Cargill
3.4 of 5 393 reviews
www.cargill.com Wayzata, MN 5000+ Employees

Cargill Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.4 393 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Cargill Chairman, President, and CEO Greg Page

Greg Page

(269 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They offer a flexible work environment for easier work life balance"
    in 23 reviews
  • "Great people and team mates making a friendly work environment"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor work/life balance; people are getting burned out after start-up"
    in 23 reviews
  • "I found it difficult to transfer between business units having a background in other companies besides Cargill"
    in 21 reviews
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Good Company - Corporate vision isn't realistic

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cargill

ProsCommunity involved, Good people, Flexible

ConsBad leadership, Conflciting views, Low Compensation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall its been OK

Senior Technical Analyst (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

ProsLarge company with opportunities. Great benefits. Great people work there. I would recommend Cargill if you not in IT.

ConsThey have been trying to outsource IT for the last 5 years. They will outsource all IT infrastructure globally over the next 8 months.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou can do IT in-house better and cheaper but you have to be willing to invest in it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Need more work life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cargill full-time for more than a year

ProsThey are a large company that has many opportunities.

Consthe work life balance is extrememly difficult. Days will not be 8 hours and many of the positions will have tasks that need to be done outside of the office. Late nights or weekend work is pretty much a must. poor middle managers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Really?

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cargill

ProsI received really strong experience.

ConsManagement allowed their personal views to interfere with talent.

Advice to Senior ManagementClean house at the management level.

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Nice company as far as large enterprises go

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cargill

Prosgreat benefits and facilities, work life balance

Consclear direction, management decisions, advancement

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Great Development Opportunities

Quality Assurance (Former Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I worked at Cargill full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWalked the walk of development culture. If you have the desire and the initiative, this is the place to grow and advance.

ConsGenerally speaking, must be willing to relocate for best advancement opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Production Supervisor (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN

I worked at Cargill full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits, average salary in the area. Excellent training methods and culture goals.

ConsSupervision need update to the 21th Century management techniques.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest some time in training lower management skills.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great development experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cargill

ProsNot afraid to give young people exposure to new roles.

ConsWorkload can be high and compensation does not scale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Co-op with Cargill

Process Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cargill as an intern for less than a year

ProsHousing stipend was provided, activities with other interns, real world experience. I was able to meet senior leadership and get their advice on projects. Very well developed internship program for the company. Had an intern forum at head quarters so you could network with other interns/ leadership

ConsWorking off-shift to get things done

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Neutral

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cargill

ProsGood growth company. Work environment really nice.

ConsNone. I did not have any issues here

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

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