Cargill Employee Reviews in United States

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Great environment in a global, successful company
Management Associate (Former Employee) –  Shippensburg, PAFebruary 16, 2016
Typical work day was 8 - 5, great boss who cared about people development and talent management, wonderful office that was both full of daily laughs and also very hardworking. Coworkers you can truly become friends with. They definitely emphasize work life balance at Cargill. In my program, the hardest part of the job was preparing for reviews and knowing what we associates specifically needed to know, more direction would have been nice. As for the most enjoyable part of the job, it was the people that made all the difference.
Pros
good starting salary, year end bonuses, free food, great coworkers, global connections, talent development, values oriented culture
Cons
slow salary advancement
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Great Company
Dispute Resolution & Process Dev Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Fargo, NDMarch 4, 2016
Great company to work for, diverse work environment, ethical, team driven, and cares about their people and communities. Many soft benefits such as flexible working arrangements, working from home, paid volunteering events, and team events. I love working for Cargill, it is my dream job and has given me the career challenges and rewards I have needed for development. Lots of great job advancements for hard working employees. My co-workers are what made the work environment top notch.
Pros
friendly atmosphere, challenging job/career, good pay, benefits, flexible work schedule, rewards hard working employees
Cons
Long hours, outsourcing jobs
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Cargill backs it's employees with great compensation as well as programs supporting local community
Automated Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Timpie, UTJanuary 24, 2016
While working for Cargill Salt I learned that a large International company can care for it's employees like family. They have great compensation, benefits and programs supporting local community.

Cargill cares about the Environment as well as the people and animals in it. They put their money where there mouth is in support. Innovation and safety where always a TOP priority.

Cargill made it as easy as possible for an employee to enjoy going to work.
Pros
programs for education as well as other benefits to balance work and family life
Cons
People stayed on the job for so many years it was hard to move up due to seniority
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Very interesting place to work.
Application Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  Wichita, KSDecember 11, 2015
A typical day at work? There are no typical days at work.
What you learned? If you’re looking to build and grow your career, learn new things this is the place for you.
Management: Lower to middle management seems to do will upper management seem out of touch.
Co-Workers? People are generally nice at Cargill.
Hardest part of the job? Hardest part of the job would have to be the on call and many late nights in the office.
Enjoyable parts of the job? Business units are very perceptive to new ideas and making changes for the better.
Pros
Good Compensation and Benefits
Cons
Leadership team is out of touch
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Good place for a career
Regional Process Development Engineer (Current Employee) –  Dayton, OHMarch 5, 2016
Overall a good company with clear ethics and relative transparency. Global company with lots of opportunities for job growth. Stable employer, takes workplace safety very seriously. Lots or responsibility given, promote mainly from within.
Pros
Lots of responsibility, easy to transfer to different roles, good benefits
Cons
Culture is that a 10-hr day is standard, compensation compared to similar employees is low
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Great Multinational Company
Sr. Trade Execution Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Coral Gables, FLMarch 13, 2016
Cargill is a great company to work for. The experience you will obtain from this company is key to success at any other job. It is a company with full benefits and good salaries. I guess with a company so big, the culture of the office will change depending on the country or city were you work, but the work culture is an example to follow, with very strong guiding principles.
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Great company to work for!
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Brookville, OHMarch 19, 2016
Management is committed to making sure you have what you need to be successful in your position. Safety is a high priority.
Pros
Great pay and benefits, short commute, comfortable atmosphere
Cons
None at this time
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great place to work
Plant Manager (Former Employee) –  Granite City, ILMarch 18, 2016
great people and management. great place to work. Large company with great benefits. Very family oriented. Great place to start a career.
Pros
benefits were great
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For the most part good place to work
Polyol Technician (Former Employee) –  Blair, NEJanuary 18, 2016
Shift work can be tough on family. Management is always changing and not always for the better. Most of the people you work with get it and are good people.
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Pay/Benifits
Cons
Management/work life
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Worked a lot of overtime.
Machine Operator/Line Lead (Former Employee) –  Nebraska City, NEFebruary 25, 2016
I didn't enjoy working in the cold a whole lot, but enjoyed working with a lot of the people.
Worked 7 days a week most of the time. Was hard to get time requested days off.
Pros
health benifits were outstanding. Pay was good, and was close to home.
Cons
The cold, raw material, all the hours.
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Great place to work
Benefits Specialist (Current Employee) –  Hopkins, MNJanuary 27, 2016
You'll be dealing with benefits, retiree and COBRA. I've learned more about benefits and being a lead on projects . Management was great did not micro-manage , my workers made me feel apart of the team from day one.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
none
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Corporate Office is Nothing Like this branch
MARKETING ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KSDecember 7, 2015
Cargill Meat Solutions still works on a "good 'ol boys" network of management. Woman and minorities are kept in the lower ranks unless you know someone in corporate or have come from corporate to build skills for a couple of years before you go back to corporate. Backstabbing, jealousy and shady hiring practices are rampant at CMS, but I hear the complete opposite about the corporate office where they value ethics, guiding principles and career development.

