Performance Review Program

We understand how important it is for our employees to feel both valued and challenged, so we conduct regular performance reviews annually with more than 99 percent of salaried employees; 92 percent of office hourly employees; and 49 percent of plant hourly employees. Reviews for salary and office hourly employees include an assessment of current job performance and mutual employee/supervisor goal-setting for the next year. The process also considers work/life balance, career development, training needs and opportunities and current job performance.

Employees receiving performance reviews:
  • 99% Salary employees
  • 92% Office hourly employees
  • 49% Plant hourly employees


To support our tradition of fostering long-term careers, employees receive formal training throughout their career at Hormel Foods, applicable to their levels of responsibility and expertise. The total hours spent on training in fiscal year 2012 was 289,081. This equaled about 14.7 hours of training per employee. You can find an in-depth analysis of training hours per employee group at

Training hours in 2012:
  • 289,081 Total
  • 14.7 Hours per employee