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Ingredion Reviews

Updated August 23, 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 11 reviews)

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

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  1. "Process Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Process Engineer Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Intern - Process Engineer Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ingredion as an intern

    Pros

    Good mentorship program, lots f opportunity to gain experience

    Cons

    culture can be reactive rather than proactive


  2. "Ingredion"

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    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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    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


  4. "Overall great experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at Ingredion as an intern

    Pros

    All employees were kind and cared about others, learned a lot, made some great contacts for my future career path

    Cons

    Occasionally I was expected to work more that 40 hours a week but I wasn't supposed to put in for overtime

    Advice to Management

    The company was managed very well and the internship program is amazing. Everyone helped me learn the ropes and was eager to teach


  5. "food science"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingredion full-time

    Pros

    great work enviornment and people to work with

    Cons

    none that I could see


  6. "Can't find other companies to beat the benefits"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    401K Benefits, Paid Maternity Leave for 8 weeks, Flexibility,

    Cons

    Old style culture, too much HR say on bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Allow Managers to decide what to rate their employees


  7. "Senior Internal Auditor"

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

    Pros

    You have the ability to shine as well as advance in various career opportunities. They have a strong 401k plan, and Stock options can be obtained.

    Cons

    You need to understand corporate politics, which is in most big companies.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "IT Service Desk Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Manager in Plainfield, IL
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Manager in Plainfield, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people to work for.

    Cons

    Outsourcing IT! More worried about the almighty dollar than keeping positions in the US or retaining people who are doing a great job in their IT position.


  9. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    They really care about their employees, very fair compensation for extra work, great recognition program. I feel incredibly valued as an employee. They help you grow and advance within the company and value personal growth.

    Cons

    not many company wide outings/bonding events for networking and bonding! communication is mostly by email, so you don't get to meet a lot of internal employees outside of your department/building.

    Advice to Management

    so far no complaints! very supportive and helpful!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Bedford Park, IL
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Bedford Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Labs are well-lit and good temperature
    Fast-paced work
    Treated fairly by management

    Cons

    Schedule can include 2 non-consecutive days off
    Open 24/7, weekend and holiday work is expected


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