Cargill Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Accounting

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, develops employees, environmentally friendly

    Cons

    Salary bands need to be updated to current market


  2. Helpful (1)

    Packer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and Good Benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours, Rude employees and Management.


  3. Sr BA

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    a nice environment with nice people

    Cons

    a little bit far from home


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  5. Poor managemt

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Starting pay was decent. Amount of vacation was above average. Some coworkers were educated. Was a relaxed environment to work.

    Cons

    Most employees were not professional at all. Management was incompetent. There was promised room for growth that never materialized. Went through 4 different department managers in less than 2 years. Switched to 12 hour shifts with no actual holidays off.

    Advice to Management

    Start to value employees. Don't force employees to work through holidays. Hire more compotent management. Employ work life balance tools.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Poor Locations, declining culture, but great work experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    High employee turnover creates opportunities for advancement not available elsewhere Large focus on career development

    Cons

    High turnover can also be frustrating in that there's very little knowledge or experience left to maintain plant operations or complete projects Rural work locations are unfavorable to most people Lots of red tape. Very political.

    Advice to Management

    The priority needs to be employee retention. Experienced employees probably spend 1/3 of their time training new employees that will leave in a year or two anyway. The setup is incredibly inefficient.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Horrible Inclusion and Diversity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great industries, stable company. Because there are so many business units you have the ability to have many roles and careers.

    Cons

    Below market pay, not a inclusive environment. Strong North/South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa culture, does not embrace people from other locations.

    Advice to Management

    I&D needs to be held accountable across levels


  8. Helpful (3)

    Cargill ain't what it used to be, and how can you rspect a CEO who goes by a ghetto nickname like "D-Mac

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None,anymore. When I started 16 yrs. ago, Cargill was a great company, with pension, bonuses,and good wages. Gradually, they have taken all these away, and cynically, replaced them with posters about "VALUING PEOPLE". I Guess, if you were a really lazy person, a pro would be that as long as you said something wonderful about the company in the presence of management every day, you could stay there a long time without doing any actual work.

    Cons

    Becoming increasingly autocratic by the day, no common sense when it comes to safety, wastes millions on "flavor of the month" programs like Behavioral based safety and reliability excellence, "team coaches" that are of extremely questionable value. Too much corporate Koolaid to drink, only sycophants need apply for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is about valuing people so you can get some quality hires, Start rewarding achievements instead of apple polishers. Go back to a "nuts and bolts" focus and ditch the window dressing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    This company is going downhill quickly. They used to be focused on employees, now they focus on outsourcing.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The office facilities in Hopkins are nice, if you haven't been outsourced.

    Cons

    Whoever decided to replace 2000+ knowledgable IT employees with incompetent, non-English speaking TCS employees needs to be fired. The leadership does not care about employees or work/life balance anymore. The motto is "Do more" do there is a lot of pressure for the employees still there, who have to deal with all the idiots that are new. Also, salaries are not competitive by any means and they no longer offer competitive benefit plans either.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about American employees. Stop focusing on cost reductions and consider profiting by keeping up with market demands. Get a leader like Warren or Greg as CEO and return to the companies former values. William Wallace Cargill would be furious if he saw how people are being treated - employees who have worked extremely hard for decades getting laid off to be replaced with incompetent people overseas who can't communicate. What a mess Cargill has become.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Great company but offshoring is a problem

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorhead, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorhead, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This company is a great company if you are in the right role and at the right plant

    Cons

    Many jobs being lost due to offshoring and outsourcing


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cargill is a great company to work for. The career paths & opportunities are abundant. It feels great to work for a company that's feeding the world. I am proud to work for a company that has similar values as myself.

    Cons

    I cannot come up with a con to working for Cargill. It is truly one of the best companies to work for.



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