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ADM Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
160 Reviews
3.0
160 Reviews
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ADM Chairman, President, and CEO Pat Woertz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is resonable for level of responsibility - (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good 401k options (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / life balance depends on your position (in 7 reviews)

  • The new corporate location (Chicago, IL) is only limited to upper management at the moment (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Security guard

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Security Guard in New York, NY

    I have been working at ADM full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice co workers the location is good and they have nice people

    Cons

    Horrible pay and no benefit treat you like a dog no respect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start at 10 hr and with benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    confectionery wasteland

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM full-time

    Pros

    there is an ample amount of optional overtime, great co-workers (up to floor level supervisors), fast paced work environment

    Cons

    I find it hard to believe that adm has earned so much success as an agricultural giant by running process facilities like the way the hazleton plant is run. There is such a disconnect between management and hourly employees to a level that creates a very unsafe working environment. Most safety issues that are brought to management's attention are dis-regarded until a serious incident happens that can't be "pushed under the rug" and after the employee is blamed for the incident, then the proper engineering changes are made. We are forced to work all major holidays without so much as a thank you, while management gets to celebrate those holidays with their families. If you are seriously considering a career at adm cocoa hazleton you might also want to brush up on your firefighting skills, we are not allowed to call 911 in the event of a fire because upper level management doesn't want deal with the publicity, so we are handed water squirting bottles and off to the fight! None of us have had ANY proper training to be put in situations like this, no respirators, no nothing, but if you do pursue a job position at this location you should have plenty of time for external training because your family will leave you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    If you are in a service organization (e.g. HR, IT) the culture is very draconian and subversive.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at ADM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a good place to get a lot of experience and then move on.

    Cons

    There's a "home grown" clique that is very self-serving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer early retirement in an attempt to bring in new personnel and prevent the "home grown" element from using the opportunity to strengthen their ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    good work experience..but they don't treat everyone one fair in the Arkansas city East plant very raciest

    Former Employee - Utility Worker in Arkansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Utility Worker in Arkansas City, KS

    I worked at ADM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good experience to start a career

    Cons

    never have time with your family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need new supervisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    An unsafe place to work with a lack of interest in employee input.

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Decatur, IL

    I worked at ADM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There some good and dedicated people in the plants.

    Cons

    Total lack of leadership and qualifications in in middle-management. Dangerous Corp. Compliance .... not serious!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop turning a blind eye to safety issues and please... treat your existing employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nepotism, incompetent management, complete disregard for colleagues and safety.

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    Former Employee - Lower Level Manager in Clinton, IA
    Former Employee - Lower Level Manager in Clinton, IA

    I worked at ADM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good hourly-level colleagues whom I enjoyed working with very much.

    Cons

    Incompetent management. Harassment through repeated "random" drug tests for 6 consecutive months. Complete disregard for the safety of their colleagues. Kicked everyone who hadn't been there 5 years out of the pension system and took away all accrued benefits. Nepotism all the way to senior management in the Clinton, IA plant. ADM was the worst place I have ever worked and I regret taking the job. My only consolation is that it was a springboard to something much better a short time later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit. The management of the Clinton, IA plant is grossly incompetent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Accounting. Hiring freeze, layoffs, low morale, high turnover - company has changed for the worse and is an unstable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at ADM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, good 401k match

    Cons

    High job turnover, low morale and stability, initiative overload with no additional resources, can't advance career with hiring freezes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide stability and opportunity. Support you own initiatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Run for your life, now!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Decatur, IL

    I worked at ADM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was decent, benefits ok although they are scaling them back and now, you have to worry about layoffs.

    Cons

    If you like working 70 - 80 hours a week under incredible stress, this is the place for you. I worked 23 years under these conditions under my heart blew. Upper management was arrogant and had a sense of entitlement. Lower management was generally competent in their tech skills but very poor in people skills. There are some good people there; stay close to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET some real managers address working hours and stress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    qaqc lab tech

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    Current Employee - QAQC LAB TECH in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - QAQC LAB TECH in Valdosta, GA

    I have been working at ADM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the job is great and i loved doing it.

    Cons

    there is no communication, people falsifying documents, harassment, company rules apply to certain people and not all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company very disrespectful of its employees-do not go to work there!!!

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at ADM

    Pros

    work/family life ok. Benefits are so/so. I am however now on husbands CAT insurance and it is far better

    Cons

    If it is 1st 2 weeks of the month expect to work very late nights and will never be able to have any time off during that period. Management thinks it is above everyone. laid off very good employees and left ones that play on the internet all day. Also left ones that get by with doing as little as possible. One guy that got laid off was the first one to get there and the last one to leave every night. Have the stupid goals that have to be revised every year. Your promotions and pay raises are based on these goals. Last year even after the lousy 3% raise was given I was told to make changes to my goals. Now how can that be a goal?????? Treat their clerks or anyone without a degree like they are peons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat you employees with some respect. You claim to be a team so act like it. Don't lay off good hard workers and if you do have to lay people off, it shouldn't be left up to the employees upper supervior to make that kind of decision. If they don't care for a person that is the ones that got the ax. It should have been done by Seniority. The way you handled things it was not a lay off it was the firing of people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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