ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
247 Reviews

3.0
247 Reviews
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ConAgra Foods President, CEO, and Director Gary M. Rodkin
Gary M. Rodkin
162 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.  

    Good Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SummerGlobal Sourcing  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - SummerGlobal Sourcing in Gurgaon, Haryana

    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
  2.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Bangalore

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time for 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.  

    its ok

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    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
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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.  

    Great place to work!

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    • 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
  7.  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Consumer Affairs Specialist  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Consumer Affairs Specialist in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, pay, benefits,

    Cons

    unstable, lay off, lack of communication, cut throat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    ConAgra's Re-Org - Poorly handled

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    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
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    Lack of Strategy & Committment to Plans

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    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
  10.  

    Creature of Habits, No Growth in Position or Company

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    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer  in  Kennewick, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in Kennewick, WA (US)

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly employees, Volunteer opportunities, Casual wear

    Cons

    Micromanaging, Lack of technology and testing equipment, Engineers with no former education, Boring projects, Access to software

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to utilize the department managers' abilities to oversee workers and learn to be personable (not intimidating)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Team Leader Production

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    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Park Rapids, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Park Rapids, MN (US)

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a good first job, but don't plan on staying long. Learned a lot about leading people right away. People are fun to work with and have good hearts

    Cons

    Lamb Weston ConAgra Foods has the worst leaders I have ever seen. Most are extremely selfish and think of their employees as just "bodies" not "people". This company is a "good ole boy" system. Doesn't matter if your good at your job, only matters of if management likes you. There is a 50% turnover rate in this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your subordinates, think of others besides yourselves, get involved with your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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