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Updated September 22, 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. "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.


  2. "Horrid"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Operator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ingredion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still thinking. Better than no job...I think. Sorry I have to type this to meet a minimum of twenty words.

    Cons

    Disrespect, humiliation, retaliation, harassment, unsafe work conditions, environmental pollution, buried waste products onsite, more managers than workers, poor benefits, low wages, forced overtime, broken equipment that never gets fixed or replaced properly. Workers are doing the work of 3 people while managers attend luncheon meetings to plan for more meetings. I know this sounds hilarious but sadly it is all true.

    Advice to Management

    Go home. You're drunk. You couldn't manage your way out of a paper bag.

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Read the other reviews."

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    Current Employee - Undisclosed in Westchester, FL
    Current Employee - Undisclosed in Westchester, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some leaders in the business are brilliant. If you have access to them you can learn a lot. If you don't you will be left to dangle in the wind when something goes south. Over reactions to minor issues are rampant.

    Cons

    You will get written off quickly if you are not signing up long nights and weekends. Exciting projects but no staff to do the work.

    Advice to Management

    Take the other comments here seriously. They are true.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Stay Away!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westchester, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westchester, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, absolutely none at all

    Cons

    Where do I start. No work/life balance, everything is an emergency. Management thinks that you are their personal servants 24/7. The IT outsourcing is a joke but management won't own up to it and get rid of it. Company reeks of corporate greed, check out Bernie Sanders diatribe against Ingredion...nice!! Absolutely no one has a clue what's going on....no one.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, value your employees and quit thinking that everything is an emergency. IT is a wasteland at Ingredion because of poor management.


  7. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for, good environment, great benefits

    Cons

    New IT Structure decreases work Quality

  8. "Good pay-horrible managements"

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

    I worked at Ingredion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is really good. Not what it used to be but it's still pretty good. Good benefits.

    Cons

    The Management team is the worst it's ever been. They don't care about their employees. The Plant Manager is unfair and she is the worst we have had in 3o years.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to caring about your team and they will care about their jobs and the company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Focus on your talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingredion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great money and an amazing learning incubator. You are exposed to many facets of the business. The technical staff is very knowledgeable. Good place to start your professional career.

    Cons

    Pressure cooker. Extremely stressful and if you are not one of management' favorite ...good luck moving up.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on people and treat everyone fairly. Work with everyone to develop and mentor don't just toss them away cause they may struggle in one area. Manage by walking around and talking to people not just by sending out a survey. Culture and values are talked about it but are not imbedded in the organization.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Ok to work for"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Bedford Park, IL
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Bedford Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and stable employment

    Cons

    Long hours, very political, insurance is very expensive, employees are harassed by coworkers with no recourse

    Advice to Management

    Listening to your employees would would help to alleviate all the bullying and harassment which is rampant at Argo


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