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Cargill Overview

Wayzata, MN (US)
10000+ employees
1865
Company - Private
Food Production
$10+ billion (AUD) per year
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, our privately held company employs 142,000 people in 65 countries. We help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and are ... Read more

Cargill – Why Work For Us?


Call us optimistic. We believe the world eats better when we eat together. Starting from a single grain elevator in Iowa, our passion has always been to bring producers and consumers of food closer to one another.

Our team of 155,000 professionals in 70 countries draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition and risk management. For more than 150 years, we have helped farmers grow more, connecting them to broader markets. We are continuously developing products that give consumers just what they’re seeking, advancing nutrition, food safety and sustainability. And we help all of our partners innovate and manage risk, so they can nourish the world again tomorrow.


How we work

We work alongside farmers, producers, manufacturers, retailers, governments, and other organizations to fulfill our purpose to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way, Together, we create efficiencies, develop innovations, and help communities thrive.

  • We offer inputs, expertise and risk management tools to farmers small and large, helping them boost their productivity and incomes. We buy their crops and animals and bring them to markets around the globe.
  • We process a wide range of agricultural commodities into the food, feed and fuel the world needs, transporting them to the places they will be consumed.
    We partner with the world’s leading consumer goods, restaurant and retail brands to create innovative products that serve the changing values of consumers everywhere.
  • We nourish animals with pioneering feed products and work with farmers and scientists to ensure animals' well-being, in order to sustainably meet growing demand for animal protein worldwide.
  • We join with community leaders, non-profits and others to enrich the places where we live and work, building a strong, sustainable future for agriculture.

Global Inclusion and Diversity

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts

Cargill’s purpose is to be the global leader in nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Inclusion and diversity are key enablers to achieving this purpose and help us to be the most trusted partner in agriculture, food, and nutrition.

We believe the path to winning requires each person, regardless of role, level, department or location, to demonstrate inclusive leadership behaviors to drive extraordinary results. To stand apart in this changing world, we actively engage all employees to create a more integrated, better equipped organization.

The business benefits of inclusion and diversity:

  • Strengthens our business.
  • Enables us to win through our diverse capabilities, high performing teams,
  • and bold leadership.

Positions Cargill to shape the future world and better solve the needs of our customers and the communities we serve.
We encourage our employees to*:

  • Be curious.
  • Be willing to learn and be influenced by others.
  • Listen deeply and carefully.
  • Engage a broad range of perspectives.
  • Lean into discomfort in order to become more comfortable.

Why an inclusive culture matters and how we achieve it

Our culture of inclusion and high performance will position us to consistently win as we focus our efforts on three areas related to inclusion and diversity.

It’s about our people.

Winning with our workforce requires us to put our people first—all of our people. At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. This is manifested in how we think, act and engage others. We are all leaders at Cargill, and as leaders, we must behave inclusively to drive increased levels of engagement and contribution.

To do this, we will:

  • Connect to everyone by attracting, developing and engaging globally diverse teams while leveraging varied perspectives to create better outcomes.
  • Develop everyone, including ourselves, in order to unleash the full potential of our workforce.
  • Increase our level of comfort by leaning into our areas of discomfort.

It’s about where we work.

Winning in our workplace requires us to demonstrate authentic and inspirational leadership. We must drive trust, engagement and productivity throughout the organization. Authentic, inspirational leaders who behave inclusively serve as role models for others on their teams and with whom they interact. Collectively, this creates a culture where everyone can do their best.

To do this, we will:

  • Inspire others by understanding and communicating their connection to our noble purpose.
  • Be a role model for building trust through understanding, familiarity, and appreciation of other cultures.
  • Promote dialogue so that people are willing to have candid and courageous conversations about inclusion and diversity.

It’s about our customers and communities.

Winning in our marketplace requires us to differentiate Cargill in bold and deliberate ways to drive our growth and performance. To grow in the markets we serve, we need to be better than anyone else at delivering what our customers need to thrive. We will achieve results when we use our collective knowledge, leveraging the varied perspectives, experiences, talents and ideas of all.

To do this, we will:

  • Solve problems and drive innovation through the input of our diverse talent.
  • Apply an inclusive lens to all that we do so we can act decisively and courageously.
  • Achieve exceptional results through inclusive behaviors and accountability for everyone.

Benefits & Perks for U.S. Employees

The benefits of working at Cargill extend beyond pay

At Cargill, we never settle for less than the best. Our benefits package is one example of our ongoing commitment to provide quality and competitive benefits that help our employees thrive.

Health and Wellness

We offer medical, dental, vision, employee assistance programs, wellness programs, and health advocacy support..

Financial Wellness

  • Flexible Spending Accounts
    Health care and dependent care costs can really add up. Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) allow you to set aside money to pay for some of these expenses. You set aside the money pre-tax which means that you do not pay tax on the amounts you elect to contribute. Cargill offers two FSAs – the Health Care FSA and the Dependent Care FSA.
  • 401(k)
    Cargill’s 401(k) plan is a portable retirement account. You can contribute up to 50 percent of your pay on a pre-tax basis, after-tax (Roth) basis or a combination of both. The account then grows tax-free. Cargill matches a portion of your contributions to the plan.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Cargill's Tuition Reimbursement Program provides financial support for eligible employees who decide to take a college course or pursue a GED, undergraduate or graduate degree. The Program is designed to determine the appropriate opportunities that will help enhance skills, assume additional responsibilities or fit well with professional development plans.
  • Adoption Assistance
    Every new addition to your family changes your life. Cargill offers reimbursement for qualified expenses up to a maximum amount. In addition, Cargill offers policies for time off for new parents. New fathers and mothers, if eligible, may take time off under the Paid Family Leave Policy and/or the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or may request a personal leave of absence.

Income Protection

  • Salary Continuation / Accident and Sickness
    Cargill provides pay for qualified absences.
  • Long-term Disability
    Cargill provides Long-term Disability (LTD) coverage for employees with salaried benefits that replaces a portion of pay if an employee is totally disabled for six months or more, as defined by the plan.
  • Life Insurance
    Cargill provides basic life insurance and dependent insurance coverage at no cost. Additional coverage is available
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
    Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance provides coverage if you or your spouse is disabled or killed as the result of an accident. You can purchase voluntary AD&D coverage for yourself and your spouse.

Time Away From Work

  • Holidays and Vacation
    Cargill provides employees time away from work to encourage work/life balance. Employees receive nine paid holidays per year, plus two floating paid holidays. In addition, employees earn vacation. Cargill’s paid vacation period runs from June 1 through the following May 31. On June 1, you will receive your allotted vacation days for use from June 1 through May 31.
  • Paid Family Leave
    Cargill is committed to providing an inclusive work environment and supporting its employees through critical life events that require time away from work. The Paid Family Leave policy provides income support for employees. Under this Policy, eligible employees may receive up to two weeks of paid leave to bond with a newborn or newly placed foster child, or to care for a family member with a serious health condition, and up to four weeks of Paid Family Leave to bond with a newly adopted child.

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Cargill Photos

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Cargill Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Cargill (Melbourne) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Got a phone call to arrange an interview, it then followed very quickly by an online behavioral, cognitive and safety tests. Then there was a panel interview. Before panel interview, they got my references too. Two weeks after the interview, the hiring manager phoned me that I was unsuccessful !

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Cargill Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
  • Top Companies for Leaders, Fortune, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
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