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

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer
Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Hormel has great pay and benefits. They are accommodating to days needed off. They will try their best to make the company feel more close knit than most major companies do.

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 often singled out for any issues resulting in lost manufacturing time even though equipment performance is not the issue. Advancement is not as quick as they make it out to be, they tell you that after a year there will be advancement available to the engineering division but that is not true.

Advice to 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 based on what they were told in the interview process but become discouraged when they realize that advancement cannot be expected within the first 2-3 years.

Other Employee Reviews for Hormel

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hit and miss"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start a career, but not sustainable"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Analyst
    Current Employee - Category Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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