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Updated December 8, 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 12 reviews)

  • Upper management is uninterested and far removed from the workers (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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

    I have been working at Ingredion full-time

    Pros

    Good company, great mentors, good work life balance

    Cons

    big gaps in compensation brackets for same level positions


  2. "Diirector"

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    Current Employee - Director in Westchester, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Westchester, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    A lot of initiatives an not enough resources

    Advice to Management

    Increased focus

  3. "operations-----NO LIFE"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Bedford Park, IL
    Former Employee - Operations in Bedford Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ingredion full-time

    Pros

    Money, money, money....that's about it. The benefits are really expensive.

    Cons

    expensive benefits out of your check, no pension, pay union dues, NO WORK LIFE balance, harassment, harassment, harassment all the time

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  4. "Business"

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    Current Employee - Business in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Business in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    No cons to report on


  5. "Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ingredion full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. Good people to work alongside.

    Cons

    Level of benefits is going doing as time moves on. Increased work without any level of compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the centralization mindset. Pay attention to those that work in the plants. They have value you are not paying attention to.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Too much unplanned change"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Summer hours are nice to have. Bonus at year end and a nice 401k. It all depends on your manager

    Cons

    Checked timed cards for Salary employees. Employees with decades of service but no degree are not appreciated. This coming from a person with several advanced degrees seems highly unfair

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees that have decades of experience even without a degree. Building relationships and loyalty cannot be teach in college.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k match, full benefits (medical, dental, and vision)

    Cons

    Where do I begin? Immediate managers tend to micro-manage their employees more than actually develop their employees. Taking a sick day is looked down upon in most circles. You are LITERALLY worked to the bone and given no credit. If you aren't part of the "inner circle" or friends with any of them, don't even think you'll be promoted. There is rampant racism that goes on in this company, both superficial and subversive (plant level, office level, etc). Being a person of color and working here is like a trip back to the 1920s. There are people in management positions here that have no experience managing people and it causes a domino effect when it comes to efficiency and morale. People skills are non-existent with a lot of people in management positions. They will make you waste your time accomplishing arbitrary goals instead of your personal goals that will get you a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high-horses, come down from your "ivory tower" and actually listen to the suggestions that your employees make. Try to actually solve the company's problems yourselves instead of making your employees work even harder to solve the problems that they themselves aren't responsible for. Instead of throwing gaudy "special" work celebrations twice a year, give people paid time off from Christmas to New Years like other fortune 500 companies.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "The truth"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule, location, work, it's different everyday

    Cons

    Pay, managers, benefits

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what their worth


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid if possible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingredion full-time

    Pros

    - Offers a decent benefit package

    Cons

    - Extremely lazy employees and overall toxic culture
    - Responsibilities are not defined
    - Organizational restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Take accountability for your department and direct reports.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Ingredion HR is a joke"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher than average pay and benefits

    Cons

    The HR at HQ is a joke with no professional knowledge and no impact on the organization. They are only there for management not employees.


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