ConAgra Foods
3.3 of 5 194 reviews
www.conagrafoods.com Omaha, NE 5000+ Employees

ConAgra Foods Reviews in Omaha, NE

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.6 64 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

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

Gary M. Rodkin

(49 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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The best company I've had the pleasure working for!

Supply Chain Intern (Former Employee)
Omaha, NE

I worked at ConAgra Foods as an intern for less than a year

ProsEveryone wants to see you succeed in you career and is willing to help you achieve your goals.

ConsAs an intern their isn't very many cons about working here. Great pay, Great relocation package plus two paid trips to Omaha, NE. I have nothing to complain about.

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

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Senior Systems and Network Administrator (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

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

ProsPay is better than other local companies.

ConsToo much work for the staffing size. IT is very concerned about saving money but the business does not.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience with lots of development opportunities!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

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

ProsWork Life Balance, Development Opportunities, Networking & Volunteer Opportunities, Visible Leadership who wants to hear your opinion and thoughts, promotes creativity

ConsDue to the increased emphasis on growth, the company has done a lot of aquisitions over the past few years, although good, forces a lot of change in everyone's roles.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fast-paced, offers many challenges

Finance Manager (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

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

ProsYou will be given ample responsibility and treated like a professional if you work and act like one. Many learning opportunities are the result of the company's many projects and constant changes. If you enjoy a fast pace and are not afraid of challenges, it could be a good opportunity for you.

ConsWell, it is based in Omaha... Hard to focus on core responsibilities as you are always working on special projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company tries to bite off too much at once. Improvement projects, acquisitions, etc. Sometimes I think that it should just focus on running the business. Acquisition of Ralcorp is proving to be a very rough ride.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Mixed messaging hinders employee engagement.

Director (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

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

ProsCompensation, benefits, work and life balance,

ConsA new HR program every other day (seemingly), inconsistent application of corporate initiatives.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe consistent and hold people accountable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Omaha, NE

I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 8 years

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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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

I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 10 years

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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Good company to work for

Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

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

ProsThis company offers a great Work life balance, benefits and the employee people managers are really nice and great to work for.

ConsThere is a lot of Micro management for day to day activities. They offer a lot of initial benefits to attract people to Omaha which is a great place but people who are used to the action of big cities would feel a little deserted here.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Its very friendly environment where opinions are welcomed

IT (Former Employee)
Omaha, NE

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

Pros-work like family
-Managers and senior staff do not micro manage.
-ConAgra is considerate for family oriented people

Cons-Weak decision making process.
-Work is disorganized
-Staff is very laid back ...Its more talks n less work.

Advice to Senior Management-stop wavering the decisions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall Great Experience

Transportation Intern (Former Employee)
Omaha, NE

I worked at ConAgra Foods as an intern for less than a year

Pros-Supportive Management
-Competitive pay for an intern
-Meaningful projects to present to executives
-Treat interns like royalty

Cons-Daily experiences can be boring
-Nothing to do before projects are assigned
-HQ city is not desirable

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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