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Cargill Hopkins Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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Hopkins, MN

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  • Work/Life Balance is a sin, there is none, you just deal with it (in 69 reviews)

  • Business units operate in independent silos (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "IT Analyst"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    They outsource a lot of NA IT jobs.

    Advice to Management

    They know what they are doing.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Goodbye from an "impacted" IT employee"

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    Current Employee - IT - Senior Professional in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - IT - Senior Professional in Hopkins, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, fair pay and benefits. Opportunity for incoming applicants to rebuild.

    Cons

    Always lagging behind in IT methodology. i.e. Agile has only been formally allowed by the PMO in the last year or so.

    As one of those recently "impacted" by reorg, I will be leaving Cargill soon after 20 years of service. I'm one of many senior professions being displaced in favor of outsourcing and offshore service centers. The loss of knowledge is extensive. Impact to our internal customers will be high. Employee morale is very low. The next few years in IT are going to be very rocky.

    Advice to Management

    Trying to replace a senior professional with 1-3 entry level individuals doesn't wok. Instead of having loyal people who can troubleshoot complex issues and think on their feet, your customers are getting people who can't think beyond the list of 10 things they have as a script and leave as soon as their shift is over. Five years ago, you could feel the loyalty of the employees. That's not the case today. I wish Cargill and the remaining employees well. I will be keeping in touch with amazing coworkers who have also been impacted. Some people, you shouldn't let go of. You should keep that in mind.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "a glance at Cargill"

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    Current Employee - SAP Business Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - SAP Business Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible work environment including open office, telecommuting, dress for your day policy

    Cons

    feeling unvaluable as a person


  4. "Project Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Project Data Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - Project Data Analyst in Hopkins, MN

    I worked at Cargill (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cargill is a well known company

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from its workers


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Arrogance and inexperience in IT leaders"

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    Current Employee - IT Supervisor in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - IT Supervisor in Hopkins, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are generally loyal and committed. Decent pay and benefits, flexibility in work/life balance though that is changing. Strong business, good work environment and great people.

    Cons

    IT leadership is short-sighted and inexperienced, interested only in building their resume, unwilling to consider different perspective. Process is mandated despite outcomes. They will spin anything as success and make excuses all day long.

    Advice to Management

    Know your people, value them and treat them well whether they've been here 6 months or 30 years. Stop preaching values you obviously know nothing about. Be trustworthy and respectful.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "10 years at Cargill"

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    Current Employee - SAP Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - SAP Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    diversity, inclusive environment, flexible work arrangements, telecommuting options, great culture, great people

    Cons

    high workload, slow advances in technology, slow career advancement, experience valued over education, constant restructuring/reorganizing causing job losses


  7. "great place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Accounts Receivable in Hopkins, MN
    Former Contractor - Accounts Receivable in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work conditions
    excellent facilities
    good coworkers

    Cons

    Don't offer the position as permanent

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of agility and innovation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Hopkins, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, convenient location, people in the R&D group are amazing - wealth of knowledge. Good vacation (if negotiated) and ok benefits.

    Cons

    The company lacks agility, and the focus is shifting aways from innovation. The few innovation focused businesses are struggling, with experienced people driven put to other companies. When it comes to marketing, the company is years behind. There's vague understanding of modern marketing practices, the value of marketing or career paths. It's great for someone in Sales, Commercial roles or Supply Chain.

    Advice to Management

    The world is changing, focusing on doing business the same way it's been done won't prepare the company for future growth.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Cargill is a mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, modern facilities

    Cons

    Pay, too many layers of management

    Advice to Management

    Employees feel undervalued at times


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Collections Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great growth potential, many departments to transfer to.

    Cons

    You feel like a cog in a huge machine.


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