Archer Daniels Midland Employee Reviews
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Best part of working there were a couple friends I made there. They were willing to provide opportunity for overtime and to learn new skills for positions that paid a little better.
Always provided safety equipment and took our safety seiously.
Hard work and rather tedious. No provision for sick days.
For the level of work you are doing. There is no real reason for the extra stuff at the interview. You will be pushing a broom around 8hrs a day. It’s dusty and you are not aloud to drink water through work hours until you are in the union. Very very unprofessional plant manager. Half the machines are broken and flour pours out constantly. But mostly you will be harassed by management.
The wages and benefits at ADM are ok. The work is hard but sometimes rewarding. Be prepared to be FORCED in to overtime and extra shifts without any notice, if you say no you will be in big trouble. The management is run by family and has been for 2 generations. The family puts family first and makes sure friends and family are favoured. Often this is noticeable to all employees and quite appalling. The union are good people who are under constant attack from the smug little man who runs the plant. Amongst hourly employees relationships are strong and teamwork is usually great.
Though it seems to be a well established company worldwide, ADM Port Colborne is a very stressful and demanding place to work. Management does not care about your life outside of work as they feel they can force you into work any weekend they want, even after working 40 hours Monday to Friday. If you do not work the overtime when they tell you to, they can suspend you for not showing up. .
Constant work, 40-48 hours weekly. Competitive wages and great benefits coverage. Union for all mill workers and non unionized for lab staff. Great paid vacation! Rotating shift work and mainly 6 days a week, a big commitment.
Good place to learn and brush up your basic engineering, long hours if you like and explore the old and new technology combination. Life and work balance is not very much visible Old facility, lot of concurred problems which is happening is not by people but because it is an ancient facility.
My overall experience was negative. No work/life balance what so ever. Expect 12 hrs overtime or more each week. Management are unprofessional when dealing with employees. the physical labour can be very hard one day but that is made up for as most days are reletively easy. The work conditions are dirty and temperature extremes in winter and summer can be harsh.
Good pay and benefits
hostile management/employee relationship.
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I started up with ADM being brought on with a couple of buddies that were looking for jobs at the time, they have some good management skills and were trying to make the mill work. The only problem was they were constantly cycling through workers that weren't from a temp agency. They kept on hiring people on and letting them go right before their probation was over. The crew of 4 guys that I was working with we were all let go right before our probation was up. They did not look into the safety of the building when one of their steps fell through and left it as a hazard for several days. They might have changed since I have been there, but my days there are not ones that I was fond of.
Decent, feeling of teamwork with employees
No job security, unsafe at times
Pay is fair, work environment is variable hot in summer and cold in winter, employees have low moral and do not have a good work ethic, advancement is slow-only when someone retires. Management is good, but takes forever for major projects to get completed. Hiring process takes is very long and is tedious.
Pay fair, benefits
Hot, Long Hours, shift work, no validation for job well done
Adm is a profit driven company that has a good safety record. The pay is within range of what is expected. The benefits are good and the RRSP contribution is definitely above average. I would say the job security is about standard in the Niagara region. They are spending Capital money on projects to help efficiency and structure.
I would start off by emptying the central vacuum for the entire mill, then bring waste bags out side on a skid to be put into a garbage bin, then i would start cleaning whatever floors have flour spills or just excess dust. Hardest part of the job was having to carry consecutive 25/30 kilo bags up stairs then be brought outside for garbage. Most enjoyable part of the job was learning new things or working on new machines and cleaning them out.
Each day was different whether it be site cleanup, maintaining a piece of equipment or loading and unloading freight trucks full of grain. Seasonal work, working in all types of weather. Lots of manual labor requirements for most of the tasks.
good pay for students, very safety oriented company
long hours, extreme heat work, confined space work
Great environment and support for a part-time position while pursuing education. Hours can be difficult and are for the committed. They are 12 hours/weekend only with the option of overtime on holidays. The most enjoyable part of the job are the coworkers. They are fun-loving, easy to get along with and supportive.
Équipe agréable et dynamique. Projets intéressants et novateurs. Quelques fois sclérosée par la bureaucratie interne et le manque de prise de décisions. Croissance nettement préférée par M&A. Très bons avantages sociaux. Les chances de promotion,sont à Decatur, IL.
Près du centre ville de Montréal, technologies intéressantes, produits novateurs, avantages sociaux comparatifs
Rémunération inférieure à la moyenne, gestion bureaucratique et centralisée
Do not work here. You have been warned. Even though the pay is a bit above average, it is not worth it. There is nothing positive to say. Only negative so I wont keep going on and on.
pay rate is above average.
everything else but the pay.