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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.

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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.

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Pay & Benefits & ability to move to different positions

    Cons

    Forced ranking & use of performance improvement plans to fire people suddenly deemed not performing but had previously done well

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    Management & 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Demeaning, Warranted claims go unnoticed and not cared about.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Forest Park, GA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Forest Park, GA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and vacation benefits

    Cons

    Work the supervisors to death, Don't treat employee's fair. No work life balance because of cutting positions to the bone. Medical insurance for a company this large should be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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