Sanderson Farms, Inc.

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Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Sanderson Farms, Inc.
3.5
2928 reviews
Sanderson Farms, Inc. Ratings
3.5
Average rating of 2928 reviews on Indeed
3.3Work-Life Balance
3.8Pay & Benefits
3.4Job Security & Advancement
3.1Management
3.3Culture
Headquarters
Oakwood, GA
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
$5B to $10B (USD)
Industry
Food and Beverages

Popular jobs at Sanderson Farms, Inc.

 Average SalarySalary Range
2 salaries reported
$18.25
per hour
$9.10-$27.40
1 salary reported
$20.32
per hour
$10.15-$30.50
9 salaries reported
$17.47
per hour
$8.70-$26.25
1 salary reported
$30,000
per year
$15,000-$45,000
8 salaries reported
$16.70
per hour
$8.35-$25.10
Salary Satisfaction
63%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 8756 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

Sanderson Farms, Inc. Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Sanderson Farms, Inc.

2.0
Forklift Operator | Bryan, TX | Jun 20, 2021
Ambiente muy peligroso en shipping. Especialmente cuando no, hay espacio para trabajar.
Ambiente de trabajo es muy peligroso en shipping esencialmente cuando ya no tienes espacio para trabajar normalmente. Los jefes de la planta en general, de ofina , son muy inexpertos, no, tienen sentido común y experiencia para liderar mucha gente, solo tienen sus titulos universitarios, pero no, tienen nada de sentido común, nada de experiencia, no, salen a caminar en la planta para ver como esta el ambiente o la rutina diaria del trabajo y anticipar accidentes. Hubo una ves un hombre que se quedaba a ayudar al segundo turno de 7:30am hasta las 8pm o de 8am a 8:30pm todos los días 2:30 nadien queria quedarse solo él. El decia qué le gustaba apoyar a la compania y cuidar sus intereses porque él, y todos los empleados dependen de ellos, de la compañia para llevar un plato de comida a sus hijos o hijas. Realmente apoyó mucho a la compañia y sus intereses, siempre, quedándose a ayudar al segundo turno por 2:30 diario , créanme, no, es fácil. Trabajar 12 horas diarias pero él, lo hacia. Él era el unico que ayudaba a la compañía. Y la compañia o los jefes de oficina le pagaron ese gran esfuerzo despidiéndolo de la empresa, por esta causa; el señor esta en proceso de arreglar sus papeles de migración, pues migracion le pidió muchas pruebas como las bacinas de mmr, la varicela , y mas, y un chequeo físico especial para migración que cuesta 600 dólares, cartas de recommendation y de presencia en los USA por mas de 3 años. Pues este hombre uso varios días para sus appointments y obten
2.0
Deboner | Saint Pauls, NC | Jan 30, 2019
Point system is aweful
I am a hard worker. Worked at Sanderson Farms for 2 years. I go to work on time and do my job. This job is on a 5 point system and you have to wait 90 days before a point comes off.My mother n law passed in 2017 and the man that is responsible for her death trial was in 2018. I never passed 3 points. If i was out of work , i had a good reason. Two of my points came from going to my mother n law trial to support my wife on the stand. I bought work notes. One point was because i needed a personal day, that was with no note. The job told us we will not be working anymore Saturdays back in oct 2018. At this time i only have 3 points. So I decided to better my life and go to school for 8 weeks. Since we didnt have to work on the weekends i put my classes on the weekends. In Dec.2018 they decided to put us back working on Saturdays. In order to keep my job every Saturday i had to go get a doctor note because I ended up with 5 points. HR told me I had to go get a doctor note every saturday.Thanking God a point comes off at the end of Dec and Beginning of Jan. My points went back down to 3 while being suspended for 3 days. Yes if u get 5 points, you get suspended. Since i was in truck school and i finish on Jan.30, 2019, I was told i can get a job their when i get finish. But again they worked us on Saturday. Every holiday they make up it by working employees on Saturdays. So now im back at 5 points again. I went and got one note for the 4th point but the 5th point i didnt. So, i go
Cons5 point system
2.0
Deboner | Dothan, AL | May 19, 2021
job is ok but not for everyone(very busy and active)...organization and leadership would be the downside
I honestly believe it could be a good place to work. You stay busy which I do like. Headphones allowed after probation period (60-90 days). Best pay for any entry level job if had and you can max out fairly quickly (3-6 months). Excellent benefits. For the “bad”(strictly opinion): I believe the training(or lack there of) has obvious room for improvement, schedule is interesting 7:45am-5:45pm(1st shift) two 30 minute breaks 10:00am-10:30am and 12:50pm-1:20pm(hard to get business outside of work done and evening commitments like church or kids stuff can be affected), everything is just so rushed and unorganized it feels like, I can’t speak for anyone else but I don’t feel like they care very much at all about the employees, I’ve personally never had an injury at work until now but dealing with that has been a real life nightmare, unrealistic expectations especially at first(and I believe that’s where at least 75% of people quit) I started with 9 other people and I don’t think any made it past 60-90 days, they have a “retention officer” which I’ve personally never heard of so I feel like that says something in itself, if you don’t like to be busy(to the fullest extent then I wouldn’t recommend it) I wouldn’t call that a bad thing(just trying to be informative) I personally like that, ULTIMATELY though my main concern is management(which influences and affects everything) no involvement in training, processes, guidance, no communication among themselves(hard to communicate with
ProsPay and Benefits
