ADM
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www.adm.com Decatur, IL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 28, 2014

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66% Approve of the CEO

ADM Chairman, President, and CEO Pat Woertz

Pat Woertz

(77 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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

    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

    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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    Accounting. Hiring freeze, layoffs, low morale, high turnover - company has changed for the worse and is an unstable

    Accounting Analyst (Current Employee)
    Decatur, IL

    ProsChallenging work, good 401k match

    ConsHigh job turnover, low morale and stability, initiative overload with no additional resources, can't advance career with hiring freezes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide stability and opportunity. Support you own initiatives.

    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)

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

    ConsMost offices are located in smaller, rural towns.

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    I have had a lasting stable career at ADM with opportunities to move around if desired.

    Accounting Clerk (Current Employee)

    ProsStability, Experience, Advancement Opportunities, Friendly Environment

    ConsRecent Job RIF, large corporation

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

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    dont work here

    Driver (Current Employee)
    Mendota, IL

    Prosok benefits not much else

    Conslow pay long hours junk equipment poor maintenance

    Advice to Senior Managementget people that know what there doing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe management has always been good in my experience.

    ConsSometimes the salaries are less than desired.

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    Challenging, rewarding, and a bit frustrating

    Accounting Manager (Current Employee)
    Decatur, IL

    ProsExcellent benefits. Many opportunities to switch jobs within and without of a particular area. Very rewarding if you are willing to work for it. Always a new challenge coming.

    ConsTechnology is behind the times, but they are working it. Secretive about compensation and HR policies. Initiative overload, list of new projects never-ending. A little more reactive and not proactive in many areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that people need a life outside of work. Upgrade the technology. Be honest and communicate more with all levels of the organization.

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

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    It's good place to grow in and pursue your career in

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEveryone wants you to learn and be successful

    Consmany changes are going on which results in short term overload of work

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