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Bunge Limited Reviews

Updated January 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, very diverse place, good work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Global company with many opportunities to travel and learn about other cultures (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bunge Limited (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, very diverse place, good work life balance

    Cons

    Location in White Plains, not necessarily competitive base


  2. "Internship experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bunge Limited (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful work culture, the company treated interns as a regular employee and the ideas are heard by management. Proper balance between applying the learnings and also get assistance when required.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. Sometimes communication gets delayed a bit.


  3. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bunge Limited full-time

    Pros

    Global Business, dynamic environment, good benefits . Some people are kind

    Cons

    Very political and the lack of processes make all decisions informal. You need to be in the "loop" to be promoted. Not very organized and the work environment is not good.


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  5. "Tax Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Planning Manager in Lake Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Tax Planning Manager in Lake Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bunge Limited (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team work, health insurance. Easy to move between areas during your career development. Maternity leave full payed. 30 days of vacation per year.

    Cons

    Hard to be promoted. A lot of meetings. X x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x c x


  6. "Bunge Limited"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bunge Limited (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global company. Opportunities in other regions.

    Cons

    People management needs improvement. HR should be more involved.


  7. "White Plains"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New York in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - New York in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bunge Limited full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely entrepreneurial. A young company feel in a 200 year-old institution. Dynamic top-notch senior management team.

    Cons

    Career development not structured but, in line with the entrepreneurial culture of the company, it is up to the individual. This is a pro and a con depending on the individual.


  8. "sr software engg"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for agricultural commodity business , good benefits

    Cons

    business oriented company, not an iT shop

    Advice to Management

    no comments


  9. Helpful (1)

    "a good place if you have a family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bunge Limited full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    focus on safety of its workers over production, good work/life balance, friendly people, good exit opportunity for consultants that want a comfortable job, good opportunities to pivot given high turnover of employees, free coffee and snacks in kitchens, Friday summer hours at 15:00

    Cons

    glass ceiling for women and minorities, management decisions are often made on intuition rather than data, decentralized organization often leads to duplication of work and divergence of policies, entrepreneurship within the enterprise is not valued, mediocre benefits

    Advice to Management

    follow the data


  10. "good idea, poor implementation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bunge Limited (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A wide global footprint, variety of cultures opinions and mindsets, a lot of excellent qualified people who are willing to help, particularly if one makes an effort to understand what needs to be done and why. Company provides training, assuming one will have time to take it. Possibility to define your further career step and land an international assignment. An opportunity to learn A LOT. Top notch Controller's group.

    Cons

    Political, people get hired/ promoted for having right contacts, not for experience, skill set and potential value adding. More scrutiny is needed into hiring process and matching candidate to particular roles/ teams. Men are promoted more over women and paid higher, which spreads a poor vibe and reduces diversity on management team. Bunge is a complex business and there is a lot of talent turnover due to poor talent retention. Due to it's complexity, it takes a while to learn how Bunge functions, so qualified talent leaving is detrimental and therefore, the wheel needs to be reinvented over and over again, which is a constant distraction from goal attainment. Company culture needs to be more defined and respected. Jobs need to be posted for more than 3 days and qualified candidates (whether internal or external) need to be interviewed for those roles by a variety of people. More work is being spread over less staff which exhausts and demotivates resources as well as adds job security concerns. More management needs to be qualified leaders. Will still recommend working there just because of variety of possible opportunities and learning one can get. Hopefully the rest will be fixed soon.

    Advice to Management

    promote based on talent, implement an effective talent retention program, employee referral program and contingency/ succession planing. Senior management needs to be more accountable for their achievements/ failures in front of the employees at staff meetings, such as a town hall meeting, a quarter/ semiannual results meeting, etc. Hire a strong and seasoned HR leader.


  11. "Strong Company Stuck In Old Ways"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP/GTM Specialist and Automated Tester in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - SAP/GTM Specialist and Automated Tester in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    A multinational agri-business company with strong benefits and really tries to cultivate a team that stays together a long time. Very strong focus on employee safety and overall well being.

    Cons

    Very unorganized and communication seems to be a universal problem throughout the company. Management promotes openness and honesty but fails to deliver on these themselves. Overall feels like a company stuck in it's old ways.

    Advice to Management

    Act upon the openness that you promote. Communication within teams, between teams, and from employees to managers and vice versa needs serious improvement.



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