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Updated Apr 29, 2020

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CHS Inc CEO Jay Debertin
Jay Debertin
112 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company culture in which to work with a good work/life balance(in 20 reviews)

  • "Solid company good benefits cooperative(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work/life balance could be improved(in 10 reviews)

  • "When they make a choice to hire someone for an upper management position that person is virtually invincible(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Intern

      Best internship experience!

      Aug 13, 2018 - Anonymous Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      CHS is a great company to start out in because there are so many gears turning you get the chance to learn a variety of different things from marketing to agronomy. They're also very flexible with work-life balance which was a big plus. Pay was exceptional, too.

      Cons

      Can be tough at times to get a grasp on how the whole company functions as a unit, but you learn more with time. CHS can also at times feel like they're stuck in their old ways and want to keep it that way... An attitude of "if it's not broke, don't fix it" rather than pushing boundaries to be better.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Lots of Good Qualities, but Overall Still an Old School Place to Work

      May 4, 2019 - Corporate Employee in Inver Grove Heights, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compensation and benefits are pretty good Work/life balance overall good Exposure to leaders within your department They do give you some stretch projects, if you demonstrate willingness Sense of community, pride in company heritage Genuine focus on community stewardship (i.e. longstanding United Way partnership, commitment to hiring veterans, volunteering, etc.) Coworkers are overall very nice, caring people...they will ask about your weekends and go to lunch with you regularly Annual meeting is a neat event to attend, they do a good job of putting it on for employees and members

      Cons

      Old school culture, lack of diversity among leadership, resistance to change Some of the leaders (not the C-suite but a layer or two below) can be condescending, difficult to work with, but their behavior seems to be tolerated SAP implementation did not go well, it has been a headache to all involved Work can become repetitive, no clear career path in many cases Location - Inver Grove Heights isn't too exciting, but is convenient for many employees

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      6 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great work/life balance

      Apr 29, 2020 - Financial Analyst in Inver Grove Heights, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work/ life balance is great. The pay and health benefits are also a huge plus

      Cons

      Management style spotty depending on what department

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      The Good the Bad and the Ugly

      Feb 6, 2020 - Export Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits-- Work/Life Balance - Great co-workers- CEO seemed very approachable

      Cons

      Final manager was super unprofessional, making negative comments about other staff and even higher management. No training given but promised.... It's a very long process to move departments or even get hired. I would say it takes about 4 months both for when I got hired and from start to finish when I tried to change positions. At times overstaff and managers I dealt with were control freaks. Certainly not practice the bottom up as they state is the lean way.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Good Experiance

      Nov 24, 2019 - Certified Enegry Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, experience, management, culture, work-life balance

      Cons

      Cooperatives are small and located in rural towns

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great experience

      Jun 20, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large company offering many opportunities to learn and grow

      Cons

      Work/life balance could be improved

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Company and Benefits

      Apr 2, 2019 - Senior Accountant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      • Great company culture in which to work with a good work/life balance • Senior Management does keeps employees informed of changes and where the company is headed • Hard work will be rewarded with promotions

      Cons

      • Can be difficult to move inter-company as positions are not readily available

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Jan 31, 2019 - N/A in Saint Paul, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Your voice (no matter how small) is heard.

      Cons

      Prioritizing work and work/life balance.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Good Health benefits very poor work/life

      Nov 20, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good health benefits that is about it until they cut them to a different provider to save money

      Cons

      Have to look at reviews outside the corporate office, work life balance sucks hardly can use vacation time. Running lean all the time, no such thing as having new equipment to do your job with. Promise things that will never happen and lied to a lot

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      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      CHS - Good and Bad

      Oct 27, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work/life balance. Infrequent micro-management. The company wants results and, as long as they get them, you're left alone to do your job.

      Cons

      Variable pay/bonuses are not as advertised. The company did not make budget this year but still made a trainload of money. They're not paying bonuses. It's supposedly the 6th or 7th best year in company history, but no variable comp. If you're thinking about coming here do not let them put more than 10% of your comp on the bonus system in the negotiations. They'll try to sell you on how great and fair the bonus program is. Get everything you can in the salary because they're not fair with variable comp. A lot of long-term employees are taking a major pay cut this year for no good reason.

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      4 people found this review helpful
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