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Updated April 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance is resonable for level of responsibility - (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good 401k options (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / life balance depends on your position (in 7 reviews)

  • The new corporate location (Chicago, IL) is only limited to upper management at the moment (in 10 reviews)

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  1. IP Telephony Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Friendly co-workers
    Room for advancement
    Training opportunities
    Flexible work-life balance

    Cons

    Location in Decatur is less than satisfactory
    Upper management vision is off. They have the right mindset but execution is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Don't make rash decisions, seek advice from those below you to see their take on areas that need improvement before making decisions

  2. Great opportunity to use international skills plus old-boy network

    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Decatur, IL

    I worked at ADM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working there for the international opportunities it presented. I was able to use my foreign language skills, and meet interesting people. Most of the people I worked with were lovely.

    Cons

    Although it has been years now since I've worked there, I was uncomfortable with the sexism. At the time, I was in my mid-twenties and received numerous sexual comments from male co-workers. This often occurred in front of others, and nothing was ever done about it. I never pursued any action because I never felt threatened by it, but it was uncomfortable and inappropriate nonetheless.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise working towards an environment that is positive towards women and also minorities. Decatur is such a small town that I know it's hard to foster a tolerant and inclusive environment, but I do feel it is possible to improve.

  3. IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free coffee, popcorn, tea and low priced lunches. Great benefits

    Cons

    IT Dept management out of date and high schoolish

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  5. Lots of amazing global development opportunities, if you're willing to put in long hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees are hard-working, innovative, creative and good-hearted.

    Cons

    Managers and Supervisors don't know how to coach or give constructive feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the leadership training ADM offers - training IS part of your job description to get better!

  6. Great place to start a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of open for local management positions

    Cons

    Little chance for advancement past local management

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded and listen.

  7. Contract work

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Decatur, IL
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Decatur, IL

    I worked at ADM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free parking, nice cafeteria at HQ, free coffee and ice tea

    Cons

    Not recruiting top talent in the area, think outside hires are always better

    Advice to Management

    promote within

  8. Good place

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Johnstown, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Johnstown, CO

    I have been working at ADM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Medical benefits. They care about the safety of their workers.

    Cons

    The bean counters in the office will cut employees from one part of the company if a segment completely unrelated is not doing well. (Chocolate sales down, soybean workers get cut)

    Advice to Management

    Let your workers build relationships. Sales, especially in agriculture is about people & relationships- not always your bottom dollar.

  9. Operator

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    Former Employee - Operator in Columbus, NE
    Former Employee - Operator in Columbus, NE

    I worked at ADM full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fellow employees are cool and easy to work with. You get a $250 boot/clothing allowance to use yearly. Very much safety first. Give out as many different gloves, safety glasses, etc as you want.

    Cons

    Mid level management is lacking. They could pay more for what we do, but want to stay equal to other places in Columbus, instead of paying really well.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the grunts doing the work, not pushing pencils.

  10. Adm employee

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech in New Braunfels, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech in New Braunfels, TX

    I have been working at ADM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    none really it is a great place

    Advice to Management

    nothing keep up The great work

  11. Many opportunities for career development.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL

    I worked at ADM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    global company with many businesses, good advancement opportunities, lots of responsibility at a young age, above average compensation for managers.

    Cons

    antiquated IT systems, too many below average performers are allowed to continue to turn in below average work performance year after year

    Advice to Management

    get back to basics forget the fluff

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