ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated 15 September, 2014
Updated 15 September, 2014
251 Reviews
2.9
251 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Close-knit culture, everyone is extremely helpful and friendly

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    • 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 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
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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.  

    Overall good, opportunities to those who are open

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Employee  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting, early out summer Fridays, work out facilities, jeans dress for the day

    Cons

    The loss of PMO staff, musical chairs aka hotelling, high cost of benefits, agile is not a good fit for all types of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, training, agile is not a good fit for most projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a job. That's about it.

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    Current Employee - Processor  in  Quincy, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Processor in Quincy, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Unionized
    Easy Work
    Good cross training

    Cons

    You're only a number to them.
    Lazy Co-workers
    Unionized
    Extremely Boring - Mind numbing work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone has credentials to move up in your company and is a person with an education, try to help them out before you lose the potential of having a great employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Columbia, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Columbia, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    demanding work and rewarding work

    Cons

    not enough support for job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure personnel have the proper support and job training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  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.  

    Major food company lacks vision and courage at it's executive management level.

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Has some great people that are dedicated to making a difference.

    Cons

    Executive leadership lacks the courage to make the hard and mandatory decisions for it's Supply Chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to "clean house" of the old guard that is in power. They lack vision, integrity and leadership to make the tough decisions for the company's future. They need to bring in competent leaders to right the ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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