Cargill
3.4 of 5 386 reviews
www.cargill.com Wayzata, MN 5000+ Employees

Cargill Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.4 386 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Cargill Chairman, President, and CEO Greg Page

Greg Page

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They offer a flexible work environment for easier work life balance"
    in 23 reviews
  • "Great people and team mates making a friendly work environment"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor work/life balance; people are getting burned out after start-up"
    in 23 reviews
  • "I found it difficult to transfer between business units having a background in other companies besides Cargill"
    in 21 reviews
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Ag side of the business is laid back and reserved... financial businesses are cut throat and competitive.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cargill

ProsWork and Life Balance and salary plus the people are amazing

ConsDepends on the role and BU, the financial BUs can work you to the bone. Ag BUs are definitely better suited for family people.

Advice to Senior ManagementStick to your core values and what you got you here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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very nice people, and working environment

Lab Technician (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I worked at Cargill as a contractor for less than a year

Proswork efficiency is high, very mature management system

Consbig company like this has mature management, no obvious drawbacks.

Advice to Senior Managementperfect

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Giant company in agricultural industry, with a lot to see and learn.

Intern At Corporate Affair Department (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I worked at Cargill as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery nice colleague, comfortable office enviorment, I worked at their Beijing office for three month and it was a nice experience. If you with to persue a career within the agricultural industry, that is the right place to go.

ConsSomtimes the work is little bit bring with nothing challenge, but I guess that is the usual condition in most of the normal company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Huge focus on personal and professional development of the employee

Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
Hopkins, MN (US)

I have been working at Cargill full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat network of individuals, focus on the development of employees

ConsThe company is behind with technology and electronic solutions, but investing to update systems.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen posting positions, look for someone to grow into the position - it will keep them excited and continually learning.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company, great people

Associate (Current Employee)
Wayzata, MN (US)

I have been working at Cargill as a contractor for less than a year

ProsExcellent work environment; supportive and energetic colleagues; private company focused on long-term objectives; a core business that is stable (as compared to sectors like technology).

ConsIt is somewhat difficult to advance because no one wants to leave the company. Also, the sheer size of the firm sometimes impedes communications reaching a world-wide employee population.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to communicate company strategy and goals and how each employee can contribute to Cargill's success

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very Positive Work Environment.

QM Specialist (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cargill full-time for more than 3 years

ProsInterested in developing people. Freedom to set schedule and be innovative. Local site management very open minded and committed to quality and food safety. Very knowledgeable and well rounded people who are pleasant to work with.

Consnone of significance. Pleasant place to work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great opportunities.

Data Analyst (Former Employee)
Hopkins, MN (US)

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

ProsExtremely talented and smart people willing to help develop employees. A very family friendly company to work for with lots of flexibility.

ConsDepending upon the area you started in, I found it difficult to be considered for other openings in different departments. The company can feel a little large and disconnected at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing but provide more support to employees looking to move to new roles and departments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
Hopkins, MN (US)

I worked at Cargill as a contractor for more than a year

ProsFull time employees are handpicked and are the best

ConsSmall IT team doesnt get noted much which is understandable given the size of this organization and the domain.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnforce proper documentation from your vendors and don't overlook the need for a technical writer or a documentation expert.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Technical Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat experience, great people, the company is so huge there are opportunities for you to work anywhere in the world. It's a privately held company so that is nice. Company is hugely successful.

ConsMaybe a bit of red tape here and there.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have great people working there, use them

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very positive experience - plenty of experience in a small amount of time.

Engineering Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Cargill as an intern for less than a year

ProsYou get to work with all types of people in a fast paced environment.

ConsPlants can be very nasty, so if you are one to shy from smells or pests you may not be right for this position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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