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"Talented people, interesting work, perfect place for a career"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - IT Professional in Hopkins, MN
Former Employee - IT Professional in Hopkins, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Awesome coworkers, intriguing work, reasonable work/life balance.

Cons

Slightly behind the times, pay could be more competitive.

Advice to Management

Invest more in your employees (socials, team outings, etc). This tends to go a long way with younger professionals who might be on the fence (stay or leave) thanks to a predominantly older/experienced workforce and slightly non-progressive culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Cargill

  1. Helpful (1)

    "mostly positive experience, but some clear negatives of working here"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Blair, NE
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Blair, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great job security
    large facility, many different roles possible without moving locations
    safety culture
    friendly people, good community

    Cons

    work can be repetitive, boring
    too much emphasis on small changes, quick dollar reduction. managers don't think long term and/or big picture
    wouldn't recommend moving to Blair. Although Cargill employees are kind and welcoming, the town is NOT AT ALL. If you didn't grow up around there, you are treated terribly by locals
    advancement seems to be slow and hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    challenge your best employees more in their work. some very smart people work here and are under-utilized


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Upheaval"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really like my work group, they're genuine people and are motivated to help each other. It's not every man for himself. There is opportunity here to move around and try different things if you play your cards right.

    Cons

    The culture here is very focused on politics. To get hired, it really helps to know someone or to have some affiliation to Iowa State. Learn your corporate buzz words and you will advance quickly. Work/Life balance is very much up to the individual to enforce.

    Advice to Management

    Ask the engineers before making big directional changes on whether or not it's going to be feasible to deliver a concept on budget and on time. We have been changing direction frequently.

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