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Conagra Brands Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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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 60 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance and flexibility going away (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid this Place, Train Wreck in progress"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Helper in Oakdale, CA
    Former Employee - Helper in Oakdale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Conagra Brands part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The floor people that actually run the plant and have been there for 15-45 years. They are committed to working together and do their jobs. Old school hard working people, no issues with absetism or insubordiation. Supervisors were great!

    Cons

    Supervisors can't communicate to employees and are racistist in their jokes. Incompetent managers that sit in their office all day. No management or course at all. High turnover rate 1 yrs make it hard to work. The place is braking down all the time...they get their recipes wrong and have to throw away a lot, sanitation is bad...rumors in the last year this plant not going to remain open much longer...many have jumped ship including upper managers.

    Advice to Management

    appriciate the workers.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A Complete Distater"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Marketing in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people on the front lines who are still here are great.

    Cons

    This once-great organization has been reduced to a sad shell of an company in the short time the new CEO has been here. A vibrant culture has been replaced with an all-time low morale where the good people (who are still around) have completely checked out. The new vision, mission, and strategy, ‘The Conagra Way’, is a collection of hollow (albeit trendy) business jargon that was crafted in the executive suite with zero input or buy-in from those who know and run the business. As intense cost cutting measures grow, what is left of the culture will continue to deteriorate.

    Nobody (including the analyst community) seems to understand the rationale behind some of the recent changes. When asked about them, the response has been that ‘it just makes business sense’. If the overarching objective is to dismantle the organization, then I suppose it does make sense....

    Advice to Management

    Sean: We all agree that change is necessary for ConAgra Foods to succeed. We are in a very competitive industry, yet have no discernible competitive advantage. Simply adopting the 3G model and applying it to this business is not a viable strategy. Take the time to learn about the business then develop a strategy that plays to our strengths.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Assoc. financial analyst - internal audit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Financial Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Associate Financial Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    people who have the work hard play hard mentality.
    Always want to win
    Some in management roles are understanding and have reasonable expectations

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance
    Only work from home if you are liked by management.
    Unreasonable expectations regarding how long things take
    Lazy management at the sr. Manager and above role
    A lot of job justification by Sr. Managers and above when cuts at ConAgra were occurring in late 2015 through 2016

    Advice to Management

    Delevop young employees and get rid of dead weight management that are only in management roles due to being at the firm for a long time

    Just because someone is good at their job doesn't mean they will be a good Sr. Analyst/Manager/Director


  4. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Enjoyed my time at ConAgra"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior management is moving the company in the right direction.

    Cons

    Portfolio of brands not as aligned to current food trends as one would like.

    Advice to Management

    Transform brand portfolio over time to a more on-trend collection of Brands.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Qa"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Coordinator in Buckner, KY
    Former Employee - Quality Coordinator in Buckner, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great amount of vacation time and good benefits.

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, lying management and a HORRIBLE CEO

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the CEO he destroyed that company the day you allowed him to take over.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Procurement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Conagra Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great if your under 30 years ild

    Cons

    Age discrimination. All promotions in procurement in the last 6 months have all been girls under 30 years old. Don't care about experience. Care how good the person looks next to the VPs

    Advice to Management

    Stop discriminating

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Insider perspective"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart people, well known brands, new modern office

    Cons

    Unfortunate, but necessary, move from Omaha to Chicago

    Advice to Management

    Walk around more and get to know your people.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Mixed bag at CAG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great people who are down to earth, little office politics, generally good work/life balance, food that tastes better than you might expect

    Cons

    1) Inconsistent in promotion practices

    2) Absurd focus on cost-cutting when Wall Street has indicated that they are indifferent to it (CAG has one of the lowest SG&A rates within CPG industry)

    3) Hypocrisy about high ethical standards when everyone knows that a brand president had an affair with HR rep who kept getting promoted. Also they rescinded multiple ABM offers during the summer (when offers had been extended and accepted during the winter).

    4) Pushes too much decision making to the top

    5) Lower compensation than peer companies

    6) Willingness to tolerate leaders who are bullies and micromanagers

    Advice to Management

    1) Actually make sure that you are promoting the right people.

    2) Develop and reward good people managers. These people are critical.

    3) Change your compensation structure. If you want to pay low salaries, then you need higher bonuses.

    4) Actually clean house and take action on the known ethical violations. Keeping them there just makes people distrust ethical commitment.

    5) Push decision making down. Believe it or not, but the people who work for you are closer to the business.

    6) Stop being penny-wise and pound-foolish. Let people spend time growing the business, not worrying about micro-managing absurdly small SG&A budgets.

    7) Stop moving the target. "Everything will be figured out when we reorganize." "Everything will be figured out when we get brand segmentation." "Everything will be figured out when we move to the new office."


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Was a good company to work for . . ."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who actually do the work are good people.

    Cons

    New executive management has forgotten about the value of employees and can no longer be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Work on becoming a once-again trustworthy business.


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