Louis Dreyfus Commodities Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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  1. Wonderful Organization - Managers need training

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Commodities full-time

    Pros

    The organization as a whole is supportive of their employees and promotes safety. Benefits and time off are competitive to generous compared with other companies of their size.

    Cons

    Managers at departmental levels have little oversight in dealing with their staff and some exhibit extremely poor management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upward feedback should be encouraged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Dynamic and ever changing organization!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Commodities full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice Co-workers, very entrepreneurial company, competitive benefits

    Cons

    Managers need better management training. Lack of diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Company would profit from promoting diversity and training and developing their managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Company Challange

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Indiantown, FL
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Indiantown, FL

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Commodities full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company provided very good benefit

    Cons

    This company had very bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good education regarding management training can help a well balance team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. positive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Commodities

    Pros

    culture, people, experience, training, growth

    Cons

    communication, feedback, management, transparency, growth expectations

  6. Sold a bill of goods

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Commodities

    Pros

    Learned a totally new business

    Cons

    Poor training, no personal growth, mandatory 40 hours, snobbish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate and treat fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Commodities full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    One big happy work family.

    Cons

    During season, you work late hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard and be happy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Middle-aged white males do well here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Commodities full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with a few good people. Work in a very diverse environment with multiple product lines.

    Cons

    Poor management with little training offered to management team. If you are middle-aged white male or even young white male, you will go far. Others, forget it. Opportunity for advancement is almost non-existent. Long hours with no monetary gain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to actually meet the employees, quit hiding in an office behind a shut door! Show your appreciation and visit ALL offices and actually talk to the employees, not just the chosen few.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3-month internship as a Trader Trainee Intern in their Wilton, CT office.

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    Former Intern - Trader Trainee Intern in Wilton, CT
    Former Intern - Trader Trainee Intern in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Commodities as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Structured desk structure
    - Very smart people on each desk, can help you with career development/trading strategies
    - Good compensation
    - Good work-life balance

    Cons

    - Pigeon hole yourself into commodities trading
    - Very slow HR, lots of paper shuffling in general

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Awesome company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Grain Trading Intern in Wilton, CT
    Former Intern - Grain Trading Intern in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Commodities as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great communication from bottom up and top down
    -Great feeling of community

    Cons

    -I had no bad experiences while interning at Dreyfus

    Recommends
  11. Lack of Communication

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant Non Manager in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant Non Manager in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Commodities full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good co-workers, opportunities for younger employees

    Cons

    Long hours are expected and need to be shown, lack of communication from management. Too many broken processes and the accountability falls on the employee. Corporate management believes that lower employee is responsible for managing then and making sure they are aware of everything. Salaries are average to low end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that employees can be replace at anytime but there is no need to tell then constantly of that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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