Cargill Reviews

Updated August 2, 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. Cargill

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Spice Room in Timberville, VA
    Current Employee - Spice Room in Timberville, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    To much over time required.


  2. Helpful (1)

    sanataion

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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    Customer Service Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. For the most part

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. Cargill

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  8. Helpful (1)

    cargill animal feed

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (3)

    Awesome company purpose, really good development programs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. The department I was employed in was extremely disorganized.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Support in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Accounting Support in Fargo, ND

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are very flexible with your where you work from. I work out of my house 90% of the time.

    Cons

    There is no growth path to help you advance. The management staff is beyond awful and the communication is non existent.


  11. IT

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commodity Merchant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Commodity Merchant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cargill (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice, smart, and professional.

    Cons

    Too many Indians have taken over the IT department, open seating is bad, current management and leadership are not talented enough since all they know how to do is outsource for cheaper labor. Can't they think of something more original? The current leadership is the same as in every other large corporation, so nothing new or shocking, but now Cargill is the same like the other corporations that have outsourced their IT to India. Like many other Cargill employees have stated, Cargill is no longer cares about employees.



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