Safety Lead (Current Employee), Fresno, CA – July 10, 2013
Pros: job training
As a third shift safety lead, not all nights are the same. One night I can be conducting safety document audits on contractors, another I can will be assisting in cattle receiving concerns, or be the go to guy for all departments at night.
Office Asst (Former Employee), Lecompte, LA – July 8, 2013
I arrived each morning at 8 am. I started data entry, filing, and mailing samples to the corporate office. My manger was very informative. I enjoyed coming into the office on a daily basis and doing office work.
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee), IL – July 8, 2013
Pros: free lunches, take off work when needed, team builders.
Cons: pay raises and compensations were not always the best. make you feel unappreciated.
I have enjoyed working for Cargill. Good people and benefits. I would come into work and everyone was friendly saying good morning to each other. They would listen to you if you had any problems with work or personal. The hardest part would be difficult people, learning how to speak to them. I enjoyed meeting new people and working with customers.
Operations Specialist (Current Employee), Wayzata, MN – July 3, 2013
Many meetings among management. Poor productivity yet high socialization. Contracting of most work outside of management. High availability for financial resourcing in various departments. Positive partnerships with other businesses.
Fast paced, on the go, ever changing, evere day on the job at Cargill.
Electrician/Maintenance (Current Employee), Dayton, VA – July 1, 2013
Pros: plenty of over-time
Cons: shot or no lunch breaks
Arrive early, there is an opportunity to learn something new each day. Management needs to improve, they need to start by listening to the workers (who have been trained and have been doing the job for years, experience is everything). My co-workers are great for the most part there are days when we all have our moments. The hardest part about this – more... job is working on one thing, being called to something else, then going back to the original job only to be called to fix something else before you finish with the first one. Right now I do not find anything enjoyable about working at Cargill, I feel very unappreciated, that is why I am looking for a new place to work. – less
Cargill nationally appears to be an excellent company-Fresno had problems
Occupational Health Nurse Case Management (Former Employee), Fresno, CA – June 27, 2013
Pros: good salary, excellent benefits
Cons: as above
Arrived at 08:00AM. Evaluated injured employees, providing appropriate treatment within the company's standing protocols. If injury above acuity that could be treated onsite, referred to contracted primary care physician. The difference between "Recordable Days", and "Reportable Days". To be completely honest, the vast majority of the management team – more... were very professional, fair, supportive, and approachable. Unfortunately my direct manager onsite was grossly lacking in management skills. There was a tremendous difference in the treatment of the 2 nurses working onsite that was evident to everyone, to the extent that comments were made to me directly-it was very embarrassing. I realize that we all start out at the novice level and advance to the expert level-we make mistakes in judgment. However, no matter how young and inexperienced a manager might be, his common sense reflects one's value system. In the Occupational Medicine Department, everyone was fearful of losing their jobs, resulting in staff splitting, and a total lack of teamwork. No comradity whatsoever. My salary was announced throughout the United States-when I informed my manager 3 days after I started work-he asked me "what do you want me to do, lower your salary?"-I guess he didn't know discussing an employee's salary with co-workers is illegal. The hardest part of the job was to show up, sit 2 feet away from my co-worker with no verbal communication between us for the entire shift-this was not my doing, I would attempt at conversation-she admitted that this was done intensionally to make me feel valueless-it worked. The only enjoyment was to interact with the injured employee, providing appropriate medical care, and watching them recover. Unfortunately that was the only enjoyment. I have every reason to believe that Cargill, in general, is a very fair, reputable company. My experience was the result of 2 individuals, that I feel represent the company in an extremely negative way. They have had lawsuits against them initiated by the employees. They have also been on TV several times for different reasons. It would be my fear if any nurse with any education, good critical thinking abilities, solid experience, would accept a job with this particular company (a certain location) and wish she had never filled out the application. This was by far the absolute worst job I have ever had-I wish I had never laid eyes on the facility. I do however have souvenirs from my 1 year employment with this company, 3 gross peptic ulcers, and end stage renal failure (3 points from going on dialysis) from the tremendous stress of being a part of this ? team. My labs were completely normal at the pre-employment physical. Thanks. – less
A/R Team Leader/ Professional Accountant (Current Employee), Memphis, TN – June 24, 2013
Cargill is an amazing company. There's so much to learn about being in the agricultural business. The company stands are really strong core values and the people are great. Everyone is always willing to help out.
Laborer (Former Employee), Sidney, OH – June 18, 2013
Pros: pay scale is commpetitive
Cons: hours 12hrs sometimes seven days a week
A typical day starts with every employee stretching and getting up to date information on how the company is doing. When goals were met, or inspection received high scores the plant would celebrate with a meal, or some type of treat for all shifts.