ADM Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
139 Reviews
3.1
139 Reviews
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ADM Chairman, President, and CEO Pat Woertz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is resonable for level of responsibility - (in 7 reviews)

  • The people are great to work with very few exceptions (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Get you to accept salary position, then work you long hours (in 9 reviews)

  • Work / life balance depends on your position (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A lot of promises not kept

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM

    Pros

    Good benefits, good 401k options

    Cons

    Employee retention is non existent

  2.  

    Trading Floor Clerk, Broker's Assistant

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    Former Employee - Broker's Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Broker's Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Stable and secure employment (in the days before electronic trading reigned supreme) great benefits and a diverse work environment

    Cons

    Not much motivation to exceed expectations, or for promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Good People, Great Start

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM

    Pros

    Good environment, good pay, good culture

    Cons

    Big company, benefits, leadership, balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM

    Pros

    numerous opportunities to grow in the company all around the world

    Cons

    Work / life balance depends on your position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Growing company with culture problems

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of independence. Ability to learn on the job. Excellent upper management.

    Cons

    Little chance of advancement without an 'inside' connection. Rampant nepotism.
    Cavalier attitude towards compliance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management is extremely resistant to the excellent changes being brought about by upper management. Little if anything trickles down to the lower levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent pay but not worth the time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Superintentendent  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Operations Superintentendent in Memphis, TN

    I worked at ADM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good company to work. Higher pay scale than most in the industry. Very focused on safety

    Cons

    Seems like safety is the only thing they care about. Took to much time away from daily during all parts of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please help middle management do there job and cut out a bunch of the safety stuff. Pretty soon a employee will have to write a air quality permit to go to the bathroom. Way to much of the CYA attitude throughout the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Greet working environment, a lot of focus of safety and doing the job properly.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM

    Pros

    Safe working environment, professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Some of the training wasn't very relevant to my particular job. Gets hot in the summer in work clothing.

  9.  

    Great employer that encourages all employees to gain new career opportunities within the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM

    Pros

    Many advancement opportunities. Upper management willing to listen to what you want out of the job and your goals for the future. There are a lot of different ingredient plants across the country so if you decide you don't like a certain ingredient theres plenty to choose from.

    Cons

    Difficult to find employment in the Research and Corporate field, not as many opportunities lie in the plants.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at ADM for more than a year

    Pros

    It pays the bills if you need

    Cons

    Corporate atmosphere. Needs more excitement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with the employees. They need more motivation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Really did not enjoy it.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM

    Pros

    You get paid a bit.

    Cons

    Not a fan of them

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