ConAgra Foods

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ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
295 Reviews
3.1
295 Reviews
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ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin
Gary M. Rodkin
182 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great functional team but chaotic corporate atmosphere.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Smart hardworking people who were try passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Regular rounds of layoffs led to depressing work atmosphere. Management created odd layers of bureaucracy and inefficient practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees and let people shine!

  2. 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
  3.  

    ConAgra's Re-Org - Poorly handled

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

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time

    Pros

    Summer schedule - Fri pm corporate offices are closed

    Cons

    Engineering / technology - lag behind the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place trurnover rate on top of CEO's score card.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    its ok

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Visalia, CA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Visalia, CA

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

    Pros

    I don't like it here

    Cons

    not enough pay for a tough job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Current employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Half day Friday during the summer
    Good benefits
    Good people
    Reasonable expectations

    Cons

    It is not clear on what it takes to get promoted
    Eventual new CEO could make big changes so the future is not clear
    Poor recent strategy and execution has resulted in layoffs and lower morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest when things are bad so we can take advantage of opportunities when things are good.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    I would not want to work here permanently

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Packer in Ripon, WI
    Current Employee - Packer in Ripon, WI

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

    Pros

    The only good thing or way to make money is the overtime.

    Cons

    The pay is low compared to the work required. You work mostly 12 hour days with 2-10 minute breaks and 1 15 minute break. Leaning over the conveyor belts cause back strain.
    You are punished for missing work, even in emergencies.
    The workplace culture is behind the times as far as fairness in diversity is concerned.
    Trainers yell and scream at new comers, and the habit is to talk down to people of color.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work with a bright future.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    My salary was always competitive and there were plenty of opportunities learn and grow within the area.

    Cons

    I experienced good managers and not-so-good managers, the latter of which were clueless and damaging to team morale and productivity. Health insurance is comparatively expensive, and coverage minimal. Annual wellness hoops were a pain. Advancement opportunities were few and far between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better choices when choosing your management team. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Experience not good

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good summer hours.

    Cons

    Terrible training and if you asked any body for help they acted like you were bothering them. They expected you to know everything in a short time with no training. Would not recommend working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some actual training. Some of the managers need to retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion 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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