Cargill

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Overall, my experience at Cargill was ok.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Cargill full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Learning, relaxed management, able to "own" my job and help others, lots of say in what I did. I worked with many people from different business units which gave me a great perspective on the business and how my role had an impact.

Cons

The pay was good, but only mediocre. My actual job did not match my job title, so they got away with paying me less than other companies would for the same job. They would not change it. I was hired on and moved to two different roles within the company before they started making bachelor's degrees mandatory for the positions I had. Unfortunately, this practice stopped and I was no longer able to move up into the company. I was stuck in my role. Personality conflicts with others is managed poorly. Poor performing employees and supervisors are held in their positions too long. My role also required me to be on call, with back-up rotation. Turned out I was on call 24/7, even on vacation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ensure that job descriptions and job title's are consistent with industry standards. Pay employees slightly better than industry averages. I found out that a new engineer in supervisor training (with bachelor's degree) was getting paid about the same as me. Not good for new engineers just out of college. Cargill may have better recruits if they paid a little more. Most important, if a new employee just isn't working out please move them to a different role or boot them out the door. The wait and see if they improve approach does not work in most cases.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Growing company, some areas are better than others

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance can be achieved. Flexible work arrangements permit work from home which is great.

    Cons

    Salary does not align with current market rates; even with candid feedback about this, it makes little difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sales people that directly help their business unit earn more are directly compensated based on this performance yet when "IT" groups enable a business unit to be more profitable, where is the direct correlation in the compensation plan? I have not seen it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics over performance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Established company
    Big company perks; training, cafeteria, wellness programs, etc

    Cons

    Without a "mentor" you should not expect to go anywhere
    Once you're in, they prefer outside talent rather than internal candidates for open roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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