Rewards and Recognition

Whether you are considering a career move or looking for your first job opportunity, we understand that you will evaluate the rewards and benefits a company has to offer.

At Hillshire Brands, we are committed to being an employer of choice, offering competitive salary and benefits packages that allow employees to.

  • Manage Their Health
  • Plan for the Future
  • Be Rewarded and Recognized
  • Provide Security for Their Families
  • Achieve Work/Life Balance
  • And more!


Managing Your Health

Hillshire Brands is committed to delivering the information and tools our employees need to stay healthy, manage illness, get better faster and deal more effectively with a healthcare system that can be complicated. The company takes an active role in these programs on behalf of our employees, working with vendors that administer benefits and monitoring the performance of those plans.

Hillshire Brands Healthcare Options

Hillshire Brands offers coverage for medical and prescription drugs and provides tools and information to help employees be informed healthcare consumers. Hillshire Brands also offers dental and vision insurance coverage. Hillshire Brands is committed to providing health and wellness programs that encourage employees and their families to learn and take steps to achieve their best health.

Planning for the Future

Preparing for retirement and building a secure financial future is important to you and it is important to Hillshire Brands. The company offers an easy-to-use 401(k) savings plan through payroll deductions and will automatically enroll eligible new employees beginning 90 days from their date of hire unless they elect otherwise. Hillshire Brands provides 100% matching contributions up to 5% with an additional company annual contribution for a total up to 7.5% to 10% of eligible earnings depending on the performance of the Company.

Rewards and Recognition

Hillshire Brands believes employees’ compensation should be commensurate with their performance. Each year performance is evaluated against the goals and objectives our employees establish with their supervisors through the performance management process. Hillshire Brands offers a variety of different incentives to reward and recognize outstanding work.

Providing Security for Families

Hillshire Brands’ life, accident and disability insurance plans provide eligible employees and their families with financial protection. And, if they need more coverage than the company provides, they have the option to purchase additional coverage at excellent group rates. These benefits are immediately available to eligible employees when they join the company.

Achieving Work/Life Balance

It can be a challenge to juggle work and a personal life. We offer programs to help employees balance their professional and personal obligations with benefits like paid time off, family leave and care programs, education programs and adoption assistance. Eligible employees can receive paid time off for:

  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Personal Business Days

Hillshire Brands and Health Advocate 

Hillshire Brands promotes a healthy, supportive work environment for our employees. To help support their health and well-being, Hillshire Brands offers an important program that can help them connect with experienced counselors who can assist them in sorting out complicated work/life matters with information, resources and advice. Employees can access Health Advocate independently, with complete confidentiality, at no cost. Services to help employees take charge of life’s challenges include:

  • Adoption Assistance
  • Parenting Assistance
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Counseling on Education and Careers
  • Elder Care Assistance
  • Financial Information Services
  • Healthcare Advocacy
  • Emotional Well-Being

Other Benefits and Programs

Education Benefits

Hillshire Brands believes that continuous learning and individual development are keys to the success of our company and our employees. To demonstrate this commitment, employees can receive tuition reimbursement for job-related courses equal to 80% of tuition expenses, up to $10,000 per calendar year.

Health Club Subsidy

Employees can receive a 50% reimbursement of annual health club fees, up to a maximum $500 per year.

Hillshire Brands Employee Discounts

Hillshire Brands employees have access to discounts on a variety of our products, as well as other products and services that are available through our intranet.

This document provides a summary of the benefits offered by Hillshire Brands. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this document. However, if there is any inconsistency between this document or any oral representation and the Plan documents, the Plan documents will control. Benefits will be paid only if provided for under the terms of the applicable Plan.