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Land O'Lakes Reviews

Updated 12 December 2018
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  • "You may end up working weekend hours so no work life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Constant turnover in upper management" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Private Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate co-workers that truly believe in the company mission

    Cons

    Still working to modernize company and business


  2. "Intermediate Technologist 1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great location, great pay

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are few and far between

  3. "Decent company, good people, but hard to move up and benefits aren'"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is nice. Pay is above average for what your responsibilities are (at least in my department) Lots of time away from work while on the clock such as volunteering, parties etc.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to move-up within the company. Had five interviews, but none of them pulled through for me.
    I was told I could get some on-the-job training in the transportation department I was looking to join after interviewing with the hiring managers(for one of the jobs I didn't get).
    I arranged time to meet with them, but when it was time, my manager in my department told me that the company doesn't allow that unless you take hours from your PTO.
    Hard to move up here.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better. Identify who actually costs people money before laying off people. Dairy foods R&D employees always are having parties and making food for lunch on the company dime(and time), but none of them were involved in the lay-off.


  4. "Innovative Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Believes in innovation to find creative answers
    Fosters environment of diversity and inclusion
    Generous contributor to the community
    Flexible work atmosphere

    Cons

    Really nothing that terrible. Very supportive company.


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaboration at the company is strong.

    Cons

    Agriculture can be a rough, cyclical business


  6. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, work from home opportunities, career development

    Cons

    Not a lot of transparency


  7. "Planning logistics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture friendly work environment

    Cons

    Not a whole lot to complain about

  8. "Program data collection monitoring and evaluation"

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    Current Employee - Data Management Analyst in Arusha (Tanzania)
    Current Employee - Data Management Analyst in Arusha (Tanzania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to share exprience and career growth

    Cons

    Consistency in Field data collection and data quality


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Local MN firm outsourced"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Arden Hills, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Arden Hills, MN (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overpay and good benefits/Health Insurance.

    Cons

    1. Outsourced
    2. They will pay specific folks very high to maintain diversity. Even thou team does the same work.
    3. No growth: After staying several years the career path is stagnant unless you impress your manager with happy hour. In the name of growth they will assign you work of retired employees and blame you end of the year for not picking up new initiatives..
    4. Under performing : Some upper level folks are under performer and whole job is to keep an eye on employee hours and approve time sheets.
    5. Several re orgs in past 5 years, so no clear vision.
    6. Employees are billed hours and treated like contractors.
    7. You may end up working weekend hours so no work life balance.
    8. Unethical Environment: You will often hear from your boss that since you don't have kids so you are not supposed to have a break or spend time on weekends in Middleware and devops.
    9. Too many lies: in one instance they said no layoff and there was layoff the following month.

    Advice to Management

    Start respecting experienced employees or the day will come when people will think twice before joining land o lakes.
    Start evaluating mid level managers and directors who play politics and undermine the team specially in IT Infra.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "I would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, nice perks like gym and on-site daycare. Upgraded to better maternity and paternity leave benefits recently.

    Cons

    Company cutting costs and eliminating jobs across the board. Maybe they should have thought twice about spending so much on a new building. This company is sinking. They do not embrace the core values across the board that they claim to uphold.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.