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Good company, close knit culture

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arden Hills, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN

I worked at Land O'Lakes as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Open door policy
Great CEO and leadership

Cons

Minnesota nice, hard to break in if your not from the area

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    Excellent benefit package, lower than market salaries, and very difficult to advance internally.

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    Former Employee - Accounting and Supply Chain  in  Arden Hills, MN
    Former Employee - Accounting and Supply Chain in Arden Hills, MN

    I worked at Land O'Lakes

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package (e.g. - matching 401k, personal time off, holiday pay, decent health insurance coverage, tuition reimbursement.)
    A leader in United Way fundraising.
    Free parking.
    Fair severance package when they lay you off when the company isn't doing well.

    Cons

    Lower than going market rate for wages/salaries.
    Middle management is not encouraged to professionally develop the talent of their workforce by senior level management.
    Good ole boy mentally when it comes to promotions and advancement.
    Preference is given to outside talent over internal employees when it comes to filling new/existing job vacancies.
    Surface deep emphasis placed upon employee develepment (e.g. - Individual Development Plans), but not backed up with a way to implement this type of company wide initiative (i.e. - lack of mentorship program, no employee training, no career track progression paths).
    Career exploration into different departments/job categories is not encouraged and employees are often find themselves stuck in a silo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be afraid to walk the walk instead of talking the talk. Encourage your middle management to train and develop the impressive talent of your workforce to help improve overall company performance and boost employee retention.

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    Overall not a bad company to work for but the middle management need a more open vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes

    Pros

    Lots of people work for long years;
    Good work and life balance;
    Business growth opportunity;

    Cons

    Narrow sighted/micro-management style;
    Not too much training or personal growth;
    Unclear vision on International market and unstable management structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive and willing to learn about other cultures/markets; not be in the center of the world;
    Be more open about the changes; do what you have posted on website and value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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