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Good opportunities and pay if you don't mind working long hours.

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Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Austin, MN
Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Austin, MN

I have been working at Hormel

Pros

At Hormel, there is a great opportunity to implement your own ideas. Management expects you to promote positive change. Training is important at Hormel. The company provides a week long new employee orientation seminar and another week long meat science class after a year into the job. The pay at Hormel exceeds similar jobs elsewhere and the benifits are above average.

Cons

The number of hours you are expected to work far exceed other companies. Hormel management has a problem with equating the number of hours worked to how well you are doing. Many people will kill time at work for the sake of appearance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management should work to eliminate the notion that the number of hours worked equates to how well you do your job.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Hormel

  1.  

    If You're Ready for a Sweat Shop, Apply Now!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Tucker, GA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Tucker, GA

    I have been working at Hormel

    Pros

    The name will read well on your resume. You are able to join the union after being employed there for ninety days. They put you in teams in most cases where your numbers are weighed together. That could prove to be good if you have great team members who are also willing to work hard to meet the numbers put forth by management. They start you off with a certain hourly rate and increase you a few cents per month until your ninety day probationary period is completed. Off-street parking is there for you so no parking troubles necessary. Close to the bus line for 1st shifters. Bus does not run late enough for the other shifts.

    Cons

    It is run like a sweat shop. The management does not seem to care about employees. Some people have been there for months before they receive the pay raise promised during the orientation meeting. The health insurance sucks terribly. They hype it up to be more than it is which is really a big deductible for blue collar workers that's hard to meet, and all sorts of caps of usage attached. The union rep. doesnt seem to understand what's going on with certain aspects of compensation either. It could be a better place with some process improvement too. Like a new Lean manager to help scheduling instead of the consistent start time changes, overtime, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration what your employees are saying. Make it more of a family-like atmosphere than adversarial. Take initiative to recognize great employees who don't miss a day, who are on time and who meet their numbers. Be realistic in those numbers too. Train your managers who are on the floor about how to speak to others that are subordinate. Yelling and degrading does not build teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    good

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Packaging Crew  in  General Trias (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Packaging Crew in General Trias (Philippines)

    I worked at Hormel as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    coz its big company and big opportunity to work there

    Cons

    the down side is having -4 degree inside the production very cold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the agency who hold the employment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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