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Updated May 10, 2017
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Ingredion Chairman, President, and CEO Ilene S. Gordon
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  • Work to hard no work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper Management has no clue what is going on (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company - Lack in Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profitable and Strong organization; continuously acquiring new companies.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Pay
    Office Politics
    No career development

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management has no clue what is going on, many departments (one in particular is a REVOLVING DOOR); managers should promote growth from within and value the employees who show dedication before they leave for a better opportunity. Send managers to management training and not just allow them to continue to make mistakes.


  2. "Ingredion"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dry Thermal Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Dry Thermal Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ingredion (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Good medical coverage through union. Treated well by supervision.

    Cons

    Lots of required overtime but you can make $100000 a year.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  3. "Quality Documentation Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Documentation Specialist in Westchester, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Documentation Specialist in Westchester, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ingredion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting salary, friendly people, good benefits, room for growth

    Cons

    no cons, job is a little boring/tedious at times, but the job is a new role, which is intended to feed into other positions


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Exec"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    STIP has been paid lately very well

    Cons

    No carrier development
    HR is not a priority


  6. "Know Your Place Engineering Boy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in North Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in North Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingredion full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work is technically challenging. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    Engineering Superintendent was rarely available and was so put out when you asked for help. Job Title and compensation was frequently two levels actual responsibilities. Forcing engineers to pay invoices for work either not completed, incomplete or shoddy,

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to stop your dept. from continuing to be a revolving door. Stop freaking out when senior management is scheduled to visit and make ridiculous requests for information. Read the monthly progress reports that you receive from your staff so that you can ask intelligent questions and are up to speed with all projects. Stop treating your degreed professionals like teenagers and eliminate the double standards. Stop your Contractor Coordinator from running rough shod over engineers, allow them to run their own projects.


  7. "Okay but was better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Bedford Park, IL
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Bedford Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Set schedule 1st shift, great people and training in

    Cons

    Ultra corporate, managers seem to care only about their own advancement at the cost of employees under them, unrealistic expectations, no career advancement options, felt discriminated against my management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who care about the company not just money amd their bonus.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Be Careful What You Are Getting Into"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Westchester, IL
    Former Employee - Finance in Westchester, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ingredion full-time

    Pros

    Ingredion has a great location by 94 and 290. Ingredion pays a much higher bonus structure than most other companies in the same industrial and has far better benefits (pension) in a company this big. Finance team has great top leadership team.

    Cons

    If you are a butt kisser and gossip queen, you will fit in right away. If not, be careful because you might work yourself to death but not being fairly treated just because you are not one of their favs. Mid management level are small group friends from long time ago and they would do everything to cover each other's back. NA is an environment that lacks trust, reasonableness, appreciation, respect, or professionalism. People get promoted only when their peers quit not because they do a good job. It is always deadly quiet and depressing as people are constantly scared of being screwed.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be fooled by the prosperity ...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment in Bridgewater and a lot of team work and collaboration
     . Management relates well with every employees.

    Cons

    The interviewing process to long, sometimes the interviewer don't seems to understand the role they are interviewing for

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees career progression,since career progession is very important to every employee.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management skills Bedford Park Location"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Bedford Park, IL
    Former Employee - Operator in Bedford Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime was almost unlimited
    Some managers were good

    Cons

    -Have to live here to make a good living for a family.
    -Refinery department lacks experienced front line managers(direct contact), they're more like engineers and don't know how to deal with the workforce, lacking in communication, stewardship, and doesn't promote comradery.
    -union employees morale is very low, causing attitudes and verbal altercations almost weekly between operators.
    -not enough training before releasing operators to a job.
    -operators were the one's who trained new operators so more than likely it was a disgruntled worker training a new worker so you know how that goes.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job boosting morale and the rest should fall in line.


  11. "Upper management robs their employees of their future"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits at least what is left

    Cons

    Hours, benefits they just cut, retirement, sick time, new pay structure, How the company treats their current and more experienced operators

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting our benefits and pay, Hire operators that know the processes, Give us back our benefits and retirement that you took over the last 2 years. If your going to treat non union employees like union, huge more employees aid bring in the union, or change the company name to National Starch.


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