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Great place to start a career, but not sustainable

Category Analyst (Current Employee)

ProsHormel has an excellent entry level training program. Their pay, benefits and opportunitties for growth are excellent for a single kids right out of college. The entry level training managers are wonderful and truly care about their new employees

ConsEvery job is a "pass through" job and senior leadership believes every employee should have a desire and a drive to be the next VP. You are expected to move every 2-3 years and grudges are held if you say "no". Work/Life balance is something that is talked about a lot, but it stops there, it's only lip service! Face time is valued over productivity and senior management has a huge lack of trust and respect for their employees. Additionally, there is a HUGE disconnect between senior management and the characteristics/values of the X and Y generations. Instead of trying to adapt to the changing work force, they are trying to change us- this is not going to work! Hence the reason the turnover rate among these generations is very high at Hormel
 After about 4 to 5 years, the salary is no longer competitive with peer companies and begins to fall below average.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop talking about becoming a best in class sales organization and start doing it! You can put lipstick on a pig all day long, but it's still a pig! Source ideas from the top CPG companies, it's okay if ideas didn't originate at Hormel! Start realizing that the "old days" are gone, employees no longer live to work and identify their success in life with the title on their business card. Generations, today, identify themselves with who they are outside of work. Realize this and adapt to it. If you don't, you're going to continue to lose the managers of tomorrow and then you'll really be up stream without a paddle.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture feels like a family business just bigger, pay above average and good benefits too.

    Sales Management (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Hormel


    Pros: Excellent training Good pay Lots of opportunity for career growth High integrity CEO… Cons: Long long hours Some senior execs are not in youth with changes in society Few women at… Advice to Senior Management: Search for employees more than 100 miles from Austin once in a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great history, but senior leadership not poised to sustain growth or reputation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Hormel


    Pros: Stable company Conservative financials with virtually no debt Good customer relationships Strong… Cons: HR has hamstrung the organization and lacks the talent to position the company for a changing business environment Senior leadership team is a mixed bag of… Advice to Senior Management: Walk the walk. Even those of us with shorter tenure see the inconsistency between words and action. Leadership seems to have consensus for everything, which… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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