Cargill Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Overall good place to work but no job security

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great flexibility and good coworkers

    Cons

    No job security. Big org changes are killing productivity.


  2. Very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Security and good people, private, big company opportunity to work in many different areas

    Cons

    Old fashion, bad locations, very commodity driven, most of the people that lead the company are males. IT is very outdated. Salaries are low.

    Advice to Management

    Become better on talent development


  3. Unlimited opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Operations in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Within Cargill there are unlimited opportunities for anyone willing to sacrifice.

    Cons

    Culture is really strong and tends to overpower strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Strategies and people fail due culture of the Managers. Stay courageous in execution of Strategy even if it means challenging mediocrity of long term Managers.


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  5. Terminal operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Terminal Operator in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Terminal Operator in Fullerton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good learning experience. Take in as much as u can for other better jobs...

    Cons

    The pay is no good.. management needs to improve there ability to talk to there employees without offending them.

    Advice to Management

    Know how to talk to your employees... take time to know each individual...


  6. Good company but problems on the horizon

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Still privately held. Strong corporate values around corporate ethics, safety and protecting the environment.. Big emphasis on sustainability and being good global citizens. Employees were friendly and helpful. Benefits were good.

    Cons

    Compensation was ok. Lots of changes being implemented due to poor business results the past few years. Many jobs being out sourced or offshored to regional business centers. Lots of uncertainty regarding job security. They are a bit behind the time regarding process improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Better transparency about the future regarding the downsizing. Increase your focus and commitment to employee engagement.


  7. Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Easy favoritism poor hours poor company

    Cons

    Low pay low salary low vacation

    Advice to Management

    Bad low class cares for themselves not employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    Tough times for employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fitness center is quite nice Diversified businesses beyond simply commodities International interactions - can work with people from around the world Interesting work with lots of variety Ethical

    Cons

    Employees, especially those with experience, are undervalued Short term money saving metrics more important than developing skills of team members Certain leaders more interested in own internal networking and managing up than in team they are to be leading and supporting Benefits are being cut left and right, some cuts are not being communicated clearly. Ageism

    Advice to Management

    If you say employees are the key to our success, then seek to engage and support your strong performers and give them opportunities to shine with less beauracracy. Hold leaders accountable for leading and developing their teams, not just for shrinking their expenses.


  9. IT is not good

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

    Pros

    good benefits, high ethical standards

    Cons

    IT is being outsourced left and right. The new vendors provide worse service to internal employees, worse work environments for IT employees who moved over, worse career paths for those IT employees.

    Advice to Management

    The soft-dollar costs of outsourcing IT (loss of productivity due to systems not working, delays in getting the help desk to respond and fix issues) are FAR outweighing the few million dollars being saved by the outsourcing.


  10. Support Staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Planner in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Logistics Planner in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cargill (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with great benefits. It's almost like home away from home. Great team engagement for the most part.

    Cons

    Horrible upper management. Too many friends hiring friends and too many people with titles they do not deserve. Alot of dictatorship and not enough leadership and guidance. You're treated unfairly and poorly if you cannot work beyond 8 hour work days - most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Do not discourage hard working and dedicated employees from trying to balance work and home life. Employees should not be punished for having worked 8 hour days and not being able to work beyond those 8 hours on some days.


  11. production worker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO

    Pros

    ability to transfer within plants

    Cons

    the work is not for the faint



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