ConAgra Foods

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ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated 19 November, 2014
Updated 19 November, 2014
285 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 31 reviews)

  • Excellent pay and benefits, and the company values are outstanding (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance because of cutting positions to the bone (in 8 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company, low job security

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good tools to get new business, supportive management, career guidance

    Cons

    Wall Street dictates the future of you job, our division was doing great and still had a massive restructure dictated by wall street where many hundreds lost their jobs. Also a move to more HR centered culture which changed the feel of the environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating people well, eliminate those whose performance is sub par not just based on potential savings from salary being eliminated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Company review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Good break time. Nice work environment

    Cons

    Rude supervisors. Management needs to compensate employees properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more care for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Team Dynamic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist III in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist III in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very engaging work environment with opportunities to explore other aspects of the business. Constantly interacting with the different locations through WebEx.

    Cons

    Can be difficult working with other international components of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stressful Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Young energetic marketing and sales teams. Autonomy over projects.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of accountability from managers and the communication/collaboration btw sales and marketing is broken. Overworked and underpaid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    ConAgra Foods

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow
    Lots to fix
    Great people

    Cons

    Lack of sound strategies
    Changes direction every two years
    Bad overall communication
    Reactive
    Continued downsizing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage for profit, not volume as 1st priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deduction Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Deduction Analyst in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a Good team

    Cons

    No mentorship of new employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great people, horrible management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Accountant in Oakville, ON
    Current Employee - Junior Accountant in Oakville, ON

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time (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
  9.  

    Unstrategic. Bully.

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

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time (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
  10.  

    Close-knit culture, everyone is extremely helpful and friendly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at ConAgra Foods as an intern (less than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work as long as you can keep your mouth shut and stay off managements radar.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Assistant/Maintenance Mechanic in Maple Grove, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Production Assistant/Maintenance Mechanic in Maple Grove, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Production employees on the floor are some of the best I have ever worked with. Safety is a top priority driven by the production employees. Everyone is always looking out for you to make sure you are working safely. Veterans are always willing to take the time to teach you new things as long as you are willing to learn. Clean facility, requires constant attention over the course of your shift. For the most part everyone helps contribute to this goal. I've heard stories about the corporate world and how they don't care about their employees. I never got that feeling working there. I worked as a production assistant for 6 years and loved it. Then took a position in maintenance (Against my better judgement) and it all went downhill from there.

    Cons

    12 Hour shifts, some like it some don't. Seniority rules so you will eventually get put on night shift. They allow you to accumulate vacation time, but it is next to impossible to use it. If you are unfortunate to get on an improvement team then you usually have to come in on your day off for meetings. Over managed, the left hand of management doesn't know what the right hand is doing most of the time. It's hard to talk to your boss because they change structure weekly and you can't keep track of who you report to. There are opportunities for advancement as long as you are willing to take the position that management wants you to do. Even if you are qualified and there is an opening, the manager of that department has to like you in order to be considered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part management will leave you alone if you are doing your job. But watch your back because if they have to throw you to the wolves to cover their mistake they won't hesitate. I developed a severe distrust over the last couple of years because I was coerced into taking a promotion (Against my better judgement) by promising me things they couldn't deliver like training and school. And then being stuck in that position because I was told I wasn't qualified for any other position in the plant. When an employee tells you they don't feel safe in their current position take the time to listen and consider their situation. That is if you care whether or not the person stays or leaves. I was told "management doesn't care if I quit" I didn't want to believe that was true. But I found out on my last day all of my fellow production employees went out of their way to wish me luck. But, none of the managers bothered to even say goodbye to me. I didn't want to quit, but didn't have a choice and I can't say I didn't give you the opportunity to keep me there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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