Agrium Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Agrium President and Chief Executive Officer Chuck Magro
Chuck Magro
8 Ratings

Pros
  • high priority for work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Growth opportunities, career advancement, great benefits,fantastic people (in 3 reviews)

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  • Typically a "good ol' boys club" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Turnaround Coordinator/Auditor.

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    Former Contractor - Turnaround Coordinator/Auditor in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Turnaround Coordinator/Auditor in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agrium as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great organization with a great future.

    Cons

    The turnaround schedule was not maintained very well.

    Advice to Management

    Stricter control of the turnaround schedule to meet with set dates.


  2. Pretty good company to work for. No major complaints.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Saskatchewan, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Saskatchewan, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay and they treat me pretty good. Vacation time is pretty good and the ETO program adds additional time off.

    Cons

    Some people can be clicky to work with in my dept, however it does not affect me much. I am able to work with all sorts of people.

    Advice to Management

    Cant think of anything in particular to my dept. I have heard some other people complain about all the cuts being made.


  3. Helpful (1)

    So so

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agrium (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, opportunities if you can play the game well

    Cons

    Lack of support, work overload, personal bias not professional management

    Advice to Management

    If you value your employees then listen to them. Committed productive employees offer value that should be heard. Upper management revolving door does not add value thru lack of understanding of department and roles.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Mechanical Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agrium full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoy the every second Friday off, and the corporate atmosphere. It is a great place to work.

    Cons

    IT is still a job, so it is obviously not perfect. I would definitely rather be sleeping in than having to get up to be at work for 630.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure what advice to give, I guess that is why I am not in management at this company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Was a good place to work, but may not be so.

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    Former Contractor - Infrastructure Support in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Infrastructure Support in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agrium as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive culture, skilled and intelligent people working there. It was Five stars 2 years ago.

    Cons

    Morale is sinking due to layoffs, departures, and disruptive changes. Seems to be an overall push to relocate many jobs/functions to Colorado. I give it 3 stars for where it's at, and where it's going.

    Advice to Management

    We all know the company is going through a tough time. Hopefully you navigate it successfully.


  7. Bus Diver / Cleaner

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver/Cleaner in Redwater, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Bus Driver/Cleaner in Redwater, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agrium (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Agruim used to be a great place to work. People were nice. Was very loyal to the company. I drove bus there and really enjoyed it. Boss used to sit and talk.

    Cons

    Now they don't sit and talk only listen to one sided. Blame you for things you didn't do. Did not appreciate loyality. would rather have people say nothing. They are good at putting blame where blame wasn't do.

    Advice to Management

    Training people how to treat there staff. And have loyality mean something.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Struggling with transition - IT

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agrium full-time

    Pros

    Very fair compensation, Vacation is generous for young professionals, Good programs for learning and development of young professionals. Work life balance can be good or bad depending on the manager.

    Cons

    Reorganization and merging of department across business units and country borders has been a struggle. Unqualified individuals have been promoted to leadership or management positions. Lack of people skills, leadership skills being most obvious. Some people doing nothing, other are overworked. Ask the management, they do not have a vision or idea of how they want to run their program or team. Reorganization was a good idea, poor execution. Work life balance can be good or bad depending on the manager

    Advice to Management

    You have the right ideas. Do not fail on the execution. Do not be lazy with the choosing or hiring of management or leadership positions. Have accountability with the management and leadership.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Systems Administrator contractor focused on Infrastructure, server virtualization and storage

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Good company culture, fairly low employee turnaround, relative low stress environment

    Cons

    Fairly low pay comparing to similar jobs in different companies, unflexible work environment in terms of daily schedule and no telecommuting


  10. Helpful (4)

    Used to be a great company to work. Now is just average.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Agrium full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good work environment. Great team to work with.

    Cons

    Company lost direction under new CEO.


  11. Coop student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    big company, many opportunities for all and have a good safety practice

    Cons

    the atmosphere of work is rather dull ... Mentor is not very motivating

    Advice to Management

    more mentorships or tasks would be nice



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