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Cargill Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
554 Reviews
3.4
554 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    contract molecular biology technician

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    nice work environment, high efficiency

    Cons

    too many small offices, hard to know more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    What makes me stay and what I say

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Career development oppertunities, corporate ethics and continual focus on leadership behaviours are unique.

    Cons

    As a global corporation headquatered in Minnesota there can be too much focus on MN corporate culture, e.g. peer and leader candor is not as honest as other companies. Additionally, unlike many other large corporations in more diverse cities, there is a limited racial and ethnicly diverse employment market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contine to push at lowering the cost of candor and focus on raising performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    great place to work and learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchant Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Merchant Assistant in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    work life balance ok. Vacation and much to learn about the company

    Cons

    not much growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good pay but there was lots of ambiguity in my role on the SAP Project.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay was pretty good for a first year college graduate.
    Excellent internship program.
    Work Life balance.
    Beautiful Ofiicce.

    Cons

    Lots of Ambiguity and various level of supervisors to deal with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    If you are willing to work at your development and performance there are always opportunities in this company.

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Ethics and values, stable, profitable, good benefits, 401(k) match, global, stature within the industry

    Cons

    Company politics, sink or swim training (which I personally like, good for a person that likes to be self-directed), over-corrects whenever issues come up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the years it has felt like the way to advance has moved from performance based to being tied to who you know. Those that have tenure and a senior leader invested in them will do well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    Pretty Good Money for the work

    Cons

    Tons of Hours and terrible schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage time better

  8.  

    Generally good, but very slow and resistant to change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    The people were generally very nice, the company is doing some really cool things and the work-life balance is unbeatable

    Cons

    Pay is low, don't try to hold on to/promote young talent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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
  10.  

    Close to home.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Blair, NE
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Blair, NE

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Close To home. Pays well for the area.

    Cons

    Does not keep on pay when compared to larger city that is only 20 minutes away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your talk.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice please to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    good pay
    bonus
    lots of overtime potential
    beneifts

    Cons

    Nothing at this point to not want to work for Cargill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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