ConAgra Foods

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ConAgra Foods Reviews in Naperville, IL

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ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin
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Pros
  • Work life balance can be good depending on your manager (in 33 reviews)

  • Excellent pay and benefits, and the company values are outstanding (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance because of cutting positions to the bone (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper Management need to create co-authorship with employee (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company, lots of opportunity to grow and take on new responsibility.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Insights Director in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Consumer Insights Director in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many Brands to support (provides opportunity), great pay and benefits, flexible work environment (work from home, tele-commute, etc.).

    Cons

    Being in the consumer goods/food industry provides challenges in terms of commodity prices, and food is a very competitive world (up against Kraft, Mondelez, Hillshire Brands).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've done a lot for all the employees, and are pretty progressive in your thinking. But need to figure out how to provide on-going support to key brands vs, trying to spread resources across all brands. Need to figure out the key to consistent growth in a turbulent environment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Good place, Good People"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people... working hard to try and find solutions to larger business / industry problems

    Cons

    Brands are struggling to change with the times. Need to be sharper with innovation, and not rely so heavily on core competencies such as canning and low cost protein.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be better change agents. CEO is talking change, but leaders are blocking it, with posturing for their own roles and departments. RQI needs an overhaul. Building new items purely on capabilities has not proven successful. Need to innovate around changing consumer needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Finance Director looking for variety of assignments and advancement opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Finance in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Director Finance in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, strategy, and the desire of upper management and BOD to pursue growth.

    Cons

    Weak portfolio brands, integration challenge and lower pay vs peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aggressively restructure, pursue international growth, and sell off weaker brands.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company with Fantastic Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, good benefits, room for advancement if you're good and patient.

    Cons

    Location, location, location! Omaha is only fit for a few good men and women. I know many folks that have moved on because they don't want to live in Oma-Hell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more flexible with where Director level roles reside. I would still be with ConAgra if Naperville had been an option for my next role. I miss the company every day!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Disorganized Company with Massive Integration and Change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager of Planning in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Manager of Planning in Naperville, IL

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Disorganized 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 ManagementAdvice

    Set a priority and stick to it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Consumer Insights in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Manager, Consumer Insights in Naperville, IL

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people I worked with were professional and outstanding.

    Cons

    When I was there, consultants were brought in by senior management and those of us on the teams felt very handicapped when it came to taking action or making decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the vision clear and empower the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run like the wind...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you need to be in Omaha, Nebraska it is one of the largest employers around. Also has offices in Naperville, IL.

    Cons

    The branded business are laggards, have desperately needed cash infusions for years to be able to compete. Senior management does not understand or believe in brand building. The Ralcorp acquisition was supposed to generate cash, but Ralcorp was in bad, bad shape. Now you have branded and private label businesses starving for cash, there isn't enough to go around, and senior management is paralyzed, focusing only on living quarter to quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step aside, you can't fix this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was great to work with an extremely knowledgeable team and to learn a ton about sales and retail effectiveness. The internship was a great experience with many perks and my boss was wonderful.

    Cons

    I didn't love working in the suburbs when the city was so close by. Also, it's a little tough to make new friends because everyone is in their cubicles all day (although ConAgra does make a huge effort for fun work events)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    It's a growing company that is expanding and investing. The company really invests in its people through training. Managers are smart and helpful.

    Cons

    Matrixed organization can make information sharing tough at times. There's a little bit of "whose job is this?"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some incentives in place that would make total company growth/profitbaility ahead of group/department profitability so that employees would operate with a "One ConAgra" mindset instead of silos.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's nothing amazing, but not terrible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    They pay really well and have half day fridays during the summer.

    Cons

    Everyone is in it for themselves. Senior Leadership isn't very open to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let creativity flow.

    Approves of CEO

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