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Cargill Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
543 Reviews
3.4
543 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer a flexible work environment for easier work life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • Great people and team mates making a friendly work environment (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance; people are getting burned out after start-up (in 33 reviews)

  • IT is seen as overhead and the business units do not feel IT is responsive (in 29 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tumoil

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Newcastle
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Newcastle

    I worked at Cargill full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Systems very tight and very well deployed. HR especially.

    Cons

    cut throat wages and will employ low paid workers to do higher payed jobs with promises of better things in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say what you are going to do and do what you say you are going to do. The values are great, but not adhered to at the local level.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Strategic Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large company provides access to varied business units
    Opportunity to move within the company/intertest
    Benefits are very good
    Resources available
    Values are desired
    Compensation is good
    Customer focused

    Cons

    Communication
    Turnover
    Work-life balance
    employee value
    understanding of job role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    If you are willing to work at your development and performance there are always opportunities in this company.

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ethics and values, stable, profitable, good benefits, 401(k) match, global, stature within the industry

    Cons

    Company politics, sink or swim training (which I personally like, good for a person that likes to be self-directed), over-corrects whenever issues come up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the years it has felt like the way to advance has moved from performance based to being tied to who you know. Those that have tenure and a senior leader invested in them will do well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best companies to work for

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    Former Employee - Junior Product Manager in Irapuato, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Junior Product Manager in Irapuato, Guanajuato (Mexico)

    I worked at Cargill

    Pros

    Wonderful corporate climate. Strong values and ethics, this company does invest in human talent.
    There is room to grow professionally, and there is a very well defined system to do so. I didn't experience, (or notice), any kind of discrimination or injustice. Health Insurance is great. Not big spenders, but they are not stingy regarding travel expenses or security issues. Safety comes first.

    Cons

    I noticed that many people were doing the work of two or three roles by themselves, (including myself). The wages are not the best in the market, and sometimes you can get lost in the size of this huge company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Close to home.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Blair, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Blair, NE (US)

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Close To home. Pays well for the area.

    Cons

    Does not keep on pay when compared to larger city that is only 20 minutes away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your talk.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice please to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    good pay
    bonus
    lots of overtime potential
    beneifts

    Cons

    Nothing at this point to not want to work for Cargill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Grain Samplers

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    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)

    Pros

    Benefits, good pay, Holiday pay, appreciate employee.

    Cons

    Dusty, Dusty, conditions, poor visibility big rats,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enhanced training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Limited project life leading to short-term employment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow professionally

    Cons

    It's an absolutely gigantic company. Can be difficult to navigate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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