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Agrium Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Agrium President and Chief Executive Officer Chuck Magro
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Pros
  • Great culture, employees are treated with a great deal of respect, and work/life balance is good (in 8 reviews)

  • Good Work Environment and Good benefits for workers on contract (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • This used to be a good company that valued their employees, their loyalty, and their knowledge but no longer (in 4 reviews)

  • They have decided to outsource IT, based on the one trick pony CIO's recommendation, just so they can allegedly "save money" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Tonnage/Stops in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tonnage/Stops in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Agrium (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Seems like the company is heading in the right direction

    Cons

    None, to speak of, but communication can always be improved upon.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Corporate Greed Drives Programs"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agrium full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mostly good coworkers. Good products. Used to be a good, fun company before large corporate mergers changed the business objectives.

    Cons

    Now focused on driving the short-term financial goals for executive and shareholder gains. Obvious use of H1B visas and similar programs to outsource jobs for cheaper labor is appalling. The company's culture and values have sunk to new lows!

    Advice to Management

    Unfair approach to outsourcing, H1B visa programs, Operation Excellence, etc. You are wrong to assume the same efficiencies from outsourced labor. Your obvious desires to cut labor costs for your own gain will bite you someday. Short-term focus only!


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Systems Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agrium full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The other tech staff I worked with were excellent, smart and great to work with.

    Cons

    Management decided to offshore most all of the technical IT positions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't offshore


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Good challenges, but chaos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Agrium full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace, real challenges presented with an opportunity to do something about it.

    Cons

    Constant chaos. Change is normal, but the rate of change prevents better business practices.

    Advice to Management

    Finish one thing before you start the next.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Growth with an Agriculture Conglomerate"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Recently had a merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. This joint company is the world's largest supplier of potash.

    Cons

    American jobs were outsourced to India. Many were told of this development before thanksgiving and Christmas. It's business is what a few workers were told after the global announcement.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Negative Changes"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Pay is about all you can say

    Cons

    No job security, minimal growth unless you are a canadian employee. Very poor Senior Leadership

    Advice to Management

    Need to go back to the way things were.


  8. "Fertlizer Loader"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Sikeston, MO
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Sikeston, MO
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agrium (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, Good hours. Great people

    Cons

    Long hourse, Never knew when you were going to get off


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Agrium Inc."

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    Current Employee - Network Operations Center Network Analyst in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Network Operations Center Network Analyst in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Agrium (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, good work environment, the management is super nice and the coworkers are great to work with. Very laid back.

    Cons

    Everything IT related is getting outsourced and too much division of responsibilities which causes production to be slow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep IT in-house!!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Human Resource in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Human Resource in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong company, good people. Management is nice but they have no qualms about closing locations if they think it'll help profitability.

    Cons

    The company used to care about their employees more. It's gotten to be more of a typical corporate environment where profitability is the primary (and sometimes only) focus so they can keep shareholders happy.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency. The rumor is that your Canadian employees sometimes get treated better in terms of salaries, benefits, opportunities, etc.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "maintenance / millwright"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic/Welder in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanic/Welder in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agrium (Less than a year)

    Pros

    freedom to make decisions , good pay , bonus program , smart employees , open communication

    Cons

    upper mgmt. not in touch with the workers

    Advice to Management

    step down off the hill and and work more closely with the people that MAKE the company


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