Cargill

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Fortunate to move around to different areas of the company and see how a BU and Function work.

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Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Hopkins, MN
Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Hopkins, MN

I have been working at Cargill

Pros

Appreciate the flexibility of my job, being able to balance my work and personal life.
Great people with great work ethics and trying to do the best for Cargill.

Cons

Lack of trust in upper management after Fit to Grow.
Low engagement among many teams that are uncertain about their future at Cargill.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Everyone is talking about candor and how important it is yet it still feels like the employees are being left out in the cold when major decisions are being made. Be upfront and honest with employees - you'll be surprised how far that will go.

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    Satisfied over all

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    Current Employee - Operations Employee in Seneca, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Employee in Seneca, IL

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Good team environment, endless possibilities for advancement

    Cons

    Pay scale could be improved upon.

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  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    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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