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Land O'Lakes Reviews

Updated September 24, 2018
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  • "Constant turnover in upper management" (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Private Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate co-workers that truly believe in the company mission

    Cons

    Still working to modernize company and business


  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. "HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission of assisting farmers sustain

    Cons

    New culture is taking a while to sink in with management


  4. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some good coworkers. Support functions lack depth

    Cons

    Lack of long term reinvestment


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Once great company being ruined by a PC culture"

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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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are well above the local average.
    Nice, brand new building to work at (if you are at corp HQ)

    Cons

    Falling over itself to be hip, happening, and WOW to lure millennials.
    Forgetting the bedrock was built by farmers who worked in the dirt, milked cows at 4am, and people working in dirty, dangerous feed mills and dairy plants.
    Very little promotion from within.
    10 years 'behind' the curve and now trying to offshore IT -- when everyone else is reversing that.
    A culture of 'consensus' where every decision has to be ruminated before being executed, combined with a culture of zero accountability where even people who make egregious, expensive mistakes still receive variable comp and praise.

    Advice to Management

    Go spend some time on a dairy farm or in a feed mill. Then go back and contemplate your multi million dollar HQ expansion.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "BSA"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    None, other than benefits

    Cons

    Does not value long term employees

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat employees like pawns


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Systems Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for this company.

    Cons

    The management only cares about money. Executive leadership is on a mission to reduce costs at all costs. There is absolutely no communication down the chain. Work is silo'd to the extreme to the point of constant bickering between groups. Management routinely lies to employees. Inefficiencies are everywhere and they are accepted. Case in point; they do not keep stock of spare equipment. Everything must be ordered. If a users computer dies, too bad. It is not uncommon to wait a week or two before receiving a replacement. Company acquisitions and mergers are shotgunned with little to no planning involved.

  8. "In Transition"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, some energy around a forward looking/innovative culture, great CEO, new and updated offices with new amenities such as an onsite gym, childcare center and wellness center

    Cons

    Slow to move in progressive change, currently in a budget conscious and cost cutting mindset, some teams can be cliquey/difficult to get into, doesn't always communicate or roll out changes in the most effective or smooth manner, takes a long time to move to internal positions- not always clear pathways for growth.


  9. "Lead hourly production employees"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Pine Island, MN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Pine Island, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Corporate leadership training.

    Cons

    Constant turnover in upper management. No set standards. No control over training, schedule, workforce schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep consistancy with managers. Every year the focus is shifted and projects unfinished. Nothing is really accomplished.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Custom Sanitation"

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    Current Employee - Production in Spencer, WI
    Current Employee - Production in Spencer, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inexpensive health insurance. Profitable business. Profit sharing.

    Cons

    Pension is on the rocks. Runs around the clock, so 3rd shift for years.


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