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"Great place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Manager in Wayzata, MN
Current Employee - Business Manager in Wayzata, MN
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Very stable company
- Worldwide opportunities
- Many opportunities across business units

Cons

- Private owned company (it may not be easy to get the big picture in terms of where the company is going)

Advice to Management

- Keep giving constructive feedback

Other Employee Reviews for Cargill

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome company to intern with."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have very structured programs and they offer constant feedback. Alot of other companies simply toss their interns to the wolves, but Cargill is very dedicated to its interns and focuses heavily on development.

    The company really spares no expense ensuring that it's interns are well versed in the company's operations, and that they have a firm understanding of the company's policies.

    Students who intern with Cargill can expect to fly to other cities to meet other members of their teams, they will do video conferences, and they will be expected to make recommendations.

    Cons

    Sometimes people can be somewhat sluggish because it is a private company and they feel safe.

    Advice to Management

    I think they should go public in 10 years.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pay is good with Cargill starting out...but be prepared to be making entry-level wages for your whole career there."

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    Current Employee - Project Line Support Chemist in Eddyville, IA
    Current Employee - Project Line Support Chemist in Eddyville, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at Cargill are awesome! They really care about you as a person and about your personal life. People really take an initiative to have a personal relationship with you in addition to a professional. Everyone is so nice and wants to help you succeed. Another good reason to work for Cargill is the promotion from within. You literally can work your way up and go in any direction you want. They will pay to send you to trainings and everyone is willing to share their knowledge. You can learn anything and go in a career path you never thought possible. Once you're in the door, the sky is the limit. Also, entry level pay is much higher than at other companies in the area.

    Cons

    They don't give good raises. The raises don't even cover the cost of living in most cases. An average raise is about $1000/year and with entry level pay going up almost every year, a chemist with experience who has gotten promotions is still making about the same as a new hire with no knowledge. You are not compensated for your time there or knowledge. In Quality Assurance you are looked at as a dime-a-dozen and you are replaceable. They don't pay what they should. Another downside is that starting out you have to work shift and they run short staffed a lot of the time. So you run your butt off for 12 hours that may or may not be during normal working hours. You have to spend anywhere from 1-5 years working shifts until you are promoted.

    Advice to Management

    You need to compensate people. The entry pay is awesome, but then you don't move anywhere. I think if I would've started working at a different company for less pay...with raises, I would probably be making more money at that other company than I am at Cargill.

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