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Supportive teams of great people made for a fun work environment

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

I worked at Cargill

Pros

All the people were intelligent and most were excited about the work they were doing. People who came across as less excited about their workload and opportunities had been with the company and in the same position for a long time, and perhaps some degree of burnout had occurred.

Cons

The harvest season was extremely busy and required very long hours to keep up with the work. This meant coming in very early in the morning and staying later than a typical day as well. Time off during this time was somewhat nonexistant!! However, it was still a team of people working with you, so I never felt alone on a project.

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The management team working with me was always honest while being supportive and as helpful as they could be.

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    Good place to work right out of college

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Analyst in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Cargill was their patience and ability to train up new employees from college. Their intern program is one of the better ones I've seen and has a real sense of community.

    Cons

    Always looking to cut costs as they have slim margins which makes salaries fairly weak for the first couple of years. However, you do learn a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spun off CarVal just in time. Good job!

    Recommends
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    Inconsistency within

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

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    They can be flexible in terms of time off and hours, although this varies from dept to dept. Adequate benefits.

    Cons

    Functional departments have their own policies and their own HR, so benefits and policies are not always consistent from one to another. HR is there for the benefit of the department, and requests for help from them by an employee were ignored and not documented. A true "good old boys" network, very political, with long term managers who know the right people often unaccountable for actions that probably could have gotten them let go at other places. The culture is such that it's who you are "pals" with rather than what you can do. Salaries less than the competition, insurance with a low life-time maximum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There were a lot of employee surveys given -- it would be helpful if those were actually read and the issues acted upon.

    Doesn't Recommend
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