ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
246 Reviews

3.0
246 Reviews
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ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin
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161 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance and summer hours are the most positive point (in 28 reviews)

  • Lots of different experiences with different teams, good pay, good chance of getting a job (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance largely depends upon your manager (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper Management need to create co-authorship with employee (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very bad in Interview process and follow-up

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Looks like the company has a variety of products and its canteen and cafe provide all these products for lunch and breakfast

    Cons

    Not organized at all; interviewees were treated light-heartedly

  2.  

    The budget is so big because it's full of secrets.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consumer Affairs Specialist  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Consumer Affairs Specialist in Omaha, NE

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Got to work from home, generally good benefits

    Cons

    Were consistently fed lies to relay to consumers we spoke with, even if we knew them to be untrue. This company truly lies so much about the products they make and the quality of the ingredients tat they must believe their own food. Management were basically talking heads for the upper management, and we never received results from suggestions or complaints as employees. All seemed to go to management and then die. Consumer affairs is a dumping ground for consumer complaints - the employees in the department listen, but no one listens to them after the complaint is filed, Managers all received special hours for the summer, were very difficult to reach at times. Home agents must keep hours until 6pm, even when all office employees are gone by 3pm. Christmas bonus from this multi-million dollar corporation was coupons for the food I was in charge of receiving complaints about. Thanks so much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave this company or lose your soul

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Management disconnected from the main hourly employees

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    Current Employee - Operator
    Current Employee - Operator

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

    Pros

    Pay & Benefits. Hourly employees: ( some of the better people I have met).

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from the main hourly employees. Poor communication from management to employees creates difficult work environment. Management promotion is decided not by the most skilled/qualified person but by who can make themselves look the best even if they are not qualified for the position. Conflicting policies on how to do a task create a disorganized workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your hourly employees many of them have been their for many years and have tons of experience running their equipment. If the hourly employees were listened to it would substantially increase productivity and moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy

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    Current Employee - Consumer Affairs Specialist  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consumer Affairs Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no pro's, only dishonest and sneaky company.

    Cons

    If you want to work for a company you have to always wonder about what they are doing behind close doors this is the company for you. Company is sneaky and sly. If they buy your company out please look for another job ASAP, In less than 2 years you will be demoted and then let go. They believe in numbers and not the quality given to their customers or consumers. What they tell you is never what you will get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and stop looking for ways to deceive your consumers and customers, and employees. People aren't as ignorant and you think they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fifteen years experience in Snack Foods Manufacturing ranging from entry-level through Leadership.

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    Former Employee - Hourly Employee
    Former Employee - Hourly Employee

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent hourly pay used as a means to hire and retain employees.

    Cons

    Insincere management who are consistent in saying the correct words but hold themselves above the rules. Aloof attitude, I came to believe that Management honestly thought they were a privileged class...very sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its the ConAgra culture, after these many years of observation I sincerely doubt anything can be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very bad work experience at the Lincoln plant for 6 years.

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    Former Employee - General Labor  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - General Labor in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay was good. with good benifits
    .

    Cons

    Poor supervisors and a very poorly ran plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to keep a plant in operation, do not turn a well ran plant over to a rookie.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sr Consumer Affairs Claims Rep 3

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Account Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and working from home

    Cons

    Company was not forthcoming with all information/ their intentions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away from ConAgra Forest Park

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor  in  Forest Park, GA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Forest Park, GA

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Compensation fair for area.

    Cons

    Human Resources , Sexual Harassment by Management not taking seriously, rampant politics, long hours, Supervision cut to the bone. No room for growth, Medical benefits are horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employee's. The company does have good products but that does not mean you can treat your employees any way you choose , cause eventually the company will fail

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Don't get stuck.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are crap.

    Cons

    Opportunities are lacking and management uses management cliches all the time in order to get people to just give up on talking to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic, back off of unnecessary projects.

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

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Operator in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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