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Cargill Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Cargill President & CEO David W. MacLennan
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  • Work/Life Balance is a sin, there is none, you just deal with it (in 67 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Cargill, Inc."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Quality in Hammond, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big Company, Steady employment, lot's of great people to work with

    Cons

    Reducing benefits to employees. Do not value the people that work there. Layoffs of high tenured employees. very poor middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Develop the talent you have and do what you can to keep them. There is a large gap in the new hire and experienced groups because the best people leave on an average of 5 years in. Then you lay off the very experienced. You are losing your best talent and not retaining those who would take their place.


  2. "Nice Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - FSQR Chemist I in Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - FSQR Chemist I in Hammond, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job where you get paid well and coworkers are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Plant is very old and not maintained well. Hours are crazy.

  3. "Senior Lawyer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lawyer in Wayzata, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Lawyer in Wayzata, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity, Global enterprise with a broad business base

    Cons

    Decentralized structure can be difficult to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  4. "Great Company to work for, definitely care about their employees and their safety"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Growout Flock Supervisor in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Growout Flock Supervisor in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, safe, caring place, They invest in their employees threw different training and online courses, Avaliability to go anywhere in the world because of size of company

    Cons

    Pay, makes things too difficult because of size,high stress, When they get rid of positions and you take on their responbility no monetary gain is seen for the employee

    Advice to Management

    If you value a person show them that instead of working them so hard untill they quit


  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Middle Office in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Middle Office in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is very open, easily approchable and nice. Good environment and culture

    Cons

    Hard to move up without switching platforms. Responsibilities are not clearly defined. Poor training.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Plant production"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits that start immediately. Pay is adequate compared to local scale. Passionate about safety for employees, vendors and customers on site.

    Cons

    Undergoing a great deal of change. Many industry wide changes are affecting company policies and facilities are not manned adequately to put them into place. Too much, too fast, and too few to get it done correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Focus. Focus. Prioritize what needs to be done and then adequately support the top priority items with time, money and manpower to ensure success.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Collections Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "No full-time placement"

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    • Senior Management
    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?


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - AgHorizions- Associate Accountant in Brentwood, MO
    Current Employee - AgHorizions- Associate Accountant in Brentwood, MO

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

    Pros

    Family Oriented and cares about it's employees

    Cons

    Slow to share information about business


  10. Helpful (1)

    "solid"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work/life balance and solid company culture. Decent opportunity to move around given the size

    Cons

    management and development opportunities were fairly minimal. Hard to learn about other parts of the company, too siloed.

    Advice to Management

    need to empower workers more and trust them to find solutions. Their is more then one way to solve problems, not just how it was done in the past.


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