ADM Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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ADM President and CEO Juan R. Luciano
Juan R. Luciano
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Pros
  • Work life balance is resonable for level of responsibility - (in 9 reviews)

  • 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 (in 11 reviews)

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

  • Upper management can be unrealistic when deciding whether or not to kill projects (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great leadership group to work with

    Cons

    Not as competitive on pay


  2. Title

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at ADM full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay Opportunities to work in other departments Education reimbursement

    Cons

    Location Lack of diversity in certain departments Lack of communication


  3. Accountant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, rewarded for good work great benefits, flexible schedules, tons of exposure to multiple levels of accounting

    Cons

    Location, current systems in place


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  5. Extraction Operator

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    Former Employee - Extraction Operator in Fremont, NE
    Former Employee - Extraction Operator in Fremont, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good steady work. Company trains employees in various departments and operator positions related to mill work. Good pay and benefits. Not micro managed...they however do expect professionalism and a dependable work ethic.

    Cons

    Hot and dusty mill work not good if you have any respiratory issues. Can't be afraid of heights. Rotating shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Set shift would be great.


  6. ADM for Engineers

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Decatur, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary Competitive at First Many entry level / non-management level opportunities for engineers.

    Cons

    Negative corporate attitude towards engineering raises arent competitive not much room to move into management unless willing to relocate to middle of cornfields.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate asks the question "why do we lose so many engineers." It's because other companies are willing to treat them as assets.


  7. Oilseeds Engineer

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer
    Current Employee - Production Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ADM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It can be a great place to start a career. Get into the plant right away and get up close and personal with other employees and equipment/process. Get thrust right into engineering and have an endless supply of things to work on.

    Cons

    Not much in terms of pay increases, typically inflationary raises. To advance you need to transfer. Poor upper management at most plants, almost all chemical engineers. Spend more time doing operator type duties than engineering. Expected to work many hours with much time for personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that when people are happy with their life they tend to be happy at work. Micromanagement is rampant.


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    Accountant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great career development program; awesome colleagues; encouraging company culture

    Cons

    pay is lower than average


  9. Staff accountant

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ADM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting pay with good benefits. Co-workers ease you into your role and make you feel comfortable

    Cons

    It takes a long time to move up in the company and the town that it is located in is not great. Far from major cities.

    Advice to Management

    There isn't much management can do about the location of Decatur for its headquarters. There is a wide variety of jobs to be had at ADM but career advancement in minimum.


  10. ADM the best place to work

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    Former Employee - Forktruck Operator/Material Handler in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Forktruck Operator/Material Handler in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It like you are apart of something important and everyone is there to help you become better than what you are.

    Cons

    Well in every group you have those that are not team players,and they don't want you to become better.

    Advice to Management

    Really screen those individuals wanting to be in a leadership role.Because some people do not treat people like human beings.


  11. Ok

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    Current Employee - Plant Superintendent
    Current Employee - Plant Superintendent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Never have been concerned about losing my job. I have had the opportunity to spend a lot of money and feel like I have actually accomplished something.

    Cons

    Way too top heavy. Corporate excesss will eventually be too much for the comapny to handle.

    Advice to Management

    We need to simplify. A merchandising department staffed with 10 employees to sell products made at a plant staffed with only 8 does not make any sense.



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