ADM
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Updated Jun 28, 2014

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ADM Chairman, President, and CEO Pat Woertz

Pat Woertz

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The people are great to work with very few exceptions"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Work life balance is resonable for level of responsibility -"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Get you to accept salary position, then work you long hours"
    in 9 reviews
  • "To many people in middle management that dont actually have any responsibility"
    in 7 reviews
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    Really did not enjoy it.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get paid a bit.

    ConsNot a fan of them

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    Soul killing but you'll be kept physically safe.

    Lab Technician (Former Employee)
    Decatur, IL

    ProsWonderful co-workers. Safety is the top priority and every effort is made to ensure the safety of their employees - even if it makes a job more difficult. ADM does provide any necessary PPE and will try to get you the tools you need to complete a job safely. They do offer some good benefits packages and the position is a great way to gain experience so you can move on to a non soul-hurting job.

    ConsConstant overtime, working around 50 hours a week is a slow week. Many of the policies are senseless and there is a good chance of having something held against you as a reason to not be given a raise, which is something that comes up only once a year. The lab is on a rotating swing shift that should give you 40 hours a week and once a month, a four day weekend. However due to staffing issues and a high turnover there is an endless amount of overtime and having 4-7 12 hour days is normal. The work is easy, but due to a the amount of work you are expected to complete it can be stressful if you are the type of person who wants to finish all their assigned work.

    Many of the employees complain, when they first start with the company. After working there for a while employees become complacent and stop complaining to management as no changes are actually implemented. Management does claim they will try to improve conditions but have been saying that for years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to your employees and implement some suggestions. Try to hire some more employees to reduce the workload. Encourage your employees by offering some incentives for being leaders in the lab.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pushed towards areas of work not interested in.

    Production Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsWilling to move people around to different areas.

    ConsNo-work life balance. No career paths other than production.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's great if you like to move a lot

    Location Manager (Former Employee)
    Decatur, IL

    ProsGreat benefits, ample opportunity for advancement and very challenging work

    ConsYou will move A LOT! Upper management can be very rude and arrogant. There is are some very unrealistic goals that are expected to be met and because people move all the time you constantly get new bosses which means you are constantly changing the direction you're going in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI realize that there needs to be a strong commitment to workplace safety but when you employ 32,000 people accidents do happen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to get experience

    Scientist (Current Employee)
    Decatur, IL

    ProsExcellent job security, with wide variety of potential projects.

    ConsLimited promotion opportunity. Challenges with retention outside of research areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to enhance promotion opportunities, and solve retention problems

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Company given it's location

    Business Analyst II (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits
    Professionalism
    Task Oriented
    Management and Organization
    Positive Business Direction

    ConsThe location of the corporate offices is in a town that is leaning heavily on ADM to keep it afloat.
    Be sure to get what you want salary wise right when you step in the door - do not depend on size-able raises or very much compensation increases no matter if you move up in title

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost of my management were ideal managers. A few may have had their own agenda for their careers in mind before considering others. My Advice would be demonstrate to the employees that you DO care and are concerned for them and their goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience and lots of opportunities.

    Staff Accountant (Current Employee)
    Decatur, IL

    ProsThe people are great and management (at least mine) really cared about their employee's job satisfaction and career development.

    ConsADM really puts an emphasis on safety yet on the day of the biggest snow storm, we still had to come in. Many people commute around 40 miles on country roads… So much for safety.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more jobs in Chicago after global headquarters is established.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Consulting on data warehouse

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Decatur, IL

    ProsLess Bureaucracy on IT projects and less unnecessary tasks and people involved when assigned to a specific project with a specific goal.

    ConsOld buildings and dumpy locations for buildings. Also located in a small shrinking city with not much going for it. I heard their HQ will be relocated to a major city, though. Pay was less than most companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Make sure you have a path to merchandising!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAcceptable salary. Career advancement. Higher education compensation. Corporate holidays and benefits. Acceptable of overtime. Wage increase anually. Large company. Billion dollar idea challenge.

    ConsTwo jobs at once- grain accounting clerical side & weighmaster. Nepotism. Given little training. Good old boy mentality (improving). Small vacation time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet your commercial & plant managers call more of the shots - they see problems first hand. Invest your money in better dumping systems, rail shakers, & loadout systems for all locations - don't skimp on these valuable investments, even if it means many of the higher managers take pay cuts to finance these endeavours. Your ROIC will skyrocket.

    Create local challenges for each plant; similiar to the billion dollar challenge - you'll be suprised at the feedback you'll recieve from first hand plant workers. Their information would solve major plant issues.

    Don't skimp on raises- instead of giving a 5.6% or 2.7% raise, give your employee 6% or 3% raise. You're trying to keep talent, not push it away...

    I would be very suprised if an upper manager actually reads this review, but if he/she did I guarentee they will come out of this with great ideas to generate change.

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    An overall good company but is behind in technology.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, always very busy.

    ConsMiddle management is out of touch with local units, doesn't seem to care about anything but making profit. Technology is behind in times. You can never complete a job, you always behind.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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