ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
265 Reviews
2.9
265 Reviews
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ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin
Gary M. Rodkin
168 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance can be good depending on your manager (in 30 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.  

    Meh

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader Productiom in Boardman, OR
    Current Employee - Team Leader Productiom in Boardman, OR

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

    Pros

    Pay is okay. Work can be rewarding.

    Cons

    Shift work/ schedule is horrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Quality job, co-workers and management in general but stress can be high and job security somewhat low.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for learning new skills and personal growth. Pay is fair for the industry and benefits are good. I have had good relations with all levels of employees with almost no issues. Promotions are offered or given to those who have earned them. There is rarely an issue with how or when one takes vacation time. I get the impression that management at all levels cares about me.

    Cons

    Many employees are at a disadvantage for advancement or raises if they are not working out of the Omaha headquarters. I think this is because the corporate movers and shakers in Omaha will not know you and your contributions very well. Constant major changes in business procedures, computer software, and turnover in upper management can be very stressful. Depending upon your job, meetings and trainings can often take up to 50% of your work day making it necessary to put in longer hours to finish important actual bottom line work contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider reducing the almost constant juggling of positions/responsibilities of your middle and upper management. I think this creates many "jack of all trades" with few masters. I also feel this is unfair to their quality of life. IDP and PMP expectations are very stressful and can take up much valuable work time. Consider eliminating them. After all, you will know if fiscal goals are being reached on time and people who want to "improve" themselves are free to do so. For the rest of us, what is wrong with simply doing a great job?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience at ConAgra Foods was excellent at my plant.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Continuous Improvement and engagement of manufacturing personnel were a strong emphasis that I believed in. Quarterly review of my goals and career in 1 on 1's was essential and a program I stood by wholeheartedly. Continued investment in leaders, leaders in training, and development of employees got better during my 3+ years. Value of supporting Ending Child Hunger was evident, real, and a focus.

    Cons

    The company is focused on what it should be: earnings and growth. However, much is left on the table about investing in the plants, and then acquiring other companies to achieve hyper growth expectations laid out by the board and execs. When the overlap of capacity occurs, the investment in the plants can result in high performing plants closing, instead of closing lower performing plants, and move that production into a more effective plant further on it its engagement and cont' improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    All in all a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Quincy, MI
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Quincy, MI

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

    Pros

    The pay was very good

    Cons

    Its pretty cold in some areas, but not too bad if you bundle up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees a little more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Mostly good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems and Network Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems and Network Administrator

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

    Pros

    -Much variety of tasks
    -Many good hardworking coworkers, both in IT and the users
    -Good current technology
    -Usually not too much travel but sometimes could be

    Cons

    -Too much variety sometimes, not enough opportunity to specialize
    -IT Department/group rotations not available to all
    -Most people feel overworked
    -Ralcorp acquisition made things go downhill (or work to integrate was greatly underestimated). It was going really well ever since Rodkin became CEO, until this acquisition. Might turn out okay in long run but with Rodkin retiring, it is hard to tell what future holds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should get more management training. Clearer path to advancement for non managers should be developed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Brand Management Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company, enjoyed the down to earth normal people. Meaning full projects, very lean so really get to take control and handle the projects and make recommendations

    Cons

    very business management focused, for marketing don't really get to do marketing things. Each team is very different

  8.  

    collaborative manufacturing environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    great HR leaders, committed to development

    Cons

    red tape; better HR-Operations partnership

  9.  

    Team Leader

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader Production
    Current Employee - Team Leader Production

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

    Pros

    Work enviroment provides ample opportunities for growth within the company.
    Lots of opportunity to explore many diffferent aspects of food manufacturing

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Benifits are not that great. Through "partnerships" the struggle to maintain confidence that the company pays it forward to the production facilities that have put in the grunt work to show growth and improvement is next to none.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Microbio lab tech

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Good people to work with, clean environment, located close to indy.

    Cons

    Work can be redundant at times, expect to work overtime without much notice that you need to.

  11.  

    Had good hopes . . . . . .

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to get involved in employee networks if you choose.

    Cons

    Company is struggling, but has good plans in place to correct. No professional growth or systems in place to REALLY grow people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wow, why so top heavy? Just because someone has been there a long time doesn't mean they should be a Dir or above, much less have people reporting to them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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