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Green Plains Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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Green Plains President, CEO, and Director Todd A. Becker
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  1. "Salary Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Plains full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast-growing company with job security. Better benefits than most employers.

    Cons

    Not compensated at a competitive level for job requirements. Low accountability for some.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people fairly to avoid losing your better employees


  2. "Process Operator"

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    Former Employee - Process Operator in Madison, IL
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Madison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Green Plains (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Only worked 14 days out of 28

    Cons

    Everything, safety and management was a joke. Pay was poor. Trouble keeping employees. Terrible morale. constant equipment breakages.

  3. "Grains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not hard work hardest part is putting up with Management's dumb friends they hire

    Cons

    Management plays favorites with their friends and will only promote those friends

    Advice to Management

    Promote the workers who earned it not your buddies


  4. "Busy but good!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Green Plains full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lovely office in Aksarben Village, great benefits, good people.

    Cons

    This company is busy and seems to have a lot of moving parts. Management is intense and sometimes projects come up with short notice. Work/life can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training.


  5. "GPRE Madison"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big company that knows what it's doing

    Cons

    Bought out Abengoa and changed a lot of their plant's procedures


  6. "Team lead"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Wood River, NE
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Wood River, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Plains full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace not very boring, challenging have to trouble shoot problems daily

    Cons

    Hard to advance up past the plant level

    Advice to Management

    Seek and build grain buyers from within.


  7. "Image is everything, but not what you think it is"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Plains full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Seem to have plenty of Revenue, especially at the corporate level

    Cons

    Low pay in comparison to other like companies in the industry, seem to put all emphasis at the corporate level and ignores the rest of the employees outside of that circle. Very concerned with putting out a "Big Shot" image of the company with corporate glamorization and totally ignoring Non corporate employees

    Advice to Management

    You cant ask 110% from your non corporate employees and then turn around and give back 1% in return, only willing to give the very least you can get by with.

  8. "Green Plains is great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly
    Management is knowledgeable

    Cons

    Sometime long hours can be hard


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great management

    Cons

    Swing shift and possibly long term training


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Scary low pay"

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Green Plains full-time

    Pros

    I tried to find even one. But couldn't

    Cons

    Bad management, low pay, not organized. Bad safety.

    Advice to Management

    Stop think you smarter than the plants.


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