ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
251 Reviews
2.9
251 Reviews
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ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin
Gary M. Rodkin
163 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall good, opportunities to those who are open

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    Current Employee - IT Employee  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Telecommuting, early out summer Fridays, work out facilities, jeans dress for the day

    Cons

    The loss of PMO staff, musical chairs aka hotelling, high cost of benefits, agile is not a good fit for all types of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, training, agile is not a good fit for most projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a job. That's about it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Processor  in  Quincy, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Processor in Quincy, MI (US)

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Unionized
    Easy Work
    Good cross training

    Cons

    You're only a number to them.
    Lazy Co-workers
    Unionized
    Extremely Boring - Mind numbing work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone has credentials to move up in your company and is a person with an education, try to help them out before you lose the potential of having a great employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Columbia, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Columbia, SC (US)

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    demanding work and rewarding work

    Cons

    not enough support for job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure personnel have the proper support and job training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Current employee

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Half day Friday during the summer
    Good benefits
    Good people
    Reasonable expectations

    Cons

    It is not clear on what it takes to get promoted
    Eventual new CEO could make big changes so the future is not clear
    Poor recent strategy and execution has resulted in layoffs and lower morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest when things are bad so we can take advantage of opportunities when things are good.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    its ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator  in  Visalia, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Visalia, CA (US)

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I don't like it here

    Cons

    not enough pay for a tough job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Major food company lacks vision and courage at it's executive management level.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Has some great people that are dedicated to making a difference.

    Cons

    Executive leadership lacks the courage to make the hard and mandatory decisions for it's Supply Chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to "clean house" of the old guard that is in power. They lack vision, integrity and leadership to make the tough decisions for the company's future. They need to bring in competent leaders to right the ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lack of Strategy & Committment to Plans

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Summer Hours, Dress for the Day, Vacation starts at 3 weeks. Work life balance can be good depending on your manager.

    Cons

    Management hyper short-term focused. Cut off nose to spite the face. Lack of strategy or true leadership within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with strategies and communicate real numbers for annual plan. Stop promoting people internally and bring in some fresh perspective. Other companies don't operate this way!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    ConAgra's Re-Org - Poorly handled

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time

    Pros

    Summer schedule - Fri pm corporate offices are closed

    Cons

    Engineering / technology - lag behind the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place trurnover rate on top of CEO's score card.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SummerGlobal Sourcing  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - SummerGlobal Sourcing in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked as an Intern in the GLobal Sourcing department in india. It was a good experience. Got to learn from very experienced heads. Very professional work culture. They respect weekends.

    Cons

    I was commended on my project report and promissed that I would be getting a PPI but then because the HR dept didnt approve I was called back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, summer hours (half day friday), Omaha is a great city if you have a family. Very supportive leadership.

    Cons

    Average pay, hard to advance into leadership roles. No profit sharing. This company is a leader but is American. there are no international opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hold people accountable. people make mistakes doing their best. people make mistakes because they don't do due dilligence - hold them accountable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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