Why Johnsonville

WE REWARD MEMBERS WITH IMPRESSIVE INDIRECT COMPENSATION PLANS

As a Johnsonville Member, you’ll enjoy exceptional benefits, incentives, paid-time off and workplace amenities!

Johnsonville’s amazing bonus program, Great Performance Share (GPS) reflects the guiding principle, “We Work as a Team, We Win as a Team.”  Members know that each job within the company (including their own!) is critical to our success. The GPS program inspires all members to feel that their work is more than just a job. Through the GPS program, all part-time and full-time Members are eligible to receive a monthly bonus based on their personal performance and the performance and profitability of the company. GPS rewards our members for achieving these goals using a balanced scorecard, encouraging members to always act in the best interests of the company, and providing a platform to discuss business results on a monthly basis. Johnsonville bonuses are higher than the market, paying out approximately 200 percent of bonus targets to our Members each year since 2000. 

Johnsonville’s outstanding package of benefits makes Johnsonville one of the best companies to work for. The package includes wellness programs, featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, walking path and on-site fitness classes.

WE BELIEVE IN CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Johnsonville is dedicated to building a self-sustaining, prosperous future for the families and children who make up our communities.

Strengthening our communities is an extension of our corporate mission, which requires each of us to fully develop our talents and potential. We proudly help the people in our communities reach their full potential through community giving programs. 

  • Through our Careville program, Johnsonville provides monetary and product donations to organizations where our Members volunteer their time.
  • Through our annual Giving Drive, Johnsonville members choose non-profit organizations in our communities to receive generous donations. 

In addition, the company supports many other local and national programs, including the United Way, Juvenile Diabetes Research and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

We even offer paid Service Time Off for our Members to volunteer in the community. 

WE OFFER FLEXIBLE WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

Johnsonville is a people-oriented company with a strong commitment to work-life balance.

We are proud to offer flexible work arrangements that fit our member's unique needs. Just as each member and each team is different, we offer a variety of non-traditional working arrangements that enhance overall work-life satisfaction. Instead of a "one size fits all" approach, we let members and coaches determine where, when and how work gets done while achieving great results for the organization.

WE’RE INCLUSIVE

At Johnsonville, you can be who you are.

We want our workforce to be as diverse as the customers and consumers we serve. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to become great and reach their full potential as a Johnsonville Member.

WE USE OUR BUSINESS TO BUILD OUR PEOPLE

Opportunities for you to continually grow and develop are essential to The Johnsonville Way.

At Johnsonville, we have several tools to help our members fully develop their God-given talents.

Personal Development Comittment
Every Johnsonville member is committed to learn, stretch and grow every day. To help keep members accountable and track their development progress, all members work with their coach to complete a Personal Development Commitment (PDC).

Career Resources
The online Career Resource Center, accessible through the Johnsonville portal, has several tools and tips for career success. Through this website, members can:

  • Identify their interests and strengths
  • Complete self-assessments
  • Explore other Johnsonville jobs and understand the experience and skills required to perform them
  • Learn tips for conducting an informational interview, developing career goals and making an action plan
  • Prepare to apply for an open position and learn how to become a better internal applicant

Career Coaching
Johnsonville's Organizational Development & Learning team has three certified career coaches who have completed an intensive Global Career Development Facilitator course. These coaches are available to meet with members and talk about their career aspirations and map out a development plan to fit their goals and personality.  

In addition to the abundant learning opportunities in the workplace, we also offer tuition reimbursement.

Awards & Recognition

When you strive to become the best company to work for, people notice. Johnsonville is thrilled to be recognized for our culture and the accomplishments of our Members.

"E" Star Award

"E" Star Award

"E" Star Award

Johnsonville was honored with the "E" Star Award from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross for excellence and growth in export operations. Johnsonville was one of only three companies receiving the “E” Star Award for Exports, which recognizes previous “E” Awardees that have reported four years of additional export growth. Johnsonville was first recognized with the “E” award in 2008 for its export business efforts.

