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Conagra Brands Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is challenging at times, but I'm optimistic that it will get better (in 75 reviews)

  • Good pay, great bonuses recently (in 60 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. "We Need A Leader"

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

    I have been working at Conagra Brands full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    No communication. Lack of understanding from management. Spread thin in departments plant wide. Quality is less and less of a concern over hitting production numbers. Management plays BOSS roll, when they should be LEADERS.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Conagra Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay, and people.

    Cons

    Didn't listen to employee opinions.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Worse 3 years of my life"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, great 401k match, ability to work from home, summer hours, talented people, OK benefits, full line of quality products

    Cons

    Disorganized, long hours, constant change, lack of clear and focused direction, difficult to move ahead, less than fair annual review process

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees contributions and don't work them 60-70 hours a week.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Future?"

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work prior to current CEO and his selfish decision to move Corporate HQ to Chicago

    Cons

    Employees knowledge and experience no longer valued; Employees posting for internal positions handled very poorly and disrespectful by HR


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Replacing anyone over 40 with New blood"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New headquarters in Chicago great for unencumbered 20 somethings. Be prepared to move if you want to stay viable.

    Cons

    Just finished several rounds of layoffs as part of company transformation. Idea is to imbue the company with fresh blood, new ideas. Warning: If you are 40 or older you need not apply. New CEO has a record of seeing companies through transformation. Setting company up for further sell-offs and/or acquisition/mergers. Keep your head to the ground and have a backup exit plan as your job could be next.

    Advice to Management

    Aggressive cost cutting to the extent that employees are not allowed to make a straight flight home reduces employee morale. The recent decision to do away with of 5 and 10 year anniversaries to save budget makes employees feel unappreciated. Invest in your employees and they will GIVE you more.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Unorganized"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits package

    Cons

    Too Many hours / No concern for employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about silly corporate initiatives and let supervisors do their jobs. Meetings are not the way to lead employees.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not Knowing Your Core Business"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Ogden, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very fair vacation benefits, one of the reasons I stayed for 2 years. The ability to transfer to other divisions within the company and a good infrastructure

    Cons

    Does not understand core business at all, purchased and divested my division within 2 years at a significant loss. Too many layers of management, you can't do anything at the local level, every decision big or small must go through corporate management ( that may or may not know anything about your business)

    Advice to Management

    Cut a few layers and let the local management do their job, difficult to advance


  9. Helpful (2)

    "???"

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    Former Employee - ??? in Kennewick, WA
    Former Employee - ??? in Kennewick, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Family business atmosphere because of the employees

    Cons

    On paper they had a way to develop employees, in reality it was not practiced. To be promoted once needed to know how to navigate the company politics.

    Advice to Management

    Develop employees because they are the future of the company


  10. 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


  11. Helpful (2)

    "They take over and clean house."

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    Former Employee - Packaging Machine Operator in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Packaging Machine Operator in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. free samples, many shifts

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, and shut downs, too many rules on things that don't affect production. Cleaned house of top wage earners then lowered the pay of that job. No loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting a few no it alls run the plant, listen to the employees that actually do the job,



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