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Land O'Lakes Reviews

Updated November 27, 2018
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  • "You may end up working weekend hours so no work life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Constant turnover in upper management" (in 7 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. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Collaboration at the company is strong.

    Cons

    Agriculture can be a rough, cyclical business

  3. "Innovative Atmosphere"

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

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

    Pros

    Believes in innovation to find creative answers
    Fosters environment of diversity and inclusion
    Generous contributor to the community
    Flexible work atmosphere

    Cons

    Really nothing that terrible. Very supportive company.


  4. "Current Employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, work from home opportunities, career development

    Cons

    Not a lot of transparency


  5. "Planning logistics"

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture friendly work environment

    Cons

    Not a whole lot to complain about


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Local MN firm outsourced"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Arden Hills, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Arden Hills, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overpay and good benefits/Health Insurance.

    Cons

    1. Outsourced
    2. They will pay specific folks very high to maintain diversity. Even thou team does the same work.
    3. No growth: After staying several years the career path is stagnant unless you impress your manager with happy hour. In the name of growth they will assign you work of retired employees and blame you end of the year for not picking up new initiatives..
    4. Under performing : Some upper level folks are under performer and whole job is to keep an eye on employee hours and approve time sheets.
    5. Several re orgs in past 5 years, so no clear vision.
    6. Employees are billed hours and treated like contractors.
    7. You may end up working weekend hours so no work life balance.
    8. Unethical Environment: You will often hear from your boss that since you don't have kids so you are not supposed to have a break or spend time on weekends in Middleware and devops.
    9. Too many lies: in one instance they said no layoff and there was layoff the following month.

    Advice to Management

    Start respecting experienced employees or the day will come when people will think twice before joining land o lakes.
    Start evaluating mid level managers and directors who play politics and undermine the team specially in IT Infra.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "I would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, nice perks like gym and on-site daycare. Upgraded to better maternity and paternity leave benefits recently.

    Cons

    Company cutting costs and eliminating jobs across the board. Maybe they should have thought twice about spending so much on a new building. This company is sinking. They do not embrace the core values across the board that they claim to uphold.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.

  8. "HR"

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

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

    Pros

    Great inclusive culture for everyone

    Cons

    Not enough flexibilty to work remote.


  9. "truck driver farm pickup"

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    Current Employee - Dairy Farm Pickup in Tulare, CA
    Current Employee - Dairy Farm Pickup in Tulare, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits but they treat you like crap you have no life cant count on days off
    they will fire you for little or no reason money is good

    Cons

    same as above benefits are good

    Advice to Management

    there liars


  10. "It is a great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Kent, OH
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Kent, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything about LOL is great

    Cons

    The uncertainty for overtime! You get forced for overtime regardless of your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work