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very productive place to work
corn receiver (Current Employee), columbus,NebraskaJuly 15, 2015
I love working for archer daniels midland it is a very safe and good place to work. management treats you very good. I get to learn how to run machinery. My co-workers are very good.
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Learned something new each day
Operations Manager (Former Employee), Enid, OKJuly 9, 2015
Pros: Decent Pay
Cons: On call 24/7/365
Stressful place to work. Management was very inconsistent and had little appreciation for the hard work employees/supervisors put in on a daily basis. However, I learned something new each and every day that continued to make me successful and more efficient.
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ADM has longevity in global production
Soybean Extraction Plant Operator (Current Employee), Decatur, IlJuly 7, 2015
Pros: Steady permanent job
Cons: Overkill on safety issues
Typical day monitoring processing equipment and keeping it in the specs for good GMP practices.
Learned how to operate many different pieces of equipment.
Management hard to work with at times.
Co-workers - good work ethics
Hardest part of the job dealing with management.
Most enjoyable part of the job - communication with other skilled operators and learning there tricks of the trade.
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Hostile
Lab tech (Former Employee), ILJuly 2, 2015
Pros: pay is good, benefits are good
Cons: No breaks/very short breaks, no set schedule, too many hours, poor attitude
this is a hostile work environment where they claim it's a "family" but they would talk about each other poorly and jealousy gets the best of people here. Favorites is very evident between management and employees. The management doesn't care about your home life and 40-50 hours a week turn into 70-80.
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Large global company with many opportunities to learn.
Director, Tax Controversy and Global Income Tax (Former Employee), Decatur, ILJune 16, 2015
This is a company with a large global footprint. There are issues that you become involved in that few other corporations would have.
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Good Corporation to work for
ADM GLOBAL SECURITY- SECURITY PROGRAM COORDINATOR (Current Employee), Decatur, ILJune 12, 2015
Great coworkers, management is always helpful, great experience from the years worked here, I would recommend this company to anyone coming out of college
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Good growth opportunities for grads.
Plant Manager (Former Employee), USAJune 2, 2015
College graduates are provided good opportunity for challenging, rewarding, growth. Hourly employee opportunities really depends on the division. Solid corporate leadership but like any company, there are people in mid-management who are more centered on making themselves look good.
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Good pay Bad management
Previous employee (Former Employee), Springfield MOApril 15, 2015
Pros: Good pay
Cons: Extremely poor management and poor communication
The pay is good but it's like being in high school there is a lot of drama. Poor management they don't care about the employees unless your a favorite
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Great company !!!!
Intern training (Former Employee), New OrleansApril 14, 2015
Pros: I got to sleep with my bosses wife after just one year working there at least 3 times a week !!!
Cons: It cost me my job
I loved working here , learned fast , steady work & co workers were cool and the things they teach you depend on how assertive you are and how positive your attitude remains
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Busy Environment with Great People
Mill Operator (Former Employee), Burlington, WYApril 13, 2015
- Fast Paced Job
- Great Management
- Heavy Equipment
- Team Work Required
- The hardest part of work was the cold. Being in a warehouse in the winter, temperatures could be 0 fahrenheit for 8 hours!
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Intensed work schedule
Lab Supervisor (Former Employee), Decatur, ILApril 6, 2015
Pros: Great compensation
Cons: Working nights
I was working swing shifts, 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts monthly. I've learned a great deal in the lab about safety and also the importance of getting product out to customers in a timely fashion. The hardest part about this job was the time away from my family and working swing shifts took a tool on my body.
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Poor Advancement Oppertunity
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee), Decatur IlMarch 28, 2015
Pros: Decent wages
Cons: Poor management
Persons with degrees are looked down upon by those who are directly above them who don't have a degree. This creates a tense environment when discussing matters of change in policy or procedure.
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Fast paced trading and merchandising market.
Grain Merchandising Clerk (Former Employee), Decatur, ILMarch 24, 2015
Pros: Good medical benefits and dollar for dollar 401K match.
Cons: Extensive hours during harvest and short breaks.
The grain merchandisers would bring trading and futures invoices to me. I would input invoice into computer system. I would make and receive calls from branch locations obtaining invoices and input them into computer system. I would balance and check them for accuracy and inventory purposes. I would then report to the Chicago Board of Trade the completed and balanced trades by the close of the stock market each day.
I worked closely with many grain merchandisers, management, and accounting specialists correcting any errors when at times my books did not balance. I learned to work with various personalities and several different departments and locations for the optimum and accurate end of the day inventory balance.
The fast paced time crunch to report with accuracy was one of the most challenging yet also the most rewarding and enjoyable parts of this job as the positions of entire grain market for this company hits the stock market floor upon my daily reporting.
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BAD place to work
Driver (Former Employee), Langhorne PennsylvaniaMarch 20, 2015
Do not work here you will sit at customers for 2 hours And not get paid they say they care about you and your family but they don't you will work 70 hours a week never see your family you have all different Start times STAY AWAY
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Operator (Former Employee), Hooker, OkMarch 18, 2015
I worked for this company for 5 years. Only decent thing was the benefits. The workers aren't appreciated at all. The plant managers are just worried about their bonuses at the end of the year. We worked our butts off and they show nothing to appreciate. The management is a joke. Your told to follow the rules, and when you report something to the Management, they do nothing about unless it will effect their jobs.
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Culture is a bit weak, but new management wants to change it
Employee (Current Employee), Milwaukee WIMarch 15, 2015
My day is either extremely busy or very slow. Never much in between. I have learned how to handle hostile employees and direct the work force. Some managers are fair, where others are too laid back and let the employees do what they want. Co-workers for the most part are like every other company. Some work hard, while others float by to collect a pay check. The hardest part of the job is the union. Most enjoyable part is working hard and feeling accomplished after I leave for the day.
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Great place to work!
Staffing Specialist (Current Employee), Decatur, ILMarch 12, 2015
I've worked for ADM for 7 years and appreciate all the opportunity that I've been given. It's a great place with a great culture and amazing people.
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Good benefits, bad management
Operator 1 (Current Employee), Galveston, TXMarch 11, 2015
Good job but the management could use some work. Not the best pay but decent. The benefits are good enough to keep you around
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Good place to worked
Commodity trader (Current Employee), INMarch 3, 2015
Working at 3 separate locations I saw a large portion of the river system and really enjoy my time with the company. There is times that the hours are not the best and is very demanding, but over all I enjoyed my experiences.
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Agriculture leader.
Plant Supervisor (Former Employee), West Plains, MOMarch 2, 2015
Archer Daniels Midland is a agriculture leader who believes in the safety of there employees and customers. They also offer great benefits and 401k options.

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