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Land O'Lakes Reviews

Updated July 10, 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

    Helpful (2)

    "Really great place to work"

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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 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. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. 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.


  7. "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

  8. "Looking for a diverse company with a true mission to feed human progress? Look else where!"

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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

    Compensation is equitable, work/life balance depends on manager.

    Cons

    No flexibility with Lack of support from management, no career growth, lack of diversity, lack of diverse thinking, development is non-existent, disconnect between the organizational brand and what it is actually like when you work there.


  9. "Basic Review"

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

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good People, Good culture, Great new work environment, and flexible with work working from home. Land O' Lakes has a great history, and I am proud to work for such a great company.

    Cons

    Big Ship that is slow to turn. Management doesn't make decisions quickly and in fact slow down process by incessant questioning.

    Advice to Management

    Assess your leadership teams. Find the people who lead and those who simply manage. Get people in the right positions to help their teams and people grow.


  10. "Business Intelligence"

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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

    Pros

    Autonomy, flexible work schedule, lot to do

    Cons

    Rigid projects, less flexibility in type of work


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