Truck Driver (Current Employee) – Caldwell, ID – 10 April 2018
Simplot is a horrible place to work. They will shut the plant down multiple times a year and not even tell you about it. You end up hearing about it from the Hogger’s or contract drivers. And when you ask when it will be down they give you the wrong dates and then once you make plans for the supposed days off they call and say oh we are working one more day and you are forced to cancel your plans and go to work. I then brought it up in a safety meeting about their lack of communication and the head of hr just laughed about and said oh we are fantastic when it comes to communicating. They also told me when I was hired to expect to make 50k a year as a truck driver. When I got my w2 I had made a whopping 40k. 10k difference. So if you don’t want to get screwed, stay away from this company!
Safety Supervisor (Former Employee) – Quincy, WA – 3 April 2018
The J.R. Simplot provided many opportunities for advancement within the company. Management was extremely supportive of each employee and each and every employee was assured of thstb on a regular basis!
great advancemet iopportunites
difficukt enviroment to work under with little or no profit
Direct Abuse of Contracted Workers!!! Total Discrimination
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) – Boise, ID – 2 March 2018
Works Contractors to death, relying on contractors to hold th AP department together all the while treating them like worthless slaves that are not good enough to be hired as a regular Simplot employee. Requires a 4 year degree for data entry work, that’s educational discrimination and they are going to pay. Simplot treats Contractors like a segregated population with a disease.
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