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"Foodservice Division is Good"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Territory Manager in Austin, MN
Former Employee - Territory Manager in Austin, MN
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at Hormel full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Continues 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.

Cons

Being 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 Management

Stop 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?

Other Employee Reviews for Hormel

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was okay while it lasted."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Maintenance Engineer in Beloit, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Maintenance Engineer in Beloit, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hormel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pension, Profit, Sharing, Bonus if you can get vested. If you fit into culture you'll be fine.

    Cons

    Locations, Capital Project Frugality, Culture

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees strengths and weaknesses and put them in a position to be successful. Develop and recruit more compassionate leaders. Run morale cripplers out of the company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One of the better food companies to work for ....."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hormel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Better pay than Seaboard, Smith-field, Farmland, Swift (JBS), or Tyson.
    Much less stress than average packing house jobs ...

    Cons

    Unless you have a frat brother, uncle, or god-parent as a VP, or are a minority, you will find promotions VERY slow ...and unless you really understand being on your feet 8 to 10 hours a day working in cold cold environments six to seven days a week ..you might be in for a shock ..

    Advice to Management

    Take the patronage out of the internal job bid system, and make it a level playing field, stop hiding choice jobs for favorite employees.
    Quit trying to bring in young college kids who are completely over whelmed by working 10 plus hours days 6 and 7 days a week, and poach more employees from other companies.

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