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Cargill is a very paternalistic company where employees are treated like family and sometimes, like children.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Cargill

Pros

As a privately-held company, Cargill usually does not react without good thought to market pressures. Projects are given time to succeed. Culture is important to the organization. Cargill picks employees that fit into their culture - so you feel like a part of the team right away. There are so may different business units, there are many ways to learn and move around the organization (usually laterally). If you like to learn, you'll never stop learning at Cargill. No one person ever knows everything. CEO Greg Page is one of the brightest CEOs in the US today. In fact, Cargill is filled with incredibly smart people.

Cons

The company is decades behind in technology implementations and in the policies surrounding it. No access to personal email or social media like Twitter or YouTube. If you are trying to learn how to do something, and there is a video on YouTube, you need to find it at home. If you want to follow industry leaders and organizations on Twitter, do it at home. Leaders are primarily 50-something white men. Very few women in top leadership and few people of color as well. Cargill is struggling with an SAP implementation and allowing Accenture to drive their business decisions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow your leaders to focus - every leader has so many diverse responsibilities piled on that they can't hold their teams responsible. People are focused on making the deadlines and "checking the box" rather than making sure the work is done right and will bring value to the organization.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was very satisfied a couple of years ago, but management has shown they are not very invested in employee growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wayzata, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayzata, MN

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Benefits and overall business conduct

    Cons

    Salaries are below market level

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cargill is confused

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wayzata, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayzata, MN

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    The history of the company is impressive.

    Cons

    Cargill practices cronyism to an alarming degree. The recent layoffs were handled horribly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tune in! Get better communications staff and leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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