At Hormel Foods, 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 success, and we’re proud of our numbers. High retention tells us that Hormel Foods is not only a great place to work, but also a corporation that offers professional opportunities and challenges for employees to learn and grow. In 2014, our turnover rate for all employees was 15.3 percent. Additionally, we are proud to report that 58 percent of our employees had five or more years of service, and our 33-person officer team has an average of 26.6 years of service.

For more information about our people, please visit our corporate site and review our employee engagement, human rights and immigration information.

Employee Type
Region Employee Regions

Years of Service58% 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, 80% were hourly and 20% were salaried.


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

Part-Time2% 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. We adhere to the National Labor Relations Act and respect the right of employees 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 may be at significant risk.

DiscriminationIn 2014, there were zero incidents of discrimination. There were also no industrial disputes, strikes and/or lock-outs. Therefore, we did not lose any hours of working time.


Hormel Foods employs 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.