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"Good first job in Quality Assurance"

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Current Employee - QM Chemist in Eddyville, IA
Current Employee - QM Chemist in Eddyville, IA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

exposure to large scale manufacturing, food safety, and quality control work in labs. Easy to get along with technicians that run the plant, the engineers aren't as sociable though. Solid experience in chemistry and food and beverage industry. Many jobs available in many business units. Resources to learn about other manufacturing plants in the facility.

Cons

Eddyville, IA is in out in the country. Des Moines is the closest city (1 hour away). Not easy to get promoted unless you plan to live your life at work and stay here in the area. Job can get repetative. Pay raises do not really happen. No paid overtime. Shift schedule including nights.

Other Employee Reviews for Cargill

  1. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ottumwa, IA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ottumwa, IA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly and every co-worker is willing to help.

    Cons

    Far behind technology-wise. Not much organization.

    Advice to Management

    Find a better balance between experience and education.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Company figuring out its identity and sourcing strategy"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company operating in several countries. Several business units within the company offering a diverse range to work for: grain, oilseeds, flour, etc. Great ethical company that tries to always do the right thing. Accepting of people and their diversity. Company will be around for years to come.

    Cons

    Company is in a state of flux for the next decade trying to decide what and how much to source to strategic suppliers. Ex. IT, finance, hr, etc. If you are not on the front line of a business unit, your long term outlook is not great. Lots of tiers in management trying to figure out how to lead people. The company is very large and has lots of processes and at such detail it may seem death by process. Because of this, it has lost the agility that smaller companies enjoy today.

    Advice to Management

    Hire leadership from smaller companies to bring diversity and agility to the company. They don't need to have a resume of several hundred pages and come from ivy league schools, or come from fortune 50 companies.

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