ConAgra Foods

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ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
294 Reviews
3.1
294 Reviews
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ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance can be good depending on your manager (in 33 reviews)

  • Excellent pay and benefits, and the company values are outstanding (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance because of cutting positions to the bone (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper Management need to create co-authorship with employee (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Company mission and strategy is simple, to become the fastest Top Line and Bottom Line growth food company. This permeates the organization and sets priorities along deliberate continuous improvement

    Cons

    Some facets and sites aren't aligned along the core processes for achieving this goal -CPS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Driving CPS -It's the foundation for improving the Top and Bottom Lines of the companyk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Love this place and the diversity initiatives.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Puppy Mill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, some good people. You will learn a lot.. good experience, resume builder. Good advancement opportunities if you know how to play the game.

    Cons

    Style over substance makes you move up. The organization is very slow moving and shows consistently poor results. Top Heavy organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only saving grace is that a new CEO is coming in. Hope he/she prunes some dead wood, (people and brands). Slash SG&A by 30%. We are too top heavy and spend too much time aligning stakeholders and giving updates. Too much of a CYA environment. Be trusting of and trustworthy to your employees. Culture and Values are lived, not painted on a wall. Your employees do see the difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    System Analyst position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, lots of learning

    Cons

    No work life balance, Work on weekends too

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Good pay, OT for supervisors, total income 70k+.
    Not micro managed. Hours are great, flexibility if needed, and great benefits with low costs for salary folks. Obviously only option is 401k so No retirement or pension.

    Cons

    HR at plant level doesn't take care of hourly workers as they should. Union and management rarely agree causing a high amount of disgruntled employees. When issues are resolved then it's not communicated causing more stress for supervisors especially off shifts. Advancement is not a reality unless relocated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Finance in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    People, Culture, Midwest company with aligned values, integrity

    Cons

    Food company - growth is hard to come by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be good to your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Quality Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, room for growth/development, great goal settings, encourages learning opportunities, good working environment, vacation time

    Cons

    Not consistent in process, too many meetings, benefits lacking, lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it consistent and schedule less meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Daily Ops Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits. Opportunity to advance within the company.

    Cons

    There are areas that are not completely clear whose responsible for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top level strategies need to be better communicated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Practice in Patience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance depending on management/position. Many talented people walking the halls of corporate headquarters. Many chances to integrate with higher levels of the organization. Company is pushing hard with their "Teach and Trust" motto which is great for learning in most cases. Good employee resources available.

    Cons

    Tough to climb the ladder at times - Top heavy organization. "Sugar-coating" occurs at various levels over and over again. Unbalanced resource allotment across functions - very heavily staffed in some places while over-working employees in others. Dealing with an "Art" vs. "Science" crossroads where too much authority rests within marketing personnel hands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let bad news go to the top where decisions can be made to remedy. Don't overlook local talent - top business schools does not equal top talent. Even out the allocation of resources, (eliminate multiple managers for same individuals) and the whole organization will benefit from improved outlooks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    ConAgra Foods is a great place to grow intellectually and professionally. Manage your career and you will have many opportunities at this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, work-life balance, opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Many layers of management and complex business structure makes decisions feel prolonged and inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more forthcoming with the inevitable changes in senior leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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