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Cargill Reviews

Updated 17 Nov 2019

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3.9
79%
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90%
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Cargill CEO David W. MacLennan
David W. MacLennan
662 Ratings
  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good fast faced environment heavily involved.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about it.

    Cargill2019-10-06
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Competitive salary at the cost of terrible work/life balance and frustrating management"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in London, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    -competitive salary, bonus, RRSP matching and benefits -develop firefighting, stress management and diplomacy skills -would suggest for new graduates seeking employment or leadership experience (for about 2-3 years) -would suggest for people who enjoy/know how to play politics to climb the corporate ladder -free food sometimes. Sensory products for testing and holiday events -very diverse work group with a lot... of ethnicities -some very friendly and hard working people are definitely here buried amongst others who aren't

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    Cons

    Please note: this is about the London location only. -absolutely abysmal work/life balance. Hourly are regularly mandated to work overtime (12 hours). Salary are not safe either: 9 hours a day minimum and there is work almost every weekend (Sat and Sun). Your schedule will change in short notice especially if your department runs more than one shift. Planning life outside work is difficult because of these. -a... lot of the hourly are jaded against management and the company. They only work here because they can't find this salary anywhere else growing discontent by the day. This can lead to a toxic work environment. -there is a glut in salaried staff that do little to seemingly nothing. You will often wonder "what does this person do?" and "who do I actually go to for a decision?". -meetings upon useless meetings where people just talk about how they feel about issues and come up with surface level corrective actions. -Decision making and management is frustrating. Management appear afraid to make mistakes, defer to others to do it for them and delay making crucial decisions. -if you are not friends with the right people, don't expect a promotion or movement. -Communication is often not effective. This is partly because of last minute decision making leading to last minute changes where the information doesn't get dispersed to the correct people. -Supervisors are not appreciated. These leaders do a lot of hard work and are stuck in the middle of a jaded staff who don't like change and management who often disregard feedback. -At the end of the day, the overall goal is to slaughter thousands and thousands of chickens to make fried chicken product for fast food. Not only are you contributing to climate change but you are contributing an unhealthy lifestyle. If you can get past this- go for it.

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    Advice to Management

    -Care more about your staff and their well being. Not everyone lives to work. -Make hard decisions and give your rationale or reasoning to everyone that needs to know. -Eliminate or conglomerate a lot of the salaried staff. If people aren't getting things done then find out why and hold them accountable. -Push for making deeper culture and systematic changes instead of applying easy, surface level/bandaid... solutions to long term problems.

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    Cargill2019-10-19
  3. "Good company to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good, Cab and food facility is good

    Cons

    Promotion is difficult, salary increment is not satisfactory

    Cargill2019-10-05
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Feel like I'm in middle school"

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    Current Employee - General Maintenance in Friona, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is okay, learn alot of skills.

    Cons

    Poor management, alot of drama, higher ups will stab you in the back every chance they get, HR here is a joke. Me and everyone else I know that has complained about the bullying has had no luck there. Seniority basically means you can treat everyone like trash with no repercussions.

    Advice to Management

    Act like adults, work with us not against us.

    Cargill2019-10-16
  5. "$$$$$"

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    Current Employee - Harvest Supervisor in Friona, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits good chances to move up

    Cons

    Good money and good benefits

    Advice to Management

    Good money carrers benefits

    Cargill2019-10-02
  6. "Good Company, but not for me...."

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    Former Employee - A&R Costing Analyst in Blair, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Can offer stability and possible advancement.

    Cons

    If at a plant you can be subject to allergens and I even had trains that went through the building to load/unload. The shaking of the building created anxiety for me.

    Cargill2019-10-15
  7. "Finance manager"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice co to work for

    Cons

    Too much change, and transformation happening

    Cargill2019-09-30
  8. "High Highs and Low Lows"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for growth. Extremely focused on safety.

    Cons

    Very hesitant to hire people necessary to do the job effectively. Extremely hesitant to spend money on projects that will increase productivity, based soley on a price tag.

    Cargill2019-10-14
  9. "Absolute chaos and high burnout"

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    Former Employee - Process Technician in Eddyville, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay, overtime, benefits, . .

    Cons

    Management, no on site IT, work life balance, safety taken too far, 5 whys.

    Advice to Management

    Let operators operate and stop piling endless trainings, paperwork, meetings, samples, and checklists on them.

    Cargill2019-11-02
  10. "Great place and friendly people"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Managua

    I worked at Cargill full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company cares about employee engagement and business excellence. This leads to a great place to work with kind people. Overall was a very good experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are limited growing opportunities.

    Cargill2019-09-26
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