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Cargill Reviews

Updated July 22, 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. "Cargill Wichita KS"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Cargill cares about all the employees and is very flexible and relaxed.

    Cons

    Pay is not as high as in other industries.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good Learning Opportunities For The Enquizetive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good pay and good opportunities to expand individual knowledge base. Encourage participation in learning and understanding the science behind its product production.

    Cons

    Lot of areas to learn if this is what you desire, those opportunities await you. Department management is weak and heavily rely on their good performers. They allow slackerst to continue to not preform thus destroying overall achievable facility stability. Upper management is blind to the truth and/or REFUSE to Honestly investigate false paperwork, questionable equipment operations, its compromised safety department & fudged quality numbers.

    Work/Life Balance is a sin, there is none, you just deal with it. The forever shift rotation will crush you,work and family.

    Advice to Management

    WAKE UP! stop being afraid of your upper management group as though they are bullies. Look closely (honestly) at things that don't add-up. Address and remove the stumbling blocks such as slackers and false information reports: they destroy true growth.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer/ Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Saint Clair, MI
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Saint Clair, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given lot of freedom to make key decisions, been able to work on multi million dollar projects, given key environmental stewardship role at current location

    Cons

    Long work hours, some policies simply don't fit, lot of red tape to get through to get funding, management doesn't always appreciate out going individuals

    Advice to Management

    Stop forcing people to comply with the "ideal" employee model. If everyone acts, thinks and executes the same then we are going to fail.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "cargil salt newark"

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    Former Employee - Line Packer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Line Packer in Newark, CA

    I worked at Cargill (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay with good people to work with

    Cons

    Its union so seniority can bump you to various shifts. management is looking to write people up all the time. Shop Steward had no clue.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Would do the research before jumping ahead"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - Accountant in Hopkins, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    huge international company so there is a opportunity to get exposure to a lot of different fields

    Cons

    Slow moving, extremely political, management is chasing metrics instead of managing talent

    Advice to Management

    why are there such a high turn over>


  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. "Associate engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Fort Dodge, IA
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Fort Dodge, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits flexible schedule for days off. Love the working environment. Whatever you want to do within this company you can!

    Cons

    Weak middle management. Power hungry young engineers belittle the day to day workers

    Advice to Management

    Think about experience of process over kids with a 4 year degree

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    OK pay and benefits consistent

    Cons

    No time for life shipping not considered with the rest of the plant


  9. "Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Director in Moreno Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Director in Moreno Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company direction on developing a culture based on good behavior and good values

    Cons

    The company direction on values being misinterpreted by local teams

    Advice to Management

    The audit and control function must not only be limited to financials and results.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Strong Ethics, Exciting Vision, Poor Integration"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cargill has very strong ethics and as an employee, I feel proud to work for a company that is so committed to the values they promote. The direction of the company feels more exciting now than it has in the past 20 years. The vision seems clear and something that employees, contractors, customers and vendors can get excited about.

    Cons

    While the vision is exciting, the execution to achieve that vision is questionable. There are many large scale efforts of change going on at the same time and these efforts are not integrated. So, as an employee, it feels like a constant disruption, as a manager, it is hard to be constantly supporting when all these changes happen simultaneously. Lack of integration for all these efforts makes it appear that they are not organized and well-thought out.

    Advice to Management

    I'm excited about the Game Plan for Success and believe the desire is there to achieve our vision. If you want to behave as One Cargill, then you need to have a standard way of integrating activities and projects across the organization. Thinking we can be One Cargill while letting every business and function determine their own priority and initiative is a path to continued failure and will not achieve our desired results financially or organizationally.


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