Cargill Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Cargill President & CEO David W. MacLennan
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Pros
  • multicultural world wide private work life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • Great people to work along side and learn from (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • the work life balance is extrememly difficult (in 33 reviews)

  • Higher than acceptable costs are less likely from having too many people than from having people duplicating work across the multiple business units (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, people and culture. Hopkins campus is great. Plenty of areas within the company to transition into.

    Cons

    Implementations can become wearisome. Too many business units without a standard communication of their initiatives leads to confusion. Pay is average or less than market for my role.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully the SAP implementation works out in the end.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Gainesville, GA

    I have been working at Cargill (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers, great company, strong financially backed company

    Cons

    frequent manager turnover. Poor communication within the organization

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  3. For the most part

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Accountant in Blair, NE
    Former Employee - Asset Accountant in Blair, NE

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to learn from...high level of expectations

    Cons

    Sometimes not willing to let you bring your ideas to make improvements


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  5. Cargill

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    Current Employee - SAP Design Advisor in Wayzata, MN
    Current Employee - SAP Design Advisor in Wayzata, MN

    I have been working at Cargill (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Major SAP Implementation Provides good opportunities to Learn Good Team work among all the employees Has multiple Systems and complex Systems

    Cons

    - Needs to learn from the lessons learned of other companies and the outside world about the decisions and the directions being taken - Should not take hasty decisions


  6. Helpful (3)

    Awesome company purpose, really good development programs

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The purpose of nourishing people (moving and supplying food from areas of surplus to areas of need) is very compelling. The Guiding Principles of the company are sound and they are lived in the culture every day.

    Cons

    Very internally focused, and in tough times relies of "saving your way to prosperity" instead of innovation and calculated risk taking.

    Advice to Management

    The highest levels of management are nearly always the last to go in terms of accountability, lay offs, etc. Some of the platform leaders linger around WAY too long after their prime.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Merchant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commodity Merchant
    Current Employee - Commodity Merchant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very respectful work environment, provides good development, and gives strong responsability at an young age. In addition, it is a company with strong culture and values.

    Cons

    Need to improve on the compensation as not competitive with the market especially after several years with the company.


  8. Geat

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Cargill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company. Great people. Great locations

    Cons

    Lot of long hours. Not greatest engineering structure


  9. Continuous Improvement SME

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Canton, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Desire to implement Continuous Improvement. You get to work with the best and the brightest.

    Cons

    Long term employees ar sometimes very clickish.


  10. Accounting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, develops employees, environmentally friendly

    Cons

    Salary bands need to be updated to current market


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great company but offshoring is a problem

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorhead, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorhead, MN

    I have been working at Cargill (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This company is a great company if you are in the right role and at the right plant

    Cons

    Many jobs being lost due to offshoring and outsourcing



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