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CHS Inc Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Agronomist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CHS Inc full-time

    Pros

    Love this job. I'm out of the office more often then not helping growers answering questions on there agronomic needs and getting back in touch with the growers and producers. Its a sales job but I don't feel like its a sales job. The best part when its not slow and I need time off for my family there isn't any blow-back from management or my bosses they understand. I know this isn't everywhere but its a nice to feel like I can have a life outside of work.

    Cons

    The draw back is when things get busy they get really busy in the spring its a 7 day a week job and there isnt enough hours in the day, when its slow its extremely slow.


  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Marshall, MN
    Current Employee - Sales in Marshall, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent salary, corporate office is a great place to work but stay out of the country locations..

    Cons

    Country locations make you work in operations regardless of job description. Hours worked in the fall and spring are 10 -12 hour days 7 days a week. No such thing as work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Pay overtime to salaried employees. You are burning people out and employees are looking for other positions constantly.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "CHS, a great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CHS Inc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    CHS is a great company to work for. I highly recommend CHS if you're looking for employment in the Agricultural, Grain or Energy industry. I was very happy working at CHS.

    Cons

    Overall, a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Consider overseeing smaller departments with fewer managers.


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  5. "Outreach - Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CHS Inc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working at CHS is I am valued as an employee. Senior leadership is very intentional about making sure employees are aware of what is happening throughout the businesses and that what I do everyday makes a difference and matters to our member owners.

    Cons

    The organization is growing and changing all the time. This isn't negative, but sometimes it is hard to keep up. I am excited about all the possibilities this brings to me as an employee!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication and transparency going! It is extremely helpful to understand the big picture!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Energy Sales"

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    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant- Sales in Wayland, MI
    Former Employee - Field Energy Consultant- Sales in Wayland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are looking for a transitional sales job (not a career!!!), this isn't a bad place to stop. Benefits are decent, nice to have a company car, co-worker's at my branch were all pretty decent to work with.

    Cons

    DON'T buy into any promises of bonuses and commissions. If coming from a background with a decent bonus / commission structure.... you will not be happy here. Our branch in Hamilton, MI turned over 4 out of 4 Energy Sales Representatives in less than 9 months. Of course management will explain to you that the representatives were the problem. Believe what you want.... (Keep your guard up... and your resume active and updated!)

    Advice to Management

    Hit the reset button. Don't mention commissions / bonuses to tenured sales people that are familiar with REAL commission structures. CAPPED commissions are a joke, and should be mentioned up front. Tenured Sales people coming in with a good track record would probably benefit more from a bigger emphasis on PRODUCT training, not sales training. This maybe a step (at best) above an entry-level job. To stop the bleeding on retention, either lower your expectations, and higher entry-level candidates, or raise the commission structure for the benefit of the tenured people to keep them motivated, and to keep them with the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Insecure Middle management at Annawan ethanol facility"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Annawan, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Annawan, IL

    I worked at CHS Inc full-time

    Pros

    After CHS bought out Patriot Renewable Fuels, benefits improved dramatically.

    Cons

    upper management allows mid management to intimidate, throw temper tantrums and rage about all matter of work related issues.

    Advice to Management

    Operators and maintenance technicians should not be brow beat into submission. Worker moral is very low.


  8. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, conservative, work life balance

    Cons

    no bonus this year, management


  9. "Process Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Belgrade, MT
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Belgrade, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CHS Inc (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture between the process engineers seemed very close and I was welcomed in as soon as I got there. Work environment is friendly and I never felt like I was set up for failure. They definitely eased me in with difficulty of work.

    Cons

    I never really had a problem as I was simply an intern. I think if I were to work there for longer I might possibly see changes that could be made.


  10. "Procurement Merchandiser Intern"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Intern in River Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Merchandising Intern in River Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CHS Inc (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work in

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company and Great Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Organization is faced with major change efforts which only provide great opportunities for those who see change as an opportunity to effect and help mold the organization.

    Cons

    For those who are change adverse or fear change, perhaps not the right time to join the Organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, perhaps at a faster pace.


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