ADM
3.0 of 5 109 reviews
www.adm.com Decatur, IL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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64% Approve of the CEO

ADM Chairman, President, and CEO Pat Woertz

Pat Woertz

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits, great compensation, interesting work projects, room for growth/relocation, and receptive/helpful management"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Cost of living is very affordable in the area"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "low pay long hours junk equipment poor maintenance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Total lack of leadership and qualifications in in middle-management"
    in 5 reviews
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It's a job, long hours, little recognition, arbitrary management

Controls Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at ADM full-time for more than 8 years

ProsRegular Pay, good vacation, a few holidays, some excellent fellow employees, some rewarding work (for its own sake).

Consnegative environment, little positive feedback, everything questioned, rules change to meet situation. Stilted reviews. Aloof lower middle management.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize and applaud employee success, create a positive and rewarding environment. Get middle and lower management on board with progressive upper management leadership.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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While never short of cutting-edge projects to work on, the work environment felt dull and stiff at times.

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at ADM full-time for less than a year

ProsGood benefits, great compensation, interesting work projects, room for growth/relocation, and receptive/helpful management

ConsFlat culture, windowless rooms, can't talk about work with family

Advice to Senior ManagementWork at improving the liveliness of the work atmosphere.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for

Electrical Supervisor (Former Employee)
Galveston, TX

I worked at ADM full-time for more than a year

ProsSeems to be a good company to work for. Good Benefits, good principles. Very safety ethically oriented as a company.

ConsUpper management and talent acquisition does not consider personality. They end up hiring intelligent people that don't treat people very well. (not every facility implements all of the corporate safety standards)

Advice to Senior ManagementMore safety corporate safety audits to ensure that the facilities out in the middle of nowhere are following safety procedures.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic company in the Ag industry

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ADM

ProsSurrounded by great people who have a passion for ADM

ConsNo cons at this time

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Good Company great pay but the shift sucks

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ADM

ProsGreat pay, people you work with are great

ConsShift work, and foremen on power trips

Advice to Senior Managementlearn how to treat people with respect

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23 years, worked in corporate headquarters senior management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ADM

Prosa lot of good, very hard working and stressed co-workers and lower level people. Benefits are decent but they are declining fast.

ConsLong 70 - 80 hour work weeks in certain areas, all of the former, top level staff have left, and the outsiders who have replaced them doubtfully have the knowledge and skill to replace that talent. Stress in some areas is intense, and the leadership is chaotic. They've switched to this formulaic goal achievement mess for reviews which is a huge waste of time.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe current management seem to be yes men to Pat Woertz, and no one ever sees them. I do not believe Pat Woertz is qualified to do her job.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ADM as an intern

ProsDirect involvement with boss helped contribute to my overall positive experience at the company. I feel as though I learned a lot from my experiences and also helped the company to succeed.

ConsI always felt wanted and welcome at ADM. I always felt as though I was contributing and had no issues at all.

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

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Great company to get involved with early

Grain Merchandiser (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at ADM as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat training program/internship opportunities. Co-workers were engaged and willing to help.

ConsWork environment changes daily. Some days can drag on slowly and some are extremely busy. Depends on what you like.

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

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Nepotism, incompetent management, complete disregard for colleagues and safety.

Lower Level Manager (Former Employee)
Clinton, IA

I worked at ADM full-time for more than a year

ProsGood hourly-level colleagues whom I enjoyed working with very much.

ConsIncompetent management. Harassment through repeated "random" drug tests for 6 consecutive months. Complete disregard for the safety of their colleagues. Kicked everyone who hadn't been there 5 years out of the pension system and took away all accrued benefits. Nepotism all the way to senior management in the Clinton, IA plant. ADM was the worst place I have ever worked and I regret taking the job. My only consolation is that it was a springboard to something much better a short time later.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit. The management of the Clinton, IA plant is grossly incompetent.

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

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Good people, good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ADM

ProsInvests heavily in employees; gives interns substantive projects to work on

ConsMost offices are located in smaller, rural towns.

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