Cargill Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Cargill President & CEO David W. MacLennan
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. sanataion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly workers, loved my job

    Cons

    Hired ppl off street to become supervisers


  2. 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service Representative

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    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


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  5. 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


  6. Cargill

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    cargill animal feed

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Winfield, PA
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Winfield, PA

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for. Room for advancement.

    Cons

    No over time available unless approved


  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    PMM

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Marketing Manager in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Personal Marketing Manager in Fargo, ND

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cargill has tons of resources available to help get the job done. They will send you through an extensive training program.

    Cons

    After your training program is complete, there is a large disconnect from Management and the employee's. They will constantly lower your commission levels throughout the year, especially right before the annual payouts.

    Advice to Management

    I wished they had more managers that invested their time into their employees. Stop trying to change their commission scales right before the payouts happen.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Cargill Malt Spiritwood ND

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    Current Employee - Operator in Spiritwood, ND
    Current Employee - Operator in Spiritwood, ND

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average pay, and usually a very easy job. This is the kind of job where you can clock in and sit down and have a coffee for an hour. All the over time you want, no questions asked.

    Cons

    Equipment falling apart, nothing gets fixes only duck taped, moldy, slimy, unsanitary work environment, everything is the fault of the operators, management are always right, have to be willing to scoop up dirty product and sent it out to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and find a better place to work.


  11. Good company

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - Accountant in Hopkins, MN

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse and international company involved in a range of different industry areas. It is a great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Very slow to change and very "old boy club" structure. You will not get promoted based on what you contribute or know but on who you know.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership and management seem not to be on the same page. Even though leadership wants changes management is pushing their own agenda. The workload is unreasonable and there isn't work/life balance...it's work over everything.



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