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American Crystal Sugar Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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  1. "intersesting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician in Hillsboro, ND
    Current Employee - Electrician in Hillsboro, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Crystal Sugar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    decent pay,there are some knowledgeable employees

    Cons

    paid less per hour working shift,not much communication between shift e&i dept and day employees


  2. "Can't complain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Crystal Sugar full-time

    Pros

    Full week off per month, great pay

    Cons

    Crazy Schedule, on and off nights


  3. "Anamet operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Grand Forks, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Grand Forks, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Crystal Sugar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good money decent benefits for a shithole

    Cons

    Managment, job, coworkers, union, smell


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  5. "Avoid this place like the plague."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Contractor in East Grand Forks, MN
    Former Employee - Contractor in East Grand Forks, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay for someone with no other options.

    Cons

    The facilities are utterly disgusting. It is a depressing place to work at. Machinery is clearly in disrepair. I did industrial cleaning in their facilities and I saw things that no one should see inside of their machines. The place is unionized and most workers have little incentive to work hard if at all. Contractors are heavily relied on.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the union guys. Update your machinery. Do a complete overhaul on your facilities.


  6. "at least the pay was good"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Process Tech in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Process Tech in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Crystal Sugar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits also lots of time off.

    Cons

    when they shut down in the summer you become a maintenance worker regardless of your actual position

    Advice to Management

    rethink your choices for supervisor positions


  7. "PGK Tech IV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Pgk Tech IV in Hillsboro, ND
    Current Employee - Pgk Tech IV in Hillsboro, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Crystal Sugar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    DuPont 12 hour work schedules, Benefits including HSA, Medical/Dental/Disability Insurance and 401k with Match. Union work environment.

    Cons

    Some typical co worker drama, no bonuses to non management employees, Management does not seem to recognize the employees who work harder than the others and go the extra mile. Also promotions seem to go by favoritism and not year of service and work preformance of the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees who go the extra mile. Someone's hard work should truly be appreciated. Also fix the promotional procedure during the 2017 Labor Negotations. Promotion should go by both Senority and Work Preformance and Satisfication History, not by Favortism.


  8. "PacK aging Tech"

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    Former Employee - Packaging Tech in Moorhead, MN
    Former Employee - Packaging Tech in Moorhead, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Crystal Sugar full-time

    Pros

    16hr to start. Mediocre benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible, and I mean really terrible, supervisors. Ancient equipment. Unsafe conditions. Union that does nothing. Horrible hours, do you want to work fro mn 8pm-8am for $16hr? Do yourself a favor and look very hard for any other job, you will hate this one within 2 months.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all of your supervisors in the Moorhead factory on the packaging side. And invest in your equipment.


  9. "Very sad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Cornell, WI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Cornell, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Crystal Sugar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well the only problem here is free sugar!

    Cons

    Bad upper management human resources nobody cares if an employee complains they are all over you even if the complaint is false.

    Advice to Management

    Get a life and stop taking false complaints and getting rid of good people I enjoyed my job there however deadbeat replacement employees made false complaints because they didn't want to follow the rules!


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Crystal Sugar full-time

    Pros

    World class people to work with, from mechanics, welders to process techs.
    Safety is the number one concern of all staff. Shift schedule makes it so you only work 14 days out of every 28 and you get an entire week off every month.

    Cons

    Many of the positions are 12 hour rotating shifts so taking good care of yourself with proper rest and nutrition is important.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  11. "Seasonal Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Inbound Product Checker in Hillsboro, ND
    Former Employee - Inbound Product Checker in Hillsboro, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Crystal Sugar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good management team and over all good work environment.

    Cons

    Seasonal employment - brutal winters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!



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