Cargill Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
644 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.3
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Cargill President & CEO David W. MacLennan
David W. MacLennan
40 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

644 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halls, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halls, TN

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule during non harvest

    Cons

    Lots of hours in the fall


  2. Cargill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst Consultant in Wayzata, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst Consultant in Wayzata, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cargill has an environment of many opportunities and challenges. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Cargill has a lot of organizational changes on an ongoing basis.


  3. Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, teamwork, job security, advancement opportunities, tuition reimbursement. Safety focused. Global presence, good environmental stewards, good safety program. Fast paced work.

    Cons

    Long work hours, lots of overtime. Stressful at times. Worked a lot of weekends.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Logistics Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Safe work environment, growth opportunities, global company

    Cons

    I'd rather not disclose


  6. Global IT Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great projects - Great intern program - Great atmosphere & environment - Professional supervisors & mentors

    Cons

    - There are some downtime


  7. Accountant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit Lakes, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit Lakes, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Can be slow to move do to size and culture.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hold senior leaders more accountable for results.


  8. Fair Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cargill is a very fair company. They do stand by their word and a handshake.

    Cons

    They do have alot of long standing employees that get away with alot.

    Advice to Management

    Treat new comers on a more equal standing to long time employees


  9. Great experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gain great experience at a world class organization

    Cons

    Things work very slowly


  10. Excellent opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for lots of opportunites availiable to a contract worker, great for experience while just starting the job hunt. Great group of people.

    Cons

    As a contractor you will be excluded from some activities due to corporate rules regarding contract workers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Outsourcing of IT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company provides excellent experience as well as education as you work in different technologies. I joined the company while there were still family members involved in the company. As they stopped being involved the company has been slowly evolving into the environment that exists now. They provided a good package that would help us to land new positions. Good place to get IT experience but realize that the IT job function is being systematically outsourced so don't look at the company for long term employment in IT. I know nothing about other job areas

    Cons

    I did not care for the way in which the time prior to the actual layoff was handled. Months of meetings were held to help them formalize their new strategy. All the while some of us realized we were helping them lay the framework for outsourcing our jobs. I've heard that the contracting firm they went with is not performing as hoped. This firm has lost several contracts in the past year. .

    Advice to Management

    I think that management should listen to the people who actually have to use the contracting firm when seeking information as to how they are performing. As is probably true in many large organizations, people in management positions are asked about how things are going and they are unfortunately not always aware as to how bad things may be.



Showing 644 of 695 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.