Constraining processes, managerial etiquette and leadership(lack of both), breaks and 10 hour days
1.0
Crew Member | Waco, TX | Jul 6, 2018
Organized Chaos
The backbone of any company (hourly employees) are viewed as replaceable cogs in the machine. Very high Constantly changing policies and guidelines. High turnover rate. One week volunteers needed to work weekends next week sending people with 39.99 hours home early. Great Benefits if u can find a decent health care provider outside of the state of Mississippi that accepts Blue Cross Blue shield. Thanksgiving Christmas and New year's unfortunately fall in the off season for the poultry business and only salary employees recieve any type of bonuses. Once took 40 hour paid vacation the Monday I was scheduled to return on a holiday didn't recieve Holiday pay. Holiday pay was ALWAYS less than my usual pay rate. Never once disciplined written up or suspended. Was Terminated due to attendance was given the option to quit in order to "leave on good terms." Reapplied recently out of morbid curiosity during the interview i was informed all rehires go in front of the committee to be discussed every Friday, I interviewed ON A TUESDAY, got a inexpected call back the very next day (WEDNESDAY) surely a mistake I assumed but returned the call within five minutes was asked my ssn 3 times all 3 produced no record of my employment. FOURTH time got it right and said the application had been denied. Didn't bother to ask why or how that was possible. I assume my file was a special exception on the top of the eligible for rehire pile under "left on bad terms" viewed by the committee a couple days
ProsReasonable pay, 401k benefits, and stockholder program
ConsToo many to list
2.0
Sanitation Worker | Waco, TX | Oct 23, 2014
Management is ineffective/ disrespectful toward hourly employees; No ladder for advancement or promotion for hourly employees
Salaried supervisors are vindictive and use favoritism and retaliation to enforce the rules according to corporate protocol. Salaried supervisors are required to attend frequent training classes sponsored by the corporate office in Mississippi in which they are instructed to use write-up sheets to punish hourly employees for even the most ridiculously minor infractions -- such as clocking-in one minute early or losing your clock-in badge -- in order to keep plant operations flowing smoothly and turning a profit. As a result, at least in my department, we have a management staff that is totally ineffective. If you actually go to your supervisor to report a problem or concern, nothing gets done and you are brushed-off as if you aren't important or are complaining needlessly. If your concern actually even gets past your supervisor to the HR department, HR will fill out a bunch of paperwork and then put a bunch of "statements" in your personnel file THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE, unless you have a pretty good attorney. That's right, there's no "open-door" policy at Sanderson Farms between management and employees. So if you're expecting to find a supervisor who acts as a mentor and encourages you, or a company that values your hard work, keep looking elsewhere. You won't find any respect or appreciation at Sanderson Farms.
ProsGood benefits, pay, and paid holidays
ConsManagement is ineffective and retaliates against employees; uses favoritism
1.0
Supervisor | Waco, TX | Nov 4, 2019
They believe adversity builds character
Your employees come in at 4:30. You need to be there by 2:30. Your employees leave from 12:30 to 01:00, maybe you go home at 03:00. I'm speaking from experience as a supervisor. You will work 14 to 15 hours a day. If there is a holiday that the company shuts down for like Christmas, New Years, MLK, you can expect to work the weekend before and the weekend after to make up for the lost production. As a supervisor, you really have no say about your department. All decisions are made by your superintendent and above. You just do what you are told. Most of the time you are just a really expensive hourly employee. You will be dirty, wet and cold or dirty, wet and hot and frustrated every day. Sanderson will pay you well, but they expect a lot in return. They will give you tasks without resources to do those tasks and then hold you accountable for not getting those tasks done. Every minute of every hour of every day is a race to contain some crisis, real or imagined. If your superiors think it's a crisis, it's real, if you think it's a crisis, it's just you not being able to handle it. To sum all this up I say that the management culture from the top down is to constantly criticize everything you do. Which is fine. But what is missing is there is no building up of anyone. No pats on the back, no kudos, no recognition for when something goes well, just criticism, complaints and moans. That's what makes working here a miserable experience at least for me, a supervisor.
3.0
Maintenance Technician | Moultrie, GA | Jun 4, 2018
To sum it up in a nut shell;,theres good and bad everywhere you choose to work. thing to do is take the good and leave the bad and try to make a diff.
Making sure that the equipment is ready to start the day of production. the rest of the day is waiting on something to brake unless theres a call to help another tech do a job that requires more than one person. and if its slow even if it doesn't require two people just to make the day go by faster and help my fellow employee and help production out as well. We all have to live in this world together why not make it a much better an enjoyable place to live and work. i always try to approach a typical situation with the idea that I can learn something from anyone no matter how young or old. because i don't know it all and the day a person thinks he does he had better quit the field.I,m not too fond of the management there right now mainly because its all people that came from another company together and it makes it hard to overlook the buddy system that seems to be there at times. they're all good people though. The workplace culture seems to thrive in and out amongst those that are trying to make it through another day and dollar. there is no hard part to the job.;no harder than we ever make it really. The most enjoyable part is seeing your work appreciated by those that have to use or operate it.
