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Cargill Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.3 457 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Cargill Chairman, President, and CEO Greg Page

Greg Page

(301 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer a flexible work environment for easier work life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • Great people and team mates making a friendly work environment (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance; people are getting burned out after start-up (in 27 reviews)

  • IT is seen as overhead and the business units do not feel IT is responsive (in 27 reviews)

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    Very lucrative company. You can advance if you are willing to put in the work, but they have poor leadership.

    Customer Service Supervisor (Former Employee) Gainesville, GA

    ProsGrowth and advancement opportunities. Paid holidays and vacations. You can learn a lot. Decent pay.

    ConsPoor management. Management form cliques and as long as you're part of the clique, you are treated differently than others and get promoted quicker. No accountability. Management is title driven. Speak poorly to direct reports.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow staff to present ideas. Do not make it evident that you have favorites. Speak kindly to others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Cargill, the good the bad the ugly

    Information Technology Business Analyst (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsLarge company and plenty of options to move around if you're located at a major business unit location.

    ConsTalent is wasted by outsourcing it and there is a huge disconnect from IT leadership and what the business needs and wants. They are looking for cheap labor at this time so if you can automate it they'll source it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe most important assets of your company walk out the door every night.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Outsourced IT to India

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work/life balance, great team members

    ConsLack of leadership @ the highest IT levels, constant turnover and changes cause the IT department to never get anything done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRethink your direction. Many companies have tried what you are doing and made things much worse for them to get anything done with IT.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior IT Technical Analyst (Current Employee) Hopkins, MN

    ProsGreat people, high integrity, supports career advancement, lots of room for growth, down to earth environment, great work life balance, global work experience

    Consresistant to change, old boy network, embarrassingly behind on latest technology, poor senior IT management, many managers have been promoted to the point of incompentency

    Advice to Senior Managementchanges need to start at the top, not middle management. As long as the top people stay the same, the problems will stay the same

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Being Outsourced

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a good organization to work for unless you r work in corporate IT. The business unit and functions tend to be better areas to work.

    ConsOutsourcing all IT, that is the goal and they are in the process of getting rid of a large infrastructure IT teams globally.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would advise management not to put all the eggs into one basket when it comes to outsourcing, or even implementation of ERP systems.

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    Professional culture, globally minded

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsMy department had a fantastic group of dedicated, hardworking people. Fast work pace.

    ConsSink or swim, as on boarding takes a very long time. No one had time to train in new staff.
    Complexity with so many different business units.
    Outsourcing IT to Tata

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall its been OK

    Senior Technical Analyst (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsLarge company with opportunities. Great benefits. Great people work there. I would recommend Cargill if you not in IT.

    ConsThey have been trying to outsource IT for the last 5 years. They will outsource all IT infrastructure globally over the next 8 months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou can do IT in-house better and cheaper but you have to be willing to invest in it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Need more work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey are a large company that has many opportunities.

    Consthe work life balance is extrememly difficult. Days will not be 8 hours and many of the positions will have tasks that need to be done outside of the office. Late nights or weekend work is pretty much a must. poor middle managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company - Corporate vision isn't realistic

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCommunity involved, Good people, Flexible

    ConsBad leadership, Conflciting views, Low Compensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Really?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI received really strong experience.

    ConsManagement allowed their personal views to interfere with talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house at the management level.

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