ADM Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Stressful always waiting to be fired

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Driver in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Made money but worked for it

    Cons

    Egos and attitudes and people's personal problems

    Advice to Management

    Have a plan and stick to it

  2. Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very unique form of training that will help in all aspects of life.

    Cons

    None None None None None

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your interns more to build the people you want to have solving your problems.

  3. Great Learning Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM

    Pros

    Lot of Responsibility and Learning

    Cons

    Learning a lot on your own

    Advice to Management

    More personal interaction

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  5. Really nice company to grow with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at ADM

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of extremely intelligent people working at the Lab and usually you can find someone with expertise in almost anything you could be working on.

    Cons

    Raises are kind of arbitrary and really depend on how much your Group leaders want to push for you when they all get together to determine the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a way to review management so they are getting feedback on their performance. Ensure supervisors and management are mentoring young engineers.

  6. Commodity Merchandiser

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A great company to start with. They teach you a lot and reward you when you earn it. Plenty of opportunity for advancement as mid-level traders are constantly leaving for other companies.

    Cons

    Shareholder driven. Leaderships concern with the stock price drives nonsensical cuts and divestment which contradict ADMs core competencies.

    Many different divisions spend time trying to eat each other's lunch. As a trader you spend more time arguing with other ADM divisions rather than working together.

    Advice to Management

    Worry about the model, not Wall St.

  7. Stuck in a time warp

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting B2B, free popcorn all day at the corporate office, really cheap lunch and cheap to live in Decatur

    Cons

    Very outdated internally - dress code is stuck in the 1960's. Mindset is very Midwest/folksy. Everyone in the company knows each other since it's a small town and you have no privacy. Not a good corporate experience whatsoever.

  8. Good job bad location

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Helpful with training

    Cons

    Location, location, location Decatur is not the place to be if you are looking for excitement

    Advice to Management

    Notice those below you, a lot of hard work goes unnoticed

  9. Working here is always eventful. It never gets boring.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Hazleton, PA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the reasons I like working here is in my department you always are doing different types of tests. It's energetic type of work.

    Cons

    There are too many "bosses" telling you to do too many different things. There is not very good communication between the upper management and the workers....

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key. Whether it's in an email, SOP, or word of mouth. ( email is better, you can always refer back to it.)

  10. Great experience with decent advancement opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Decatur, IL

    I worked at ADM

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    one of the pros is that this company is an agricultural processing company and stability is known in this industry. Great and friendly staff have always accompanied me in every role I was in.

    Cons

    At a facility level there was not much personal growth or development opportunities unless you were mobile.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be for management to work with employees more at all levels and promote development opportunities.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Has its ups and downs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, job security

    Cons

    Management could really use some more time in the plant and less time behind computers

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