2017 Community Spirit Award

Community Spirit Award

Community Spirit Award

The United Way of Sheboygan County honored Johnsonville with the 2017 Community Spirit Award, which recognizes one local business for promoting volunteerism to its members.

Certified Great Place to Work

Certified Great Place to Work

Certified Great Place to Work

We're a certified Great Place to Work, according to the experts (who happen to be our very own members!). They love the challenges and rewards that come with working at Johnsonville.

Economic Driver of the Year

Economic Driver of the Year

Economic Driver of the Year

The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation recognized Johnsonville as one of the fastest growing employers in Sheboygan County.
“Johnsonville is the quintessential Sheboygan County success story. Develop great products, world class marketing and cutting-edge research and development,” the local economic group’s chair Dave Aldag said.

CBS 58 Spotlight on Johnsonville

CBS 58 Spotlight on Johnsonville

CBS 58 Spotlight on Johnsonville

Johnsonville was featured for our commitment to our people and community when a fire destroyed our facility in Watertown, Wisconsin – the workplace of 120 Members. All through the yearlong rebuild, we retained these Members and paid them full wages and bonuses for doing volunteer work and completing educational courses. 

Better Business Bureau Torch Award

Better Business Bureau Torch Award

Better Business Bureau Torch Award

Johnsonville was recognized by the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin for our excellent reputation, customer service, ethical practices and Member training in ethical behavior.

A Community Partner

However much we grow, we will never outgrow our small-town values. At Johnsonville, we cherish our ties to our friends, family, neighbors and each other. We believe in people helping people. We’re actively and visibly involved in the communities surrounding our Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Headquarters – from Sheboygan to Kiel to Plymouth and beyond.

Big Taste Grill

Big Taste Grill

Big Taste Grill

Making a big difference can also be big fun. The world’s largest grill, our Big Taste Grill travels the country to partner with communities and nonprofit organizations for fundraising events. We help raise millions for a multitude of worthy causes – all while serving up delicious Johnsonville Brats, fresh off the grill!

Careville

Careville

Careville

When you give your time to a worthy cause, Johnsonville supports your effort through two corporate giving programs:

  • Dollars for Doers: Johnsonville donates to eligible nonprofit organizations that you support as a volunteer. 
  • Brats for a Cause: Johnsonville contributes up to two cases of precooked brats to eligible fundraisers in which you participate.

Community Giving Drive

Community Giving Drive

Community Giving Drive

As an extension of our corporate mission to help people develop their talents, Johnsonville donates tens of thousands of dollars to Member-nominated organizations that help “build” and prepare people to strengthen their communities.

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We work as a team, we win as a team! In addition to competitive base pay, all Members earn market-leading bonuses every month.

Compensation

We work as a team, we win as a team! In addition to competitive base pay, all Members earn market-leading bonuses every month.

Johnsonville also offers you an outstanding package of benefits. We call them “indirect compensation plans.”

Benefits

Johnsonville also offers you an outstanding package of benefits. We call them “indirect compensation plans.”

You’ll have abundant opportunities for learning and growth – that’s key to The Johnsonville Way.

Continuous Learning

You’ll have abundant opportunities for learning and growth – that’s key to The Johnsonville Way.

We encourage, assist and reward your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.

Wellness

We encourage, assist and reward your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.

Headquartered in Sheboygan Falls

“The small town with everything” – Money Magazine

Johnsonville’s hometown is in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin – a great place to live, and named as one of the best places in America to raise a family.

 

Communities here are attractive, prosperous and close-knit, offering a variety of cultural amenities. In downtown Sheboygan you can explore one of the most walkable urban neighborhoods in the Midwest, in what’s been ranked as the seventh safest city in the nation.

 

Sheboygan County offers many other recreational opportunities to enjoy whether you’re a bicyclist, boater or beachgoer. Sheboygan is golf heaven, home to five of the Top 100 Courses in the World.

 

Sheboygan has been named “the most equitable community in the United States” for having the smallest gap between rich and poor, and has been noted for high levels of citizen involvement in volunteerism and community initiatives. There’s a lot to do here. It’s a great place to be.

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