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Land O'Lakes Overview

Arden Hills, MN
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
A career at Land O’Lakes means working at the heart of the dynamic agriculture and food industries—and helping to solve some of the world’s greatest food challenges. If you know us as “the butter company,” you may be surprised to ... Read more

Mission: Feeding human progress.

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    “Never has it been more important than right now to put your team first, to listen, to do everything you can to help [employees] feel grounded, comfortable, engaged and tied into the mission and with each other,” Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford tells FORTUNE.

  • COVID-19

    Broadband access has never been more important. Our CEO Beth Ford shares how Land O'Lakes is partnering with co-ops to bring better connectivity to rural communities across the U.S. to improve connectivity to telemedicine, distance learning and business opportunities.

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Land O'Lakes – Why Work With Us?

Welcome to Land O'Lakes, Inc. Main Image

We're Feeding Human Progress

A career at Land O'Lakes means working at the heart of the dynamic agriculture and food industriesand helping to solve some of the world's greatest food challenges.

Land O'Lakes by the numbers:

  • #212 on the Fortune 500
  • $14 billion in revenue
  • 8,000+ employees
  • 99 years of operation
  • Doing business in 50 states and 60 countries

We believe that by working together, we can build something greater. Our business units, each dedicated to helping communities around the world flourish, allow us to go to market every day and fulfill our purpose of Feeding Human Progress.

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Dairy Foods. We're an icon in our nation's kitchens and restaurants, and a key supplier to food manufacturers around the world.

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Animal Nutrition. We create the nutrition products and practices that unlock the full potential of every animal for a healthier, more productive life.

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Crop Inputs & Insights. Our products, technology, and insights help farmers and retailers win in the field and around the world. We're the No.1 whole distributor of seed and crop protection products.

We're looking for audacious optimists

We’re committed to providing commercially viable, economically sustainable food and agricultural systems to communities around the world. With our diversi­fied businesses, which touch nearly every aspect of the food production cycle, we’re unique positioned. To succeed, though, we know we're going to need the right people.

 Indeed Top 50    DEI Best Places to Work

Our employees bring a wide range of talents, experiences and perspectives. We actively support and celebrate this diversity in our workplace. 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. Are you an audacious optimist? Are you ready to help us make a difference? We’re always looking for talented, passionate people to join our mission.

Take the next step on your journey with Land O’Lakes. See how our team members are making a difference every day at



At Land O'Lakes, we work together to discover, build and achieve our purpose. Vital to our success and core to who we are, is diversity and inclusion. It m​eans valuing and respecting t​he perspectives, experiences and talents of all individuals.

Rooted in our cooperative values, our employee and member community is built on the principles of inclusion and embraces teamwork. High performing teams, where every voice feels heard and valued, allow us to pursue our common purpose: Feeding Human Progress.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are a great way to get involved and contribute to our inclusive environment. Our current ERGs are:

  • African Ancestry
  • Aging Successfully (Experienced Worker)​
  • Asian Affinity Connection ​​(Asian-Pacific​)
  • disAbility Awareness
  • LINC (​​Leadership, Inspiration, Networking, Confidence; Field based targeting connection with those in the field who are customer facing)
  • LOL Amigos (Hispanic/Latino)
  • Pride Alliance (LGBTQ​ and Allies)
  • VETS ERG (Veterans Enablement and Troop Support​)
  • Women’s Leadership Network 
  • Young Professionals Network

Our dedicated team of college recruiters are focused on connecting students to the right opportunities to launch their careers by ensuring every candidate, intern and new graduate has the tools to succeed and grow.

Our programs focus on Land O’Lakes’ three pillars, Supporting Education, Alleviating Hunger and Building Communities, as we strive to ensure a great experience that helps all candidates make valuable career connections, learn about opportunities within the agriculture business and receive valuable insights into the culture of Land O’Lakes.

Program Highlights

  • We host more than 300 on-campus events at scholls across the country.
  • We hire more than 200 summer interns and more than 50 full-time rotational roles each year.
  • Internships last 10 to 12 weeks and are located at our corporate headquarters, remotely and at more than 100 locations nationwide.
  • We host a two-day intern orientation and final project presentations  in the Twin Cities.
  • Interns play a crucial role on business-critical projects, and deliver recommendations to business leaders.

Land O'Lakes Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great Company to Work For!"

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


    Great company to work for! Fast paced environment, good salaries and benefits, great overall company culture. The company is a Farmer-Owned Co-Op and has been in business for almost 100 years. They stay true to their roots while still bringing technology and innovation in ways that surprise most people. I have had all the support and opportunities I could ask for, and the company truly lives out its core values of Safety and Quality.


    I have been extremely happy with my time at Land O’Lakes.

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Land O'Lakes Photos

Land O'Lakes photo of: Social steps in our Arden Hills headquarters
Land O'Lakes photo of: Human logo at HQ
Land O'Lakes photo of: Celebrating the butter emoji with Ebony from MANRRS!
Land O'Lakes photo of: Kicking off Black History Month with St. Paul Mayor, Melvin Carter.
Land O'Lakes photo of: It's pretty cool when your CEO pops into a meeting to say hello!
Land O'Lakes photo of: Collaboration at the corporate office.
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Land O'Lakes Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes (Arden Hills, MN) in January 2016.


    Very formal, I interviewed with four people for about 20 minutes (or more) each. Challenging questions. Be prepared ahead of time and be prepared to share all your wins, success stories, and strengths.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you had to cascade information out to your stakeholders? What was the information, and how did you handle it?   1 Answer
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Land O'Lakes Awards & Accolades

  • Indeed Top-Rated Workplaces: The Top 50, Indeed, 2019
  • Forbes 2019 America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2019
  • Fortune Magazine's Change The World, Fortune, 2019
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018
  • Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, Disability Equality Index (DEI), 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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