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"An extremely stable company the offers excellent retirement benifits"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Maintenance Engineer in Beloit, WI
Current Employee - Associate Maintenance Engineer in Beloit, WI
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The long term benefits are the best that I have encountered. They offer, for salaried employees, a base pay, year end bonus, profit sharing (rolled over into your 401k), 401k, stock options, pension plan. They also have pretty good medical, vision, dental, .... benefits as well. Multiple opportunities to give back to the community and there are multiple occurrences for employee engagement.

Cons

Very long hours when working in the plant. As an engineer, I spent 11-12 hours a day at work which makes my personal life non-existent M-F. There is a general lack of feedback from your manager as to if you are progressing properly especially if you come straight out of school or if this is a career change.

Advice to Management

Spend more time with those individuals that are starting fresh with the company. If the individual is coming in as entry-level, they need feedback

Other Employee Reviews for Hormel

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Sales jobs are good but production is brutal"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Austin, MN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Austin, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay well & there's good job secturity. The sales field is really good to work for, you get a company car its interesting work. They also have really good benefits.

    Cons

    In the production side the hours are brutal, I quit because I was forced to work 7 days a week, 10+ hour days. Cold wet manufacturing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Simple, work life balance. Get some!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good opportunities and pay if you don't mind working long hours."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Austin, MN
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Austin, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At Hormel, there is a great opportunity to implement your own ideas. Management expects you to promote positive change. Training is important at Hormel. The company provides a week long new employee orientation seminar and another week long meat science class after a year into the job. The pay at Hormel exceeds similar jobs elsewhere and the benifits are above average.

    Cons

    The number of hours you are expected to work far exceed other companies. Hormel management has a problem with equating the number of hours worked to how well you are doing. Many people will kill time at work for the sake of appearance.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should work to eliminate the notion that the number of hours worked equates to how well you do your job.

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