Conagra Brands - College Sophomore excited for first internship, unstructured program and lack of stimulation leads to quick resignation. | Glassdoor
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"College Sophomore excited for first internship, unstructured program and lack of stimulation leads to quick resignation."

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Former Intern - IT Intern in Omaha, NE
Former Intern - IT Intern in Omaha, NE
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Conagra Brands as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Big company that taught me how to work with others, attractive salary.

Cons

Entered into a technical role but was not given any responsibilities and was a burden on other employees. Employees treated me as if they were babysitting me and I consider this to be my worst internship experience.

Advice to Management

The internship program was flawed when I worked there in 2010/2011. I had a boss in my building and then a mentor who was really too busy to reach out to me and check on how things were going. By the time he found out about the situation I was too embarrassed to do anything and tossed in the towel. I resigned without ever going to clean out my desk. Additionally, there was a problem with my paycheck from day one and I was being overpaid. This issue was never addressed until I quit and ConAgra came chasing after me for the money. I usually recommend that Computer Science students avoid ConAgra for internships due to my experience.

Other Employee Reviews for Conagra Brands

  1. "Great first years but became rather toxic later."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    More dynamic in regards to I.T than you'd expect for a big established blue chip type company. You were encouraged and supported to 'be bold'. Senior management recognized that employees individually and as groups must be permitted to innovate. This started to fall apart later as things became more and more politically contaminated.

    Cons

    Quite top heavy in the middle layers of management and all paths and definitions of success were defined by how fast you made it into management. This stifles technical excellence and created weird situations where one person might report to 3 same level managers.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management by about one third in all layers and foster self organizing teams that can exert their maximum energy toward building competitive products and running lean projects through quickly. Share the rewards at all levels and not just to those that made it to management.


  2. "Amazing Opportunity. Tremendously Grateful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Council Bluffs, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Conagra Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loads of opportunities for talented and driven individuals.

    Cons

    I wish I would have started this journey sooner.

    Advice to Management

    Re-organize some of the hourly pay structures, shifting toward pay-for-performance.

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