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Cargill Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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  1. Grain Samplers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grain Sampler in Port Allen, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Grain Sampler in Port Allen, LA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, good pay, Holiday pay, appreciate employee.

    Cons

    Dusty, Dusty, conditions, poor visibility big rats,

    Advice to Management

    enhanced training

  2. OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    Pretty Good Money for the work

    Cons

    Tons of Hours and terrible schedule

    Advice to Management

    Manage time better

  3. Generally good, but very slow and resistant to change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were generally very nice, the company is doing some really cool things and the work-life balance is unbeatable

    Cons

    Pay is low, don't try to hold on to/promote young talent

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Politics central

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    depending on group, very little need to do any work.

    Cons

    it's all about politics.

    Advice to Management

    middle management is insane

  6. Great opportunities but top management still in the past

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Communications in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Communications in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Cargill (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Diversity of business
    Global reach
    Stability
    Great for acquiring experience in a variety of areas
    Ethics
    Strong values

    Cons

    Slow
    A lot of 25+ years top management professionals are elitists and micromanage (I believe they feel threatened)
    A lot of talk about being nimble not so much in reality
    A tendency to keep things as they are
    Few women in leadership positions

    Advice to Management

    Train your leadership (director level and above) better. I have been with the company for 17 years and have been steadily growing, so this is not a disgruntled employee review, just an honest one. I found that a lot of them still abide by the "old school rules" and this is not a compliment. There's a strong tendency to micromanage and hold information, decision making is extremely slow and leaders are hesitant and averse to change. At the position I am right now all they talk about is their retirement. Very hard to keep engaged.

  7. Fun global co

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Prefer Not to Say in Normal, IL (US)
    Current Contractor - Prefer Not to Say in Normal, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like working for Cargill and the travel to South America. This is a great company to work for, and I enjoy the personnel.

    Cons

    The work life balance is not the best, but I believe the environment fosters personal growth. I have had to work some weekends and late evenings to keep up with my workload.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership is awesome, really believe in continuous improvement and value their human resources.

    Cons

    Limited project life leading to short-term employment

  9. Solid Values, Good People, Great Opporuntities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The biggest small company you will find anywhere.
    People are almost all good, trustworthy, and apolitical.

    Cons

    Its still a big company and can be slow.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Interesting work and great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Wayzata, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Wayzata, MN (US)

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Down-to-earth culture where the person matters more than the position title, such a diverse business means there is something new to learn all the time and there are opportunities to shift job focus and do something quite different without having to change companies. The people are great and it's a very collaborative culture. There are always opportunities for development if you step up and ask to be involved.

    Cons

    It's a big company with a long history and many 20+ year employees. There are some positive aspects to this, but change is slow and sometimes there are too many people happy with the status quo and without enough non-Cargill experience to know how to improve or make things different. Overall behind in technology and creating/following processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on bringing in new perspectives

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits and secure, but slow and not very exciting.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Energy Market Analyst in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Energy Market Analyst in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    benefits, job security, retirement package, opportunities to work in different fields are supported

    Cons

    company is a lumbering giant, not agile and not evolving business models fast enough

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