ConAgra Foods

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ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
295 Reviews
3.1
295 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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  1.  

    Good Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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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    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.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Company mission and strategy is simple, to become the fastest Top Line and Bottom Line growth food company. This permeates the organization and sets priorities along deliberate continuous improvement

    Cons

    Some facets and sites aren't aligned along the core processes for achieving this goal -CPS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Driving CPS -It's the foundation for improving the Top and Bottom Lines of the companyk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Love this place and the diversity initiatives.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Harvest Lead

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    Former Employee - Harvest Lead in American Falls, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Harvest Lead in American Falls, ID (US)

    I worked at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Great Management, Great Culture

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Change required to move forward

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

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Fair pay and benefits
    Big company offering variety of roles

    Cons

    Lots of people looking to jump ship right now and many good people have left
    Lack of accountability
    Highly matrixed and lots of finger pointing
    Inconsistent messages to broader org
    Need transformational CEO and some new blood at the senior exec level
    Private brands business not performing and not sure is a fit with CAG branded biz
    Talent mgmt is done but not used when making people decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be courageous in setting strategy and be disciplined in execution
    Don't settle for mediocrity - be willing to make the tough calls in people and business issues alike
    Realize that running the same play over and over hoping for a different outcome will not work
    Transformational change is needed at the top to get this company moving forward

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company when they align on a strategy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Director
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Director

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

    Pros

    Good people, pay, and benefits -

    Cons

    Changing strategy - not a lot of faith in senior leaders

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Lacking in Execution

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

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, flexible work hours, great Summer Hours (early dismissal on Fridays), dress for the day. They hire the best and brightest, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Very fragmented business units/matrixed organization who are all vying for control/ownership of marketing strategy, limited ability to change our internal business practices based on evolving competitive landscape and consumer needs, very limited career growth opportunities. Lots of silos in the organization despite attempts to create one culture, many groups have their own hidden agendas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are solid strategies, but we (internally) are our own enemies. Too slow to evolve to meet the changing tides. Matrixed organization creates a lot of unnecessary churn, extra layers of approvals, making it slower to implement change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    So Much Potential, but Disappointing Overall

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    Former Employee - Director in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    ConAgra Foods has several soft benefits that make life a little bit easier: dress for your day (allowing for jeans outside of important business days), flexible work arrangements (allowing for flexible times and telecommuting), summer Fridays (between memorial and labor day, Fridays getting out at 1PM). There is a lot of potential for future business results.

    Cons

    Leadership generally has a lot of in-fighting, creating political battles throughout the organization. The company will have a year of greater than 100% incentive payout to the next year being 20% incentive payout. There is very much a roller coaster effective

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, but poor results driven by bad strategies and ineffective senior leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mid-level Leader in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Mid-level Leader in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and - for the most part - day to day working conditions. Talk about operating principles and ways we win, but senior leaders don't walk the talk.

    Cons

    Really nice people, but organization is driven by culture of "go along to get along" vs. driving for results. Results focused individuals don't have very long lives - they don't fit in. Those who don't "fit in" end up finding themselves marginalized and either out on their own or out with the next reorganization. Leaders promote "cliques" and don't mask indifference or disdain for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at who is leaving - and why. Exit surveys won't give you the answers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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