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Found 125 reviews

3.5
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67%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
Dan Dye
73 Ratings
Pros
  • "Ardent mills has good pay plus has overtime mostly every week(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good pay, good benefits, job security(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Leading Self"

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    Current Employee - LDP in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ardent Mills full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leads Self, Rotations in all departments.

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary.

    Ardent Mills2019-04-02
  2. "Not what I expected"

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

    I worked at Ardent Mills

    Pros

    Vacation time, salary, easy commute to downtown via RTD

    Cons

    Very conservative, goes for eliminating employees as the easy solution

    Ardent Mills2019-05-24
  3. "Your new home! Because you live there."

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    Former Employee - Smutter, Bolter, Grinder in Hastings, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ardent Mills full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good money, because you work 7 days a week.

    Cons

    No days off, ever. You shouldn't have to use vacation just to have a day off!

    Advice to Management

    Respect tje old timers. They have priceless knowledge!

    Ardent Mills2019-04-29
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Wouldn't Recommend to a Friend"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ardent Mills full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    They pay well. If you can handle long hours and having 4 bosses each telling you different things, so long as you get paid a lot, this is the job for you.

    Cons

    They make it pretty clear that you're just another piece of equipment they can run into the ground. There is room for growth but it doesn't always go to who should get it. A lot of promotions come from who you know. If you work hard they'll take advantage of that and run you ragged. If you slack off and have coffee with the right people, your set. If you value your personal life/family life I wouldn't recommend this place...

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    Advice to Management

    I'm glad they have a separate section for Dan Dye. I thought upper management was good and had a solid vision/set of values. They have a lot of great people working there. Unfortunately, a lot of the good stuff gets tainted by regional people in the middle. "Have a good work/life balance" BUT "Be here on Sunday"..."Safety is out number 1 goal" BUT "Do what you need to do when we leave"

    Ardent Mills2019-04-18
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Values"

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    Former Employee - Production 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ardent Mills full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Fair pay, adequate working conditions. Some of the Senior Leadership truly lives the Ardent Mills values. Good Bonus potential, growing company

    Cons

    Not all of the senior leaders live the values. need to rid the good ol' boys & bring in talent with innovation in leadership. Work life balance at the plants is non-existent

    Advice to Management

    stress the positive, grow the talent within, do not be afraid to try something new

    Ardent Mills2019-03-22
  6. "If you work hard and stay flexible Ardent is on your side"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ardent Mills full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great opportunities to grow within the company. Opportunity to relocate to different areas is great. Great relationships with peers and management. CEO is very personable.

    Cons

    Tough work within the mills. Long hours during problematic times are expected. Having more pride about your work will help the mentality of being there long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer learning and growth opportunities to all employees. Work on seeking more consistent employees on the mill side of things.

    Ardent Mills2019-02-26
  7. "It is a good company to work for.but some responsibles never care about you as employee."

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    Former Employee - Packing Machine Operator in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ardent Mills full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Company is great. Good payment and benefits

    Cons

    Most employees are not helpfull and dont do their jobs to deserve the money they get

    Ardent Mills2019-02-25
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun work but weak management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ardent Mills full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with and the work is fun and engaging. Opportunity to move around within the company is great.

    Cons

    Some managers are not mature enough or have the right personality to effectively lead their teams. Poor performers are coddled by managers while the rest of the team is dragged down with no support. Nothing changes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and make the changes that need to happen for the success of your team.

    Ardent Mills2019-03-02
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Watch out"

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    Former Employee - Blender 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ardent Mills for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good pay,3 weeks vacation,

    Cons

    Management listens to contractors over there own employees and you can get written up or fired because of what an outside contractor says, they don't follow the core values

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

    Ardent Mills2019-01-31
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Good if you are in Denver at the office but not so much if you are in a mill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ardent Mills full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and control most of the market

    Cons

    Not much direction as not much is needed since market control is what drives profits. Run like a second tier organization with benefits like one as well. Will work you 70 hours a week in a mill and try to make you feel like that is just how it is.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a real structure for making people feel as to what they are doing is making things better.

    Ardent Mills2018-11-18
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