ConAgra Foods

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ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
89 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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    Associate Supply Chain Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConAgra Foods (more than a year)

    Pros

    Community and employee activity development and growth, compensation and work life balance.

    Cons

    Poor new hire training. Too many levels that are un-organized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take talent serious to avoid high turnover. Management diversity training.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Company is shifting strategy to make LEAN/TPM part of their organizational design and to grow the business top and bottom line -in it for the long run versus just buying and selling companies

    Cons

    MFG systems have years of disrepair to overcome and it's going to be a long, but worthwhile challenge. The ORG seems to continuously morph and needs stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue down TPM (CPS) path and focus on that process development, but also ensure you only hire site leaders with CPS (LEAN/TPM) "DNA" and a willingness to work for the long term; work hard and invest themselves in the site versus punch a promotional box.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Employees are very knowledgeable, however, innovation is limited due to workplace politics and aging leadership.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time

    Pros

    Job security, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Career advancement is slow and political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a game changer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Manager HR

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    Current Employee - Manager Human Resources in India, MS
    Current Employee - Manager Human Resources in India, MS

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

    Pros

    Good Culture, Very empowering- promotes innovation

    Cons

    Work-life balance, HR to be more business oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on people development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    An overall good company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Opportunities to make a difference by being a leader in the consumer foods sales space

    Cons

    Selling the brands we have can be difficult. We're number one in a lot of declining categories, hopefully we'll turn them around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management teams do a really good job

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    worked with great people

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    Former Employee - Demand Planning Analyst
    Former Employee - Demand Planning Analyst

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time

    Pros

    organized managers committing to helping employees

    Cons

    work could be boring due to limitation of job tasks and many meetings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Harvest Lead

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    Former Employee - Harvest Lead in American Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Harvest Lead in American Falls, ID

    I worked at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Great Management, Great Culture

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better

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    Overall great place to work!

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality Specialist

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    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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work as long as you can keep your mouth shut and stay off managements radar.

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant/Maintenance Mechanic in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Production Assistant/Maintenance Mechanic in Maple Grove, MN

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

    Pros

    Production employees on the floor are some of the best I have ever worked with. Safety is a top priority driven by the production employees. Everyone is always looking out for you to make sure you are working safely. Veterans are always willing to take the time to teach you new things as long as you are willing to learn. Clean facility, requires constant attention over the course of your shift. For the most part everyone helps contribute to this goal. I've heard stories about the corporate world and how they don't care about their employees. I never got that feeling working there. I worked as a production assistant for 6 years and loved it. Then took a position in maintenance (Against my better judgement) and it all went downhill from there.

    Cons

    12 Hour shifts, some like it some don't. Seniority rules so you will eventually get put on night shift. They allow you to accumulate vacation time, but it is next to impossible to use it. If you are unfortunate to get on an improvement team then you usually have to come in on your day off for meetings. Over managed, the left hand of management doesn't know what the right hand is doing most of the time. It's hard to talk to your boss because they change structure weekly and you can't keep track of who you report to. There are opportunities for advancement as long as you are willing to take the position that management wants you to do. Even if you are qualified and there is an opening, the manager of that department has to like you in order to be considered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part management will leave you alone if you are doing your job. But watch your back because if they have to throw you to the wolves to cover their mistake they won't hesitate. I developed a severe distrust over the last couple of years because I was coerced into taking a promotion (Against my better judgement) by promising me things they couldn't deliver like training and school. And then being stuck in that position because I was told I wasn't qualified for any other position in the plant. When an employee tells you they don't feel safe in their current position take the time to listen and consider their situation. That is if you care whether or not the person stays or leaves. I was told "management doesn't care if I quit" I didn't want to believe that was true. But I found out on my last day all of my fellow production employees went out of their way to wish me luck. But, none of the managers bothered to even say goodbye to me. I didn't want to quit, but didn't have a choice and I can't say I didn't give you the opportunity to keep me there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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