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Land O'Lakes Reviews

Updated 4 Jun 2019

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3.7
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77%
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Beth Ford
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  1. "Nice company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good leadership, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Big company, lots of moving parts.

    Land O'Lakes2019-06-04
  2. "Committed employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Some lack of leadership sometimes

    Land O'Lakes2019-05-25
  3. "IT Management does not support Employees"

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      Former Employee - IT Support in Shoreview, MN
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      The company in a whole is great except IT management.

      Cons

      Outsourced due to bad management choices.

      Land O'Lakes2019-05-10
    • Helpful (4)

      "My Experience"

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      Former Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Land O Lakes has good people working for them. Not only at the corporate level-but also at the outside sales teams. The people in the field and the people in the office generally work pretty well together. Overall a pretty team oriented place with good people.

      Cons

      Like any organization, you get some bad apples, sales reps that wont work with certain divisions and people that use politics against other divisions. Land O Lakes likes to focus on how much money they save, rather than business development activities that will make the company money. All in all, they love to talk about career advancement, but actually do not like to do this. Once you get put in a category at Land...

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      Advice to Management

      If management asked me how they could improve the company and overall moral of Land O Lakes, I would advise them on these key factors -Worry less about how much money you save and truly look at how you can grow -Career development is an area that needs to be addressed across many business units at Land O Lakes

      Land O'Lakes2019-04-29
    • Helpful (2)

      "No Loyalty!!!"

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      Former Employee - Security Administrator in Arden Hills, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Competitive pay. New facility. Annual review and bonuses.

      Cons

      I would not suggest Land O'Lakes for anyone looking for a career in IT. They've contracted with companies in India to do as much of their IT work as possible. There is no job security and no loyalty. After working there several years, myself and many other employees were laid off, so that people in India could do our jobs for less.

      Land O'Lakes2019-05-08
    • "Good company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Churn Operator in Carlisle, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good pay and benefits, hourly employees are a good group of people

      Cons

      Management rotates through the office with great regularity as this is a stepping stone to bigger and better things for them. That being said, the rules all change everytime someone new comes in and wants to run things their way compared to the ways that have been effective. Lots of unneeded paperwork that are created because someone needed to do something to prove their job was needed. There is a noticeable gap between...

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      Advice to Management

      Finally find people who will stay around and actually do something to improve the plant, not just their career.

      Land O'Lakes2019-03-29
    • "An Industry That Makes a Difference"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Work life balance is a plus

      Cons

      Cyclical environment cause uncertain financial outlook

      Land O'Lakes2019-03-18
    • "Drying Department"

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      Former Employee - Drying Production in Spencer, WI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good pay and benefits, great people to work with

      Cons

      Sometimes no work and would be laid off, no set schedule until had many years of seniority.

      Advice to Management

      Plan better so there are no layoffs

      Land O'Lakes2019-03-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "Working hard to transform and modernize"

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      Current Employee - Sales 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Great mission. People that care about each other. Trying to evolve and not just sit still. Positive intent at all levels of the organization.

      Cons

      Significant change occurring (pros and cons here). Questionable commitment of patient capital needed to invest in transformation. Executive team increasingly less transparent.

      Advice to Management

      Extreme transparency and realistic assessment of objectives and new market realities.

      Land O'Lakes2019-02-21
    • "Ok place to work"

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      Current Employee - Microbiology Technician 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Never a dull moment. Great teamwork.

      Cons

      Not much room for growth. Lots of work piled on top of you. Rigid hours.

      Land O'Lakes2019-03-06
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