Cargill Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Cargill President & CEO David W. MacLennan
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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. Helpful (1)

    Great company to build a career with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cargill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career Opportunities, Work/Life Balance, Great Employees

    Cons

    Compensation not aligned with industry

  2. Unlimited opportunity to thrive everyday

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture that is strong and adhered to, investment in professional development, strong group of leaders who coach and influence well.

    Cons

    Started to drift more towards an internal consulting company, spending way too much time and effort on PowerPoint and Excel

    Advice to Management

    Fantastic group of leaders at this company, with the ever flattening the opportunity for advancement got slimmer every year

  3. Cargill Industrial Sales Intern position

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    Former Intern - Industrial Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Industrial Sales in Houston, TX

    I worked at Cargill as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Ability to travel/relocate
    Great pay and benefits
    Welcoming company culture

    Cons

    Antiquated computer programs
    Limited professional mobility

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  5. Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Intern in Wayzata, MN
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Intern in Wayzata, MN

    I worked at Cargill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Cargill is a little slow in technology

    Advice to Management

    Keep up on technology

  6. A very amazing company with dedicated people.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    People love what they do here and there's a strong organizational bonding.

    Cons

    It's such a massive global company, so it's hard to climb the corporate ladder.

  7. Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Equal opportrunity provider, international perspective

    Cons

    Complex internal procedure, nothing else

  8. contract molecular biology technician

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Cargill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice work environment, high efficiency

    Cons

    too many small offices, hard to know more people

  9. great place to work and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not much growth

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Limited project life leading to short-term employment

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow professionally

    Cons

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

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