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Cargill Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  • Work/Life Balance is a sin, there is none, you just deal with it (in 58 reviews)

  • Different business units has worst management that doesn't reflect Cargill (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Not a great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Consider the fit and know your value"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Gainesville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A large company with decent benefits focused on modernization. Experience from a modern company is valued. In my opinion the long term out look for the company is positive and the company ESOP is a valuable incentive. I enjoyed my time with Cargill and it's people.

    Cons

    The company is going through a lot of change as they are reorganize for efficiency. That increases challenges for individuals as the leadership drives top down changes which can result in uncertainty as the company redefines itself. The company cultural is political and places value on being aligned more than adding value.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure you're focusing on hiring experience that has a proven ability to add value to the company. Also consider the value of current employees experience and ensure pay is competitive. I'd like to note in my opinion Market leaders set trends rather than following them. Lastly, employees can drive valuable cost saving change when empowered to do so.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits. good vacation. flexible work schedule

    Cons

    no advancement. no coaching. no training

    Advice to Management

    more coaching to employees.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Cargill is a mixed bag"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. Helpful (7)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. "Preventative Reliability Maintenance Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Preventative Maintanace Technician in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Preventative Maintanace Technician in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Great Team, Awesome Pay, Safety first.

    Cons

    None that I could think of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue Building the Team Spirit


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Collections Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. "You'll spend lots of time at your job. Good benefits, ave pay."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company. Many opportunities to advance, esp if you are willing to relocate. Good insurance package.

    Cons

    Lots of procedural steps make it hard to do business with vendors and customers. Pay scale is barely average.

    Advice to Management

    Facilities need to be adequately staffed to perform all required programs effectively.


  10. "No full-time placement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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?


  11. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


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