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
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
Warehouse Worker/ ShippingJ (Former Employee) – Heyburn, ID – 25 July 2017
I worked swing shift from 4 pm to midnight. The people who worked their at the time treated you like family. I lived in Twin falls and drove to heyburn to work. I left Simplot when they announced the closing of the plant I could have stayed but decided to leave.
We could buy a box of fries or tater tots for three dollars
Terrible place to work if you want advancement opportunities
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) – Ontario, OR – 4 April 2017
Terrible training if any, no advancement opportunity, bad pay, you don't get paid more for having any of the endorsements they require for the job, not a place I would recommend to anyone I liked let's put it that way.
Minimal work for minimal pay
Terrible training, and you cant get promoted unless you know someone
Form Line Operator (Current Employee) – Moses Lake, WA – 26 November 2016
J.R. Simplot is okay to work for. It has excellent job security for the simple fact that everyone needs food. However, there is a lot of overtime and it not unusual for a person to seven 12 hour shifts in a row before they get a day off. When an issue arises that requires management or HR help it is near impossible to get help.
General Laborer/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Aberdeen, ID – 26 August 2016
I went to work everyday an did my job an got along very well with my other co-workers. If I had trouble with anything there was always someone around to help out. The hardest part was lifting more than 50lbs.
HR Coordinator (Current Employee) – West Memphis, AR – 23 June 2016
On a daily basis, I would do payroll, go over benefits with employees, attend meetings and making sure everything ran smoothly. I would also check attendance and report to shift manangers making sure every team member was at work and/or calling the temp service to get workers to fill in.
Free lunches and
Walking around the freezing warehouse to do inspections.
Packaging Operator (Current Employee) – Caldwell, ID 83607 – 12 June 2016
This is the worst company I have ever worked for. There is no home life due to forced overtime and poor management. The "HR" is even worse. They claim to help the employee yet wont stay long enough to speak with night shift employees. If employed by this company you will feel like a slave. Constant forced overtime with no willingness to work with you. Say goodbye to having plans.
Monitored breaks, poor benifits, no time off, poor management.....
Ok place to work but didnt like the fact that they were Union based.
Flo/Talley (Former Employee) – Grand Forks, ND – 30 April 2016
Busy days on the dock with constant customer trucks to be loaded with the forklifts. Learned the process of how French fries and other potato products are made and stored before they are shipped to customers. My co-workers were excellent guys and fun to work with. Nothing was really hard about the job. The most enjoyable part of the job were my co-workers.
Some times the manager would order out lunch for us.
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – West Memphis, AR – 10 October 2015
I advanced very quickly at this company which allowed me to establish an opportunity for growth with this company. My co-workers were easy to get along with and so was management. The hardest part of my job was the cold atmosphere in which it was all year round because it was a food service industry.