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Cargill Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.3 456 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 31 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 27 reviews)

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    Disappointed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Wayzata, MN (US)

    Pros- Focus on community giving
    - Opportunity to work on global projects
    - Hard working people that really care about customers and doing the right thing

    Cons- Lack of accountability of poor performers, especially at the leadership level
    - Little respect for mid-career talent
    - Too many decisions being made with the bottom line in mind; no regard for employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop paying employees at the lowest percentile. Hold your leaders and their supervisors accountable. A BU functional leader should not have an engagement score below 45% with more than 100% turnover and still be in their position a year later. Would not recommend for certain functions (i.e., communications, marketing, HR).

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

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    International Transportation Planner

    International Trade Associate (Current Employee) Memphis, TN (US)

    ProsGood community partner. they do excellent work for charity

    ConsBad management. Too top heavy and they have poor communication internally. EVERYTHING is need to know and they never think you need to know

    Advice to Senior Managementtake the time to talk to your people. try and understand life beyond your closed door meetings

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Cargill in recent years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEncouraged work life balance. Have strong HR practices.
    Diverse business model.

    ConsRecent change of senior leadership created a lot of stir and concerns. A lot of outsourcing activities caused concerns for employees. Constant org restructuring. Growing in revenues but not in profit......is something fundamentally wrong?

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink hard before launching on change initiatives. There are in fighting among the business units but political issues led to sub optimization. Are you aware?

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

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