Maintenance Technician (Current Employee), Beardstown, IL – November 26, 2013
Pros: pay is descent for the enviroment, ever changing challanges, job security
Cons: management hard to work with for time off for vacations, school, fmla, or personal needs. communication between different parts of management severly lacking.
I have worked at Cargill Meat Solutions for 7+ years as a maintenance working. Starting on 3rd shift overnights in a wash-down environment with extreme temperature changes throughout the night. Now I'm working the hours of 3pm to 11:30pm 6 days a week most of the year. For around the last 2 years I have been working 3pm to 3:30am 12 hour shifts to cover – more... for 3rd shift lacking electricians. I have learned a vast majority of skills and problem solving strategies. Being in an ever changing environment with in excess of 5 different languages and continuously changing rules and regulations, I find it a welcomed challenge trying to keep up to date with these hurdles.
My co-workers are amazing, We all work together and get the task completed to keep the facility running. Doing so in a safe and time efficient manor. We are all able to laugh and joke even on the worst of days and help each other when times get tough.
Hardest part of my job is trying to juggle my personal life with my work schedule. We are required to work 6 days a week the majority of August through February. Including Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other holidays. This leaves little time to be with your families at these times.
The most enjoyable part I would have to say is when I am given a task that tests my abilities and makes me really focus and reach for skills I rarely have to use. Being given an electrical drawing and parts to retro fit a piece of equipment that no one else can do is a way that lets me know my skills are needed for the task at hand.
Most of my boss's are amazing and will gladly come out there and help you with a task if you ask them. My previous boss I worked for in the plant would have to be the best person I had the please to work for in my 7+ years at the plant. He worked with you and would constantly follow you to a job to help or offer advice. During his time with me on many jobs we over came many obstacles and utilized our combined skill set to maintain a low amount of downtime and exceptional preventative maintenance report for the area we were in change for. – less
Shipping/Receiving Clerk (Former Employee), Gainesville, GA – November 12, 2013
Meeting new people and the people I worked with were good people the hardest part was going outside in the cold and rain . the most enjoyable was making people smile and knowing that I was enjoying my job
operator (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – November 11, 2013
Pros: none it sucks
Cons: not enough money being paid to operators
Cargill is only a starter place to work so you can go somewhere better. The pay is way beyond comparison to other companies.Management really are not team players with the operators and the union sides with the company. so in saying all that is to say that Cargill in Chicago, illinois really suck and I would not stay there long or you gonna miss better – more... opportunities to advance with good pay and benefits – less
Wonderful place to work,enjoyed my co workers and job
Records Quality Control Clerk (Former Employee), Wyalusing, PA – October 30, 2013
I enjoyed my job and any challenges that I had. My co workers and management were great to work with and work for. I learned a lot about the Quality of Product that we produced and worked close with the USDA.
In 9 years i got an excellent experience as an accountant for 3 years ( customers , accounting entries , reconciliations ) + trade execution coordinator ( shipping documents , pricing , contracts , logistics )