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Competitive pay, solid benefits, growing company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westchester, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westchester, IL

I have been working at Ingredion

Pros

Strong values (emphasis on safety, integrity, community involvement)

Focus on employee development in performance system

A stable/ growing company in a solid industry. Has weathered economic downturn well and did not cut benefits.

The Company is moving from a commodity based Ag business towards more of an innovation driven soutions provider - the culture is changing, and for the better.

Good communication from management on direction of company - especially during a large acquisition

Cons

Happy with commitment to work life balance that is shown through 'Summer Hours' program at some locations. Could be even better by adding additional flexibility, including telecommuting be more of an option.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people and culture, little to no upward mobility and promotion

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westchester, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westchester, IL

    I worked at Ingredion

    Pros

    Good people to work with, employees as people are valued and treated fairly well, pay is decent, benefits package is good.

    Cons

    No upward mobility, no accountability for Director level and higher with regards to if their department is thriving or failing and why. Seen alot of turnover in some departments with no consulting of other employees as to what is going on. Culture is a bit old school and old boys' club mentality, lack of any mentorship by management - just sort of left to your devices and even if you show competitency, tasks are just taken away and you are held back professionally. Sometimes management acts as if its in an upper eschelon 'club' of sorts and that no 'regular' employee could possibly do their job thereby holding people back even though they have decades of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to develop the staff you currently have instead of hiring outside. I felt that the management didn't respect you if you weren't hired as a manager and favored the phrase "well, you're not 'ready' for promotion". With many employees being long term this cannot possibly be the case for everyone. It is rare to see the commoners become management and if they do, its after being there 9+ years with a ton of ass kissing the right person and begging.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, but career development varies from location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work and life balance. People are nice and helpful

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility in certain locations. Lack career sponsorship as an organization. Sometimes managers become the bottleneck of your development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review career development with centrally and analyze the difference between locations and managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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