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Employee Testimonials

  • Kory Carr Kory Carr
    Industrial Engineer II - Industrial Engineer

    What attracted you to Hormel Foods?

    What attracted me to Hormel Foods was the promote-from-within philosophy, seemingly unlimited career growth potential and the very good compensation package.

    What do you enjoy about your position?

    Every day is different and the variety of people that I get to work with are just two reasons why I enjoy my position with Hormel Foods.

    What types of opportunities do you feel Hormel Foods offers?

    Hormel Foods offers the opportunity to move and see the countryside through my chosen career path or in other fields of my choosing within the same company.

    How has Hormel Foods developed and fostered your career growth?

    Hormel Foods has encouraged and helped me attend multiple training events, such as Dale Carnegie, Time Management and Leadership courses, to help me both professionally and personally.

  • Olga Mutamba Olga Mutamba
    Corporate Food Safety and Quality Auditor - Quality Control

    What attracted you to Hormel Foods?

    The integrity and high standards of the company. The Hormel Foods name stands for food safety and quality.

    What do you enjoy about your position?

    In my position I travel to audit our co-packers and suppliers and I really enjoy learning about the different aspects of the food industry and making sure our co-packers and suppliers adhere to Hormel Foods standards.

    What types of opportunities do you feel Hormel Foods offers?

    Hormel Foods offers career and personal development. The promote-from-within culture fosters enthusiasm and the knowledge that you will get career development that will lead to that next promotion.

    How has Hormel Foods developed and fostered your career growth?

    Hormel Foods is a company that invests in training their workforce. I benefit a great deal from the training provided. The training makes me well equipped and empowered to do my job with excellence.

  • Lisa Hobscheidt
    Customer Business Manager - Consumer Products Sales

    What attracted you to Hormel Foods?

    I chose Hormel Foods because I was looking for a company where I could have a career, not just a job. The strong "promote-from-within" philosophy at Hormel Foods was very attractive to me because I knew I would have the opportunity to experience multiple job roles within various departments. Hormel Foods has provided me the opportunity to explore multiple fields such as Sales, Trade Marketing, Human Resources and Training; while for some people that may require working for four different companies, I was able to experience it all at Hormel Foods.  The opportunities at Hormel Foods are endless.  
    What do you enjoy about your position?

    Hormel Foods has a highly diversified portfolio of products, from legacy brands such as Hormel® chili and SPAM® products to brands such as Herdez® products, Don Miguel® products and Lloyd's® barbecued meats. This makes my job exciting; I manage a portfolio of products that can deliver a wide range of meal solutions that I can adapt to fit the consumer's needs.
  • Drew Cheers Drew Cheers
    Manager of Cost Accounting - Accounting

    What attracted you to Hormel Foods?

    I grew up on a farm, and while I knew I wasn't going to be a farmer, I wanted to stay in the agriculture industry. After spending a summer with the company as an intern, I knew Hormel Foods was the right fit for me. The teamwork and positive atmosphere was contagious. The company's long history of sustainable performance made me feel confident that I could build a career here.

    What do you enjoy about your position?

    I love knowing that what I do on a daily basis has a direct impact on our company's performance.  I really enjoy being a part of the daily collaboration between operations, accounting and quality control that is required to run an effective and efficient operation. What I get to do on a daily basis breaks all of the stereotypes of a typical accountant.

    What types of opportunities do you feel Hormel Foods offers?

    At Hormel Foods, you get the opportunity to be a member of a Fortune 500 company while not feeling like just another number. You have all of the resources that you'd expect from a large company at your fingertips, but the culture is much more like a small town. You are able to build relationships with co-workers in other departments, which allow you to get a better understanding of the entire business.

    How has Hormel Foods developed and fostered your career growth?

    Hormel Foods has invested a lot in my personal career growth. I've been able to gain experience working at several different facilities, which has given me a great foundation to build my career.

  • Jill King
    Corporate Coordinator of Reliability Improvement - Engineering

    What attracted you to Hormel Foods?

    I had the desire to work for a strong and stable company where I could build a lifelong career and work with great people. Hormel Foods has more than met these requirements.

    What do you enjoy about your position?

    I enjoy working with employees throughout all our locations (Plant and Corporate) and helping them optimize the lifetime value of our company's physical assets.

    What types of opportunities do you feel Hormel Foods offers?

    The opportunities are endless.

    How has Hormel Foods developed and fostered your career growth?

    Hormel Foods has helped me grow personally, professionally and technically. I have had the opportunity to work with many great employees throughout the company, attend educational and training events, and am continually challenged with a wide variety of projects and responsibilities.

  • Regan Lombardo
    National Team Leader, Category Management - Consumer Products Sales

    What attracted you to Hormel Foods?

