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  • 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. "Great international experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are incredibly smart and driven. Teamwork is prized and is important to create in a cross-functional, matrixed, decentralized organization.

    Cons

    Information is always power and the decentralized nature of the company ensures that information does not flow easily among constituencies. Process is a lousy concept at Bunge.


  2. "Decentralization rules"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bunge Limited full-time

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, global company with lots of international contacts.

    Cons

    Too decentralized to make anything happen. Everyone claims ownership when there is controversial topic, no one can make a decision.

    Advice to Management

    More hierarchy would expedite decision making process.


  3. "Accounting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    There are not to many cons working here

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice to have more opportunities to move up in the company


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good experience but too much bureaucracy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bunge Limited full-time

    Pros

    You will get a LOT of experience in your field, and often inter-disciplinary experience. You will work with incredibly smart and diverse people who are eager to share their knowledge. Entry level employees are often exposed to material beyond their experience level with helps them to grow faster in their careers. Global company with many opportunities to travel and learn about other cultures. Products and services are very interesting to learn about and the company wants all employees, regardless of their function, to be familiar with their business. Salaries tend to be higher.

    Cons

    At this company you often have to do "more with less" .A lot of long hours. There are zero flexible work arrangements and you are expected to be in your chair at all times. Leaving on time means that you are leaving early. At this company you often have to do "more with less" . Not many opportunities for growth unless you are willing to relocate, often internationally.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more. Stop with the red tape. Just because you did something for a long time isn't reason enough to keep doing it. Get up to date with flexible work arrangements and formal development opportunities.


  5. "Strong Company Stuck In Old Ways"

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    • 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.


  6. "good idea, poor implementation"

    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
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "a good place if you have a family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  8. "Bunge Limited"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.


  9. "overall interesting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Bucharest (Romania)

    Pros

    mulinational company
    stability on the market
    promotion possibility
    comissions revenue
    company package
    market leader in its area

    Cons

    salary
    overtime not paid
    weekend shifts
    no company car
    no company mobile

    Advice to Management

    take a closer look to the people and performances from your departament


  10. "Remuneration is good, but job wide is bad."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Due Diligence Consultant
    Former Employee - Due Diligence Consultant
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good name - a big multinational company
    Good remuneration
    Nice boss
    Freedom to work in the way I am most comfortable with

    Cons

    Bad system of information sharing
    A dying industry after 2012
    Supervisor lacks fundamental knowledge of the industry and management skills.

    Advice to Management

    A clear system of information sharing and management.
    Better staff and managers
    Looking at other potential industries
    Better filter system of suppliers


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