Hawkins Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
6 Reviews

3.5
6 Reviews
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Hawkins President & CEO Patrick H. Hawkins
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  1.  

    Hidden Gem!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hawkins full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, above average for both pay and benefits. Management takes action on poor performers and recognizes good employees. Solid business model for longevity and growth!

    Cons

    Could have a stronger marketing strategy on their positive image, still seems to be relatively unknown for a company in business over 75 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Watch out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hawkins

    Pros

    Small company so it is easy to get to know everyone that works there and there are many great people who work there.

    Cons

    Culture is one that unless you work there more than 10 years you are not part of the team. Performance is not managed at all and even those that perform well get the same increases as those who are not, unless one of the executives likes you and then you get whatever you want. In addition, the management team is really out of touch with the employees. There is a real gap between the pay and incentives the executive team gets compared to the rest of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It is what you make it!

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    Current Employee - Process Technician
    Current Employee - Process Technician

    I have been working at Hawkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, the oppertunity to advance, and an emphasis on safety make this company one to work for.

    Cons

    Putting the customer first can at time create long hours and stressful situations that you will need to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of those on the lowest level. They are the ones who are keeping Hawkins good name.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Farce

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Hawkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, fairly flexible schedule.

    Cons

    - Old stogie atmosphere
    - New employees are offered little training in most departments
    - Outdated procedures and lack of interest in changing or updating though some newer managers are trying
    - Lack of communication within organization causes frequent, unnecessary timeliness issues with orders.
    - Tuition reimbursement only seems to apply if you are going to school for what they want. If you desire to go into a different field you must get permission from management to study or you may risk losing your job.
    - If you start into tuition reimbursement program and quit or lose your job, you owe them all the money paid to that point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop backbiting your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Small Company feel with Big Company Drive and Results

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Hawkins

    Pros

    The professional development is endless. Amazing how Hawkins, Inc. supports all employees.

    Cons

    Would like to see more cross-departmental meetings/team building

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Okay for now.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Hawkins

    Pros

    Great opportunity in Omaha and lincoln

    Cons

    Nothing other than Nebraska or Iowa.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more training.

    Approves of CEO

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