Cargill Canada Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. Management treats the employees poorly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labourer/Janitor in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - General Labourer/Janitor in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good paying job with good benefits and union

    Cons

    Working shift work is difficult physically and takes a toll on family and social life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management should treat employess with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. Watch the boys club thrive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    International scope
    Lots of turnover so positions are always open
    Healthy living allowance

    Cons

    Salary
    Work life balance
    No advancement opportunities
    Lack of action on equal rights issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The longer you work there the more it's obvious the way to get promoted is to go to a certain college, be an fmr, then a sales manager (that'll open up quick because of all the turn over), then get promoted for agreeing with everything and throwing your employees under the bus.
    Morale is terrible, the people I talk to who left the place, you'd swear they were talking about escaping from somewhere they were held against their will. Management doesn't seem willing to admit there's an issue and it's really disappointing. The people advancing are real head scratchers, if you ask their previous reports, most would have alarmingly negative things to say.
    Also, terrible work environment for women, it's a time warp.
    I suppose learning what you don't want and who u don't want to be like in life is valuable, but this was a terrible experience. I'm surprised they haven't had any suits filed against them for their gender inequality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    If you're a white male aggie who thinks women don't belong in the corporate world, this is the place for you!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at Cargill Canada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    World's largest privately owned company. If you are a white male, don't rock the boat, and are willing to relocate, you will climb the corporate ladder!

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low end. Merit increases aren't performance related. Cargill is like Mad Men! White males run the place, upper management and CEO are drinking buddies outside of work, they have their favourites while at work and don't attempt to hide it. HR dept is all women and they speak of diversity and being against discrimination in the workplace, but women are still treated like second class citizens (lower pay, rarely promoted to managerial roles, emails ignored, excluded from decision making, etc). If you happen to mention this, even in strict confidence, you are marked and eventually disposed of (let go, downsized, restructured...they will find a way to get you out!). Would definitely not recommend any women work here if they want to be taken seriously and are looking for a promising career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. It's been a life long journey of learning.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at Cargill Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global networking, know-how expertise, great people around you.

    Cons

    some time longer internal communication process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the best people if you can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at Cargill Canada (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cargill cares about its employees and its communities. The head office in Winnipeg is a very comfortable place to work and they have a number of employee perks. Including an onsite fitness facility and an easy to get to downtown location. The people are friendly and welcoming to new employees. Flex time is good too.

    Cons

    Too many organizational changes which sometimes affect engagement and even employment. Cargill agrees that they are not the highest when it comes to compensation, and it can sometimes be difficult to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a lot of good ideas floating around with the employees, so don't under estimate that when working with outside contractors or experts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great plcae for internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Distribution in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Distribution in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at Cargill Canada as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good Coaching, Opportunities, Good pay
    -Friendly staff
    -Trust

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours, sometimes weekends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. A Great Company for Co-op Jobs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Credit Assistant in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Credit Assistant in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at Cargill Canada as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Well planned co-op programs for students
    Career development opportunities
    Can find your dream career in Cargill

    Cons

    Dynamic,challenging, fast paced
    You have to be very good at stress management while working there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide feedback for unsuccessful candidates. That will help them to do better next time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Work Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    World renowned company, Offices in multiple locations

    Cons

    Not sure about the company but the people / department I worked with were not great. Seemed racist to say the least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing a good working culture irrespective of employee's ethnic background

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. Big company with many connections

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to contribute, many internal and cross business connections, long term employment prospects when working in the food sector

    Cons

    Big company approach to management, corporate processes miss the mark at the local level, significant turnover in top level mgt over last 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Priortize corporate initiatives, lead and manage work so employees can be effective and efficient rather than only asking the employees to "figure it out"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Disappointing leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Cargill Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours of work are regular without any change, stable industry to work within.

    Cons

    Lots of animosity between departs resulting from poor management and leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure managers understand accountability for themselves and others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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