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Conagra Brands Reviews

Updated 15 June, 2017
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Pros
  • Conagra offers a great work/life balance and gives you the opportunity to really affect change (in 78 reviews)

  • Its a realy good process facility good pay (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is also much talked about, but is remains a problem (in 25 reviews)

  • The company is in a different path now with the new CEO (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Rep -"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Territory Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Territory Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Conagra Brands full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company started out great, treated people well, had incentives for doing well & hitting targets. Manager was easy to talk to & great gap between H/O and field level. Great, top products that are easily recognized - promoted at store level with great incentives regularly Paid well, car allowance, autonomy. Day to day job was enjoyable & fun - store mgrs. worked well with me. - great relationships

    Cons

    With the changing eating / health habits of consumers, majority of ConAgra brands are not doing as well and the heat is on. Company has purchased other companies and brought in new one's from the US portfolio - increased work load for reps.- both in store and admin - means the good feelings of having fun & making meaningful contribution are replaced with feeling so burdened down, my legs were going to slip out from under me. Young people come and go, I watched 1/2 dz. come & go in my 1/2 dz yrs. in the territory...

    Advice to Management

    Make it very clear to long time sales staff what can be dropped and what needs to be kept up because with all the new brand launches & line extensions as well as admin...we keep doing it all and it cant be done...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Business Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Conagra Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit program for management

    Cons

    Poor home life balance and unreasonable expectations with the products they sell.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real. Stop being a slave to wall street, you will make better business decisions.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Conagra Brands full-time

    Pros

    people I worked with were very helpful

    Cons

    no structure in place to perform work effectively and efficiently


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager, Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Conagra Brands (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My colleagues were and are to this day phenomenal.

    Cons

    Completely lost executive team, with direction in terms of where to direct our collective efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what's the problem, design a strategy, and then communicate!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, lack of leadership from senior management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Management in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Brand Management in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Conagra Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - great people, very friendly environment
    - good work life balance (flexible work hours, work from home policies)

    Cons

    - leadership is very poor, not strategic, lacks vision
    - org structure changes every few months, continuous restructuring
    - lack of people/people development
    - as a marketer, it is a very sales driven organization
    - unrealistic plan numbers

    Advice to Management

    - set realistic, achievable plans
    - set a vision and strategy for the company


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Conagra Brands full-time (More than a 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.


  8. "Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deduction Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Deduction Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Conagra Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a Good team

    Cons

    No mentorship of new employees

    Advice to Management

    Too much politics


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, horrible management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Accountant in Oakville, ON
    Current Employee - Junior Accountant in Oakville, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Conagra Brands 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 Management

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


  10. "A company going through transition - be patient!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Conagra Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great well known household brands
    Flex hours that are actually implemented
    Above the average industry standard salary
    Good work life balance
    Strong policy on promoting within

    Cons

    Turnover rate is quite high - most are people that have been with the company for many years.

    Observe favoritism in some upper management - ignore talent but promote based on whom they like

    High margin expectations

    No international employee exchange programs

    Weak in utilizing resources from different global markets

    Advice to Management

    In seeing most of the low ratings, they are either one of two things: 1) that have been part of the restructuring 2) or long term employees who have left that cannot deal with changes.

    The CPG world is fast changing. Cut costing and working efficiently is the new world order. It is just not at Conagra!

    To management, maintain the non monetary incentives for current employees to keep morale up.

    Project managers need to elevate their roles to police timelines and tasks. It makes people accountable for to ensure nothing gets delayed.

    Attract better talent, long term fit and avoid hiring fast to solely fill a role.

    Cutting costs? No longer providing lunch after townhall vs. Private jets/new high tech office?? Please quantify the actual dollar savings without reducing morale with employees.


  11. "Transportation Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Conagra Brands full-time

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to work with numerous groups, including Customer Service, Procurement, Supply Planning, Carriers, and Management. Pay is good comparable to similar positions

    Cons

    Promotional opportunity is very limited. It will become increasingly difficult as the new CEO "leans out" the company. The company is suspected to become much smaller soon

    Advice to Management

    Be as honest as possible as the information downsizing becomes clearer


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