Cargill

  www.cargill.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Cargill Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 455 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Cargill Chairman, President, and CEO Greg Page

Greg Page

(300 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer a flexible work environment for easier work life balance(in 29 reviews)

  • Great people and team mates making a friendly work environment(in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance; people are getting burned out after start-up(in 27 reviews)

  • IT is seen as overhead and the business units do not feel IT is responsive(in 26 reviews)

455 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Could be a great company

    Production Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsPay and people are great. Even being a union plant most of the people want to do the right thing.

    ConsManagement has no idea on how to operate a plant efficiently. They brought all new management and they ran it in the ground. While I was there we had two record years...those days are long gone. Always wanting people to move.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people with proven track records. Not people who know they are not qualified.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Great international company

    Grain Merchandiser (Former Employee)

    Proshuge company with small company feel, great personal development processes, strong HR department and benefits, great intern program

    Conssome locations not very glamorous

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep promoting how widespread the company is internally - give the employees a sense for their impact

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Good Employer

    IT Consultant (Current Employee) Hopkins, MN (US)

    ProsGood ethical company, volunteer opportunities, global experience

    ConsIT is seen as overhead and the business units do not feel IT is responsive. As a result, all IT infrastructure is being eliminated and they will be using managed services.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould have been nice to have had more opportunities for internal training to be considered for other internal opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetent Leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Geneva (Switzerland)

    ProsVery relaxed and undemanding compared to large multinationals.
    Lots of diversity in product range offer good opportunities for. Broad experience.

    ConsComplacent culture
    Senior management is a closed boys club
    Bureaucracy is everything

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out of Minneapolis.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Silent company, big player in food business

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proshigh safety concern, good principles/ethics, good source for learning

    Conslong decision process, concervative, need more work flexibility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Outsourcing their Global IT infrastructure

    Network Analyst (Current Employee) Bucharest (Romania)

    Prosgreat team mates
    they invest in their people

    Conslaying off the IT employees favoring tata consultancy service

    Advice to Senior Managementthe decision to outsource IT will bite back in the near future

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Project manager

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsHigh skilled company
    Opportunity to be in touch with all the world

    ConsProcess are most important than people
    IT leadership is weak
    There are a internal war among Business áreas and IT

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are most important than process
    Hire better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Labor heavy job involving dirt and fecal matter

    Farm Supervisor (Former Employee) Harrisonburg, VA (US)

    ProsOutside work. Able to take in nature and fresh air

    ConsNot a lot of personal time. 12 hour days and no weekends

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that your employees are more important than your product. Though your profit benefits due to increased production, your employees safety and moral suffer .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

    1 person found this helpful  

    Good colleagues - bad working conditions.

    Sales Account Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsBig company which is nice to have on your CV. Good place to learn about commodity trading. Very decentralized structure which gives a lot of freedom to come up with new ideas.

    ConsNot an "intelligent organisation" mainly dealing with high risk low margin buiss. Destructive competition between BU's. Huge workload and below avarage salary. Too many managers too few workers. heavy organisation and lagging buisness procedures.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour change management process is making your valueable competent employees leave the company - leaving you with only the incompetent ones who knows they will never land a job anywhere else.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Good company just not great for IT

    Senior IT Technical Analyst (Current Employee) Hopkins, MN (US)

    ProsGood work life balance. Very large company with many opportunities if you know the right people.

    ConsLittle to no investment into IT as the company states it is not their core competency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRely more on your staff to help guide your decisions, it appears that 5% of the knowledge base is making 99% of the decisions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Worked for Cargill? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.