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The people at Hormel want to groom you from the ground up to work in the company your whole life.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hormel

Pros-The benefits are great
-The pay is decent
-The people you work with are awesome most times
-There is tremendous opportunity for advancement within the company
-Due to the small size you are given a lot of opportunity to really show off your skill, and shine to management
- The training is really great, they want to train you to make you better so that you can get promoted within the company
- There are many travel requirements (pro if you like to travel)
- Nice, midwestern people seem to genuinely care about your best interests in most situations

Cons- long...long...LONG hours
- due to the size and the way the organization is set up, there aren't very many people to work in each of its' facets, meaning that everyone has to take on more individually to make the machine run
- If you work in a sales capacity, you have to move around A LOT (which can be a con if you have a family or a life and want to stay somewhere long), and if you're not in a sales capacity, you usually get stuck in a tiny midwestern town near one of the plants (not an exciting life in most cases)

Advice to Senior Management- Calculated risk is good, but it seems as if this company rarely takes risks at all. I think taking more risks and putting the company out there would help it see more success day to day
- A lot of the products need to be looked at seriously and updated. Mediocre sales are good, but something new and innovative could help Hormel improve

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good position to accept if you want to do real engineering without a promotion

Maintenance Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hormel

Pros: Hormel has great pay and benefits. They are accommodating to days needed off. They… Cons: The position of maint. engineer is not an engineering position as they make it out to be, it is a glorified supervisor. Maintenance is… Advice to Senior Management: Let new people know what to really expect for their future within the company. Everybody comes in looking to advance to something more challenging… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Hit and miss

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I worked at Hormel

Pros: I had a great experience while working at Hormel for the most part. The managers… Cons: One of the biggest downsides about working at Hormel is the fact that… Advice to Senior Management: I think the leaders at Hormel need to be more hands on. They give you… More

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