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Cargill Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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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)

    "Machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, wish I could give 0 stars. It's a racist, favoritism type place and needs complete over haul, management and all.

    Cons

    Terrible place. They will use you and get rid of you. High turn over rate. Company sucks.


  2. "supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good pay, work all you wanted

    Cons

    treated you like a dog

    Advice to Management

    replace the management that only interested in yes people and not for employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Accounting
    Former Employee - Accounting
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice co-workers (most). Great holiday, vacation, and personal time off (currently but changing). Challenging work.

    Cons

    No training or very little. Younger workers given more opportunities, advancements, training, less likely to be laid off. Handbook rules not applied to all employees consistently. Supervisors gossiping about current employees to co -workers. Everyone apprehensive of being laid off. Wages frozen. Overworked/under paid. Jobs being outsourced to India. Current employees required to train India workers to do their jobs. All accounting, HR, and IT jobs are being outsourced. Good workers let go while questionable workers retained. All under the guise of who is a so called team player.

    Advice to Management

    American workers deserve the same loyalty and consideration Cargill expects from them. Like most large companies money is your motivation and you are moving off shore so you do not have to pay taxes.


  4. "Fsqr specislist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Money, food at meetings, watching the superintendent cry

    Cons

    Very poor training. Equipment never was fixed and management was a joke. Terrible hours and work life balance was not good. Stay away from cargill Desmoines

    Advice to Management

    Learn the process and be respectful to those that you manage. How can you hold others accountable underneath you if you don't know the business yourself


  5. "Cargill Newark"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA

    I worked at Cargill (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you know the right people you can go far

    Cons

    The terrible management, the lack of trust between employees and management. A complete them vs us mentalities.

    Advice to Management

    The high turnover rate is obvious how bad this company is. All their talented employees are fleeing from this sinking ship. Stop running your company through rumors and free tactics.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Don't work here!"

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    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no pros period

    Cons

    Too much back stabbing, everyone tries to secure their job at the expense of others


  7. "Poor communication"

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    Current Intern - Co-op Global Edible Oils in Sidney, OH
    Current Intern - Co-op Global Edible Oils in Sidney, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They spend money on wastefull things, and if you are lucky, you can get some of that money. They let you work plenty of hours, including overtime. If you are looking for a job that lets you slide by being lazy, its a good fit.

    Cons

    The company is lacking in communication skills. Time and time again I am amazed by the amateur and unprofessional level of expectations that Cargill's management, HR, and IT departments are held to. Changes throughout departments are unheard of until there are problems. Documentation is scarce to non-existant. Talent is not rewarded, hard work is treated no different than laziness. Critical information, such as schedules, changes to benefits, site changes, and upcoming events are often not communicated until days, if not hours, before problems begin to occur. If you are a hard worker with talent, you will be dragged down by incompetence.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Have some reasonable expectations for your employees. Tell them what is going on. Tell them what they can do to get further in their career, and to improve their well being. Tell them when they are failing to meet expectations. And punish them when they repeatedly fail.

  8. "If you would like a challenging, rewarding, positive employment experience don't work here."

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

    Pros

    If you're a lousy performer and want to sit back and collect a paycheck this is your place to work. They are too big to fail.

    Cons

    Management does not support or reward their good employees while letting sub-par performers continue to be a drain on company resources. Company Culture - don't challenge status quo and get in good with certain key managers. Extremely unprofessional working environment.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Technician in Kissimmee, FL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Technician in Kissimmee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good benefits hourly people are mostly great

    Cons

    ROM is a overall bad person ,takes it personal with employees .Needs a huge class on ethics

    Advice to Management

    Watch your Managers a little closer


  10. "Ugh.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, learned alot and met some great people

    Cons

    Awful work conditions. A lot of manual labor for such small pay and the hours are awful 12 hour shifts in steel toe boots.


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