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ADM Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "IT Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Coordinator I in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Help Desk Coordinator I in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job Stability. Working inside instead of outside.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Changed the experience of IT from what was imagined as professional to a grim outlook on what a IT career looks like.

    Advice to Management

    Micro-management makes work harder on people.


  3. "Long work week, easy money."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my position, you can work as much overtime as you want.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunity is limited. Pay rate is less than average. Sometimes overtime is forced.

    Advice to Management

    Take in to account all shifts when making decisions, not just day shift.


  4. "Not a very people friendly place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Commercial Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Commercial Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of room to grow. Good pay.

    Cons

    Very little support from managers/hr. They don't seem to care at all about the rest of your life.

    Advice to Management

    Consider placing more value on people's lives and helping them when they're struggling.


  5. "Lab Tech"

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    Current Employee - Lead Lab Tech in New Braunfels, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Lab Tech in New Braunfels, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home, many locations for transfer options, diverse opportunities for growth, fantastic health benefits, good pay, stable international company

    Cons

    Long hours on short or no notice, not family oriented, management doesn't seem to care about employees more than they have to, management somewhat shady

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your customers, if you want to keep them, you need to know who to work with them and keep them content


  6. "Security"

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    Current Employee - Food Service Manager (Cook) in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager (Cook) in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Wor six months and off sis months.

    Cons

    Away for home for 28 days at a time.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Overall good times."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Nappanee, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Nappanee, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing. Absolutely loved the place. Great benefits, great people, everyday was a great day.

    Cons

    Everyday was a challenge. A time to look in the mirror and say is all the fun and stress worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Just value your people. They are your most valuable source of ideas feedback and innovation.


  8. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Camanche, IA
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Camanche, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ADM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people and everybody easy to get along with

    Cons

    Equipment dirty and parking area not cleaned up

    Advice to Management

    Step up more


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Free Money, but No Inspiration Available"

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    Former Employee - Engineer II in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Decatur, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Literally the easiest money you'll make. Put in 50+ hours per week and produce nothing of value and you will never lose your job. Do the same and produce then get moved up until you are one step ahead of your capabilities. Put in 50+ hours in that position, etc etc etc.

    Cons

    Everyone is promoted on an arbitrary basis. The pro listed above creates a considerable con - everybody is bad at their job because they are promoted based on their performance at their current job, NOT because of their potential at the job they get promoted to. Hard working engineers who are willing to put in crazy hours and forego life outside of the plant are rewarded with higher positions but make terrible managers who expect equivalent effort from their subordinates who don't have the same values. Good, productive engineers are left behind because they don't work the hours, while less than capable engineers get moved up because they are at work before their managers get to work and after their managers leave. The review system is unproductive because it is based on the amount of work done not the quality of work or the employee's ability to work with team members. There is no structured system for Engineers to move up in pay scale. There is no definition for Production Engineer, Engineer I, Engineer II, Engineer III, and Senior Engineer and these titles are arbitrarily distributed. You won't get the title unless you request it. They don't offer promotions. Really there is no inspiration to work for ADM and the longer you stay the less motivated you will be to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Management's ability to retain talent is less than stellar. Of the 20 engineers that I started with 9 years ago 1 remains with the company. That is not an exaggeration. Management needs to stop asking 'why do we lose engineers' and start putting in the initiative and research to actually understand why. Their solution is to hire new graduates with a lucrative starting salary then squeeze every penny out of them without offering anything in return. It is a distorted way of running a business in the contemporary job landscape and unless they turn 180 degrees they will continue to bleed young talent. On a positive note, though, I think Juan Luciano is a great leader. Sadly that trickles down only to the business side of the company as opposed to the production side.


  10. "Intern review"

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    Former Employee - ASOM in Destrehan, LA
    Former Employee - ASOM in Destrehan, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay
    flexible about work day

    Cons

    some manual labor required


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