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Wayzata, MN
10000+ employees
1865
Company - Private
Agriculture & Forestry
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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Working at Cargill

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, our privately held company employs 142,000 people in 65 countries. We help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and are ... Read more

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  • "FSQR Chemist I or Quality Chemist I"

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    Current Employee - FSQR Chemist I in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - FSQR Chemist I in Cedar Rapids, IA
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    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture/atmosphere and the fellow chemists I work with are fun to work with. I enjoy that we are all close to the same age and get along. There are definitely opportunities for promotion and advancement if you want them (obviously you will have to seek out projects and responsibilities) specialists and managers are happy to help you advance your career in the direction you'd like. Also really great health benefits!

    Cons

    I don't feel like I get to use my degree (BS in Chemistry) as much as I would like. The job isn't too technical (which is also a good thing since I started here right after graduating). I am also not a fan of the industrial setting; wearing a hard hat, steel toes boots, and jeans everyday isn't what I exactly desire in a job. Working 12 hours shifts, especially night shift can get very long and lonely. It took me a while to get used to it and figure out how to fill my time off.

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Cargill Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cargill.

    Interview

    Went through a initial phone interview with Plant Manager and Project Manager. Was setup with a in person interview with Production Planner, Project Manager and Plant Manager where I was provided a tour of the facility.

    Interview Questions

    • How do I manage expectations?   1 Answer
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Cargill Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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