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Minneapolis, MN

1.9
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Hawkins President & CEO Patrick H. Hawkins
Patrick H. Hawkins
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Small Company feel with Big Company Drive and Results"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The professional development is endless. Amazing how Hawkins, Inc. supports all employees.

    Cons

    Would like to see more cross-departmental meetings/team building


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The hourly wage pays a decent amount
    The company has good health benefits through the employee union

    Cons

    Unsafe working facilities. Unable to incorporate many important safety procedures due to high volume work load. Which is scary when working with acidic and corrosive chemicals

    Huge disconnect between corporate and general employees, which made trying to make changes/improvements extremely difficult

    There is a union and HR, but I found that neither one does much to protect employees when difficult situations come up

    Facilities understaffed. High volume work load and not enough staff members. Causing many mistakes, chemical spills, and countless hours of mandated unwanted overtime

    High turnover from temporary and full-time employees. Due to high work load and minimal if no official training

    Think twice before excepting a job here

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. This company has a lot of potential, but will never reach it because no one can stand to stay at certain facilities more than a few years. There are people who work in production every day with great ideas that will never be heard. Employees need to have some official training before starting, which would be possible if facilities where adequately staffed.


  3. "Farce"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hawkins full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, fairly flexible schedule.

    Cons

    - Old stogie atmosphere
    - New employees are offered little training in most departments
    - Outdated procedures and lack of interest in changing or updating though some newer managers are trying
    - Lack of communication within organization causes frequent, unnecessary timeliness issues with orders.
    - Tuition reimbursement only seems to apply if you are going to school for what they want. If you desire to go into a different field you must get permission from management to study or you may risk losing your job.
    - If you start into tuition reimbursement program and quit or lose your job, you owe them all the money paid to that point.

    Advice to Management

    Stop backbiting your employees.


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