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Hormel Reviews

Updated August 23, 2017
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Pros
  • They like to promote from within, so there career advancement opportunities, (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits with plenty of overtime opportunities (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • No real work-life balance for production team members (in 30 reviews)

  • Long hours and lots of weekends (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Discrimination"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beloit, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beloit, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Weekly pay check and pension

    Cons

    New hires get treated poorly and discrimination goes on. No training goes on either

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with there employees


  2. "Quality Control Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hormel full-time

    Pros

    Never a dull moment in the plant

    Cons

    Work life balance is not a priority

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Beloit, WI
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Beloit, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Comp days benefits stable growth

    Cons

    Mine as well get a divorce all you do is work

    Advice to Management

    Hire more managers


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hormel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting salary, opportunity for relocation, company car.

    Cons

    You can only move up if you relocate. You see pigs being slaughtered at the ware house during training. It is NOT a glamorous job. You're selling meat. Senior male employee harassed me during my training, I never said anything, but that was ultimately the reason I left (I am a young female).

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of those training your new employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "maintenance /multi craft"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    shift hours so days off and decent pay

    Cons

    have a lot of lazy and overpaid workers, nonknowledge workers,poor management


  6. "Production Worker"

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Austin, MN
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Austin, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the jobs are really easy and if you want overtime you can usually find somewhere to work it. If you don't want overtime you can post your job and someone else can sign up to work it instead.

    Cons

    The biggest con is the management. Their only concern is advancement and getting to corporate. They are willing to stab each other in the back and throw their employees under the bus. This just makes for an environment where employees have no interest is working hard for their boss. Advancement from within is almost nonexistent. They won't promote to management unless you have a four year college degree in something (it doesn't matter what) or are retired from the military. There is no reward for working there for years and knowing the company and the jobs well.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time thinking about what is going on right now and less time worrying about where you're going to end up and what you have to do to get there.


  7. "Production Manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Process Engineer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Business Process Engineer in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good insurance and company stock purchase options.

    Cons

    No flexibility, long daily work hours, several work weekends. One objective.... Get product out the door. Often at times when better planning and process should have been set into play.

    Advice to Management

    Management positions need to have better flexibility.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Good management starter job, but SOLELY that"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hormel full-time

    Pros

    Gained management experience, pay was industry average, learned a great deal in a short period of time. Mature company as well.

    Cons

    Quite simply, no work life balance. Had to work 6-7 days a week (65-75 hours) and was salaried. Very behind the times on lean manufacturing and efficiency. I am not against old-fashioned labor but there are numerous ways that productivity could have been improved and upper management simply was not interested.

    Advice to Management

    Your Midwest, 'GI generation' working week style is archaic in todays age. There are great, young, intelligent, and entreprenuerial leaders in this generation. This generation's young leaders do NOT plan on staying with a company for 20-30 years and expect to receive a gold watch and pension. After I left for a new position, I learned that the next 3 managers for my 1 position all left within a period of 18 months. Your company's respect for human capital is greatly lacking Mr. Ettinger (CEO).


  9. "Tiring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, hard working employees. Easy assess to food products. I honestly have nothing else that is a pro for the company

    Cons

    Work and life balance horrible, redundant and no change, same politics. Long hours and continue weekend surprises. Seniority base on position goes out the window

    Advice to Management

    Understand the people, know more than management does


  10. Helpful (1)

    "If you can survive the total submission to company long enough, the growth potential is outstanding"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Team Leader in Osceola, IA
    Former Employee - Production Team Leader in Osceola, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hormel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company holds itself to exceedingly high standards, quality and safety are not just empty words but a way of life here, and corporate vision for this company looks to drive continued success

    Cons

    Zero work life balance until you progress far enough, diversity initiatives just getting underway at the time I left

    Advice to Management

    This huge multi-national company was making great strides in diversity initiatives at the corporate level, but that didn't make it to the outlying plants in time to save my 10 year career investment


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