ConAgra Foods

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ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
241 Reviews

3.0
241 Reviews
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ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin
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159 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.  

    Great place to work with a bright future.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My salary was always competitive and there were plenty of opportunities learn and grow within the area.

    Cons

    I experienced good managers and not-so-good managers, the latter of which were clueless and damaging to team morale and productivity. Health insurance is comparatively expensive, and coverage minimal. Annual wellness hoops were a pain. Advancement opportunities were few and far between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better choices when choosing your management team. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome first job!

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, awesome management. Incredible benefits.

    Cons

    The overall company culture could be better.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Offers good benefits and relocation packages.

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of weekends if working in a plant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Accounts Recievable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large company, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the company

  6.  

    processor review

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    Current Employee - Processor
    Current Employee - Processor

    Pros

    great place to work, good income, great boss and coworkers. increase pay fast during first year, duties are not hard or complicated

    Cons

    often have lay off periods in which you may or may not be called back to work, sometimes work late or 6 days a week if production is up or you could only work a few days a week when production is down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up plant duties to secure more contracts for the company,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with solid benefits

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Batesville, AR
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Batesville, AR

    Pros

    ConAgra is a well run company with a clear business model and solidly established continuous improvement programs. They offer excellent career progression opportunities for those who are mobile.

    Cons

    Really nothing about the company. Now, the food industry is pretty tough. It's high speed and high stress. But, there are many who love it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the efforts. The company has made exceptional strides and have clearly distanced themselves from the ConAgra of old. This is a well managed organization that is primed for success for many years to come.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of great co-workers, working collaboratively on continuous improvement.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, and the company values are outstanding. There is a broad portfolio of branded products, commodities processing, food service, and private label business, which enables one to touch the entire consumer foods industry from one location.

    Cons

    The company is risk averse, and tends to shy away from strategic investments in favor of tactical responses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a strategy of where you want to see your products and 5 years and have your people develop road maps to get there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, lots of opportunity to grow and take on new responsibility.

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    Current Employee - Consumer Insights Director  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Consumer Insights Director in Naperville, IL

    Pros

    Many Brands to support (provides opportunity), great pay and benefits, flexible work environment (work from home, tele-commute, etc.).

    Cons

    Being in the consumer goods/food industry provides challenges in terms of commodity prices, and food is a very competitive world (up against Kraft, Mondelez, Hillshire Brands).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've done a lot for all the employees, and are pretty progressive in your thinking. But need to figure out how to provide on-going support to key brands vs, trying to spread resources across all brands. Need to figure out the key to consistent growth in a turbulent environment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not great...but far from horrible!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  White Marsh, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Marsh, MD

    Pros

    Now regarded as a brand building company...not like under previous management teams. Structure is still a bit weird. Good opportunity for advancement for high performers.

    Cons

    Every three years there is a major restructuring to take more cost out of the system. There is a lack of conviction about sticking to a strategy...as soon as the financials are off for a quarter, there is a firedrill to shift courses and abandon the annual plan. Not a training ground like a P&G, Kraft or General Mills - definitely better for experienced professionals who have gained some "seasoning" at another CPG

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees to do their job! If you don't think they are capable, get new ones!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lead

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    Current Employee - Lead  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Decent working atmosphere, good benefits

    Cons

    Clumsy IT, Long hours, high pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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