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Decent place to work. Best if you're right out of college

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Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Dubuque, IA
Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Dubuque, IA

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

Pros

Good pay. Good benefits. If you're right out of college you can have a great career. They do a great job of providing training. They're very concerned about safety. Very financially conservative and stable company. They have a lot of long time employees.

Cons

It's a hard place to fit in if you're midcareer and you have ideas outside of the way they do it. Not a lot of forward movement if you're in the smaller plants. There seems to be a lot of young people far in their career that have big egos.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do a better job of learning to recognize the people who work hard want to move forward and provide them with opportunities for advancement. And get over yourself. It's just food.

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    Great Company! A bit small minded

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Hormel

    Pros

    The managment at Hormel truly care about the success of their employees. There is great opportunity to grow within the organization making promotions common and expected. Coming out of college the salary is competitive. Overall enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    Relocation is a necessity. Vacation is very limited (10 days for the first 3 years). The company is the opposite of progressive which can be very frustrating for young talent and even our customers. The corporate offices are in Austin MN, this embodies the small town feel of the company and is probably the foundation of many issues within the company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of people are leaving the company, simple changes could be made to prevent this .

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Big corporation operating in a tiny town - a condition which sprouts big egos

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Office Employee  in  Austin, MN
    Former Employee - Corporate Office Employee in Austin, MN

    I worked at Hormel

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for salaried employees, but you will work so many hours you won't get to enjoy your money.

    Cons

    Big pressure to work super-long hours, butt-kissing is the best route to take for promotions. Old-boy network alive and well here. If you're not at work by 6AM every day, you're a slacker!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and realize that work might not be THE most important thing in everyone's life. Staff positions enough so one person doesn't have to do the work that 2 or 3 should be doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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