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Updated Jul 29, 2014

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3.5 66 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Hormel Chairman, President, and CEO Jeffrey M. Ettinger

Jeffrey M. Ettinger

(55 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and bonus structure for salaried employees (in 11 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits for salaried employees, but you will work so many hours you won't get to enjoy your money (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough prior to reaching a certain career level for production (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours with little concern for work, life balance (in 7 reviews)

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    Good employer, better than most but needs to progress technically.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and job security. Friendly people and work environment.

    ConsNo advancement opportunity In my position as sales assistant in an area sales office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHourly assistants still feel like 2nd class citizens. Our opinions are undervalued, as is our contribution to the team. Keep up the good work of being a great global corporation environmentally.

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    Great Company, for coming out of college

    Territory Manager (Current Employee) Charleston, SC

    ProsCompetitive Salary
    Cares about employees
    Sales Force Gets Company Cars
    Uncapped Bonus Structure
    A lot of advancement opportunities
    Best Training Program
    Hardworking upper management
    Solid Work-Life Balance

    ConsLean Company so you do a lot of unnecessary work that you do not feel compensated for
    Not a lot of position in upper management
    Merit based raises are terrible, the money is in being promoted

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is solid

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I enjoyed my position as a sales representative for Hormel. They take care of their people and the training is excellent

    Food Service Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat sales training, you work for a known company in the industry, great bonus structure, they hire great people.

    ConsFood industry is very competitve and margins are slim. Working in this industry will not make you millions at this level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great, growing company to work for!

    Intern (Current Employee) Austin, MN

    ProsAccess to Upper Level Management
    Great People
    Conservative Culture
    Hands on Experience
    Great Benefits
    Competitive Salary
    Many Opportunities available
    Promote from within culture
    They really care about their employees

    ConsTechnology is Out of date
    Corporate Location

    Advice to Senior ManagementTechnology needs to update

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company that is poised for growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Fair treatment
    - Upward mobility once you prove your work ethic
    - Lean with access to upper management

    Cons- Headquartered in rural Minnesota

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company for mfg experience

    Production Supervisor (Former Employee) Beloit, WI

    ProsGood work experience in many different departments

    ConsLot of weekends worked, longer hours some days

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere doing the best they can with what they know

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Foodservice Division is Good

    Territory Manager (Former Employee) Austin, MN

    ProsContinues to inovate with successful new product launches.
    Great training when you come onboard.
    Logistics, product quality, and policies are consistent.
    Great Area Managers that are knowledgable and resourceful.
    Marketing provides great materials to help you sell.

    ConsBeing asked to do more with less more and more.
    Must be ready to move. As soon as you don't you lose all support.
    Mid-management can be vindictive and withold promotions if you aren't willing to pick up and move to anywhere they want to send you.
    Mid management is out of touch with what is realistic and they apply standards nationwide with no regard for regional differences.
    They continue to rely, measure, and evaluate on quantity instead of quality of work activity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop ignoring the work life balance feedback given on surveys.
    Reduce the wait period to get a title change when given new responsibilities. It makes no sense. Twice the work with small increase after a 2+ year waiting period?
    Become much more progressive when it comes to using technology. It can increase efficiencies, reduce office time. Re-evaluate the changing industry. Does the current alignment and structure still make sense considering the changes?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great company to work for

    Production Supervisor (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat benefits and pay. they care about their people and well being. also one of the few companies that still offers a great pension plan.

    Conspoor work life balance, but it is what you make of it. other than that pretty great organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people and a great company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat People
    Excellent company, and get great experience and training.
    Good benefits.

    ConsLimited area/regional offices. may be hard to live near family, depending on where you're from.

    Yes, I would 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)

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

    ConsLong 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 Senior ManagementSearch 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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