ConAgra Foods

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ConAgra Foods Reviews in Omaha, NE

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
285 Reviews
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ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance can be good depending on your manager (in 31 reviews)

  • Excellent pay and benefits, and the company values are outstanding (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance because of cutting positions to the bone (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Finance in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    People, Culture, Midwest company with aligned values, integrity

    Cons

    Food company - growth is hard to come by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be good to your people

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

    Practice in Patience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance depending on management/position. Many talented people walking the halls of corporate headquarters. Many chances to integrate with higher levels of the organization. Company is pushing hard with their "Teach and Trust" motto which is great for learning in most cases. Good employee resources available.

    Cons

    Tough to climb the ladder at times - Top heavy organization. "Sugar-coating" occurs at various levels over and over again. Unbalanced resource allotment across functions - very heavily staffed in some places while over-working employees in others. Dealing with an "Art" vs. "Science" crossroads where too much authority rests within marketing personnel hands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let bad news go to the top where decisions can be made to remedy. Don't overlook local talent - top business schools does not equal top talent. Even out the allocation of resources, (eliminate multiple managers for same individuals) and the whole organization will benefit from improved outlooks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    ConAgra Foods is a great place to grow intellectually and professionally. Manage your career and you will have many opportunities at this company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, work-life balance, opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Many layers of management and complex business structure makes decisions feel prolonged and inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more forthcoming with the inevitable changes in senior leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Puppy Mill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, some good people. You will learn a lot.. good experience, resume builder. Good advancement opportunities if you know how to play the game.

    Cons

    Style over substance makes you move up. The organization is very slow moving and shows consistently poor results. Top Heavy organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only saving grace is that a new CEO is coming in. Hope he/she prunes some dead wood, (people and brands). Slash SG&A by 30%. We are too top heavy and spend too much time aligning stakeholders and giving updates. Too much of a CYA environment. Be trusting of and trustworthy to your employees. Culture and Values are lived, not painted on a wall. Your employees do see the difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    ConAgra's evolution......

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Finance in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Director Finance in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Never a dull moment as the Company changes and evolves. Plenty of opportunities to have an impact and show your worth. The culture today is hghly collaborative and imaginitive and continues to evolve as it integrates new acquisitions. Benefits are well rounded and the Company continues to fight to keep costs low for employees. My team is fantastic with highly engaged, trusting, collaborative and imaginative team that empowers all levels to maximize results and impact on the Company.

    Cons

    Talent management philosophies and execution are maturing, but range across the company - so are dynamic and progressive and some functions are antiquated. Recent restructuring has shrunk the corporate workforce which has resulted in negative press which is understandable but not an accurate picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate growth in talent management and accelerate efforts in simplification and execution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good internship program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    rotational style program allows for learning in many different areas of IT
    exposure to IT management

    Cons

    lack of work for interns at times, even when continuously seeking work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall good, opportunities to those who are open

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting, early out summer Fridays, work out facilities, jeans dress for the day

    Cons

    The loss of PMO staff, musical chairs aka hotelling, high cost of benefits, agile is not a good fit for all types of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, training, agile is not a good fit for most projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Major food company lacks vision and courage at it's executive management level.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Director in Omaha, NE

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has some great people that are dedicated to making a difference.

    Cons

    Executive leadership lacks the courage to make the hard and mandatory decisions for it's Supply Chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to "clean house" of the old guard that is in power. They lack vision, integrity and leadership to make the tough decisions for the company's future. They need to bring in competent leaders to right the ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, summer hours (half day friday), Omaha is a great city if you have a family. Very supportive leadership.

    Cons

    Average pay, hard to advance into leadership roles. No profit sharing. This company is a leader but is American. there are no international opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hold people accountable. people make mistakes doing their best. people make mistakes because they don't do due dilligence - hold them accountable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of Strategy & Committment to Plans

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Summer Hours, Dress for the Day, Vacation starts at 3 weeks. Work life balance can be good depending on your manager.

    Cons

    Management hyper short-term focused. Cut off nose to spite the face. Lack of strategy or true leadership within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with strategies and communicate real numbers for annual plan. Stop promoting people internally and bring in some fresh perspective. Other companies don't operate this way!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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