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"Poor Decision Making in Ruining a Great Company"

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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

Pros

Great brands that have a lot of potential.
Fantastic R&D and Supply Chain groups that work well together.
Good benefits and flexible work/life balance.

Cons

Centralized decision making that is slow, risk averse and generally not as well informed as it believes it is.

Advice to Management

Truly embrace "Teach & Trust". With every decision having to go up to a Sr. VP or President, you will never be nimble, nor will you have any truly amazing new products. The lack of empowerment results in churn, lost opportunities, frustration, and ideas that had potential for greatness being compromised into boring offerings.

Other Employee Reviews for Conagra Brands

  1. "Fastest-growing food manufacturing company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Conagra Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Huge push for work life balance. Operating principles and ways we win are meaningful and succinct; helps employees focus on what is really important and provides a guideline for all interactions.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings. In many cases there are meetings about meetings. Like most other companies there are occasional instances of poor communication.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not great...but far from horrible!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Marsh, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Marsh, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Conagra Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Now regarded as a brand building company...not like under previous management teams. Structure is still a bit weird. Good opportunity for advancement for high performers.

    Cons

    Every three years there is a major restructuring to take more cost out of the system. There is a lack of conviction about sticking to a strategy...as soon as the financials are off for a quarter, there is a firedrill to shift courses and abandon the annual plan. Not a training ground like a P&G, Kraft or General Mills - definitely better for experienced professionals who have gained some "seasoning" at another CPG

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to do their job! If you don't think they are capable, get new ones!

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