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very pleasing

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Decatur, IL (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL (US)

I worked at ADM full-time for less than a year

Pros

very nice place to work, coworkers were very friendly. Company takes very good care of its employees.

Cons

disorganized but that will come with any very large company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

relax

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    I was a summer merchandising intern for the last two summers. I had a great experience and it led to a full-time job.

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    Former Employee - Commodity Merchandising
    Former Employee - Commodity Merchandising

    I worked at ADM as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are very nice and helpful when trying to learn and understand what it takes to do the job consistently well and right way.

    Cons

    As a college student working the whole summer makes the summer go by way to fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work with the intern program.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Unstable company

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at ADM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There were many wonderful, hard working folks I met while working at ADM. By now, most have moved on to better opportunities at other companies or have been affected by the RIF in February 2012. ADM was known for its dedication to employees, but as the Andreas family has moved on, the dedication to employees has disappeared. In the past, professionals would start and retire their careers at ADM due to the stability and family-like environment; therefore, employees were proud to work at ADM. I hope for the greater good and sake of the company that the stability and commitment to hard working employees will return soon.

    With good internal connections, there is ability to move cross-departmentally and change careers.

    Cons

    Unfair compensation (especially for women), poor work-life balance, long hours for exempt employees, no development plans for the majority (a select few are chosen for management development programs but there is no set plan and much uncertainty so trainees leave before or shortly after completing the program), no promotion track, subjective ratings/reviews (even if a professional completes all goals and has gone above expectations, the employee is rated as "meets" at the most), very low culture or diversity, located in the middle of nowhere, high turnover, corrupt acts created mandatory trainings and tests for all employees - which takes much time out of one's work day, too many initiatives that are not related to the job are enforced (much of the working day is spent on initiatives and after hours may be spent on catching up on the day work), unbalance of workload (there are many folks who cruise and waste time while other hard working professionals pick up the slack, especially middle management - who are known as "working managers" – has to do their direct report's work and their own work), reported harassment and discrimination cases may be reviewed but are rarely in the favor of the plaintiff and result in an unjust conclusion (many times the employee that was harassed or discriminated against was later demoted, asked to seek external opportunities, or nothing was done to resolve the issue), sr. management continues to shift from their ever changing plans, very unstable with no clear direction or focus, always cost cutting and then spending money where there are no returns, the service groups are treated poorly compared to commercial or profit centers, stock price continues to slip even with sr. management's initiatives (RIF, cost cutting contests, etc...), and downsizing continues to happen today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your most important asset, your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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