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Cargill Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
535 Reviews
3.4
535 Reviews
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Cargill Chairman, President, and CEO Greg Page
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer a flexible work environment for easier work life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • Great people and team mates making a friendly work environment (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance; people are getting burned out after start-up (in 33 reviews)

  • IT is seen as overhead and the business units do not feel IT is responsive (in 29 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Strategic Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large company provides access to varied business units
    Opportunity to move within the company/intertest
    Benefits are very good
    Resources available
    Values are desired
    Compensation is good
    Customer focused

    Cons

    Communication
    Turnover
    Work-life balance
    employee value
    understanding of job role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Grain Samplers

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    Current Employee - Grain Sampler in Port Allen, LA
    Current Employee - Grain Sampler in Port Allen, LA

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, good pay, Holiday pay, appreciate employee.

    Cons

    Dusty, Dusty, conditions, poor visibility big rats,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enhanced training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill (more than an year)

    Pros

    Leadership is awesome, really believe in continuous improvement and value their human resources.

    Cons

    Limited project life leading to short-term employment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow professionally

    Cons

    It's an absolutely gigantic company. Can be difficult to navigate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting work and great people.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Wayzata, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Wayzata, MN

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

    Pros

    Down-to-earth culture where the person matters more than the position title, such a diverse business means there is something new to learn all the time and there are opportunities to shift job focus and do something quite different without having to change companies. The people are great and it's a very collaborative culture. There are always opportunities for development if you step up and ask to be involved.

    Cons

    It's a big company with a long history and many 20+ year employees. There are some positive aspects to this, but change is slow and sometimes there are too many people happy with the status quo and without enough non-Cargill experience to know how to improve or make things different. Overall behind in technology and creating/following processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focus on bringing in new perspectives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits and secure, but slow and not very exciting.

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    Current Employee - Energy Market Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Energy Market Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    benefits, job security, retirement package, opportunities to work in different fields are supported

    Cons

    company is a lumbering giant, not agile and not evolving business models fast enough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work.

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Great ethics and values. Private company with great employees and who are really good at what they do.

    Cons

    IT is having issues. Infra work is being outsourced and there employee engagement is very low right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative

    I worked at Cargill full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong company that treated employees well and offered lots of diverse opportunities

    Cons

    Questionable practices regarding GMO foods and environmental responsibility. Very big company, all about bottom line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    I use to like working there but since I got a new manager I don't.

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

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits, flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Easy for one supervisor to make your life a living hell especially when you manager won't stand up for you. Caters to the younger crowd. You are asked to provide goals that you would like to accomplish in the next year, but none of mine were ever met.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen your managers better and make sure they will stick up for their employees that they are managing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Demanding but overall good employment

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    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Loudon, TN
    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Loudon, TN

    I worked at Cargill full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work without direct supervision, good pay, holiday time-off, bonuses, friendly staff.

    Cons

    little advancement opportunity, lacks floor supervision for amateur employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plant foreman needs help with building morale among employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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