ADM Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
139 Reviews
3.1
139 Reviews
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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.  

    Good experience and lots of opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at ADM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great and management (at least mine) really cared about their employee's job satisfaction and career development.

    Cons

    ADM really puts an emphasis on safety yet on the day of the biggest snow storm, we still had to come in. Many people commute around 40 miles on country roads… So much for safety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more jobs in Chicago after global headquarters is established.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good career choice.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician  in  Waggaman, LA
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Waggaman, LA

    I have been working at ADM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    THere is not one pay scale for all trades. Trades that require a higher level of technical knowledge (Mechanics and electricians for example) are rewarded for having more advanced skills. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Attendance policy is too rigid. No exceptions are made. An absence is an absence, even medical appointments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for excused absences for doctors appointments. Having to use up vacation time for doctors appointments likely decreases the productivity benefit of paid vacation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Paducah, KY
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Paducah, KY

    I have been working at ADM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Willing to train employees on job safety, upper management friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    Long hours in the fall harvest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Production Engineer

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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 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Health care, vision, dental insurance for very competitive prices. Human resources was very easy to work with.

    Cons

    Not an eight to five company. Have to come in when what you are in charge of breaks. Have to work shift early in career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great work with as much responsibility as you can handle as far as engineering is concerned.

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

    I worked at ADM full-time

    Pros

    The company has come a long way to develop an excellent safety culture. The people are great to work with very few exceptions. The engineering work was challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    Too many occasions, there were insufficient time allowed for proper scope development because of the push to get a project started and finished. It usually caused a lot of change orders and/or cost overruns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much lag time between project expenditures and data processing to adequately track CPI and/or earned value management. Need better communications between corporate and plant management when corporate makes decisions about project scope changes. (very costly)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lacking development and subsequent advancement opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control Superintendent  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Control Superintendent in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are resonable. Work life balance is resonable for level of responsibility - ~50hrs week.

    Cons

    Good old boy club at the plant level. Complete lack of development/advancement opportunites for professional employees, especially women and minorities. Benefits such as retirement, medical retirement, vacation and PIP slashed for employees with less than 10 years of service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest and develop in your technical personnel. These people are your future and they want to take on more challenges. Moreover, they have the education and skills to suceed. If you don't invest in them they will take their talents to another company that will invest in them.

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

    My experience at this company was wonderful.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADM

    Pros

    The pay was very good for the work.

    Cons

    The work hours were unsteady at times

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the old ADM

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities if you're young and male

    Cons

    Very disloyal to employees, treats employees terribly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    If you are in a service organization (e.g. HR, IT) the culture is very draconian and subversive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at ADM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's a good place to get a lot of experience and then move on.

    Cons

    There's a "home grown" clique that is very self-serving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer early retirement in an attempt to bring in new personnel and prevent the "home grown" element from using the opportunity to strengthen their ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits - Poor Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Decatur, IL

    I worked at ADM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits if salaried employee.

    Cons

    Micro-management is overbearing. Management does not trust experienced workers to their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide real training so that the proffesionals you do have can provide better service and do their required job duties properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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