If you have the ability to relocate I highly recommend this company for the overall ethics and work/life balance they provide. If you are a woman or minority don't get your hopes up.
Pros
good work/life balance for salaried employees
Cons
nepotism, favoritism, shady hiring practices, cronyism
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Definitely has flaws needed to be addressed
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Newnan, GAJanuary 10, 2016
Seems like no matter how much you try, management does not see your hard work.
No motivation in the work place.

Work holidays.
Sometimes 7 days a week for many months in a row.
1 week vacation per year. 2 personal days that don't roll over. Use it or loose it.

Pay is OK. Barely get by with what I'm at. Top pay still isn't enough to live off of.

Rarely have parts so whenever something does break down the whole line will be down for the rest of the day. Company buys cheap expendables, packaging film. Labels. Eye protection. Hearing protection. Are all garbage.

Everyone that works salary likes to pass down work to the hourly people even if it's not their job and they don't get paid to do so.

Failure to communite between shifts. The shift before shows no initiative or motivation to carry work over after their shift ends. They would rather clock out leaving the other shifts clueless.
Failure to communicate throughout plant. Everyone is on the same channel radio all speaking different languages all at once. Maintenance needs their own radio channel

Safety is a joke. Lock out procedures are taken lightly.
Seems like it's more of "get it done quickly" rather than "get it done correctly"

Would overall be a great place to work if they could fix management and get people in the office to do their own jobs.
Pros
Provide good breakfast and lunches. Very diverse work place.
Cons
Lazy management that shows favoritism
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Great Atmostphere
Auditor, Accounting &Admin Associate (Current Employee) –  Springdale, ARJanuary 18, 2016
Compared with the job stress, compensation could be better. However, I consider this company family and hate leaving but my commute is too long. I need to get closer to home, even though I really like my job.
Pros
Commute
Cons
Compensation
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good overall
ACCOUNTING MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Hopkins, MNJanuary 4, 2016
ethical company, great advancement opportunities, fair compensation, growing business, constantly changing, lacks flexibility
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Cargill was a good company with bad management
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNNovember 18, 2015
Cargill corporate standards are great for what they want for they employees but the people they put in charge of enforcing it are not the people who should.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Bad management
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Hard work.
Lung Trimmer (Current Employee) –  Friona, TXNovember 9, 2015
Good place to work, good benefits and job culture. But have to be able to get a lone with everyone. I don't like the job, too hard, & trainer, supervisors are all bad. No one helps!!
Pros
No pros
Cons
the whole job
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Great company the cares for its employees
Facility Manager (Former Employee) –  Heartwell, NESeptember 12, 2015
Very good communication around pay structure, reviews, and benefits offered. Focused on safe work environment and provide excellent work life balance.
Pros
Benefits, comunication, training
Cons
large corporation so have some politics in work environment.
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Safety is number 1 without a doubt
3RD SHIFT PROCESS TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Flora, ILDecember 5, 2015
pros- good pay, great benefits, worked with great guys
cons- poor communication, no upward mobility without relocating
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Good
General Labor (Former Employee) –  Dayton, VAOctober 18, 2015
over all experience was good, but the problem was with the salary and career advancement opportunity. The managers are working hard with the staff to create healthy environment.
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