Cargill Reviews

Updated September 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. EHS Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Private corporation with 1400 facilities throughout the world. Descendent pay and benefits. Works well with the community. Promotes Safety first.

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of responsibilities, on call 24 hours, change supervisors on an average of every 2-3 years, change job responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Communication and team work are the key to success. Lead by example in stead of talking down to others. Know the job before trying to explain it to someone else.


  2. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Retirement benefits, work life balance on going training, global travel, diversity, cross functional business experience . Flexible work hours expense account

    Cons

    Changing CIO, too many processes that are completely not needed. Too many contractors that take away focus on the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on process and more on serving the customer. Define customer as people who pay for products and services and not on internal users.


  3. Supply chain/facility planner

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    Former Employee - R&D Support Manager in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - R&D Support Manager in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company was great to work for. Individual employee recognition was a great improvement cargill implemented a few years back.

    Cons

    For the company to be so large, employee compensation was overlooked. Each quarter, we would receive a report showing how much money the company was making, however, the employees did not benefit from it at all.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to not only recognize employees, but to also reward them with compensation or a bonus. Even a gift certificate would be beneficial.


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  5. 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


  6. Cargill

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    • 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.


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    Global IT Intern

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    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


  8. Supervisor

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    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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Outsourcing of IT

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    • 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.


  10. Logistics Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Safe work environment, growth opportunities, global company

    Cons

    I'd rather not disclose


  11. Accountant

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    • 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.



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