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Updated February 9, 2018
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  • Long hours and a schedule that can be difficult to manage (in 9 reviews)

  • No work life balance low wages too much expectation as far as (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Really great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My favorite things about this company are the people (down-to-earth, genuine, and hardworking) and the purpose. Feeding the world in innovative ways is an exciting journey to be a part of. There are huge growth opportunities here if you take advantage of them. The company also pays well and genuinely cares about employees. Work-life balance is a big deal to me and I feel like I have it working here.

    Cons

    Honestly can't think of any that stand out - this is a special place, especially compared to other comparable organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees and driving the success that you have been.


  2. "Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company mission and vision. CEO is visionary and innovative, allowing executive leadership opportunities to align and succeed.

    Cons

    Opportunities to elevate strategic approach at middle management levels.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead the industry in innovation.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mix of good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time

    Pros

    High quality products and great benefits

    Cons

    Culture is problematic as well as rotating management into areas they have no knowledge of

    Advice to Management

    Just as a balanced life is important, so is balancing managers and the employees working for them - biggest loss of good employees is due to bad managers


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lovely people and admirable mission --to feed the world

    Cons

    Opt out-ness is part of otherwise wonderful culture, but this is being addressed by leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Join hands with each other and lead


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly
    Ethically sound business practices and mentality
    Employees genuinely want to do the right thing

    Cons

    Low salaries
    No career path opportunities
    Poor internal communications
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    Minnesota nice (i.e. passive-aggressive) culture
    No empowerment of employees
    Managers are not incentivized to manage people
    Environment can be hostile unless you were born on a farm in the Upper Midwest and you are a white, Christian male

    Advice to Management

    Select managers based on ability to manage, not whoever is next in line
    Allow employees to have opportunities to grow and have a career
    Actively discourage the good ol' boy mentality


  6. "Dairy Feed Sales Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits for milage and board. Independent work. Training provided with great upper management.

    Cons

    Un-organized through the co-op and little help from supervisors.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shoreview, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shoreview, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for Land o’ Lakes are definitely the people and the benefits. The atmosphere was warm and supportive amongst the general employees. This is also a company that supports a healthy work life balance.

    Cons

    As a very large company, nothing happens fast or easily. Red tape and bureaucracy is the name of the game.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management was the least approachable or friendly of the staff. My advice to management would be to get out of your offices and get to know the general employees a bit.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Land O'Lakes is an excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time

    Pros

    Easily the best reason to work at Land O'Lakes is the people. Everyone here is nice and very down to earth. The pay and benefits is competitive and there is a great work life balance. I honestly believe that they care about their employees and try to do what is right for them. Also, there is a lot of opportunity for advancement in a culture that is fair and collaborative.

    Cons

    The agricultural industry is lacking in diversity and consequently so is the company. However, the company is taking proactive measures to hire and retain more diverse employees at all levels of the company. Also, the Twin Cities may not be an attractive location if you don't like snow, but there are field locations everywhere!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing, particularly with the current initiatives with attracting and retaining top and diverse talent. Great values and culture that starts and the top and is consistent throughout the entire company.


  9. "Growth company creates careers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong, positive leadership, great culture and vision, opportunity to make a difference

    Cons

    Could be faster on growth


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes part-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to be at.

    Cons

    Not sure about after college employment


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