ConAgra Foods Reviews

Updated 30 October, 2014
Updated 30 October, 2014
268 Reviews
3.0
268 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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Stressful Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    ConAgra Foods

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    Great people, horrible management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  7.  

    Close-knit culture, everyone is extremely helpful and friendly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    Unstrategic. Bully.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Good at first the downhill fast

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods

    Pros

    Pay, benifits, people, lack of supervision, and insurance

    Cons

    Beurocrasy, crappy managment,lack of accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

  10.  

    Practice in Patience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance depending on management/position. Many talented people walking the halls of corporate headquarters. Many chances to integrate with higher levels of the organization. Company is pushing hard with their "Teach and Trust" motto which is great for learning in most cases. Good employee resources available.

    Cons

    Tough to climb the ladder at times - Top heavy organization. "Sugar-coating" occurs at various levels over and over again. Unbalanced resource allotment across functions - very heavily staffed in some places while over-working employees in others. Dealing with an "Art" vs. "Science" crossroads where too much authority rests within marketing personnel hands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let bad news go to the top where decisions can be made to remedy. Don't overlook local talent - top business schools does not equal top talent. Even out the allocation of resources, (eliminate multiple managers for same individuals) and the whole organization will benefit from improved outlooks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    ConAgra's evolution......

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Finance in Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Director Finance in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at ConAgra Foods full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Never a dull moment as the Company changes and evolves. Plenty of opportunities to have an impact and show your worth. The culture today is hghly collaborative and imaginitive and continues to evolve as it integrates new acquisitions. Benefits are well rounded and the Company continues to fight to keep costs low for employees. My team is fantastic with highly engaged, trusting, collaborative and imaginative team that empowers all levels to maximize results and impact on the Company.

    Cons

    Talent management philosophies and execution are maturing, but range across the company - so are dynamic and progressive and some functions are antiquated. Recent restructuring has shrunk the corporate workforce which has resulted in negative press which is understandable but not an accurate picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate growth in talent management and accelerate efforts in simplification and execution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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