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Great opportunities for Interns, Fast paced and often under pressure.
Biased due to termination after 15+ years.

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Former Employee - Systems and Network Administrator  in  Omaha, NE
Former Employee - Systems and Network Administrator in Omaha, NE

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

Pros

ConAgra 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.

Cons

Often 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 ManagementAdvice

A 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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for ConAgra Foods

  1.  

    Overall it is just an average company with old brands and mediocre leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Located in nice city with great schools.

    Cons

    Too many old school leaders who have not been held accountable for poor results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to replace most senior leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company with great management and benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance for all employees

    Cons

    More opportunity for growth throughout time employed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd like to see more communication between management from different teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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