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Land O'Lakes Overview

Arden Hills, MN (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1921
Company - Private
Food & Drink Manufacturing
$10+ billion (AUD) per year
Competitors

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A career at Land O’Lakes means working at the heart of the dynamic agriculture and food industries—and helping to solve some of the world’s greatest food challenges. If you know us as “the butter company,” you may be surprised to ... Read more

Mission: A career at Land O’Lakes means working at the heart of the dynamic agriculture and food industries—and helping to solve some of the world’s greatest food challenges. If you know us as “the butter company,” you may be surprised to

Land O'Lakes Reviews

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Arden Hills, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Arden Hills, MN (US)
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Advice to Management

    Generally, keep doing what you're doing. We need more head count in some areas though.

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Land O'Lakes Photos

Land O'Lakes photo of: Social steps in our Arden Hills headquarters
Land O'Lakes photo of: Human logo at HQ
Land O'Lakes photo of: Celebrating the butter emoji with Ebony from MANRRS!
Land O'Lakes photo of: Kicking off Black History Month with St. Paul Mayor, Melvin Carter.
Land O'Lakes photo of: It's pretty cool when your CEO pops into a meeting to say hello!
Land O'Lakes photo of: Collaboration at the corporate office.
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Land O'Lakes Interviews

Experience

Experience
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Getting an Interview

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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes in August 2019.

    Interview

    Very conversational, recruiters were simply trying to understand the interviewees' career goals and abilities better. They asked about my skillsets and gave me the opportunity to learn more about the company's culture and TAP program, a program that ultimately leads to a full-time offer.

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Company Updates

  • Through a new strategic alliance with Microsoft, we are doubling down on our commitment to bring more AI and data-driven decision-making power to farmers, allowing them to improve efficiency and sustainability. Check it out.

  • As a co-op dedicated to working for the common good, Land O'Lakes is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Our culture values a diversity of voices. So bring us your unique experiences, your workstyle, and your dreams — they’ll only make us stronger.

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Land O'Lakes Awards & Accolades

  • Indeed Top-Rated Workplaces: The Top 50, Indeed, 2019
  • Forbes 2019 America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2019
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