    As I researched the company online and through discussions with current employees, I was attracted to Hormel Foods by three things. First, Hormel Foods has an excellent track record of financial growth and security. Second, Hormel Foods has a laser focus on quality and innovation, which will drive demand for our products. Third, Hormel Foods maintains the same quality focus on their people; hiring the best, investing in training and development and then having a promote-from-within culture. All amazing attributes not readily found for a company of this size in the CPG industry.  

    What do you enjoy about your position?

    In my role as a Team Leader of Category Management, my job is to drive the Customer's category growth, and thereby grow Hormel Foods sales. I enjoy meeting the competitive challenges offered by other manufacturers and retailers. Most important, I enjoy the opportunity to train, develop and lead my team—and seeing them advance their careers.

    What types of opportunities do you feel Hormel Foods offers? 

    Opportunities for career growth and job satisfaction are unlimited. Through system tools like Performance Manager and Career Connection, as well as multiple opportunities to meet with senior executives, an employee's career growth is in their hands. Everyone has the opportunity to compete for positions within their respective business unit, and potentially, across the Hormel Foods family of companies.

    How has Hormel Foods developed and fostered your career growth?

    Hormel Foods gives me the tools and training to do my job as effectively as possible. I've had the opportunity to participate in more training the last five years than people at other companies get in their entire career! Through the Career Management system, I can go after positions that will broaden my experience, and challenge me to grow.

  • Andrew Pham Andrew Pham
    Associate Programmer Analyst - IT Services

    What attracted you to Hormel Foods?

    What attracted me to Hormel Foods was the thought of working for a Fortune 500 company that is well respected and known throughout the world.

    What do you enjoy about your position?

    I enjoy the everyday challenges that, when approached correctly, help push me to excel at my position.

    What types of opportunities do you feel Hormel Foods offers?

    Working for Hormel Foods gives me an advantage, with the size of the company as big as it is, to have a broad range of opportunities to expand within the company.

    How has Hormel Foods developed and fostered your career growth?

    Hormel Foods has helped develop my career growth by supporting me with valuable resources and providing opportunities and challenges that allow me to advance.

  • Cassie Gorman
    Business Analyst - IT Services

    What attracted you to Hormel Foods?

    I joined the Hormel Foods team straight out of college. I was attracted to their history of being a stable company and really liked the people that I interviewed with. I also knew a couple of other college graduates that were working at Hormel Foods and had heard great things from them about working for the company.

    What do you enjoy about your position?

    In my current role, I enjoy getting to meet and work with a variety of business users and areas. I have learned so much about the company and am continually presented with new challenges and opportunities.

    What types of opportunities do you feel Hormel offers?

    Hormel Foods offers opportunities to have a long career, work with a variety of people, learn new skills and develop existing skills, and will continually challenge you.

    How has Hormel Foods developed and fostered your career growth?

    Hormel Foods offers a variety of opportunities to develop your skills and career. I personally have taken advantage of the variety of classes and courses offered, have participated in the mentoring program and utilized the educational assistance program to further my education. I also have regular conversations with my manager about opportunities within my department and the company that relate to my career goals.

  • Kari Pollak
    Production Superintendent - Progressive Processing

    What attracted you to Hormel Foods?

    I was attracted to Hormel Foods because of the wide variety of career paths that are available. There are endless opportunities for growth and to explore different career paths within the same company.

    What do you enjoy about your position?

    I enjoy that I have the opportunity to work with such an energetic team at Hormel Foods.

    What types of opportunities do you feel Hormel offers?

    Hormel Foods offers opportunities for advancement in your current area, as well as opportunities to explore other career paths and interests.

    How has Hormel Foods developed and fostered your career growth?

    I have always felt that my managers have taken an active interest in my career goals and development. It is nice to know that you always have people in your corner wanting success for you as much as you do for yourself.

  • Linda Molina Linda Molina
    Territory Manager - AA - Foodservice

    What attracted you to Hormel Foods?

    What attracted me to Hormel Foods was their history as a well-known, respected leader in the food industry, as well as the opportunity to work in markets all over the United States.

    What do you enjoy about your position?

    What I enjoy most about my position is building relationships with key leverage operators as well as providing my distributors and operators with new ideas and consulting them on ways to become more profitable through Hormel Foods products.

    What types of opportunities do you feel Hormel Foods offers?

    Hormel Foods offers what seems like endless opportunities to grow professionally. Whether you want to advance in your current role or change the focus of your career there are many different options available at Hormel Foods.

    How has Hormel Foods developed and fostered your career growth?

    Hormel Foods has developed and fostered my career growth by providing the necessary tools to learn and improve. Each day I feel like I learn something new that I am able to utilize to better myself professionally.