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Conagra Brands Reviews

Updated 7 July, 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 and flexibility going away (in 26 reviews)

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

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

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Business Development Manager"

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    • 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. "Transportation Planner"

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    • 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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  5. "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Conagra Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great people and opportunities to launch new items into Canada from the US.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees more. Follow market trends and try to actually launch Innovation more.


  6. "Sales Rep -"

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    • 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...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • 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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager, Marketing"

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    • 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!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoyed it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Conagra Brands full-time

    Pros

    Food perks, good job for entry level, everyone seems to be working well together, and you can learn a lot more if you take some initiative.

    Cons

    it was going through a major acquisition, not everyone got a proper training for the migration, some new hire are not qualified to take over yet.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, lack of leadership from senior management"

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    • 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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, low job security"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Conagra Brands 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 Management

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


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