ConAgra Foods

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ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 233 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin

Gary M. Rodkin

(155 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance and summer hours are the most positive point (in 28 reviews)

  • Lots of different experiences with different teams, good pay, good chance of getting a job (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance largely depends upon your manager (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper Management need to create co-authorship with employee (in 10 reviews)

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    Great place to work with a bright future.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMy salary was always competitive and there were plenty of opportunities learn and grow within the area.

    ConsI experienced good managers and not-so-good managers, the latter of which were clueless and damaging to team morale and productivity. Health insurance is comparatively expensive, and coverage minimal. Annual wellness hoops were a pain. Advancement opportunities were few and far between.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake better choices when choosing your management team. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome first job!

    Retail Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work-life balance, awesome management. Incredible benefits.

    ConsThe overall company culture could be better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good internship project.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFun work environment. Had summer hours.

    ConsVery compartmentalized. Hard to shift business units.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOffers good benefits and relocation packages.

    ConsLong hours and a lot of weekends if working in a plant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge company, lots of opportunity

    ConsEasy to get lost in the company

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    Processor (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat place to work, good income, great boss and coworkers. increase pay fast during first year, duties are not hard or complicated

    Consoften have lay off periods in which you may or may not be called back to work, sometimes work late or 6 days a week if production is up or you could only work a few days a week when production is down.

    Advice to Senior Managementopen up plant duties to secure more contracts for the company,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not What I Expected

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO (US)

    ProsThe people in St. Louis are very knowledgeable about the Private Brands environment. I enjoyed working with almost everyone and learned a lot from the VP over the product line that I supported and his team.

    ConsThe culture of the company (Ralcorp Holdings) prior to ConAgra's purchase was a built around silos. I expected changes after the ConAgra purchase but the silos still existed. Health insurance benefits favor the young and healthy worker. High premiums and deductibles. Sr. Management does not capitalize on the knowledge base that was in St. Louis when the company was purchased.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people who understand Private Brands and heed their advice. Stop trying to manage Private Brands the way you do national brands -- they are not the same!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, poor leadership

    Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee) Toledo, OH (US)

    ProsPay was very good and comparable for similar postions in the area. Also the people have been great to work with.

    ConsLack of leadership and honesty has led to a significant talent loss. I have been through two downturns at this current facility and decpite being the low cost producer, we've seen our volume be moved elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Difficult environment w/ Low Morale

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO (US)

    ProsFree food products, good pay, excellent 401k match, generous vacation/flex/occasional days, summer hours on Fridays Memorial Day - Labor Day

    ConsLong hours, low employee morale, disjointed long term direction, endless meetings, mediocre medical for company of its size, continual reorganizations

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ConAgra could be a great company to work for.

    Director (Former Employee)

    ProsThe best things I liked about CAG was the overall culture, the commitment to diversity, and work life balance. The benefits were good.

    ConsCompany cuts cost as a way to grow net revenue instead of trying to grow the topline. Marketing spending is cut all the time. Morale is low due to the continuous penny pinching initiatives such as taking away company provided cell phones.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on growing topline sales instead cutting costs every year.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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