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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The Ralcorp Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Financially sound, well established company in an excellent line of business (private label foods) to be in especially during a medium to mild economic recession. Many people have switched to private label foods due to a high level of unemployment, and continually climbing gas prices, etc. Lots of oportunity for growth within Ralcorp due to constant changes and aquisitions by the company..

    Cons

    Major lacks of communications between the Corporate office and the divisional food manufacturing plants. Significant performance issues as a result of the communication issues. No clear direction from the top.

    Advice to Management

    Bring the multitude of high level managment teams in the divisions and corporate office down to a smaller number of individuals who actually add value to the business. Seek answers and solutions from the employees of the company that actually do the work and not from the protected Director level class of employees.


  2. "HR Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company had a growth through Acquisition strategy, and thus grew to provide ample opportunities for all of those who wanted to grow and develop with the organization.

    Cons

    Once the company was bought by Conagra it lost its identity. The old Ralcorp spirt was no longer present. It was more of a fear that you would lose your job during the transition. Which many did. Ralcorp was a great company wish it was still around.

    Advice to Management

    Ralcorp should have done everything possible to avoid the takeover. From the outside perspective it seemed as though the steps they took was only to enrich the upper management team during the takeover. Hindsight is 20/20 but this was a bad deal for everyone involved.


  3. "Great Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ralcorp had a strong culture that supported getting the job done in an effecient manner while working as a team. Also had excellent senior leadership.

    Cons

    Restructuring done in 201 was not sustainable and in hindsight, was probably done to make the company more attractive for acquisition.


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  5. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work, fun people, and culture.

    Cons

    Acquire by large food company

    Advice to Management

    Less hours


  6. "closed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ralcorp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    Offices are old and outdated


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ralcorp full-time

    Pros

    This was a great place to work

    Cons

    Company sold and no longer in business


  8. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ralcorp full-time

    Pros

    Well Managed, Great place to work

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture w/opportunities for career development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ralcorp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    career development, positive work culture, strong management team, hard working and dedicated employees, high quality food products, collaborative work atmosphere, strong benefit plans & programs, supportive corporate staff

    Cons

    salaries are not competitive within industry, company operates very lean, lack of diversity within employee population


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ralcorp full-time

    Pros

    The culture is one that really reflects a good work/life balance. Always opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    The salary ranges could be better. Focus is on being lean (extremely lean) which leads to underperformance in some programs. More investment in infrastructure up front for large projects and implementations would lead to better long term success.

    Advice to Management

    Less focus on short term bumps and more focus on investing upfront to hopefully operate correctly for years going forward.


  11. "Neutral"

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

    I have been working at Ralcorp full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Avg Salary. Freedom to explore.

    Cons

    Poor employee development programs, promotions almost non-existent.


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