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Great company, great people

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Current Employee - Associate  in  Wayzata, MN
Current Employee - Associate in Wayzata, MN

I have been working at Cargill as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Excellent work environment; supportive and energetic colleagues; private company focused on long-term objectives; a core business that is stable (as compared to sectors like technology).

Cons

It is somewhat difficult to advance because no one wants to leave the company. Also, the sheer size of the firm sometimes impedes communications reaching a world-wide employee population.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to communicate company strategy and goals and how each employee can contribute to Cargill's success

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Hopkins, MN

    I worked at Cargill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely talented and smart people willing to help develop employees. A very family friendly company to work for with lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    Depending upon the area you started in, I found it difficult to be considered for other openings in different departments. The company can feel a little large and disconnected at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing but provide more support to employees looking to move to new roles and departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great resume bullet (but don't stay too long)

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    Former Employee - Experienced Human Resources Professional  in  Wayzata, MN
    Former Employee - Experienced Human Resources Professional in Wayzata, MN

    I worked at Cargill full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large, diversified global company so if you can get a project or program implemented across a significant part of the behemoth you can probably do it any where in the world. "Minnesota Nice" culture that values maintaining personal brands and relationships--outwardly friendly but watch how you express the espoused corporate value of "candor." Great business to be a trader or senior management team member on a direct drive bonus scheme.

    Cons

    Poor IT systems, poor work processes, and more value on protecting personal "brands" and establishing mutually protective relationships than getting results. The HR function is, ironically, the worst function at developing talent--classic "cobbler's children" scenario.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new head of HR needs to clean house among the current HR senior leadership team and their direct reports. More emphasis on protecting fiefdoms than working as a global leadership team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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