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Agrium Reviews

Updated January 7, 2018
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Agrium President and Chief Executive Officer Chuck Magro
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Pros
  • Good Work Environment and Good benefits for workers on contract (in 12 reviews)

  • Great people, willing to give lots of responsibility (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The fact that it's the employees who have worked hard to help build this company are no longer valued is truly a shame (in 5 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. "Applicator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Agrium full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Uncertainty on the horizon"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Agrium full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company, great 401k, products assist farming

    Cons

    Management takes employees for granted, not engaged, lower than average pay for like jobs, nothing to set apart from other employers!

    Advice to Management

    PAY ATTENTION TO THOSE WHO KEEP THE PLANT RUNNING! Reward good ideas and promote within where deserved not through nepotism.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "No sense of direction"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary with decent benefits

    Cons

    Corporate management seemed to be constantly changing direction

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent and keep in mind the trickle down effect on the employees at the plants.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "IT Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agrium full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good products, good opportunity

    Cons

    Disorganized, poor leadership, very set in old ways and the "we have always done it this way" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and empower them.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Started out good"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Soda Springs, ID
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Soda Springs, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agrium full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I️ started at the company thinking this is the place I️ was going to retire. pay, decent benefits

    Cons

    Harry deans and his cutting costs. Layoffs threatened for 8 months with little communication on what was going on. Canadian corporate support never could make a decision just threw grenades over the fence. Lots of corporate action items. Backfilled management positions and never got paid. A company not dedicated to their people but to the investors.

    Advice to Management

    Manage all sites like your flagship. You let one plant manager destroy a great site, a site that was a leader in safety and production. Now you are selling them, and at a loss for good people.


  6. "Decent Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agrium full-time

    Pros

    normally good compensation and benefit package

    Cons

    Be ready to put in a lot of hours. Not much in the way of upward mobility. such a big company not always sure of whats going on.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Entry Level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Agrium full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Terrible time, too much change. They are trying to operate as a small company

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Very good company"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Relationship Manager in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - IT Business Relationship Manager in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people culture, performance bonus, great pockets of leadership and strategic thinking. Philanthropic company with plenty of opportunity to make a difference.

    Cons

    Mediocre benefits, sometimes overly structured and bureaucratic. Pockets of unilateral thinking and lack of inclusion which must be navigated. Some antiquated rules and thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and simplify. Find the good ideas that exist in lower levels of the company.


  9. Helpful (12)

    "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!


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Used to be a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agrium full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Pay was ok but not great
    Good Communication

    Cons

    Cost Cutting
    Outsourcing of IT and Accounting


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