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Cargill Intern Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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  • Work/Life Balance is not as good as you would want (in 78 reviews)

  • Business units operate in independent silos (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Highly Recommend for Someone Looking for Values-Centered Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Production Management Intern in Lake Odessa, MI
    Former Intern - Production Management Intern in Lake Odessa, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to variety of manufacturing/production processes
    Great mentoring by managers
    People and food/personal safety were top priorities

    Cons

    Working conditions were sometimes very cold/very hot, but that's inevitable in a production environment

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the internship program and good candidates will stay with the company


  2. "R&D Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineering Intern in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - R&D Engineering Intern in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Cargill part-time

    Pros

    The R&D group is a great place for chemical engineering based continuum modeling.

    Cons

    Did not work long enough.

  3. "Merchandising intern"

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    Former Intern - Merchandising Intern in Kansas City, KS
    Former Intern - Merchandising Intern in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a ton; got to do a variety of things

    Cons

    Clear expectations were never laid out


  4. "Great company, not the work I wanted."

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    Former Intern - Production Management Engineer Intern in Fullerton, CA
    Former Intern - Production Management Engineer Intern in Fullerton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cargill as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was very friendly and the company culture really pushes safety.

    Cons

    Was not what I wanted to be doing with my career. Didn't feel like my talents were put to use.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, but be careful about how you use the people you have available.


  5. "No full-time placement"

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    Former Employee - EHS Intern in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - EHS Intern in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of projects to work on. Smart people, good pay

    Cons

    Scope of projects could get out of hand quickly, stagnating significant progress

    Advice to Management

    Why are you offering internships if there are no permanent placement options available?


  6. "Very Supportive, Welcoming, Going in the Right Direction"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Supportive, great vision for department

    Cons

    Still figuring out data capabilities


  7. "Location, Location, Location"

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    Former Intern - Human Resource Intern
    Former Intern - Human Resource Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, diversity.

    Cons

    My specific location was not tolerant of diversity and management was unwilling to make changes to improve efficiency or employee satisfaction. This is not at every Cargill location, but it was at this one...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees...they work the floors every day and know what happens so they may know a thing or two about what needs to change. Stop allowing people upper management to discriminate.

  8. "Great Company and people"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and they believe a lot in personal development.

    Cons

    Limited collaboration with universities ans other research institutes

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Cargill Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Love the structure of the company. Great pay.

    Cons

    Smell, but you get used to it. Locations were not ideal.

    Advice to Management

    None, keep up the good work


  10. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Wichita, KS
    Former Intern - Intern in Wichita, KS
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cargill as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company that has a lot of interesting business units

    Cons

    Bad at job forcasting. Told me there is a 90% hiring rate for interns at the beginning of my internship. Three months later they told me there was only a 50% hiring rate. Not sure how in three months it changed but it did

    Advice to Management

    Have better job forecasting so that interns have a more accurate idea of how likely a job will be when they are done.