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"It's trial by fire - sometimes literally."

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Former Employee - Production Manager in Newark, CA
Former Employee - Production Manager in Newark, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You get a lot of experience very quickly. This was my first job out of school and within three years I was running over half the refinery at my location. The operators are very blue collar but they are some of the most loyal workers you will ever find, if you may it through the wringer they put you through when you start. The company is privately held so there is less focus on the immediate numbers.

Cons

The management is incredibly old school and the company runs their factories into the ground. The working atmosphere is very political and sometimes I felt like I was the only person who actually cared about making product (aside from my operators). You could never get away with that in a public company. Management typically avoids conflict so rather than lay people off they use passive aggressive tactics to try to get people to leave but it ends up just causing the good people to leave and then Cargill just moves the old trash around.

Advice to Management

Value your employees that are doing well and don't be afraid to release those who are not.

Other Employee Reviews for Cargill

  1. "Pricing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Pricing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, collaborative and supportive

    Cons

    system is old and hard to use

    Advice to Management

    give more responsibility


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Pathetic management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Hopkins, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very good products. high quality.

    Cons

    bureaucratic. management does not make decisions. management does not stand up for employees. poor payers. management lies to its employees. the worse is animal nutrition division. fake and dishonest managers.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of some of the managers that are not sincere and honest

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