ConAgra Foods – Why Work For Us?

At ConAgra Foods, we believe in the power of great food. Food you turn to every day, food you count on as part of your life. We make food that does more than satisfy your hunger — it actually gives you less to worry about and more to look forward to. That’s what we do here at ConAgra Foods: We make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways. It's the food you love, and the brands you know best. Our balanced portfolio includes consumer brands found in 99 percent of America’s households, the largest private brand packaged food business in North America, and a strong commercial and foodservice business.

Another reason to feel good about the food you love

We know it's important to you, as a job seeker, to join a company that is committed, not just to its employees, but to all of its stakeholders. The people of ConAgra Foods create everyday food in extraordinary ways. That means making food that's delicious, safe, nutritious and convenient while collaborating with others like farmers, suppliers, customers and people who love our food. We're looking forward to making food for generations to come and doing so in a way that's not only good for business, but good for you, good for the community and good for the planet.

Career Areas

With a range of career opportunities as diverse as the food we make, visit our Career Areas page to learn more about the career path that is specific to your expertise.


Our leadership team sets the standards that each one of us aspires to uphold. Like every member of our organization, each brings a unique experience and level of innovation that collaboratively drives the success of ConAgra Foods. Learn more about each of them and what they hope to bring to your career.

By the Numbers

  • Fortune 500 company
  • One of the nation's leading food companies
  • Largest private branded packaged food business in North America
  • $18+ billion in fiscal year 2013
  • 36,000+ employees
  • 99 percent of America's households use our products.
  • 27 brands are number one or number two in their categories.
  • 23 brands generate more than $100 million in sales each year.

undefined We nurture a progressive spirit through our employees — seeking opportunities for improvement at every turn, discovering breakthrough ideas and leading in an ever-changing environment. You'll have the opportunity to work with top-tier talent and be supported in planning your own career.

At ConAgra Foods, we place high value on leadership qualities because we are all leaders in our positions. We look for leaders who can embrace our "ways we win" principles as key ingredients to success. When leaders teach and trust, push for personal excellence, constructively challenge, see the big picture, and think two steps ahead, they help themselves, others and the business to succeed.

Our people are passionate about making the food you love even better. Food you turn to every day, food you count on as part of your life. We’re very proud of our work, because we know that there is nothing, nothing, more powerful than great food. Through all of this, we live and breathe our operating principles of simplicity, accountability, collaboration and imagination. These key principles have helped us to build a strong culture dedicated to working smart and hard.

undefined At ConAgra Foods, you get more out of your job than just a paycheck. With our high-energy work environment, competitive pay and great employment benefits and perks — such as summer hours and on-site fitness facilities and classes — the workday suddenly becomes more rewarding and fun.

WorkPerks brings together programs that help build your future at ConAgra Foods. It covers pay, benefits, work environment, and learning and development. The programs vary by location, but the philosophy behind them — a commitment to nourishing our people — never wavers.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; pretax spending accounts; 401(k); and a stock purchase plan. Interested?

Check Out a Few of Our Exciting Employee Perks*

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company stores
  • On-site fitness facilities and classes
  • On-site cafeterias
  • Summer hours (Office locations close at 1 p.m. on Fridays, Memorial Day through Labor Day.)
  • 15 days of paid vacation annually
  • Services for new parents
  • Paternity leave
  • Adoption assistance
  • Same-sex/domestic partner benefits
  • Employee volunteer opportunities

* Services vary by location.

We're creating a culture of development where you can discundefinedover your talents and advance your skills. Our talent management program clearly defines and aligns business needs with the individual career aspirations of our employees.

We invest in our employees to help them grow and succeed through development and formalized training programs. In FY14, more than 10,600 employees were promoted or transferred into new positions. Learning and development is an essential part of each workday.

In FY14, ConAgra Foods employees completed more than 370,000 hours of learning. More than 14,700 different learning and development opportunities are available via instructors, online resources and blended learning approaches.

Development opportunities include

  • Online and instructor-led learning and development courses
  • Professional career planning and development tools
  • Experiential learning through challenging developmental assignments and on-the-job training
  • Use of a team of cross-functional, certified coaches and mentors to assist with professional growth
    • iNourish is an employee development program designed to enhance a best places to work culture and to build the skills and talents of our employees

We are building a culture in which all of our employees can be authentic and know that their diverse thoughts and capabilities are valued. We have built a strong business case for diversity and inclusion, which has enabled us to focus on attracting, retaining and empowering employees from all walks of life. These employees help us forge stronger relationships in the community, in the marketplace and with our stakeholders.

We invite you to learn more about diversity and inclusion, and all of our related programs at ConAgra Foods.

Employee Resource Networks

Our Employee Resource Networks (ERN) are a key ingredient in our recipe for creating a diverse and inclusive culture. At ConAgra Foods, these networks provide organizational and business insights to deliver leadership development experiences, to create an environment for exploring our uniqueness and to provide community support through volunteer opportunities in the communities where we live and work. Each of our Employee Resource Networks (ERN) brings together employees from all cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles.

Learn More About Our Networks .

Currently, we have seven ERN groups and encourage the development of new groups.

  • Young Professionals Network
  • ConAgra Foods Asian Network
  • ConAgra Foods Black Employee Network
  • ConAgra Foods Latino Network
  • ConAgra Foods Women's Leadership Council
  • ConAgra Foods Illuminations — LGBTA 
  • ConAgra Foods Veterans Network

Each of these networks receives support from an executive sponsor — a senior leader within the company — to guide its members' personal and professional development.

Candidate Connect

Candidate Connect is a unique program that offers prospective employees the opportunity to meet with a member of one of ConAgra Foods' Employee Resource Networks (ERN) to learn more about the culture of the company.

If you are considering working at ConAgra Foods and moving to Omaha or Naperville, you may request a meeting with any of ConAgra Foods' six Employee Resource Networks. Although these meetings have no bearing on the actual interview process and do not figure into hiring considerations, they give you the opportunity to relax and talk candidly about ConAgra Foods and the city's culture in a comfortable environment.

Diversity & Inclusion External Activities

ConAgra Foods bolsters its diverse, talented workforce with a far-reaching recruiting program. To help find and recruit the best people, we partner with such organizations as:

• National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) • The Consortium • Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)

ConAgra Foods has been recognized for its Employee Resource Networks in the 2010 and 2011 International Innovation in Diversity Awards, published by "Profiles in Diversity Journal®."

ConAgra Foods Reviews

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


    Broad depth and breadth of employees allows you to learn a lot


    Siloed, Matrix that can make it challenging to get ideas approved quickly

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    Process Engineer Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at ConAgra Foods.


    Phone screening, phone interview, in person interview with 5 panels. Lunch was provided but the interview continued throughout lunch. Interview was standard interview questions. Nothing particularly tricky. Ended up removing the position and did not fill the position.

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ConAgra Foods Awards & Accolades

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Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index , Carbon Disclosure Project, 2012
Dow Jones Sustainability Index , Dow Jones, 2012
2012 Products of the Year: Healthy Choice Top Chef inspired Cafe Steamers and Orville Redenbacher's Pop Up Bowl , Consumer Survey of Product Information, 2012
Research, Quality & Innovation team voted R&D Team of the Year for Large Organizations ,, 2012
100 Best Corporate Citizens , CR Magazine, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Omaha, NE
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1919
Type Company - Public (CAG)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged food companies with branded and private branded food found in 99 percent of America's households, as well as a strong commercial foods business serving restaurants and foodservice operations globally. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Healthy ... More

Mission: We deliver everyday food in extraordinary ways.

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