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"The people at Hormel want to groom you from the ground up to work in the company your whole life."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

-The benefits are great
-The pay is decent
-The people you work with are awesome most times
-There is tremendous opportunity for advancement within the company
-Due to the small size you are given a lot of opportunity to really show off your skill, and shine to management
- The training is really great, they want to train you to make you better so that you can get promoted within the company
- There are many travel requirements (pro if you like to travel)
- Nice, midwestern people seem to genuinely care about your best interests in most situations

Cons

- long...long...LONG hours
- due to the size and the way the organization is set up, there aren't very many people to work in each of its' facets, meaning that everyone has to take on more individually to make the machine run
- If you work in a sales capacity, you have to move around A LOT (which can be a con if you have a family or a life and want to stay somewhere long), and if you're not in a sales capacity, you usually get stuck in a tiny midwestern town near one of the plants (not an exciting life in most cases)

Advice to Management

- Calculated risk is good, but it seems as if this company rarely takes risks at all. I think taking more risks and putting the company out there would help it see more success day to day
- A lot of the products need to be looked at seriously and updated. Mediocre sales are good, but something new and innovative could help Hormel improve

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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