Land O'Lakes Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2020

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4.0
79%
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90%
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Land O'Lakes President and CEO Beth Ford
Beth Ford
42 Ratings
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  • "long hours but that is manufacturing for you(in 9 reviews)

  • "One strike and you're out policies set by upper management with no trucking industry experience whatsoever(in 8 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19

    "Honestly? It's really nice."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given the current environment, I think one of the most relevant questions to ask is "how did this company respond to COVID and their employees' well-being?" Well, for HQ employees, there's always been a standing policy that working from home was totally fine. Some companies say you can but will judge you for it, but it wasn't like that at Land O'Lakes. The company reacted to COVID relatively early; we all went full-remote in March. Guidance passed down from the CEO from the get go was "hey we understand that things are going to be tricky, so do your best to get your work done but it's totally understandable if you're less productive". As time went on, everyone got into their stride and tempo went back to normal. Work life balance has always been good. Some people will work slightly different hours if that works better for them (e.g. 8-3, and then an hour in the evening), but most just work 8-4 or 9-5. I don't really get emails on the weekend or holidays, and there's no expectation to answer them if I do. As for inclusiveness, the company does seem to make a real effort to promote inclusiveness and diversity, it's not just superficial. One final note, there is a constant conscious effort to recognize people's efforts, from teams to the entire org. It's refreshing.

    Cons

    Work load can be daunting at times, and prioritization can be an issue. That said, management is understanding, and will do what they can to help. There are definitely people with too much on their plate, or involved in too many projects. Some of that is involuntary, some is self-inflicted. It can be an issue either way, and that can affect projects and timelines.

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  2. "Very Fortunate to be apart of an awesome company."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Vicksburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has a family oriented atmosphere, I’m happy to be apart of such a great company!

    Cons

    It’s nothing negative about the company.

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    Land O'Lakes Response

    July 14, 2020Human Resources

    We're happy to hear this!


  3. "The best team for a life adventure"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team, compensation, PTO, Challenges, career advance.

    Cons

    I didn't experience any negative situations.

  4. "Policy’s"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Packer 

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time

    Pros

    Nice pay fun environment Nice people

    Cons

    None learned a lot good training

  5. "Great Learning Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very structured internship experience. It was a great culture

    Cons

    Technology given was not high quality though we were just interns so somewhat understandable

    Land O'Lakes Response

    July 14, 2020Human Resources

    Glad you valued your internship. Technology has never been more important and we're continuing to make improvements -- thanks for pushing us on this!

  6. "Great Company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team environment Open Space environment Opportunities Great Benefits Inclusive

    Cons

    I enjoy working for the company

  7. "An organisation that makes you feel part of something important"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sanitary and Phytosanitary Advisor in Kigali, Kigali
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like that even though I work in Rwanda under a particular project I can be asked to lend a hand in different LOL projects in the vicinity.

    Cons

    At the moment I cannot think of any. It has been such an amazing experience in the four months that I have worked with the organization.

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  8. "Great Company to Work For!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Fast paced environment, good salaries and benefits, great overall company culture. The company is a Farmer-Owned Co-Op and has been in business for almost 100 years. They stay true to their roots while still bringing technology and innovation in ways that surprise most people. I have had all the support and opportunities I could ask for, and the company truly lives out its core values of Safety and Quality.

    Cons

    I have been extremely happy with my time at Land O’Lakes.

    Land O'Lakes Response

    July 14, 2020Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. So glad you are happy with your experience so far!

  9. "Good place to work and decent pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dryer Operator in Carlisle, PA

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with an better paying company in the area.

    Cons

    Hard to get on 1st shift

    Land O'Lakes Response

    July 14, 2020Human Resources

    Glad to have you on board! Thank you for taking a moment to give us feedback here on Glassdoor.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seed DSM - WinField United 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, bonus opportunities, and advancement options

    Cons

    Large territories, limited funding/resources to grow your business, lofty goals

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