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"There are a lot of opportunities in this company."

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Current Employee - Supervisor in Ottumwa, IA
Current Employee - Supervisor in Ottumwa, IA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Cargill offers pretty good money to their college recruits. They also like to promote from within and seem to prefer to develop young workers in order to build them into someone who can be a leader in the future.

Cons

You will be very overworked in this company! I'm talking from 65 to 72 hours per week, usually six days per week. You will even work some Sundays..

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Cargill

  1. "Todo place to develop"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, NC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very open environment and a very good school of business

    Cons

    Sometimes too much bourocracy. Avg pág to talent

    Advice to Management

    Keep flexible and action oriented


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.

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