ConAgra Foods

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ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
317 Reviews
3.2
317 Reviews
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ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance can be good depending on your manager (in 33 reviews)

  • Excellent pay and benefits, and the company values are outstanding (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance because of cutting positions to the bone (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper Management need to create co-authorship with employee (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - SummerGlobal Sourcing in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Intern - SummerGlobal Sourcing in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods as an intern (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
  2.  

    The Indian subsidiary is not a great place to work or learn at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Small company, access to people, Good sales training ground

    Cons

    Very few systems in place, Quality of management expertise is quite low, Poor HR practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Easy access to management at all times

    Cons

    Few locations/offices across the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

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  5.  

    Solid Company

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

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Growth, people, culture, values, food

    Cons

    Frustrating when not every employee values the ethic the same

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    A company that cares for its employees and treats them well.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits package. Rewarding work in an engaging atmosphere. Awesome bonuses and company retreats.

    Cons

    Shift work. High amount of responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Great benefits, work perks, flexible schedules & good compensation

    Cons

    Lots of change, makes it a little difficult to see the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication lines open

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Company is shifting strategy to make LEAN/TPM part of their organizational design and to grow the business top and bottom line -in it for the long run versus just buying and selling companies

    Cons

    MFG systems have years of disrepair to overcome and it's going to be a long, but worthwhile challenge. The ORG seems to continuously morph and needs stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue down TPM (CPS) path and focus on that process development, but also ensure you only hire site leaders with CPS (LEAN/TPM) "DNA" and a willingness to work for the long term; work hard and invest themselves in the site versus punch a promotional box.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Solid general management experience but lacks strong formal training and exposure to pure marketing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Naperville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Naperville, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Lot of responsibility early on
    Collaborative Culture
    Flat structure with lots of access to senior leaders
    Full P&L Ownership

    Cons

    Long commute from downtown
    Bonuses are hard to come by
    Highest levels of senior leadership (Note: CEO has recently changed so there is hope for improvement)
    Commuter culture hinders some outside of work activities (i.e. happy hours are few and far between)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to cultivate creativity so that new thinking and new ideas are encouraged

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Strong Brands offset Weak Leadership; but ConAgra remains a great place to get experience for your next job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Business Development in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Director, Business Development in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Really loved the brands; the simplicity of the International business in its beginnings; the many opportunities to do and try new things. Very good salary and bonus plan for sales. Many excellent logistics, Customer Service and supply-chain experts.

    Cons

    Overly political internal leadership structure and very Omaha-centric; Observed active discrimination against older employees, especially those who didn't fit the style of a top-down leadership structure. Leaders selected among insiders and for "look and fit" versus skill and contribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Skills and experience don't seem to have value when a manager/leader has a different viewpoint. Diversity is talked about, but not practiced (Export is a good example). Hiring and promotions for those who "fit" the VP's personal opinion without earning position. Past 6 years has shown a lack of quality leadership at senior levels which has forced restarts in organizational operations again and again.
    Entrepreneurial spirit is discouraged time and time again in place of "build the core" platforms. The Simplicity value is well received, but is often overdone. As an investor and former employee, I worry that ConAgra will continue downward without valuing both experience and new ideas as part of its organizational personality.
    Many of my sales and marketing peers look at ConAgra as a 2-3 year stepping stone to better opportunities elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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