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Land O'Lakes Reviews

Updated 17 Feb 2020

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3.6
66%
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76%
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Land O'Lakes President and CEO Beth Ford
Beth Ford
33 Ratings
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  • "long hours but that is manufacturing for you(in 9 reviews)

  • "Limited room to advance unless you live or are willing to relocate to Minnesota(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Tremendous potential, and you can take part"

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

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company really is trying to move an entire industry forward by doing things in a different way. With new ideas. It's messy and weird at times but you don't get to do that many places.

    Cons

    Hey, if you want to change the world the apple cart is going to take a few hits. That's life. Change is hard sometimes.

    Land O'Lakes2020-02-17
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Love the CEO"

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    Current Employee - Senior BI Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Laid back, Work-life balance, Training and Development Opportunities

    Cons

    No bonus, no promotion, no career growth

    Land O'Lakes2020-02-07
  3. "Sales Specialist"

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    I have been working at Land O'Lakes

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits and stability

    Cons

    Corporate structure, struggle to have strong middle management

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    Land O'Lakes2020-01-25
  4. "A very positive experience at LandOLakes."

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

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Teamwork is at the core of working at LandOLakes.

    Cons

    I don't feel there is any downside to working at LandOLakes.

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    Land O'Lakes2020-01-21
  5. "Great company with great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor 

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is a great culture here.

    Cons

    Working at a plant will require more than 40 hours to keep up with the environment.

    Land O'Lakes2020-01-17

    Land O'Lakes Response

    January 20, 2020Human Resources

    Glad you loved our culture! Thank you for your contributions.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Culture has shifted for the worse"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Nampa, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Started there in 2014. Startup culture with high growth vision, generous benefits, talented colleagues, an inspiring place to work where most people were happy to be there and felt good about the future.

    Cons

    Culture shift after merger with United Suppliers. They pulled back on the benefits that made talented people want to work there. Restricted vehicle use, stopped issuing cell phones, no more social events, no more alcohol on work trips: things that made people like working there. And that was before the layoffs started. Bit by bit they decimated the sales force and the research groups, so it kinda made you wonder when you would get the call. People stopped being so excited about their jobs. Winfield really hurt themselves when they rejected a partnership with their biggest nationwide retail customer, and that customer ended up going a different direction totally and finding a new supplier. I'm not sure the present leadership is doing as well as Policinski.

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    Land O'Lakes2020-01-24
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Chasing every management trend in absence of winning strategy"

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    I have been working at Land O'Lakes

    Pros

    No shortage of good, motivated coworkers. HQ facilities are nice.

    Cons

    Decision-making is broken. Even relatively small decisions are pushed up two levels or more than they should be, meaning those closest to the business spend their time rationalizing and explaining the need for such and such decision, rather than being able to decide and execute and evaluate. In the absence of winning marketplace strategies, we’ve been chasing every management fad to its predictable dead end: zero-based budgeting, open environment office, looking to high-priced consultants for answers.

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    Land O'Lakes2020-01-21
  8. "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - FINISHING VATS OPERATOR 

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time

    Pros

    You would think the pay

    Cons

    Union... Fellow coworkers are catty and back stabbing Co workers have more power then any management Racism and sexism is unpunished You will be blamed for mistakes that are not your fault as a new person Ancient technology

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    Land O'Lakes2020-02-02
  9. "Great culture, lots of opportunities to drive positive change."

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

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Super cool CEO highly focused on driving change through product innovation, technology, process. Smart people dedicated to doing what's right. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Tough times for ag. But these headwinds only create more urgency and more opportunities for people who want to drive change. If you want to effortlessly coast on "the good ol' days," you won't be happy here.

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    Land O'Lakes2019-11-25
  10. "Good mission, love the farmers, need more innovation"

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    Former Employee - Professional 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, love the agriculture,

    Cons

    Lack of innovation, could be doing so much more if there was more accountability and more openness to change.

    Land O'Lakes2019-12-04

    Land O'Lakes Response

    December 10, 2019Human Resources

    Appreciate your feedback -- and your passion for our purpose.

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