Conagra Brands Reviews in Naperville, IL | Glassdoor

Conagra Brands Naperville Reviews

Updated December 26, 2016
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Naperville, IL

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Sean Connolly
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Pros
  • Conagra offers a great work/life balance and gives you the opportunity to really affect change (in 78 reviews)

  • Its a realy good process facility good pay (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is also much talked about, but is remains a problem (in 25 reviews)

  • The company is in a different path now with the new CEO (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of Changes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed co-workers. Challenging and interesting work at times.

    Cons

    The move downtown was not appealing to all.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful what "talent" you are looking to find in the city without valuing all those that have years of company experience.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "I'd invest before I'd work there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Conagra Brands full-time

    Pros

    Solid benefits, base salary, hitting bonus, new hires in a good place. Making a number of smart moves on resetting the base.

    Cons

    still cutting people, workloads getting worse, management an old white guys network - with a fraternity house style - you're in or you are out

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your top management layer - still obviously too layered - then either buy to expand or sell ... oh and when you say act with integrity 10 times a week - you probably aren't doing so


  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Conagra Brands (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the time there and the people were great.

    Cons

    Some functions don't seem to feel they need to contribute to the sales effort.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great Brands but Unknown Future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are want to learn about marketing food, this is a good place to start. The brand's cover many categories in grocery and mass. If you work on a focus brand, you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    The new ConAgra cares about two things: driving shareholder value and cronyism. It does not value employees or culture. It does not value the food it makes. When Sean took over, he said he was going to get rid of management layers, to push the decision-making down. What he meant was that he was going to bring in new management layers who would help him clean house. The money to move from Omaha and Naperville to downtown Chicago must have been staggering, and it could have saved many jobs. But he only cares about his trusted inner circle. How many "Chief" officers were brought in? The company eliminated good qualified people, but then moved others from across the country to fill these positions. Why? They were white men. It's a modern day "Emperor's New Clothes" where all the yes-men are around and the people who invested their time and energy were let go.

    Advice to Management

    A company is more than a balance sheet. Changes were needed, but the people who created the mess kept their jobs while others who actually did the work were eliminated. While integrity was touted as a key value, the company did not act with integrity. People and company culture are important.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Worst employer I have ever worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with. The work was fun when I first started at the company.

    Cons

    I worked for the company 5 years and survived 3 major layoffs. The last major layoff that occurred left our team of 8 with just 2 people. (myself and one other) The work was not prioritized and we were told to just figure it out. It was hell.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Remove the Bad Seeds"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Conagra Brands full-time

    Pros

    Summer Hours
    Casual Dress code
    Compensation
    Opportunity for Advancement

    Cons

    Constant restructuring
    Work-Life Balance
    Lack of direction- I still don't think this company has any clue of where it's going.
    Low Morale

    Advice to Management

    It's unfortunate that the attitudes of some senior leadership can really impact and create a hostile work environment. These negative dynamics are not rectified fast enough creating churn. So many great employees pass through these doors due to organization disarray and negative leaders. Most of the mid-level employees are really awesome people but if you're not a favorite of certain leaders (despite reasons out of your direct control) your progress is stunted.. Cut the favoritism. Treat your employees better.


  8. "Still a long way to go"

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    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Conagra Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Passionate people
    Flexible work environment (work from home, can adjust hours to meet your schedule)
    Ability to make an impact

    Cons

    Changing leadership
    Frequent reorganizations
    Leadership lack of trust in employees, high level of involvement in brand strategies
    Too much focus on short-term vs. long-term performance

    Advice to Management

    In order to change behavior and culture, you need to change the leadership


  9. "Supply Chain Intern"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Conagra Brands (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong Community...feels like a family.

    Cons

    A lot of transition and uncertainty recently.


  10. "Crazy time to be at ConAgra"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GREAT intern program; Paid extremely well, paid for frequent travel to Omaha - hotel, flight, food; Office culture was a little boring, but the summer I was there was extremely interesting; new CEO; C-suite changes seemingly ever 2 weeks; restructuring of company was very interesting to get an inside perspective of as an intern

    Cons

    Traditional "cubicle culture"
    Unhealthy food, but what can ya do
    Unstable during company restructuring
    Lack of direction from managers, but that may have been a result of unstable times


  11. "Innovation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Conagra Brands full-time

    Pros

    some good people to work with

    Cons

    Company not committed to innovation

    Advice to Management

    Have Innovation team report to the GM instead of R&D


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