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CF Industries Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits for the area (in 4 reviews)

  • really good pay, an it was just an all around great company to work for (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There are no cons about interning at CF (in 3 reviews)

  • Must be willing to work in somewhat remote areas with small-town atmosphere, although there are usually big cities close by (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Outside Operator
    Former Employee - Outside Operator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CF Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family Oriented, Excellent training and wonderful pay

    Cons

    Can be a bit "clicky". Slow advancement especially if your an asset to your department


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux City, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for the area.

    Cons

    Management plays favoritism and lets qualified individuals go. Hard to get hired on, need to know someone in management.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to fight for positions for qualified individuals instead of saying "Sr. Management won't do that" Also supervisors and managers need to stop showing favoritism to individuals that are willing to throw fellow employees "under the bus" to management to make themselves look better.

  3. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company used to have great managers.

    Cons

    Long working hours without pay increase.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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    Current Employee - Management in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Management in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CF Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pros for CF are in the rear view mirror. A lot of change in past two years that have not benefited the company, it's employees or shareholders.

    Cons

    Poor growth decisions have cost the company a lot of money. Moral is down, turnover at an all time high. Used to have very limited turnover. Not the same company I loved for years. Prior CEO ran a company that performed like a well oiled machine and people were appreciated. Now only Sr Mgmt is rewarded (read info online regarding their salaries) and many of them should be gone for poor business decisions and putting this company at risk. Shareholders are not seeing a future for their investments. CIO is far from being qualified, just spirally down, does not have the people skills to align the team. Company still produces and sells a lot of product though is not as respected in the industry as we used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Sr Mgmt is an old boys club and that does not cut it in today's times. Shareholders are going to bring more pressure for us to move in the right direction. Be more transparent and stop hiring people like the CIO, that bring artificial value. Hold Upper Management accountable for the downturn of what was a great company.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Average to Good company-Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at CF Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Pension and 401K plan
    Team environment

    Cons

    Work at home or flex time not an option
    Mgmt says open door policy but not really
    Shows favoritism


  6. "Trying to get out of Rate a Company"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Suerisor in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Procurement Suerisor in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small feel. Able to know most people

    Cons

    Senior Leadership too far from daily operations


  7. "do not recommend this place!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CF Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    there's plenty of opportunity to move around the company

    Cons

    long hours, average pay, lots of politics amongst management, constant turnover. some ineffective/bad leaders.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "CF has several meanings, I'll just say Cluster ...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yazoo City, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yazoo City, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CF Industries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Money good if willing to bend over

    Cons

    Psychotic management, wouldn't be surprised if former boss Searial killer

    Advice to Management

    Grow some ethics, something which makes a bull a Steer.


  9. "CF Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Donaldsonville, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Donaldsonville, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CF Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    trouble with team development and communication

    Advice to Management

    Weekly meeting with management and teams come together to discuss issues as well as accomplishments.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "CF's Lost Culture and Toxic Corporate Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plants and Distribution Facilities provide a very good local work environment. 401 K match up to 6%.

    Cons

    Overly aggressive growth is significantly impacting corporate values and culture. CF Corporate continues to hire from outside, instead of developing and recognizing people internally. Very unhealthy toxic corporate environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Return to more conservative business growth objectives, develop real employee recognition and development programs, promote within, improve corporate morale, rebuild CF's culture.


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