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www.adm.com Decatur, IL 5000+ Employees

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ADM Chairman, President, and CEO Pat Woertz

Pat Woertz

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Growing company with culture problems

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of independence. Ability to learn on the job. Excellent upper management.

    ConsLittle chance of advancement without an 'inside' connection. Rampant nepotism.
    Cavalier attitude towards compliance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMiddle management is extremely resistant to the excellent changes being brought about by upper management. Little if anything trickles down to the lower levels.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boring

    Sales (Current Employee)
    Decatur, IL

    ProsIt pays the bills if you need

    ConsCorporate atmosphere. Needs more excitement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInteract with the employees. They need more motivation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Consulting on data warehouse

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Decatur, IL

    ProsLess Bureaucracy on IT projects and less unnecessary tasks and people involved when assigned to a specific project with a specific goal.

    ConsOld buildings and dumpy locations for buildings. Also located in a small shrinking city with not much going for it. I heard their HQ will be relocated to a major city, though. Pay was less than most companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Make sure you have a path to merchandising!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAcceptable salary. Career advancement. Higher education compensation. Corporate holidays and benefits. Acceptable of overtime. Wage increase anually. Large company. Billion dollar idea challenge.

    ConsTwo jobs at once- grain accounting clerical side & weighmaster. Nepotism. Given little training. Good old boy mentality (improving). Small vacation time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet your commercial & plant managers call more of the shots - they see problems first hand. Invest your money in better dumping systems, rail shakers, & loadout systems for all locations - don't skimp on these valuable investments, even if it means many of the higher managers take pay cuts to finance these endeavours. Your ROIC will skyrocket.

    Create local challenges for each plant; similiar to the billion dollar challenge - you'll be suprised at the feedback you'll recieve from first hand plant workers. Their information would solve major plant issues.

    Don't skimp on raises- instead of giving a 5.6% or 2.7% raise, give your employee 6% or 3% raise. You're trying to keep talent, not push it away...

    I would be very suprised if an upper manager actually reads this review, but if he/she did I guarentee they will come out of this with great ideas to generate change.

    -10F04YA6 coloc...

    Best.

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    An overall good company but is behind in technology.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, always very busy.

    ConsMiddle management is out of touch with local units, doesn't seem to care about anything but making profit. Technology is behind in times. You can never complete a job, you always behind.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience at this company was wonderful.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe pay was very good for the work.

    ConsThe work hours were unsteady at times

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    While never short of cutting-edge projects to work on, the work environment felt dull and stiff at times.

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGood benefits, great compensation, interesting work projects, room for growth/relocation, and receptive/helpful management

    ConsFlat culture, windowless rooms, can't talk about work with family

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork at improving the liveliness of the work atmosphere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company great pay but the shift sucks

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat pay, people you work with are great

    ConsShift work, and foremen on power trips

    Advice to Senior Managementlearn how to treat people with respect

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    Challenging, rewarding, and a bit frustrating

    Accounting Manager (Current Employee)
    Decatur, IL

    ProsExcellent benefits. Many opportunities to switch jobs within and without of a particular area. Very rewarding if you are willing to work for it. Always a new challenge coming.

    ConsTechnology is behind the times, but they are working it. Secretive about compensation and HR policies. Initiative overload, list of new projects never-ending. A little more reactive and not proactive in many areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that people need a life outside of work. Upgrade the technology. Be honest and communicate more with all levels of the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    overall good people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood people,great boss, late model equipment. overall a good experiance and place to work

    Conspay not great,alot of hours strict rules just a number to adm can be replaced at any time in my opinion

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more compliments to a job well done hold people accountable for their actions. give workers incentive to perform better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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