Hormel

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Hormel Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
76 Reviews
3.7
76 Reviews
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Hormel Chairman, President, and CEO Jeffrey M. Ettinger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and bonus structure for salaried employees (in 11 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits for salaried employees, but you will work so many hours you won't get to enjoy your money (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough prior to reaching a certain career level for production (in 12 reviews)

  • Corporate office is in a small, rural town in the Midwest (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Sales Representative in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Food Service Sales Representative in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Hormel

    Pros

    Experience at a very young age

    Cons

    Relocation is a must to grow with company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more males who stick around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Administrator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Administrator in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Hormel

    Pros

    happy people employed here. great job

    Cons

    NO PAID SICK DAYS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Hormel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, if you start early and show that you can produce promotions come quickly.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a problem.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good employer, better than most but needs to progress technically.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hormel

    Pros

    Good benefits and job security. Friendly people and work environment.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunity In my position as sales assistant in an area sales office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hourly assistants still feel like 2nd class citizens. Our opinions are undervalued, as is our contribution to the team. Keep up the good work of being a great global corporation environmentally.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, for coming out of college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Hormel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Cares about employees
    Sales Force Gets Company Cars
    Uncapped Bonus Structure
    A lot of advancement opportunities
    Best Training Program
    Hardworking upper management
    Solid Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Lean Company so you do a lot of unnecessary work that you do not feel compensated for
    Not a lot of position in upper management
    Merit based raises are terrible, the money is in being promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is solid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed my position as a sales representative for Hormel. They take care of their people and the training is excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Food Service Sales Representative

    I have been working at Hormel full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great sales training, you work for a known company in the industry, great bonus structure, they hire great people.

    Cons

    Food industry is very competitve and margins are slim. Working in this industry will not make you millions at this level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great, growing company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Austin, MN
    Current Employee - Intern in Austin, MN

    I have been working at Hormel part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Access to Upper Level Management
    Great People
    Conservative Culture
    Hands on Experience
    Great Benefits
    Competitive Salary
    Many Opportunities available
    Promote from within culture
    They really care about their employees

    Cons

    Technology is Out of date
    Corporate Location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Technology needs to update

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company that is poised for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hormel

    Pros

    - Fair treatment
    - Upward mobility once you prove your work ethic
    - Lean with access to upper management

    Cons

    - Headquartered in rural Minnesota

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company for mfg experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Beloit, WI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Beloit, WI

    I worked at Hormel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work experience in many different departments

    Cons

    Lot of weekends worked, longer hours some days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There doing the best they can with what they know

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Foodservice Division is Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Austin, MN
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Austin, MN

    I worked at Hormel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Continues to inovate with successful new product launches.
    Great training when you come onboard.
    Logistics, product quality, and policies are consistent.
    Great Area Managers that are knowledgable and resourceful.
    Marketing provides great materials to help you sell.

    Cons

    Being asked to do more with less more and more.
    Must be ready to move. As soon as you don't you lose all support.
    Mid-management can be vindictive and withold promotions if you aren't willing to pick up and move to anywhere they want to send you.
    Mid management is out of touch with what is realistic and they apply standards nationwide with no regard for regional differences.
    They continue to rely, measure, and evaluate on quantity instead of quality of work activity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop ignoring the work life balance feedback given on surveys.
    Reduce the wait period to get a title change when given new responsibilities. It makes no sense. Twice the work with small increase after a 2+ year waiting period?
    Become much more progressive when it comes to using technology. It can increase efficiencies, reduce office time. Re-evaluate the changing industry. Does the current alignment and structure still make sense considering the changes?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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