ConAgra Foods

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ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 227 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin

Gary M. Rodkin

(152 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance and summer hours are the most positive point(in 27 reviews)

  • Lots of different experiences with different teams, good pay, good chance of getting a job(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance largely depends upon your manager(in 8 reviews)

  • Upper Management need to create co-authorship with employee(in 10 reviews)

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    Disorganized Company with Massive Integration and Change

    Manager of Planning (Former Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsFair Salary, Vacation Time and if you're in the right division decent work/life balance.

    ConsDisorganized Company with Massive Integration and Change. Systems very manual, if you're in the wrong division, you're in trouble. ConAgra has a very difficult time prioritizing, therefore everything gets piled on your plate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet a priority and stick to it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Demeaning, Warranted claims go unnoticed and not cared about.

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Forest Park, GA

    ProsDecent pay and vacation benefits

    ConsWork the supervisors to death, Don't treat employee's fair. No work life balance because of cutting positions to the bone. Medical insurance for a company this large should be better

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employee's

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cut-throat culture-anyone can be the next target slotted for the door

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsPay & Benefits & ability to move to different positions

    ConsForced ranking & use of performance improvement plans to fire people suddenly deemed not performing but had previously done well

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement & hr needs to value every employee & stop the forced ranking. This treatment is the reason CAG will never be a top Omaha company to work for- people no longer come first, but are seen as dispensable cogs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I learned a lot there, both positive and negative.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe pros are above average salaries for the industry and attractive rewards for performance.

    ConsThe cons were few opportunities for advancement, limited tuition funding, harsh working conditions, and a lack of appropriate on-the-job training for some positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more proactive, attentive, and supportive of your employees. Give feedback regarding employee performance so that the employees can improve and develop better work habits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunities for Interns, Fast paced and often under pressure. Biased due to termination after 15+ years.

    Systems and Network Administrator (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsConAgra still has a pension program, few companies do. If you can stick around the retirement benefits can be significant.
    ConAgra also matches 50% of the the first 6% you contribute to your 401k
    ConAgra encourages learning new.
    Instituting "Agile" change methodologies.
    Most of the staff is really great to work with, they are willing to help with what they can, and go the extra mile.

    ConsOften unreasonable deadlines are assigned to projects without knowledge of the amount of work and supporting resources required.
    ConAgra is trying to address this with the "Agile" methodology, but some of these projects have "dragged on" until it was determined the project was not producing enough, so it was terminated, or started over. This could just be a "learning curve" issue.
    Though ConAgra promotes "standard measurements" for performance reviews, there is still a great deal of influence of "who likes or dislikes you" determining "final grades".
    At least in IT the managers change every 6-18 months, some may consider this positive, but it there is always a "learning curve" with each manager, and the priorities change making it difficult to work on long term goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA little more longevity with managers on a team would be a positive.
    When a manager writes their end of year review, the employee should be allowed to see it and present evidence if the employee believes items in the review are inaccurate. The manager could change or not change the review, but at least they would be informed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall it is just an average company with old brands and mediocre leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLocated in nice city with great schools.

    ConsToo many old school leaders who have not been held accountable for poor results

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime to replace most senior leaders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company with great management and benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work life balance for all employees

    ConsMore opportunity for growth throughout time employed

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'd like to see more communication between management from different teams

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    New Hire, Early Impressions

    Brand Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge company with multiple opportunities to grow and advance, great culture and comfortable work environment, ability to own and run your business, ability to interact with senior leadership team

    ConsSome disorganization with new acquisitions, new hire training was lacking, multiple layers that come with a highly matrixed organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to communicate strategies and goals throughout the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience as an Intern

    Continuous Improvement Intern (Current Employee) Archbold, OH

    ProsGreat intern program, Really invested in "selling" you the company and making sure everyone enjoyed their time. Very generous Relocation Package for an internship.

    ConsIf you want to work in Continuous improvement you will need plant experience which will require you to live in a more rural area for at least 2 years. Not for everyone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Gaining a focus

    Team Leader (Current Employee)

    ProsGood job in bad times

    ConsIt's a factory. It has a factory culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStand firm

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