ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated 26 August, 2014
Updated 26 August, 2014
246 Reviews

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

    Close-knit culture, everyone is extremely helpful and friendly

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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at ConAgra Foods as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Mid-sized team with rockstar brands. For me this was the perfect balance because I was able to thrive in a close-knit culture but also have the visibility on working on household names.

    Cons

    - I was there on co-op so I wish my term lasted more than 4 months! Aside from that, everything was a fantastic learning experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Experience

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    Current Employee - Deduction Analyst  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Deduction Analyst in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    There is a Good team

    Cons

    No mentorship of new employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great people, horrible management

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    Current Employee - Junior Accountant  in  Oakville, ON
    Current Employee - Junior Accountant in Oakville, ON

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

    Pros

    The overall environment at the company is great. Has a small company feel. Young and energetic people to work around and get to know.

    Cons

    Very slow process approval time, tight deadlines, which are hard to meet when upper-management delays meetings/approvals due to golf vacations.

    No promotion/skill development. I held the job of junior staff accountant for
    4 years, with a tiny bump in my salary annually and the same work. Saw co-workers get frustrated after years of no salary improvements or promotions and leave.

    Layoffs can happen at anytime, and production faults will be blamed on other departments to justify cuts. Be warned, if you are offered a position on a contract to perm basis, they WILL not give you a permanent job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start appreciating employee work, and give them a percentage of the perks you enjoy. Fed up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Unstrategic. Bully.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay is very strong and lot's of autonomy.

    Cons

    Politics are so thick that engagement is so low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the politics and become miuch more strategic. Show respect for all functions. Then you will meet plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion 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.  

    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
  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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of Strategy & Committment to Plans

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    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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