Land O'Lakes Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, excellent benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Opportunities for career advancement vary (in 3 reviews)

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

  • Inconsistent evaluations, some are evaluated by just one boss in the plant, but at corporate you're evaluated by lots of Directors (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Happy Employee

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Logistics Liaison in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Logistics Liaison in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, They are very family friendly

    Cons

    Not as much risks, they do things a little conservatively

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with changes, such as Coffee, benefits and more.


  2. Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Land O'Lakes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, worked for a great team

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement, fractured senior management


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance, great senior management, stable environment

    Cons

    pay/benefits not at the top of the industry, fairly flat organization so don't expect a lofty title


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  5. formulations chemist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Formulation Chemist in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - Formulation Chemist in Saint Joseph, MO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, awesome people, easy to be successful

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working here


  6. Helpful (1)

    OK place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time

    Pros

    stable company in a good industry with strong future

    Cons

    Co-op ownership seems to slow down, larger competitors, some areas have a relatively slow work pace


  7. Helpful (2)

    Good company overall

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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 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's an Oracle shop, with other systems used in pockets. Depending on the position may have flexible hours. In the past couple of years, the company seem to focused more on hiring newly graduates. Technology wise, they've made quite a change in the way they adopt new technology, which is now much faster than when I first joined in 2007. The company was on MS Office 2003 and Win NT then. Currently on the move to Office 2013/365, SharePoint is on-premise with talks moving some farms to SharePoint Online.

    Cons

    In terms of document management and collaboration, there is a lack of direction and support. Interns seem to get more benefit and attention than regular employees. I think that should be the other way around.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more SharePoint professionals to support the ever growing SharePoint users to provide more end-user support (guidance, training, governance, site owner management).


  8. Overall a decent company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Logistics in Arden Hills, MN

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The management cares about their emploees. There are opportunities to be apart of projects if interested. They give back to the employees and have more diversity programs then before. Generally trying to be a more diversified company.

    Cons

    There are no developed career paths. If you want to come to the company to grow that is extremely hard to do. The maternity leave is not goood at all for the size company that it is or trying to grow into. You only get 5 weeks partially paid. They do not offer any paternity leave. Recently when upper management has been asked about the maternity leave the try to avoid the question and say it is being worked on but does not offer any information on this. They are trying to promote women in the work place but are very far away from really doing that.

    Advice to Management

    Work on establishing career paths to grow your employees from within. If you want to market yourself as a large company make sure that you offering want other large employers do for their employees such as promoting women and offering better maternity/ paternity leave.


  9. Great company to start career.

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Arden Hills, MN

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Committed to training of employee's. Encourage giving back to the community. Employee's look out for the individual well being of co-workers.

    Cons

    Business complexity can be difficult to navigate.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Internal Stress

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    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative

    I worked at Land O'Lakes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company and not in jeopardy of closing doors.

    Cons

    Employees lack "team work" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Employee attitudes need to be addressed.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Company APPEARS to want to know where they can improve

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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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice location, nice offices, many building perks (credit union, company store). Recent investment on updating the cubicles and conference rooms.

    Cons

    Company-wide surveys are distributed and employees are encouraged to complete them. Any improvements needed are pushed back on the employees on finding solutions. Once improvement steps are provided, little to no improvements take place. There is a lack of female managers in IT and some that are there should be relocated to non-managerial positions. Human Resources is made aware of issues with managers but changes are so slow that MANY of the best employees have already left.

    Advice to Management

    Middle IT management definitely works with upper management and falls short in working with their staff who loses out by having to fill many roles. Definitely a work/life balance issue for those who are too heavily depended upon on a regular basis.



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