandatory overtime
Production Inspector (Current Employee) – Moses Lake, WA – 25 October 2017
I work my job with out pressure, and bosses are respectable enough asking job related questions. Production grader is quite monotonous job but once in a while you can get away from it and do some other work that may improve your working area such as tiding up the small lab. you are working in. I doesn't take time to learn everything to do this kind of job.
the 30 min. lunch breaks are paid.
health care insurance does not cover enough coverage.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – North Charleroi, PA – 24 October 2017
I love being a forklift operator, I Am Very good at my job. The main issue with this place is the MANDATORY overtime and the changing of the schedule. The day goes by fast, but when it gets towards the end of Your Scheduled shift YOU ARE ALWAYS informed that you WILL BE STAYING PAST YOUR Scheduled time. There seems to be no concern for a personal life, I am not talking about a Social life but your own personal needs at home can NOT be met because of how much time you spend here. Instead of them scheduling you for a 12-8:30 shift it should just say 12-?, and just when you think you have "A" Day off the schedule is changed on Tuesday and then again on Thursday. It is 7 DAYS a week!!!!!
fast paced, layed back work environment
Mandatory over time, Many non english speaking workers
Enrober Operator (Current Employee) – West Memphis, AR – 21 September 2017
Competitive shifts and fast paced production work. Management could be better as well as worker relationships within the company. Very easy work but certain policies tend to hurt workers. High turnover rate.
Machine Operator/Material Handler (Former Employee) – West Memphis, AR – 20 September 2017
my typical day at work was working in a controlled environment wearhouse. I was a machine operator that had great benefits.the job had a 401k packet with good compensation.the management team was always tring to find new ways to make our workload better.
Raw Receiver (Former Employee) – Othello, WA 99344 – 19 September 2017
I liked my job at Simplot, it was hard work but the hours passed nicely because you stay so busy. The team leader I had was good at her job, and easy going. Hispanic employees outnumber whites 5 to 1, and a lot of them do not speak English. I learned how to move and operate unloading equipment, and to operate forklifts and tractors.
plenty of work
almost everyone there is hispanic. difficult if you don't speak Spanish
Manager (Current Employee) – Boise, ID – 24 August 2017
Low key and nice people. Everyone pitches in when you need help. They care deeply about their customers and offering good service. They're at an inflection point, seeking employees that will help them be even more competitive. Conservative culture.