Farmland Foods

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Farmland Foods Reviews

Updated 21 July 2014
Updated 21 July 2014
14 Reviews

2.5
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    it was a learning experience

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    Former Employee - Maintenance
    Former Employee - Maintenance

    Pros

    decent starting pay for the area decent coworkers

    Cons

    everyone gets pushed hard no work/life balance long hours six or seven days a week pay was basically stagnant high turnover rate penalized for using paid sick time or personal days vacation hard to come by....I believe the cons are common to the industry as a whole not just this employer

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My review

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    Former Employee - Quality Inspector  in  Cumming, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Cumming, GA (US)

    Pros

    A good Company, enterprising, Good Product, good people.

    Cons

    Time Management, training, Good Practices Clean environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the good work

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nazi's

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Wichita, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Wichita, KS (US)

    Pros

    Pay and relocation is good. Ok to use as a stepping stone for a year or less if you take a union position.

    Cons

    Managed by cut throat corporate Nazis interested in their own career projection. HIGH TURNOVER rate. PLANT is not safe, they make cheap garbage product. Stay out of the salaried jobs unless you can stand an impossible situation and watching everyone around you leave, wondering when it's you turn. Ammonia system is a death trap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Threats and intimidation worked well for the Nazi's. Keep it up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Look elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    Above average compensation package
    Classy recruitment process

    Cons

    Poor leadership / culture of intimidation and fear.
    Looooong hours and poor work/life balance.
    Lack of empowerment - no decision making authority for even Director level positions.
    Poor morale - I know of no one that wouldn't leave given the opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do 360 evaluations of leadership, begin using modern management practices - this is not the stone-age!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not really Farmland Foods - More like Smithfield Foods that just bought the name "Farmland".

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)

    Pros

    Farmland Industries was a good company in it's day. Farmland Bacon, Ribs, Ham and Pork Chops are still good.

    Cons

    Went through the ugly business B word. Smithfield bought the foods plants and kept the Farmland name. Farmland lost a LOT of good people because of bad decisions that UPPER management made back in the early 2000's.
    Farmland Sausage SUCKS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You lost a lot of really good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company at one time, but has fallen from grace

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    Former Employee - President/Chief Executive Officer  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - President/Chief Executive Officer in Kansas City, MO (US)

    Pros

    Good product, solid operations team

    Cons

    Poor senior levle leaders and board

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek new employement, the new Chinese ownership is not good for all US based employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Environmental Health and Safety

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    Former Employee - EHS  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - EHS in Kansas City, MO (US)

    Pros

    Some very nice people in some departments, decent pay to start, decent healthcare, they pay for training

    Cons

    Overall bad attitude and end of the world view from management, lack of leadership and cooperation, overbearing corporate culture, stigma of the former Farmland Industries fiasco does not help with local relations in Kansas City. They tend to hire people with no personality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people, this is the food industry act like its the 21st Century, update your equipment and facilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not what it was a few mere years ago

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Farmland Foods emerged from Farmland Industries and had a fantastic corporate culture, a great employee morale, and was self aware of process issues and identified ways to move forward. There was no better place to be.

    Cons

    During the last 2 years it has de-volved, it is an environment of fear and blame - creating a paranoid and overworked workforce who fear making mistakes -and therefore - take no rises. It is a sad, mediocre place. There is no direction from the top, nor the middle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve workforce in suggestions and implementation of process and perhaps even some philisophical corporate changes. Remember that the Customer is more important than the road blocks you are putting up to prevent them from getting your products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    One hell of a Ride

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    Former Employee - Processor  in  Austin, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Processor in Austin, MN (US)

    Pros

    Meeting New people is allways a must and there are alot of new people that work for this company,
    The smiles and work surroundings kept everyone in a happy place. There was alot of good humor to keep everyone moving.

    Cons

    Long hours, and got pushed alot to get the jobs done. Some supervisors Had swollen heads and Treated some people Wrongly. Shortly after they were dismissed and It worked out.
    Sometimes it was very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the day shift finish their work and not push it onto the ones that work the night shift so that they are so bogged down with work that they have to stay late to finish their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was a good learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for improvements

    Cons

    Very high pressure business environment

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