of associates work full time
of associates are eligible for company health coverage (after a probationary period)
of full-time associates are eligible for company 401(k) match
of full-time associates are eligible for bonus plans (associates employed for full fiscal year)
co-pay for doctor visits at on-site Wellness Centers
participation in Perdue Health Improvement Program
turnover rate versus 49.3% goal
OSHA Total Recordable Incident rate
We're proud to take care of our team members by offering:
Paid Time Off
Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
Life & Disability Insurance
401(k) Savings Options
Tuition & Education Reimbursement
Health Improvement Program (HIP)
Effective January 1, 2018, we eliminated the $15 co-pay for associates participating in our health coverage plan to see a doctor or other healthcare provider at our on-site Wellness Centers. Most Perdue Wellness Centers include fully equipped on-site doctor’s offices staffed by healthcare providers from the community. These Wellness Center services provide primary care treatment for illnesses and injuries, physicals, ongoing treatment for chronic issues, OB/GYN services, prenatal care and pediatric care.
Associates can schedule appointments during their shifts, which means they still get paid for that time, and associates participating in our insurance program pay nothing.
In 2017, Perdue Farms announced that our Vice President of Human Resources was assuming additional responsibility as the company’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. The responsibilities for this role include providing leadership and guidance related to diversity and inclusion across the entire organization.
Our CEO, Randy Day, became a signatory to CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, committing to the organization’s goals and efforts.
As part of our commitment to investing in our associates' growth and supporting continuous learning, Perdue Farms invested more than $1.2 million to open our new Perdue Learning University, a facility located in the resurging Salisbury, Md., downtown district, to provide continuous learning and development opportunities for associates.
The facility houses training for associates throughout the company and will host an estimated 10,000 visitors per year. The 5,000-foot space provides a variety of flexible training and community meeting spaces that can function independently or together. The facility is equipped with integrated smart boards and the latest in audiovisual resources.
In 2017, the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized Perdue with more awards than any other poultry company for consistently implementing innovative and effective workplace safety and health processes and systems. Twenty-five Perdue facilities in 11 states, including 11 of the company’s 16 food-producing plants, received awards.
Award consideration was based on injury statistics over three years and an independent panel of judges' evaluation of written applications.
Our voluntary Perdue Health Improvement Program (HIP) provides free annual wellness screenings and supports associates in their efforts to eliminate lifestyle risk factors and manage controllable diseases through one-on-one counseling, health education and workplace programs.
Through the combination of HIP and Wellness Centers—on-site doctor’s offices—we’re able to help associates identify and manage health risks—including diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels—or reduce risks from smoking, weight, diet or lack of exercise.
Our emphasis is on creating a culture of wellness, in which improvements in the health of our associates measure our success.
By creating a culture of safety at our worksites, we have a safety record far better than the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) results for the manufacturing sector as a whole.