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ADM Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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ADM President and CEO Juan R. Luciano
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Pros
  • "good benefits, the opportunity for promotion through relocation" (in 43 reviews)

  • "The pay and benefits are fantastic for the actual work done" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too many hours and no work life balance" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Staffing is light which can mean long hours and multitasking" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "A+ company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ADM full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great company. Not as cut throat as some big organizations.

    Cons

    Like any big organization it’s easy to fall back into the weeds.


  2. "Operations Management Trainee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADM full-time

    Pros

    opportunities to move up
    valuable management experience

    Cons

    hours can be long depending on business division

  3. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training when on board. Autonomy to make impact

    Cons

    No clear career path within the organization. difficult to mobilize


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Changes"

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    Former Employee - Unemployed in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pension

    Cons

    Restructuring every5 years leaves employees wondering if their job will be cut


  5. "Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money if you're willing to put in the hours

    Cons

    you dont always get weekends off, sometimes working 60-72 hours in 1 week


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate finance could be great but isn’t"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ADM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some people really are great at their jobs and managing others. Hopefully you will work for one of them. Hopefully you will work in one of the business units that really values its people and not corporate. There are definitely those who try to make ADM a great place to have a meaningful career for people just starting at entry level positions as well as those who join ADM already with some experience.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are managers who are knowledge experts but haven’t a clue how to properly manage teams. These people should not under any circumstance have direct reports. Upper management values stability more than actually putting a great leader in place. Management is not rewarded for developing a great team so development is not a focus. “Perception is the only thing that matters.” Direct quote from a very senior person. It doesn’t matter if in reality you are destroying value or hurting the team if simply the perception is the opposite. The route to success here is to convince the person above you that you know what you’re talking about. It doesn’t matter whether that’s actually true or not. An MBA from a top school can buy instant credibility and opportunities not afforded to those without regardless of performance.

    Advice to Management

    Value and work to retain people for their actual contributions to the team and to ADM.


  7. "Automation Intern"

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    Current Employee - Automation Intern in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Automation Intern in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADM part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lenient, good pay, lots of learning experience

    Cons

    Lack of immediate support, currently lack of local management

    Advice to Management

    Hire if possible (I know it is hard to at the moment)

  8. "Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADM full-time

    Pros

    Pay, overtime, hours, benefits

    Cons

    12 hour shifts and coworkers


  9. "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The fellow employees are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Work through breaks most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great employment opportunity, Loads of room to improve."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ADM full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity to advance/ learn positions, decent pay.

    Cons

    Grey areas within their own policies, lacking in the HR department, unfairly strict.

    Advice to Management

    There is much room for improvement.


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