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"Good opportunities"

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Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of different businesses and opportunities to challenge throughout one's career. You run into the same people in different businesses and roles over the course of your career, which helps a person feel connected to the business.

Cons

Missteps can brand a person forever and make it difficult to move beyond them. While some critique a slow-to-move culture, others are more ready-fire-aim kinds of people. Also, recent Fit to Grow layoffs removed many important contributors from the business and today we don't see a sustained low-cost benefit of that layoff. Higher than acceptable costs are less likely from having too many people than from having people duplicating work across the multiple business units. We don't really enjoy the scale of being a larger company, as we behave as a confederation of small companies.

Other Employee Reviews for Cargill

  1. "Very positive experience - plenty of experience in a small amount of time."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with all types of people in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Plants can be very nasty, so if you are one to shy from smells or pests you may not be right for this position.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good for first professional job experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training, lots of responsibility given early on, most people are approachable and willing to help, some travel and tradeshows to mix up the days, many resources available to help accomplish tasks or learn a new skill. The variety of things you learn along with the Cargill name translate well into many other fields and industries.

    Cons

    If you're a millennial be prepared for people to constantly tell you how young you are. Once people are hired here, they tend to stay (many times 20+ years) and people who drag the company down rarely get fired. Suggestions for improvement and efficiency are rarely considered. Be prepared for technology that's many years behind and very restrictive IT policies with your only option for help is to call a support center in india contracted through HP.

    I was told the advancement opportunities were plentiful when I first started, but promptly dried up when it was time to start looking for the next position. If you like living in large cities, you're going to have a hard time advancing in the company without living in very rural areas or by HQ in Minneapolis.

    Their culture is really suffering as the schism between old and new i.e. the long time employees and new employees, flexible work schedules vs typical 8-5, and overall resistance by some to new policies and technology.

    Salary is about 25-30% lower than market rate (though you're told your benefit package is part of "total compensation") with yearly commissions paid out depending on how the entire business unit does. Even if you blow your sales goal out of the water, if the team sales goal isn't made, then your hard work is not rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the consistent underperformers who create bottlenecks in processes, be more accepting of new technologies (newer laptops, ditch blackberry)

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