Hormel

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Hit and miss

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Hormel

Pros

I had a great experience while working at Hormel for the most part. The managers there are somewhat helpful but in order to succeed you need to be self motivated.

Cons

One of the biggest downsides about working at Hormel is the fact that they will not hesitate to move you around the country if you are promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think the leaders at Hormel need to be more hands on. They give you some direction on the job but do not provide you with enough incentive and motivation.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career, but not sustainable

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    Current Employee - Category Analyst
    Current Employee - Category Analyst

    I have been working at Hormel

    Pros

    Hormel 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

    Cons

    Every 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Management
    Current Employee - Sales Management

    I have been working at Hormel

    Pros

    Excellent training
    Good pay
    Lots of opportunity for career growth
    High integrity
    CEO who cares

    Cons

    Long long hours
    Some senior execs are not in youth with changes in society
    Few women at high levels, minorities are rare.
    Most new hires are from limited schools with not much diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Search for employees more than 100 miles from Austin once in a while
    Get more sincer and empathetic people in HR
    Take more risks in business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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