Agrium
3.6 of 5 45 reviews
www.agrium.com Calgary, Canada 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 12, 2014

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Agrium President, CEO, and Director Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Solid company that cares about the employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility in work hours and telecommuting (dependent on department)
    Home / work life balance
    Opportunities to learn and take on new responsibilities

    ConsInconsistent processes / expectations across business units
    Accountability is lacking or inconsistent in some departments
    Compensation in CA is competitive, US is lagging

    Advice to Senior ManagementSend a consistent message to employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Chaotic, Horrible HR, and Lack of Leadership

    Professional (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you absolutely need a job and can't find anything else, I guess that's a pro. However, there are many companies out there with better paying jobs and benefits and more professional work environments.

    Cons- Horrible onboarding for new employees - zero orientation and no mentor/buddy provided
    - Zero teamwork
    - Supervisors with no people skills or vision
    - Poor health insurance (high copays and deductibles)
    - Average salary and bonus; raises are no guarantee
    - Tight budgets - company is barely turning a profit

    Advice to Senior Management- Develop an onboarding program - if this goes poorly, it's unlikely that a new employee will stay.
    - Cleanout the HR department and hire competent people that have worked for top tier companies.
    - Make your people feel welcomed and part of a team.
    - Provide direction and mentoring to your people.
    - If you don't take care of your people, your talk about operational excellence doesn't mean a thing!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Design Drafter/Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Soda Springs, ID

    ProsGreat company, with an outstanding 401K and benefits.

    ConsSlow IT department that doesn't keep employees up to date on the programs required to do their job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSomething needs to be done to keep employees programs and hardware up to date or at least close. This costs Agrium in productivity greatly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Brimfield, IN

    ProsWorking with wonderful co workers, support team and customers

    Consthat they closed down a facility that has been with them for over 30 years

    Advice to Senior Managementthey should have not closed the branch with all the business they had

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a decent place to work. Personal safety is important.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Soda Springs, ID

    ProsGood focus on safety. Management shows safety importance is more than just words. Good growth strategy for several years. Decent compensation with great 401(k) match.

    ConsThe company is a bit dis-jointed between sites. Sites do things their own ways instead of standardized throughout the business unit. Slow to implement some improved information technology tools based on user criticism or suggestions. Project managers are faced with unrealistic expectations for work completion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSite culture is 'boys club' with little diversity - review site management teams. Getting promoted depends a lot on your connections. Many key jobs are awarded without posting them. Lots of closed door business. Too many initiatives and audits. Trying to do too much, too fast - stressing site resources. Looking to see what the new CEO will bring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent Benefits, Good work Atmosphere

    ConsLong Hours in Spring, few holidays, pay not good for job duties

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo room to advance on retial side

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Supervisor (Current Employee)

    ProsThe retirement benefits is the best thing about this company

    ConsIf your manager is scaried to make waves then you can forget about being heard to move up

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn if your local manager is even trying to work with your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I wish I was Canadian

    Internal Auditor (Current Employee)
    Loveland, CO

    ProsThis is a great growing company and an interesting industry.
    -Decent benefits and finally some new leadership at the top level.
    -Good 401K match program and tuition assistance
    -Extra training and education is encouraged and supported

    Cons-Salary and benefits for corporate positions are benchmarked to chemical manufacturing in the US while corporate positions in Calgary HQ are more competitive with Oil & Gas. Denver is an oil and gas hub as well, so it would be nice to be competitive with those employers in the area.

    -Typically a "good ol' boys club". Difficult to move up the ladder without knowing the right people

    -outdated but improving technology platform

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake your company feel more cohesive. There is a disconnect between US and Canada employees and a disconnect between corporate office and employees in the field.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An excellent company to work for

    Class "A" "B" Chemical/HAZMAT Driver (Former Employee)

    ProsGood equipment upkeep, cares about employees. relaxed job and atmosphere. Fun place to work!

    ConsNeeds to pay higher wage & benefits for HAZMAT commercial driving position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, guys.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Canadian owned company in the agricultural sales industry.

    Sales Assistant (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGreat corporate culture, active, engaged and gives recognition

    ConsCan be "a boys" club at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should trim some of the fat in their own budgets and pay a better salary to lower level essential function jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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