Our people are the driving force behind our innovation, improvement and success. We consider the tenure of our employees an important indicator of our overall company performance, and we’re proud of our tenure figures. Our high retention numbers indicate to us that our staff thinks Hormel Foods is a great place to work because we provide professional opportunities for employees to learn and grow. In 2015, our turnover rate for all employees was 22.4 percent. Additionally, we are proud to report that 56 percent of our employees had five or more years of service, and our 35 person officer team has an average of 26.3 years of service.

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Employee Type
Region Employee Type

Years of Service56% of employees have five years or more of service. Of those, 14% have 20 years or more and 5% have 30 years or more of service.

Male/FemaleOf those with five years or more of service, 36% were female and 64% were male.

Hourly/Salaried Of those with five years or more of service, 79% were hourly and 21% were salaried.


Hourly/Salaried84% of workers are paid by the hour and 16% are salaried.

Part-Time1% of workers are part-time.

Job Type

Collective BargainingAbout 29% of workers are covered by collective bargaining agreements.

Collective Bargaining

About 29 percent of our employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements. Hormel Foods adheres to the National Labor Relations Act and respects the right of workers to choose whether or not they want to organize a collective bargaining unit. There are no operations in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining is at significant risk.

DiscriminationIn 2015, there were no reported incidents of discrimination. There were also no industrial disputes, strikes or lock-outs. Therefore, Hormel Foods did not lose any hours of working time.


Hormel Foods commissions an independent third-party analysis to statistically review pay information by gender, minority and age to ensure nondiscriminatory pay practices, of which none were found.