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Great Experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Production Supervisor
Current Employee - Production Supervisor

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

Pros

Good opportunities for college grads.

Cons

You work a lot of weekends.

Recommends
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  1. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the better food companies to work for .....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Hormel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Better pay than Seaboard, Smith-field, Farmland, Swift (JBS), or Tyson.
    Much less stress than average packing house jobs ...

    Cons

    Unless you have a frat brother, uncle, or god-parent as a VP, or are a minority, you will find promotions VERY slow ...and unless you really understand being on your feet 8 to 10 hours a day working in cold cold environments six to seven days a week ..you might be in for a shock ..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the patronage out of the internal job bid system, and make it a level playing field, stop hiding choice jobs for favorite employees.
    Quit trying to bring in young college kids who are completely over whelmed by working 10 plus hours days 6 and 7 days a week, and poach more employees from other companies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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