Cargill Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company!

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    • 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

  2. Helpful (2)

    Interesting work and great people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep focus on bringing in new perspectives

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits and secure, but slow and not very exciting.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work.

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    • 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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative

    I worked at Cargill full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong company that treated employees well and offered lots of diverse opportunities

    Cons

    Questionable practices regarding GMO foods and environmental responsibility. Very big company, all about bottom line.

  7. Helpful (1)

    OK place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cargill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great ethics and values. Private company with great employees and who are really good at what they do.

    Cons

    IT is having issues. Infra work is being outsourced and there employee engagement is very low right now.

  8. I use to like working there but since I got a new manager I don't.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Accountant in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Accountant in Hopkins, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits, flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Easy for one supervisor to make your life a living hell especially when you manager won't stand up for you. Caters to the younger crowd. You are asked to provide goals that you would like to accomplish in the next year, but none of mine were ever met.

    Advice to Management

    Screen your managers better and make sure they will stick up for their employees that they are managing.

  9. The company will own your life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Fresno, CA

    I worked at Cargill full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fair compensation across the board

    Cons

    They expect you to work 50+ hours a week, plus a lot of weekends. You get more vacation than most places, but you'll have to cover other people's vacations as well so it nets out to zero. They expect you to relocate every few years for the first 10 years or so, so say goodbye to making friends or settling down. Also your local networking contacts will become useless so you'll have to make new ones each time you move (I believe they do this on purpose to keep you from leaving).

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better and stop trying to own them.

  10. Demanding but overall good employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Loudon, TN
    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Loudon, TN

    I worked at Cargill full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work without direct supervision, good pay, holiday time-off, bonuses, friendly staff.

    Cons

    little advancement opportunity, lacks floor supervision for amateur employees

    Advice to Management

    Plant foreman needs help with building morale among employees

  11. Helpful (2)

    Good company; outsources functions not in core competency

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Stable, global, diversified company.

    Cons

    They outsourced the entire IT Infrastructure organization from a technical perspective, leaving only a retained org of management. They have a tendency to outsource functions that are not in their "core competency" of trading, ag, etc.

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