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ADM Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. "The worse job I ever had."

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    Former Employee - City Driver in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - City Driver in Decatur, IL

    I worked at ADM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Medical and Dental Benefits available.

    Cons

    Too many cons to even list.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your employees with respect and compensate them for their experience.


  2. "Poor culture"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay interesting field of work

    Cons

    Abusive boss, poor treatment of interns, and lack of respect for employees in general

    Advice to Management

    Clean out middle management and stream line


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Decatur, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADM part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a good 401k matching program and has a nice gym that can be used free of charge, decent pay

    Cons

    Terrible, lazy management. They expect you to do jobs that they don't know how to do. Sixty year old supervisor talked down to her employees. Falsified time cards, misused vacation/sick time. Sorry excuse for someone in a management position.


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  5. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Professional Driver in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Professional Driver in Decatur, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ADM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Local, decent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    ADM Ttucking is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADM, one of the largest agricultural processors in the world and since no one can haul your own product cheaper than you can and with the legalities of the subsidiary position, ADM Trucking is not run as an independent company but a write-off type of expense. Thus the management is mostly attitude and ego. Those that know and cate about the driver's and the job are vastly outnumbered by those that are more concerned with making sure everyone knows who they are and what power they have.
    Playing favorites is accepted and common practice.

    Advice to Management

    I won't waste my time.


  6. "Horrid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ADM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Their are no pros that I've seen with this company. It might be the specific site I worked at but, first impression are everything.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, racially bias, ill-tempered, disrespectful, dishonest. This is the worst company I've ever worked for. And they treat like an idiotic slave.

    Advice to Management

    When you have a new recruit, be patient and honest during their training. This way they know their strengths and weaknesses.


  7. "Not great"

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    Current Employee - Bagline Operator in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Bagline Operator in Decatur, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are about the only things that makes the job bearable. The pay is the only thing that keeps people at the place.

    Cons

    Treats employees very poorly. Work schedule is terible. Leadership lacks people skills and ability. The work schedule provides hardly any family time, working seven days in a row with one day off in-between.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting engineers in leadership positions. Learn to treat employees with respect and maybe they would stay around longer. Bad management breeds more bad management. Full of yes men.


  8. "Work schedule"

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    Current Employee - Grain Elevator Worker in Mound City, IL
    Current Employee - Grain Elevator Worker in Mound City, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, stock share, and safety.

    Cons

    You never know what schedule your working, management never lets hourly rate know what days your off or if you have to work late until 15 minutes before you clock out.

    Advice to Management

    Have set schedules. Communicate with employees.


  9. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at ADM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Benefits, Benefit Benefits

    Cons

    Drivers paid under scale, management dishonest

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees betteter


  10. Helpful (1)

    "CFO Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Note: This review is only relevant for positions within the CFO Group (Finance, accounting, internal audit & IT). ADM is a stable company and one of the top ag companies in the world. In finance and accounting, the work/life balance is manageable, and most departments are laid back. There are summer hours, and a few employee appreciation events throughout the year. In addition, the company is very stable- while the industry doesn’t have much of an upside, it has even less of a downside; everyone needs food. The commercial group (not part of CFO group) is considered amongst the best in the world for grain merchandising.

    Cons

    The ag-industry is slow growing, has tiny margins, and doesn’t really change, hence ADM lacks a dynamic atmosphere, and more resembles an inefficient government bureaucracy. When you also consider that most CFO-group jobs are in Decatur, Il (a polluted, rundown industrial town), this leads to several negative factors:

    -Minimal career development. They don’t develop their own employees, so most senior-level employees are recruited from competitors who DO develop employees.

    -Low pay. Only top managers are eligible for any form of bonus. Salary is known to be far below industry standard.

    -Ancient IT systems, think 1980’s DOS system. Seriously. ADM isn’t Apple.

    -Brain-drain/less qualified employees. No qualified person really wants to live in Decatur. The 'leftovers' are more focused their multiple out of wedlock children and the Kardashians.

    -Nepotism. It’s amazing how many people have a relative that were ‘helped.’ Many many people have the same last names, and not by coincidence.

     Simply put, the CFO group is not for intelligent, hardworking and career-minded individuals. To further attest to ADM’s status, there have been several recent high profile departures, including the head of IT, while in the middle of a huge IT transformation project. The C-suite routinely brags about its high-margin acquisition strategy, but no tiny bolt-on purchase will really ad that much value when compared to ADM’s behemoth corn/oilseeds/grain divisions.
    The CFO group at ADM is a place to go for a job, for a paycheck. If you are ambitious, or want at least moderate career development, AVOID any finance/accounting job at ADM. If you are interested in a merchandising role, then ADM is definitely the right place.

    Advice to Management

    While it is hard to change the company given the low-margin, slow growth industry, at least focus on employee development for those employees that want to make a difference.


  11. "Not worth the way they treat employees"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ADM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits for all employees

    Cons

    Discrimination Favoritism and lack of supervisor appearance


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