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Ingredion Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Ingredion Chairman, President, and CEO Ilene S. Gordon
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102 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • Pay and benefits at least what is left (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people with industry experience to learn from (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is an ongoing challenge because of the turnover and churn that are a byproduct of all the growth opportunities (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. "Account manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good honest nice warm great

    Cons

    Work to hard no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes managers work to hard and sets a bad example


  2. "Be Careful What You Are Getting Into"

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    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 ...


  3. "great experience"

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

    Pros

    Valuable corporate experience
    Great people with industry experience to learn from
    Made me feel welcome - a great team!

    Cons

    Monotonous duties in the lab at times


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  5. "Good mid career option"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Benefits and progression bit slow


  6. "Machine Operator"

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

    I worked at Ingredion full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    There was absolutely nothing bad about Ingredion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work.


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    "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    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.


  8. "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


  9. "Poor management skills Bedford Park Location"

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    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.


  10. "Good employer"

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities, decent salary, flexibility, awesome reward program, supportive management

    Cons

    Health insurance is not traditional, vacation accrues slowly, too many hands in the pot and everyone has a dinstruction manual

    Advice to Management

    Continue to boost morale with the recognition program. Great place to work overall


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

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    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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