Marketer (Former Employee) – Austin, MN – October 18, 2014
Great people, very conservative culture. Tough to be an outsider, lots of turf to be protected. Start in sales work your way through the organization, starting in the middle fosters potential for resistance to new outside ideas. If you like top down leadership this company will be good for you
Typical day as a merchandiser is never typical ! There are all kinds of problems that can occur, from products not arriving on time, or a change in where you are suppose to be. I had made myself a set plan, once a month I covered all my stores. However, that was always subject to change. Re-sets, new store opening. , Grocery stores, did a lot of night re-sets. So if I had planned to be in TN that week, well, I'd tried to get there the following week.. Sometimes I could make it next week --- or it would have to go back to my original schedule. I worked with some really good supervisors. They usually travelled with me once a month or every six weeks. They were encouraging and challenging . They had knowledge of different situations and how I could improve certain aspects of my job. Challenging, we sometimes had contests, free standing displays, or new product shelving. I'm happy to say, I won several contests. The hardest part was traveling so much. I guess liked being my own boss. I was responsible to the company to get certain things done. But, I could set my own hours and days.
Service Driver (Current Employee) – Austin, MN – December 23, 2013
Very repetition, not much change in a packing house. Very early start 430am. Has a slow season and a busy season wish it was more even. They bring in alot of young supervision with not alot of experience in this line of work, not a positive thought for employees that have been there for awhile to have someone that doesnt know what there doing telling you how to do your job. Time management would be the most difficult, getting your jobs done in a timely manor, theres always something breaking or we dont have all the stuff to get the job done. I like the pay just wish there was more of it, benefits are good and for the most part they treat you good there. I need more money for my family and am willing to work more hours to do so.
profit sharing check. pay lunches sometimes. not real hard to get time off when needed.
Sanitation Manager (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – May 16, 2012
Hormel is a company that takes time to actually develop employees. It is the type of company that you can go to work after college and retire from when you are 70. Several generations of my family have worked there, we all have Spam in our blood