ConAgra Foods
3.3 of 5 189 reviews
www.conagrafoods.com Omaha, NE 5000+ Employees

ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014
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3.3 189 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin

Gary M. Rodkin

(130 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great experience with lots of development opportunities!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWork Life Balance, Development Opportunities, Networking & Volunteer Opportunities, Visible Leadership who wants to hear your opinion and thoughts, promotes creativity

ConsDue to the increased emphasis on growth, the company has done a lot of aquisitions over the past few years, although good, forces a lot of change in everyone's roles.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, room for improvement

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time

ProsFamily oriented, good culture, nice campus in Omaha

ConsHQ in Omaha, other offices in Chicago suburbs, not great locations for young professionals

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Fast-paced, offers many challenges

Finance Manager (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYou will be given ample responsibility and treated like a professional if you work and act like one. Many learning opportunities are the result of the company's many projects and constant changes. If you enjoy a fast pace and are not afraid of challenges, it could be a good opportunity for you.

ConsWell, it is based in Omaha... Hard to focus on core responsibilities as you are always working on special projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company tries to bite off too much at once. Improvement projects, acquisitions, etc. Sometimes I think that it should just focus on running the business. Acquisition of Ralcorp is proving to be a very rough ride.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Hourly Employee (Current Employee)
Grand Rapids, MI

I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat co-workers, great people througout the many plant locations.

ConsPlant wasn't given a fair chance.

Advice to Senior ManagementTell you employees the truth as you know it.

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

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Great people, good work life balance, poor senior leadership alignment with field

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time

ProsGreat work life balance and flexible work schedule

ConsLittle alignment from top to bottom

Advice to Senior ManagementConduct more employee surveys and take action

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It has been a good place to work, safety first .

Material Planner (Current Employee)
Grand Rapids, MI

I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat co-workers with a goal of making food people like

ConsMany corporate layers, slowing down speed and flexibility to change

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to improve forecasting mix and methods

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Finance Director looking for variety of assignments and advancement opportunities.

Director Finance (Current Employee)
Naperville, IL

I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCulture, benefits, strategy, and the desire of upper management and BOD to pursue growth.

ConsWeak portfolio brands, integration challenge and lower pay vs peers.

Advice to Senior ManagementAggressively restructure, pursue international growth, and sell off weaker brands.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Mixed messaging hinders employee engagement.

Director (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCompensation, benefits, work and life balance,

ConsA new HR program every other day (seemingly), inconsistent application of corporate initiatives.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe consistent and hold people accountable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worst company I have ever had the displeasure to work for. There is no direction and leadership.

Operator (Current Employee)
Grand Rapids, MI

I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe people are the best. Lots of good hearted people work there.

ConsNo work / life balance at all. Management has no idea how to run the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people on the floor. Don't destroy lives just to make a buck. keep the people happy and the profits will come.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Management can't grow Consumer Foods group

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPretty good work life balance, generous vacation time and summer hours. It's actually a pretty good place to learn the CPG industry, but strong performers will get bored quickly of the stable of tired old brands.

ConsSenior leadership needs to be replaced. In my 8 years working here we've cycled through numerous strategies for growth and organizational structures, only to post flat to negative sales YOY in consumer foods. Some of these brands would do well if leadership was willing to invest in them.

Little to no empowerment in decision making below the President level. Decisions typically made by directors in other organizations go to the highest level of the organization for review
and micro management.

Lots of dysfunction across an unnecessarily complex matrix structure.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell unloved brands, focus the portfolio, and step aside to let someone else run the show. After countless losing seasons, it's time to fire the coach.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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