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J.R. Simplot Company

Temporary Laborer

May - June 2019 • Pocatello, ID

What I liked

The hours were nice.

What I wish was different

There were way too many days when there wasn't a specific assignment, and I was expected to find something to do.

Advice

Be ready to find your own projects to work on.
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Quality assurance lab tech

May - September 2019 • Pasco, WA

What I liked

There were a lots of good people to work with. It was a good experience to work in a food processing facility and learn what it is like. It was also good to be able to apply and recognize the the things I have learned in my class about processing, haccp, and GMPs.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have learned more about why I was doing the procedures.

Advice

My advice would be to work hard and learn as much as you can
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Accounts Payable

May - August 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

I loved the family culture of the J.R. Simplot company. You are welcomed and included immediately! The company is incredibly involved in community outreach.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take advantage of any internship or summer job to network and build connections! Many times, your employers will be willing to let you shadow a different department for a day or two if you express your interest!
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Crop Advisor

May - August 2019 • St. Anthony, ID

What I liked

Amazing people, outdoor hands on work, beautiful area

What I wish was different

More learning opportunities

Advice

Being a good conversationalist is an important aspect of this job
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Soil Sampler

April - August 2019 • Pasco, WA

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to learn more in my field of study and how it helped me narrow down what I would like to do after graduation.

What I wish was different

I wish it was more of a 40 hour week job instead of a 60 hour week job. I was burned out every weekend.

Advice

If you know how to work hard and be a team player, you should definitely work for J.R. Simplot.
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Sales Intern

May - August 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

This company is amazing when it comes to culture and people. Everyone was friendly, welcoming, and wanted to help me learn and develop. The company and recruiter made the transition from CO to ID easy with financial help, providing housing, as well as very welcoming to share best places in town to eat, hike, etc. I loved that there were other interns to collaborate and share the experience with. I had the opportunity as an intern to be a part of the Intern's Social Committee. An "extracurricular" to my sales position, we planned events, networking, relationship building, and community opportunities for interns not only located in Boise, but all Simplot locations. Boise was an amazing place to live for the summer, an easy transition culturally.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been more hands on with sales operations and continued to develop my soft and hard skills. I learned a lot about the company as a whole and how the different departments function together. But I would have rather had some real world experience. It was a lot of computer jobs, tedious work, that I worked on for two full months. The task very quickly got boring.

Advice

Don't be afraid to give a certain career a chance. I was very torn about taking this internship because I didn't know if i wanted to pursue sales, or work in a corporate building. I enjoyed the experienced and learned a lot about the industry, about being a professional, about the careers of several individuals that worked for Sipmlot, and additionally I learned a ton about myself. It's an incredible experience to move to a new city, start a new job, in a new field, get to know new people, only if you lean all in.
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Soil Sampler

April - August 2019 • Pasco, WA

What I liked

The wages and overtime pay were very generous and I learned a lot about soil science and pesticide and herbicide application.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had worked a normal, 40 hour week and not the 60 hour weeks I worked. I was burned out every day off and by the end of the summer I was not very prepared to return back to full time schooling.

Advice

This is a great summer job but you must be willing to work hard and long hours, like any job in agriculture would be.
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Crop Advisor/Scout Intern

May - August 2019 • Beresford, SD

What I liked

I enjoyed getting a lot more hands on scouting along with grower interactions day to day. I spent time watching and learning how the employees interact with growers. Simplot is very friendly and a nice location to work at.

What I wish was different

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about this experience is to make the most out of it, if you have any questions, please do ask! The employees want to help you as much as you want to learn from them so put into it what you want to get out of it!
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Field Tech

May 2018 • Jerome, ID

What I liked

Good benefits, good pay, good work environment, good people to work with, good experience, good learning opportunities, room for growth.

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

Be proactive in looking for a job. Don’t wait for one to come to you.
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Procurement Intern

April 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

I liked the environment I worked in and the chance I had to learn from a large organization.

What I wish was different

I wish I had had more opportunities to work on team projects and build interpersonal relationships.

Advice

To make the most of every opportunity, and to put yourself out there.
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Marketing Intern

May - August 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

I loved being able to do more than just marketing, I got to do a little bit of everything!

What I wish was different

I wish I could’ve stayed longer but I had to be back to the university for USU Soccer.

Advice

Tailor the internship to you, be vocal about what you are interested in.
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Field Intern

June - September 2018 • Moses Lake, WA

What I liked

I enjoyed everything about this internship. I was given an opportunity to shadow different positions within the company. I spent time with different people in the company to learn about their position. All my questions were answered, so I had the opportunity to learn quite a bit about potatoes. Everyone I had the opportunity to work with was awesome! If I was ever given the opportunity to work with them full-time, I would not hesitate on taking the job!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Improving Plant Efficiency

May - August 2017 • Rock Springs, WY

What I liked

They tried to give me the same duties that they would give a full time chemical engineer. It was very helpful to learn what sort of things I will be doing as a full time engineer. They were very helpful and were more than willing to help answer any questions that I had.

What I wish was different

I really only wish that I could have worked more overtime. There was a few opportunities but I would have liked a lot more.

Advice

Internships can be overwhelming at first because of the complexity of most plants, but it helps if you look at the theory behind the processes in the operating manuals in the first part of the internship. This helps in understanding the plant as they explain certain equipment, or tasks that you will be working on.
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Plant Maintenance Engineer

May - August 2017 • Caldwell, ID

What I liked

Everyone in upper management was like family, they would take a brake from what there doing to help you out. They gave me real engineering tasks to do not just run and go get coffee.

What I wish was different

There is not much I did not like.

Advice

Really nice place, and a great place to work.
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