Cargill Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Solid company with loads of stability

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    stable environment; large scope projects

    Cons

    A little bit of a "we have always done it this way" environment; new processes or ways of thinking not always appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Contracting at Cargill

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    Former Employee - IT Manager
    Former Employee - IT Manager

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    Cargill business is vast and fascinating. Coming in I thought it would be a fairly boring old business, set in it's ways and always trying to pinch another penny out of it's cost for what largely is a commodity-based business. Instead, I found it to be a very vast and diverse business that was quite interesting and exciting. The work culture was very engaging.

    Cons

    Like any large company. (Cargill is the largest privately-held company in the world) Cargill can be a bit of a monster with process and rules. There are many who can stop or delay in initiative and few who can make it happen.

    The culture is under a significant change (at least in IT) with the outsourcing of its' entire infrastructure to the India-based company TCS. This is a monstrous blow to the thing that Cargill had going for it...it's culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose the good things that has made Cargill a great place to work under the guides of cost cutting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. What makes me stay and what I say

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Career development oppertunities, corporate ethics and continual focus on leadership behaviours are unique.

    Cons

    As a global corporation headquatered in Minnesota there can be too much focus on MN corporate culture, e.g. peer and leader candor is not as honest as other companies. Additionally, unlike many other large corporations in more diverse cities, there is a limited racial and ethnicly diverse employment market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contine to push at lowering the cost of candor and focus on raising performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Good pay but there was lots of ambiguity in my role on the SAP Project.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was pretty good for a first year college graduate.
    Excellent internship program.
    Work Life balance.
    Beautiful Ofiicce.

    Cons

    Lots of Ambiguity and various level of supervisors to deal with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. If you are willing to work at your development and performance there are always opportunities in this company.

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Ethics and values, stable, profitable, good benefits, 401(k) match, global, stature within the industry

    Cons

    Company politics, sink or swim training (which I personally like, good for a person that likes to be self-directed), over-corrects whenever issues come up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the years it has felt like the way to advance has moved from performance based to being tied to who you know. Those that have tenure and a senior leader invested in them will do well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Close to home.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Blair, NE
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Blair, NE

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Close To home. Pays well for the area.

    Cons

    Does not keep on pay when compared to larger city that is only 20 minutes away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your talk.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Nice please to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    good pay
    bonus
    lots of overtime potential
    beneifts

    Cons

    Nothing at this point to not want to work for Cargill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Strategic Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company provides access to varied business units
    Opportunity to move within the company/intertest
    Benefits are very good
    Resources available
    Values are desired
    Compensation is good
    Customer focused

    Cons

    Communication
    Turnover
    Work-life balance
    employee value
    understanding of job role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Grain Samplers

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    Current Employee - Grain Sampler in Port Allen, LA
    Current Employee - Grain Sampler in Port Allen, LA

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, good pay, Holiday pay, appreciate employee.

    Cons

    Dusty, Dusty, conditions, poor visibility big rats,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enhanced training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Interesting work and great people.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Wayzata, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Wayzata, MN

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

    Pros

    Down-to-earth culture where the person matters more than the position title, such a diverse business means there is something new to learn all the time and there are opportunities to shift job focus and do something quite different without having to change companies. The people are great and it's a very collaborative culture. There are always opportunities for development if you step up and ask to be involved.

    Cons

    It's a big company with a long history and many 20+ year employees. There are some positive aspects to this, but change is slow and sometimes there are too many people happy with the status quo and without enough non-Cargill experience to know how to improve or make things different. Overall behind in technology and creating/following processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focus on bringing in new perspectives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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