Land O'Lakes

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Land O'Lakes Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
81 Reviews
3.9
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great coworkers, excellent compensation and company benefits, decent work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Opportunities for career advancement vary (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Also Minnesota winters can be insufferable (in 3 reviews)

  • I guess it could be described as a bit suburban and mundane, but they provide good equipment and plant for everyone (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Land O'Lakes, a collaborative workplace.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been with Land O'Lakes almost 8 years. Really like company culture and collaboration of employees. The company has grown over the last several years, has been great to be a part of that growth and see the company change in a positive way. With that growth have seen new and more opportunities to grow in as an employee. Land O'Lakes is good at developing employees in their career.

    Cons

    Even though I mentioned Land O'Lakes is good at developing employees, they can improve on having more structured career paths. Sometimes it's not always clear what the next career path opportunity can be for employees. Can also improve on structured training programs for employees, especially those employees that work remotely. There are good training classes at the corporate office but they haven't implemented as strong of options for remote employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Land O'Lakes - overall good company

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

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, products and brands you can be proud to represent, great job of setting annual growth and profitability targets (the right amount of risk vs caution), focused on worthwhile farm to fork products and services, advancement opportunities exist so if you can drive your career you will see results, good community outreach and sustainability

    Cons

    Accountabiilty is a big problem along with too much collaboration. Big focus on including all stakeholders, but when stakeholders won't participate or don't want to do the work, those that are wired to execute and achieve results end up frustrated. Very easy for some employees to do just enough to get by while those who are engaged are expected to do more. Nearly impossible to get a poor performer out of the company, in the end this slows down progress. High turnover with diverse employees, an element of exclusion with cliques.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers with some backbone who can hold their employees accountable. Figure out why the company cannot keep diverse talent. If the company wants to hire the very best people, they will not come to a company that has slackers. High performers want to be surrounded by high performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beginning of my Professional Career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - College Relations Coordinator in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - College Relations Coordinator in Arden Hills, MN

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Invested in my personal growth, many training opportunities, cross-functional projects, considered as an employee and not a number, engaged, wonderful management, flexible with personal and professional life, willing to work with your learning abilities, considerate of work-life balance.

    Cons

    Senior level management may be political, need to improve promotion of women in the workplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The most dangerous phrase in the a business is "we've always done it this way".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love the people at Land O'Lakes the most, I find that they are a second family to me, making coming to work much more enjoyable! They offer a great work-life balance and the benefits are great! I have been here almost 10 years and am grateful to have grown with opportunities throughout my career here.

    Cons

    I am lucky, my commute is not bad, but depending on where you live in the Twin Cities, it is far north. In the future, I hope the bus or light rail transportation will be better coming into this area as I would love to be able to utilize that in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see more amenities onsite, which they are working towards, so that is great! I think leadership needs to continue to follow in the trends of work-life balance, ability to work from home as needed for weather or family issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunity to work for a growing company with a sound strategic outlook.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Strategic Direction by Executive Leadership (Proven growth strategy)
    Driving Value Add Brand Recognition amd Customer Service
    Fantastic Colleagues Who Are Truly Passionate About What They Do
    Good Pay/Benefits and Stable Outlook.

    Cons

    Agility - Can be large company mentality
    Changing Culture - Much progress has been made towards operating company culture but their is more opportunity ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue driving the operating culture mentality across all BU's and keep pursuing the "Best Talent" initiative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mixer Operator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Land O'Lakes

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, and overtime when notified properly

    Cons

    Not knowing how many hours you were working each day

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Land O'Lakes a Growth Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career growth opportunities, engaging work, Friendly co-workers, inclusive environment.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities to work remote.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Production Supervisor

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

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Able to work independantly. Comp and Benefits

    Cons

    Long hours. Corporate directives. Difficult to attract quality employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good

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

    I worked at Land O'Lakes

    Pros

    Great company and great coworkers

    Cons

    Middle management being very political and not supportive of their staff

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Land O'Lakes is a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They have a great company culture, offer good compensation and benefits, and have amazing career opportunities available. All around good.

    Cons

    The head quarters is located in a state that has very cold frigid winters. That's pretty much the only con that comes to mind. Great company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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