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Used to be a good company to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Moorhead, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorhead, MN

I have been working at American Crystal Sugar full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Was a strong company with a good corporate and worker relationship. Had good pay and benefits.

Cons

After a record profit year the company locked out its Union employees after the union refuse to sign a new contract that stripped the union of its rights, and raised the employees health care cost to the point that the average employee was getting a pay cut. The company is now not profitable, but the CEO refuses to admit he had a mistake and negotiate with the Union.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If the current management had done a better job of enforcing the work place rules that were all ready in place, they won't have felt the need to break the Union. Admit you were wrong to lock out the Union and negotiate a fair contract, before it is too late for the company to recover.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for American Crystal Sugar

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    Called names by CEO (tumors) after working there for 33 years and now locked out after years of outstanding growth.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse  in  East Grand Forks, MN
    Current Employee - Warehouse in East Grand Forks, MN

    I have been working at American Crystal Sugar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A good pay and benifits as long as the contract stays in place.

    Cons

    Only people getting hurt are Farmers and Locked out Workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    END THE LOCKOUT. What you are doing to the community and workers is just not what we do in North Dakota and Minnesota.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Locked out worker due to company not negotiating.

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    Former Employee - Process Operator  in  East Grand Forks, MN
    Former Employee - Process Operator in East Grand Forks, MN

    I worked at American Crystal Sugar

    Pros

    Decent pay and health insurance. Had an opportunity to advance within the company based on senority.

    Cons

    Currently locked out because the company won't negotiate with the unions. The schedule was terrible with very little time off. Rotating shift made it difficult to sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Negotiate a fair contract with the union workers so we can get back to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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