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Solid company with good culture
HFM Administrator - Manage HFM (Current Employee), Decatur, ILDecember 1, 2014
Pros: great cafteria, good insurance
Cons: geographic location
ADM is a great place to work aside from the location and not a great place to relocate a family. The culture is filled with hard working and talented people who are proud to work at ADM
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overall a good working company
MACHINE MECHANIC / OPERATOR (Former Employee), Jackson, TNNovember 19, 2014
Pros: management care about your safety
Cons: it was hot in the summer
We started out with corn, grain it into grits and meal in one department send product line where we fold paper also watch machine dump the product into bags seal the top of the bags place code dates onto bags seal 8 5lb bag in plastic then send it up the conveyor
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ADM review
Trucking City Supervisor (Current Employee), Decatur, ILNovember 16, 2014
Pros: valuble skills learned
Cons: long hours
ADM offers a great chance to better yourself and to learn the many different processes throughout the operations at ADM
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demanding work schedule and evnironment
Operator I (Former Employee), Decatur, ILNovember 3, 2014
Pros: uniforms were supplied along with any and all ppe needed for your position
Cons: sometimes worked many hours before a break. summer months were very warm, with inside temperatures well above 100 degrees for many days in a row.
found the job satisfying with the demand it had but engineering changes over the past several years made the job more difficult to perform my job. Working a swing shift with seven days in a row was also difficult and hard on personal life as well as health. Most job training was done by the operators qualified on those positions even if qualified for – more... brief periods which left gaps in total knowledge of how to handle all situations. Work schedules could change daily. Never knowing if the day would last eight hours or twelve. – less
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Difficult company to work for
Senior Accountant (Former Employee), Decatur, ILNovember 2, 2014
The co-workers are cliquish.
I did not enjoy the work experience here or the company.
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Account Specialist (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WINovember 2, 2014
Please see resume for duties and responsibilities
Overall rating is great
Over 4 years experience
Relocated to Seattle so voluntarily left company
Currently seeking employment and career in Seattle
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Horrible place to work
Laborer (Former Employee), Grand Ledge, MISeptember 29, 2014
Cons: poor pay, random extensions of the work day without overtime.
I learned the rudiments of Photoshop. Management was horrible in every way. Every day was an arbitrary purgatory of random snafus.
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A lot of mandatory overtime
Lab Technician (Current Employee), Decatur, ILSeptember 27, 2014
Pros: can work as much overtime as desired
Cons: 7-day swing shift with loads of mandatory overtime
You will work a 7-day rotating swing shift with an average of 12 hours of overtime a week. That sounds great until you realize that it is mandatory. There is almost no free time in your schedule to do much other than sleep and eat. The job is very fast paced and could be tolerable on a different schedule.
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not sure about this place
contracted maintenance (Current Employee), cedar rapids iowaAugust 27, 2014
Pros: stability
Cons: oppressive atmosphere, not easy to get on with, but they will fire you at a drop of hat for any reason, seem to go through people quite a bit just like cargill.
from what i have heard and experience while doing maintenance here it seems is a good ol boy culture and you truly have to be in the in crowd to get on here or have a very good way to get in. Truthfully disappointing that the atmosphere has gotten bad there and their human resources doesn't seem to have a clue.
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Good Company
Lab Technician (Former Employee), Valdosta, GAJuly 29, 2014
Would recommend company. Good benefits. Valdosta Locaton very safe Plant, Plant manager very professional. Too much mandatory overtime. job work/life balance bad. Good job for single person without kids.
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amazing job, amazing co-workers
Micro Lab Technician (Former Employee), Decatur, ILJuly 24, 2014
Pros: everything :)
Cons: once i moved to oakwood to move in with my husband, the drive to decatur was too far.
oPerformed quality control tests on products used for human consumption
oUtilized SOPs to test for harmful bacteria
oWorked as part of a team to complete laboratory tasks
oPrepared media such as lactose, selenite, and various agars
oAutoclaved media and test tubes for sterilization purposes
oReceived samples, flours, and isolates from the main plant – more... and weighed these samples into various sized bags in a sterile composite room
oDistributed samples from composite room and other ADM plants into petri dishes containing agar and test tubes containing lactose
oPlaced petri dishes and test tubes containing samples into the incubators
oTook samples from incubators and studied petri dishes to look for signs of mold, yeast, listeria, thermaspores, and C. Dif. Studied test tubes for signs of E. Coli
oOperated Gene Trak equipment , one of the vital steps in testing for salmonella – less
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great place to work
Machine Technician (Former Employee), Decatur, ILJuly 21, 2014
i really enjoyed working at ADM, the management and employees were great,lots of communication,great work ethic,and personality.i worked for this company up in deactur illinois,back in 05,decided to relocate, down south family and lots of entertainment,esp sports.
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Summer internship
PC Tech Protection Team-Intern (Former Employee), Decatur, ILJuly 9, 2014
Pros: great management
Great work environment, learned a ton from the co-workers there as well. This was just a summer internship, but I wish I could have stayed
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Worked on the floor of the CME
Runner (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJune 24, 2014
Pros: good environment
Cons: pay wasnt too generous
Learned about the trading board. Fun and exciting atmosphere.
I enjoyed seeing the floor brokers execute orders.
ADM is a leading player in the grain markets
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At least the benefits are good.
Laborer, West Refinery (Current Employee), Decatur, ILJune 19, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: mistreatment of employees from top to the bottom
Worked here twice. Came back after being laid off. Nothing has changed it's all about the profit and not the people.
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Depends who you are
Process Coordinator (Current Employee), Decatur, ILMay 14, 2014
Working at ADM only allows advancement if you "know" someone in upper management.
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Great people however company is lacking clear structure and direction.
Financial Controller (Former Employee), Rolle, VDMay 9, 2014
Poor management and lack of any future long term vision makes the working environment very frustrating and difficult. In recent years the job security has become quite low. This has contributed to a lot of high potential/talent looking and eventually leaving elsewhere.
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Results driven employee
Technical Manager - ADM Cocoa Hazleton Pa (Current Employee), Hazleton PaApril 19, 2014
review data from food safety programs to verify compliance. Meet with direct reports to talk about the days agenda and to update on any out of the ordinary events. Meet with upper management to update on product quality.

Most difficult task is root cause analysis'. Most enjoyable is the people I work with.
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Many ammenities in the Corporate faciltiy, Dry Cleaner, excellent cafeteria, workout facility
IT Manager - IT Telecom and RF Project Engineering (Current Employee), Decatur, ILMarch 22, 2014
Pros: very flexible work environment, can work at home sometimes
Cons: dealing with so many countries with language barriers and understanding global policies and laws.
A typical day at work is laiden with meetings. My responsibility is to manage my team and their projects. I reveiw contracts and invoicing. My team is responsible for all Telecom and RF designs, quotes and implementation on a global foot print. My employees are sharp individuals and I only offer technical expertise when they struggle with a project. – more... I manage daily projects as well as my team's needs, training, expense report approvals, personal time off, performance reviews and mentoring. – less
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Productive and fun workplace.
Client Server Programmer Analyst II (Former Employee), Decatur, ILMarch 21, 2014
Learned new things and the co-workers are so cool and helpful. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting new projects and teamwork processes, and performance outcomes.

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