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Land O'Lakes Overview

Arden Hills, MN
5001 to 10000 employees
1921
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
In 1921, 320 dairy farmers met in St. Paul, Minnesota, to form the Minnesota Cooperative Creameries Association. Their idea was simple—join together to effectively market and distribute members’ dairy production across the country.

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Mission: Feeding human progress.

Company Updates

  • On-farm sustainability assessments get a refresh.

    Land O'Lakes Inc. - On-farm sustainability assessments get a refresh

    Learn how Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN's efforts help us meet changing consumer and customer demands by giving us the data to back up our claims to customers and provide a platform to proactively tell our sustainability story.

  • Twomentor sits down with Beth Ford to discuss the passion + purpose of her work in the food and agricultural industry.

    Feeding Our Growing Population & Nurturing the Skilled Workforce at Land O'Lakes

    At Twomentor, we like to share bi-weekly thought leadership from phenomenal executives and social entrepreneurs focused on: a diverse skilled workforce, social impact entrepreneurship, mentoring cultures, sponsorship and elevating women in STEM careers. Beth Ford, COO of Land O'Lakes is the real deal role model and we love how she has found passion + purpose in her work.

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Land O'Lakes – Why Work For Us?


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A different kind of company

At Land O’Lakes, Inc., we're ­proud of who we are and what we do. Since 1921, we have been member-owned. Today, we are one of the premier agribusiness and food companies in the nation. Our value-added brands are among America’s most loved and trusted.

Although our long history in agribusiness gives us a unique perspective, we’re focused on the future. We want to grow not only as a company–but as people. Our employees bring a wide range of talents, experiences and perspectives. And we actively support and celebrate this diversity in our workplace.

As a growth and performance focused business, we have a commitment to providing safe, affordable and abundant food in our communities and around the world. Land O’Lakes is a place where people are expected to, and get to, make a difference every day.

This is where you come in. If you’re ready to help us make a difference, we’re always looking for talented, passionate people to join our team.

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Building a brighter future

We’ve been a growth company from the start, and today, our focus hasn’t changed. Every day, we’re continually striving to be one of the best food and agricultural companies of our era. With three diversi­fied businesses that touch nearly every aspect of the food production cycle, we’re in a unique position that allows us to grow strategically.

And we’re not just looking to grow here at home. We’re committed to providing commercially viable, economically sustainable food and agricultural systems in our communities and throughout the world. To continue to make this happen, we know we need the right people.

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A history of responsible, sustainable business

As a cooperative, we have rural roots. Land O’Lakes was formed by farmers and for farmers. These hardworking men and women were committed to responsible, sustainable stewardship of the land. Today, we’re proud to carry on this tradition.

What this means is we’re proud to be leaders in improving agricultural sustainability. In fact, some of our member-owners are often early adopters of innovative practices to power their businesses, grow their crops and raise their animals.

We also think responsibility means reaching out into our communities and across the world. Helping others is just what we do as a company–and as people. The Land O’Lakes Foundation proactively helps rural communities by donating resources that develop and strengthen organizations dedicated to hunger relief, education and community. And our International Development Division embodies our commitment to global food security and sustainable agriculture.

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Help us make a difference

Land O’Lakes is a place where people are expected to, and get to, make a difference every day. Our employees have a chance to make a real impact. And while we play a leading role in the farm-to-market process, our career opportunities go far beyond the traditional agribusiness professions., including with our local member cooperatives.

For us, best talent isn’t a nice to have, it is a must have. So we continually invest in our employees. Competitive wages, best-in-class benefits packages, and a variety of value-added programs help employees live healthy lives and grow their careers. We value people with a wide range of talents, experiences and perspectives--and we actively support and celebrate this diversity in our workplace.

We’re always looking for talented, passionate people to join our team.

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You’re going places–we’ll help you find your way

We recruit at some of the top colleges and universities throughout the United States to bring the best talent into our company. With an emphasis on teams, collaboration and innovative ideas, at Land O’Lakes people are expected to, and get to, make a difference every day.

Whether you’re interested in an internship or full-time position, we’re interested in you.

The intern experience

Our interns aren’t making copies or pushing papers. They’re living the job, learnings the ins and outs of our business. And while we’re proud of our roots, our internship opportunities go far beyond traditional agribusiness professions.

Every intern gets their own project and the opportunity to have a real impact on our business. Along the way, there will be a lot of chances to network, meet our leaders and start building your career.

We begin posting internships at the beginning of September, with most positions filled by the first part of January. However, continue to check campus.landolakes.jobs, as new internships come available throughout the school year.

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    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    values, income, work environment, training

    Cons

    current local top manager prefers micromanagement

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Land O'Lakes Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes (Minneapolis, MN) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Applied Online. Got an email from HR for initial screening. Immediately at the end of HR phone interview, I was scheduled to talk with a senior manager the very next day over phone.

    ****Phone Interview with Manager****
    The hiring manager seemed interested in people who have worked on Horton Works Distribution as they were using Big Data On it.
    The manager had a very fixed set of beliefs and if you don't happen to fall in that set, you are right away rejected.
    ***Questions Asked***
    Few irrelevant design questions
    Also, a couple of questions that their team is trying to solve but not yet succeeded, but the hiring manager expected you to solve it.

    Overall:
    Very conservative attitude of manager, not open to people who have worked on similar tools and have ability to learn.

    Interview Questions

    • Run-in-a-mil design questions that are completely irrelevant especially when you have your system in place and you want people to just maintain it.   Answer Question
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Land O'Lakes Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • 100% rating on Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign, 2014

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