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Cargill Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
542 Reviews
3.4
542 Reviews
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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. 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.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    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 a 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
  6. 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 a 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9.  

    Great opportunities but top management still in the past

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    Current Employee - Senior Communications in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Communications in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Diversity of business
    Global reach
    Stability
    Great for acquiring experience in a variety of areas
    Ethics
    Strong values

    Cons

    Slow
    A lot of 25+ years top management professionals are elitists and micromanage (I believe they feel threatened)
    A lot of talk about being nimble not so much in reality
    A tendency to keep things as they are
    Few women in leadership positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your leadership (director level and above) better. I have been with the company for 17 years and have been steadily growing, so this is not a disgruntled employee review, just an honest one. I found that a lot of them still abide by the "old school rules" and this is not a compliment. There's a strong tendency to micromanage and hold information, decision making is extremely slow and leaders are hesitant and averse to change. At the position I am right now all they talk about is their retirement. Very hard to keep engaged.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Fun global co

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Cargill as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I like working for Cargill and the travel to South America. This is a great company to work for, and I enjoy the personnel.

    Cons

    The work life balance is not the best, but I believe the environment fosters personal growth. I have had to work some weekends and late evenings to keep up with my workload.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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

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