Cargill Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Overall good company but proceed with caution on some BU's.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Many good employees, willing to offer training, low-cost benefits a plus and the CEO, Board of Directors and family members are very active in keeping the company on the right track.

    Cons

    Not all BU's understand diversity in the workplace. Business Unit's do not encourage career changes outside of their own BU. Many of the core BU's that Cargill was built on still have the "Good Ole Boy Club" mentality and feel to them. Doesn't not pay employees what they are worth until the employee has offers from other companies. Doesn't always walk the talk it preaches to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training from the top down needs to occur to understand micro-inequities and diversity throughout the BU's that they lead and the leaders that are under them. The employees hear what is being said from the Corp Leaders but it is not passed down or followed as it moves down the org chart to lower management and employees.

    Approves of CEO
  2. I'm a contractor, so take this with a grain of salt.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Cargill as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The HR team at Cargill is fantastic, and talent recruiting is great.
    The schedule is flexible - as long as you get in all of your work, you don't need to be here 8-5.

    Cons

    I'm a contractor, so feel like a second class employee.
    They're outsourcing most of their recruiting and HR - so I wouldn't look for a job in either of those fields here.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. Good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Good experience, learn lots, great commodities learning

    Cons

    Poor locations, development can be on your own

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    job is relatively secure and stable

    Cons

    not a good place for career growth

  6. OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    Pretty Good Money for the work

    Cons

    Tons of Hours and terrible schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage time better

  7. Generally good, but very slow and resistant to change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    The people were generally very nice, the company is doing some really cool things and the work-life balance is unbeatable

    Cons

    Pay is low, don't try to hold on to/promote young talent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great opportunities but top management still in the past

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    Current Employee - Senior Communications in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Communications in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Diversity of business
    Global reach
    Stability
    Great for acquiring experience in a variety of areas
    Ethics
    Strong values

    Cons

    Slow
    A lot of 25+ years top management professionals are elitists and micromanage (I believe they feel threatened)
    A lot of talk about being nimble not so much in reality
    A tendency to keep things as they are
    Few women in leadership positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your leadership (director level and above) better. I have been with the company for 17 years and have been steadily growing, so this is not a disgruntled employee review, just an honest one. I found that a lot of them still abide by the "old school rules" and this is not a compliment. There's a strong tendency to micromanage and hold information, decision making is extremely slow and leaders are hesitant and averse to change. At the position I am right now all they talk about is their retirement. Very hard to keep engaged.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Fun global co

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    Current Contractor - Prefer Not to Say in Normal, IL
    Current Contractor - Prefer Not to Say in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Cargill as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I like working for Cargill and the travel to South America. This is a great company to work for, and I enjoy the personnel.

    Cons

    The work life balance is not the best, but I believe the environment fosters personal growth. I have had to work some weekends and late evenings to keep up with my workload.

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

    Good benefits and secure, but slow and not very exciting.

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    Current Employee - Energy Market Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Energy Market Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    benefits, job security, retirement package, opportunities to work in different fields are supported

    Cons

    company is a lumbering giant, not agile and not evolving business models fast enough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    OK place to work.

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

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Great ethics and values. Private company with great employees and who are really good at what they do.

    Cons

    IT is having issues. Infra work is being outsourced and there employee engagement is very low right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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