There were 10 hour shifts at the plant. Four days on and three off. There was also opportunity for overtime available. There were extreme temperature environments that you had to adjust to. I could go from 32 degree temperature into 100+ degree temperatures in the same minute because of the meat product we worked with. So if you are bundled up for the cold and have to go to the warmer temp environment it can be very uncomfortable. Most of the folks were easy to work with. But I think that the extreme temperatures caused some employees to be more irritable than they would probably normally be. Management usually stayed away and allowed the Team Leads to handle the floor supervision. Supervisors only did a walk through. I would say the hardest part was adjusting to the environment change. I enjoyed being able to work without someone micro-managing my every move.
Line Operator (Temporary) (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WI – December 11, 2014
Pros: free pita chips & meals on a good day of work
Cons: the breaks wernt long enough
-fast past & long also hot -how to work a line & also work an also work with 10 other people -nice, cares, and wont let you do rushed work -moving fast past while hot the whole shift -working with a team & not just one but everyone getting along
Laborer (Current Employee), Menomonie, WI – December 5, 2014
Pros: good pay and insurance.
Cons: not having no respect from supervisors in office.
Was very nice place to work until we got new management in office. Now we are treated as a number and not a person. Management will swear and employees and yell at employees. Do not care about safety anymore.
Crew, grill (Former Employee), Trenton, MO – December 3, 2014
I love working on grill side on Mcdonalds love to cook and also clean the place I don't like it when its dirty because its no good for use and it could cause food contamination which could harm people and could cost us to shut the down the place so that's why we have to be neatly clean twenty-four seven to keep going.
LPN- Industrial Nurse (Former Employee), Russellville, AR – October 30, 2014
Pros: great recognitions
Cons: you have to eat when you work, only nurse on staff
Typical day can be stressful and very busy. I learned a lot during my time at this company. The management is very helpful and kind. My co-workers were great but there could be better communication, organization and training done. The hardest part of the job is determining and separating personal, work related and recordable situations. The most enjoyable part of the job is communicating with the employees and management they are very friendly and appreciative of all efforts given to them.
a good environmental place to work util the shut down
raw meat department (Former Employee), Lufkin, TX – October 29, 2014
Pros: holiday gifts
Cons: short breaks
A typical day at con agra foods One day at con agra foods we ran out of batter for the hydrolyc foremax machine and a lot of us had to go and work in the freezer wich was very cold and some of us wasn't dressed to be working in the freezer.I learned to be prepared to work in any department nessary rather it is your own department or not because this happened more than one.The co-workers there seemed to be committed because we kept a full staff and they were good people to work with.The hardest part of the job I would say wasworking late and returning back to the job early in the mornings sometimes when needed.The most enjoyable part of the job was getting a lot of overtime.
Quality Shift Supervisor (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – October 21, 2014
ConAgra took over the previous company at the beginning of the year. A huge change in culture was needed to perform up to conagra's standards. Nine months later, the culture had not changed much. There was definite progress, but not what you should see with a huge empire like conagra. The company takes care of you in terms of benefits, but you leave everyday with a headache.