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Cargill Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Cargill is a mixed bag"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Ethic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ethical company - Cargill does what's right and is very serious about it.
    Very good work environment - people treat each other well and the company has more of an informal way.

    Cons

    Difficult in setting goals and targets and communicate people about them
    More difficult in making people account of those goals and targets
    The company still maintains its paternalistic root.

    Advice to Management

    Let people know what is expected from them


  3. "Cargill"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunities to move between business and into different roles

    Cons

    - Some business units are better than others in talent development


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  5. "Shift tech Manchester engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Tech in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Shift Tech in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Salary is slightly above market rate.
    Large variety of equipment to work on and experience

    Cons

    Worst job on site.
    Managed to the point it felt like years were being taken off my life.
    No training.
    Horrific safety record on site. (A quick Google shows this)
    Walking 10+ miles a day.
    Do not leave a good job to come here for a few more ££££
    Would only recommend if you are desperate or need experience.

    Advice to Management

    Need more staff.
    Look after thier people more.


  6. "Unfair and outdated"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing stands out, average or below the average working conditions.

    Cons

    Mammoth organization under restructuring. US management do not see the real problems at country level in Europe. Company let go of highly qualified, younger, forward-looking managers so now the real up-to-date knowledge is gone. Only the 50+ managers remained in my department who try to bring back the old way of working. Gender equality is non-existent, male workers are always preferred to receive a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Less politics. More forward thinking fresh professionals needed. Gender equality especially at management level should be fixed.


  7. "Good work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Strong guiding principle
    People are helpful and friendly

    Cons

    Compensation under market rate
    Flat organization, not much room for vertical mobility

    Advice to Management

    Benchmark salary to market rate


  8. "Stress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    In de job het je redelijk veel zelfstandigheid, een afwisselende job en leuke collega's

    Cons

    in de job heb je teveel werk, lawaaierige bureau-eilanden en heb je met bureaucratische hierarchie te maken waardoor beslissingen lang duren

    Advice to Management

    Het management moet meer om het personeel geven zodat ze zich gewaardeerd voelen. Ook iedereen moet een kans krijgen op promotie


  9. "Human Resources Officer"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Officer in Hereford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Officer in Hereford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Willing to develop talent within the organisation

    Cons

    Poor communication and sense of urgency


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Company has changed its direction, and moral is suffering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family owned, successful company that continually takes in an unbelievable amount of profit each year.

    Cons

    They company is really working to lean out - there is a lot of job insecurity, especially if you are a senior employee. Coworkers have lost their jobs, only to have them re-posted after six months or so at a lower pay rate. If you are someone who is willing to drink the kool-aid, you'll do well here; otherwise, don't provide your "candor" when asked.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your loyal employees, and ensure employees promoted into management roles are actually management material. Lots of managers who could use more training or would be more well-suited in non-management roles here. I have a lot of respect for our CEO, he is a great leader. No comment on CFO. I wish there were more members of management who manage the way our CEO has in his past roles within the company.


  11. "Accounting assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really nice office atmosphere and corporate culture. Due to its size of, lots of opportunities to move within the company.

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous at times. The company needs to update its technology to keep up with the times.



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