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Cargill Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
520 Reviews
3.4
520 Reviews
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Cargill Chairman, President, and CEO Greg Page
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer a flexible work environment for easier work life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • Great people and team mates making a friendly work environment (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance; people are getting burned out after start-up (in 33 reviews)

  • IT is seen as overhead and the business units do not feel IT is responsive (in 29 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company; outsources functions not in core competency

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Stable, global, diversified company.

    Cons

    They outsourced the entire IT Infrastructure organization from a technical perspective, leaving only a retained org of management. They have a tendency to outsource functions that are not in their "core competency" of trading, ag, etc.

  2.  

    Cargill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cargill many business units provide security that there is always more to learn and more career and personal opportunities available within Cargill. This being said I have never felt bored at my career; I am working for my third business unit in my 10th year of working for Cargill and love it! Cargill has a family type environment were co-workers not only care about each other but passionately care about the projects and industries they are focused in.

    Cons

    I really don’t have any con’s, maybe some other companies pay better but from what I see those companies don’t treat their employees as well as Cargill does. My only regret working for Cargill is not starting sooner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At times our company can seem a little risk adverse, if I had to say one thing about management is: trust your employees instincts sooner, this would lead to faster responses and better efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Nothing much

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    family owned, lots going on

    Cons

    not growing, too much going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to promote innovation and allow people to grow.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill as an intern

    Pros

    Nice people and good culture

    Cons

    not moving in the same direction as competitors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really smart people who are focused on what matters - improving the business. Global reach is incredible. Huge amounts of opportunity, but you do have to sacrifice. Drink the kool aid.

    Cons

    They make you move too often. A bit of a closed environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Full time interview

    Current Employee - Quality Management Specialist
    Current Employee - Quality Management Specialist

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    community involvement, travel internationally, hands-on experiment, and mentor

    Cons

    work by yourself in lab sometimes, working late night shifts

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global company.
    Good experience gained to leave and find a better job.

    Cons

    Third party managed services.
    Lack of compassion and respect for IT. IT is just viewed as a commodity.
    Exceptionally poor financial results and hideous bonus'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin putting together a plan to bring IT Infrastucture back in-house. You will need it by 2019 if not earlier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but pay could be better.

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    Current Employee - Transportation Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Transportation Manager in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great laid back atmosphere. Easy work. Good hours.

    Cons

    Low pay. They hire stupid people for low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more to keep top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cargill Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Good relocation package, a lot of opportunities for advancement, large networking, good culture

    Cons

    Financial sector paid less than other sectors, some locations are in the middle of nowhere

  11.  

    Great company, good atmosphere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job security, good work life balance, interesting work, many advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Training is lacking for new hires, organization is slow to adapt to changes in the industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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