ProsThe Job and its learning experiences
ConsThe cons always come and go with people and change.
5.0
Drip line | Collins, MS | Aug 3, 2015
One of the best jobs I've held
I go in and depending on where they need help that day that's generally where they send me, I've learned how to get along with various people some of who do not deserve the respect you'd give a rat, management is great, they pay some of the best wages to management in the entire chicken industry so you'd expect a higher class of management which is what you get though they do have their off days but don't we all, Most co workers are decent hard working people but you do get those that like to curse everyone out and threaten people, some coworkers do drugs and drink during their break or during trips to the bathroom, and then some people just want to collect a paycheck and let everyone else do their jobs for them, hardest part of the job is the physical aspect of having to hang birds if they're alive those suckers fight you for their lives pecking and scratching at you, even using the bathroom on you, if they're dead well you have to hang 27 birds a minute plus depending on your location and how lazy the guy is standing next to you, you do not want to be at the front of the line, Most enjoyable part of the job is of course the paycheck 13/hr isn't bad for my area.
Prosyearly raises, great management, and very family orientated, they love hiring families
Cons3 write ups and you're gone, some coworkers are difficult, during the winter they cut down to 32 hrs a week which is right at christmas.
3.0
Quality Technician | Kinston, NC | Aug 23, 2013
Not the best organization to work for.
Not a bad place to work as long as you don't mind not having any job security, poor management, and not a lot of room for advancement. A typical day was rare because there are not a lot of typical days in my line of work as a quality control tech if you perform well at your job. Its so much easier to look away and not do your part in the checks and balance system, but it takes a special kind of person to do the job right. There are a lot of different dynamics, situations, and moving parts that you are faced with everyday. I had a good working relationship with most of my coworkers, coworkers meaning hourly employees. The supervision here at times is very unprofessional and unsympathetic to their employees' needs or problems. It at times reminds me of prisoners out on work release and the prison guards standing over them with a big shotgun hanging over their shoulder. The hardest part to me was after about a year of working there just mustering up the strength to go work and perform. Sanderson Farm with suck the life out of you and fire you in hot second. There were some good times. I did get the opportunity to meet a lot of good hard working people whom with I built some personal and professional ties.
ProsGet paid every week, can work off some weight
Consno job security, poor management, little room to advance
1.0
Cone line | Dothan, AL | Aug 31, 2020
A toxic work culture enforced by management that picks favorites
A terrible work environment with rushed training, very little respect for its workers, will constantly break every guideline and rule that they promise employees they'll keep, forces employees into extreme conditions that will leave them injured specifically in the hands and elbows, and a constant hostility from management favorites that will break any rule they want before turning around and blaming people they don't like. The turn over rate is actually over 100%, the factory is slowly becoming emptier and emptier while management, unwilling to change anything, looks for alternative sources of labor because they simply blame "youth work ethic" because workers don't want to be disrespected horrifically while laboring as hard as they have to. They already believe you're a liability before they've even seen you, don't apply.
ProsPay is technically good, though not good for the effort
ConsConstant short notice mandatory overtime, constant fighting in a knife filled room, workloads will lead to health problems, perpetually understaffed, working areas are extremely and dangerously cramped, condensation on masks get very cold, coworkers don't wear masks over their noses anyways, management now rely on foreign contractors causing a lot of communication issues

Questions And Answers about Sanderson Farms, Inc.

How often do you get a raise at Wayne-Sanderson Farms?
Asked Feb 4, 2021
Every year of being there
Answered Oct 31, 2022
Every 5 years
Answered Oct 27, 2022
What is the best part of working at Wayne-Sanderson Farms?
Asked Dec 27, 2019
Goin home
Answered Jul 1, 2022
Good money and benefits
Answered Jun 21, 2022
What is a typical day like for you at Wayne-Sanderson Farms?
Asked Mar 26, 2020
Feeling of overwhelmed and bullied
Answered Oct 28, 2022
Busy
Answered Oct 26, 2022
What is the promotion process like at Wayne-Sanderson Farms?
Asked Oct 9, 2020
Don’t get promotions
Answered Oct 29, 2022
They don’t promote you everyone has points so they don’t move people around due to that issue you can apply on workday and never get a response back from no one
Answered Oct 28, 2022
What benefits does Wayne-Sanderson Farms offer?
Asked Jul 17, 2016
401K. 3 percent match Blue cross Blue shield
Answered Oct 31, 2022
Many really good
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