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Johnsonville Overview

Sheboygan Falls, WI
1001 to 5000 employees
1945
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
At Johnsonville, our members are responsible for everything! If you're passionate about making a difference, we want you to help make our products, our processes, our communities and each other better. Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Sausage is the No. 1 national ... Read more

Mission: Our mission: Together, we will create an environment that requires each of us to fully develop our God-given talents and help others do the same.

Company Updates

  • Read more about how Johnsonville is growing its International business in China

    Wisconsin brands target China's middle class - USA - Chinadaily.com.cn

    Most Chinese have not been to Wisconsin or know where it is on a map, but many have a piece' of the US state: a water heater, a toilet, beer or even a hog'.

  • Johnsonville Owner Ralph Stayer joined our Young Professionals Group at their family picnic last week. #someplacebetter #youngpros

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Johnsonville – Why Work For Us?


Why Johnsonville?

Our goals at Johnsonville aren’t small. We believe we have a moral responsibility to become the Best Company in the World. The rewards of working here aren’t small either.

  • Compensation - In addition to competitive base pay, all Members earn market-leading bonuses every month.
  • Benefits - Johnsonville offers an outstanding package of “indirect compensation plans.”
  • Continuous Learning - You’ll have abundant opportunities for learning and growth.
  • Wellness - We encourage, assist and reward your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.

We Put People First 

"Other companies use their people to build a business, but at Johnsonville we use our business to build our people."

- Johnsonville Owner & Chairman Ralph C. Stayer



HOW TO PREPARE FOR A GREAT INTERVIEW

Yes, we’re telling you exactly how to impress us when you interview at Johnsonville. We’re not keeping it a secret – because helping each other succeed is a big part of The Johnsonville Way. Consider this your first look at the way we support and encourage each other.

  • FIND OUT ABOUT JOHNSONVILLE
  • REVIEW YOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PRACTICE ANSWERING IMPROMPTU QUESTIONS
  • ASK QUESTIONS DURING YOUR INTERVIEW
  • GIVE CLEAR EXAMPLES OF YOUR ABILITY TO WORK ON A TEAM
  • BE HONEST AND CONCISE DURING YOUR INTERVIEW
  • DON'T FORGET ABOUT BODY LANGUAGE

We're a Great Place to Work!

We Reward Members with Impressive Indirect Compensation Plans

As a Johnsonville Member, you’ll enjoy exceptional benefits, incentives, paid-time off and workplace amenities! 

  • Johnsonville’s amazing bonus program, Great Performance Share (GPS), reflects the guiding principle “We Work as a Team, We Win as a Team.”  Members know that each job within the company (including their own!) is critical to our success. Through the GPS program, all part-time and full-time Members are eligible to receive a monthly bonus based on their personal performance and the performance and profitability of the company. Johnsonville bonuses are higher than the market, paying out approximately 200 percent of bonus targets to our Members each year since 2000. 
  • Johnsonville’s outstanding package of benefits also includes wellness programs, featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, walking path and on-site fitness classes.  



We Believe in Corporate Responsibility

Johnsonville is dedicated to building a self-sustaining, prosperous future for the families and children who make up our communities. 

Strengthening our communities is an extension of our corporate mission, which requires each of us to fully develop our talents and potential. We proudly help the people in our communities reach their full potential through community giving programs. 

• Through our Careville program, Johnsonville provides monetary and product donations to organizations where our Members volunteer their time.

• Through our annual Giving Drive, Johnsonville members choose non-profit organizations in our communities to receive generous donations. 

In addition, the company supports many other local and national programs, including the United Way, Juvenile Diabetes Research and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

We even offer paid Service Time Off for our Members to volunteer in the community. 


Johnsonville is headquartered in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin – a great place to live, and named as one of the best places in America to raise a family. Communities here are attractive, prosperous and close-knit, offering a variety of cultural amenities. 

In downtown Sheboygan you can explore one of the most walkable urban neighborhoods in the Midwest, in what’s been ranked as the seventh safest city in the nation. Sheboygan County offers many other recreational opportunities to enjoy whether you’re a bicyclist, boater or beachgoer. Sheboygan is golf heaven, home to five of the Top 100 Courses in the World. 

Sheboygan has been named “the most equitable community in the United States” for having the smallest gap between rich and poor, and has been noted for high levels of citizen involvement in volunteerism and community initiatives. 

There’s a lot to do here. It’s a great place to be. 


Johnsonville Reviews

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    I have been working at Johnsonville full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible Culture and Friendly Staff
    No Red Tape to Get Things Done
    On-site Workout Facility with Group Fitness Classes and Running Club
    Family Owned with Strong Values
    Extremely Competitive Pay With Additional Bonus Program
    Industry Leader and Continued Growth
    Focus on Professional Development and Opportunities for Growth
    International Opportunities

    Cons

    If you choose to live outside of Sheboygan County the commute can be around 30 minutes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on employee development, continued education, and allowing employees to grow cross-functionally throughout the organization.

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Johnsonville Photos

Johnsonville photo of: Team building event for Johnsonville's International group
Johnsonville photo of: Our Young Professionals Group at a Lunch & Learn event
Johnsonville photo of: Celebrating Bratsgiving (National Bratwurst Day) on August 16
Johnsonville photo of: Mentorship and development are important parts of our culture
Johnsonville photo of: At Johnsonville, our members are responsible for everything!
Johnsonville photo of: Our Young Professionals Group Hosting a Member School Supply Drive
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Johnsonville Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Johnsonville (Sheboygan Falls, WI) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The hiring process was quick and easy. I had a phone interview followed by an in-person interview. Everyone I met was friendly and made me feel comfortable. The recruiter was great at communicating the process and keeping me updated.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were directly related to my past experience and to what I could offer Johnsonville.   Answer Question
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Johnsonville Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • Economic Driver of the Year, Sheboygan County Chamber, 2016
  • Top Workplace, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2015
  • Best Places to Work in IT(Midsize Employers), Computerworld, 2014
  • Media Effie Awards(Bronze), Effie Worldwide, 2013
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