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Challenging work environment
EHS Manager (Former Employee) –  Carlisle, PAAugust 11, 2015
The location is the largest milk processing plant in the East Coast.
It had grown significantly in their productivity but the wastewater management had not been modified to absorb such growth. A typical day at work meant dealing with environmental exceedances and working with authorities to reach an agreement on how to improve the facilities to adequately manage wastewater treatment needs.

Coworkers needed to be educated and re-educated on safe work practies to reduce environmental impact.

Hardest part of the job: protecting the environment and highly protected trout stream.

Most enjoyable part of the job: training employees and achieving change in their behaviors
Pros
Working hand in hand with Production, Quality, other departments for a common goal Location achieved GFS Certiciation.
Cons
Environmental challenges. Traveling to Ohio to support the other location.
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Great company with clear values
Business Development Services (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNAugust 9, 2015
Land O'Lakes Inc had a clear mission and values; however, it was not enforced in the portion of the company that I worked in. I worked for a very small group with many cliques that I just didn't fit into. Overall, the benefits were great and flexible, but I think my specific group was poorly managed and lacked organizational structure.
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ok
Corporate Strategy and Business Development Intern (Former Employee) –  Arden Hills, MNMarch 12, 2015
worked at a branch office, very small location. Can't give much a review on this. I enjoyed it fine. Do not want to write this review.
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Trying to apply mid-west culture to NY culture!
Lead Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Hicksville, NYJanuary 21, 2015
Very Professional place, A lot of trainings is involved but they do not give you the time to practice before a new regulation is applyed. They are going from training to real life application too fast. The work ambiance could be improved. You do not get any feedback on your job. The Company is also very slow to replace a sick employee, witch put the burden on the other employees, sacrificing their safety work conditions
Cons
do not give you enougth time from training to application
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Seems great so far!
Bulk Distribution Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Shoreview, MNDecember 4, 2014
I'm working as a contractor for now. Everyone is very friendly and they are great at training. The work isn't difficult but they say it will get busier which makes it harder.
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Stay away from this place. They have absolutely no appreciation for hourly employees.
Production employee (Former Employee) –  Spencer WIOctober 23, 2014
You cannot work the shift scheduling they use and expect to have any kind of life. You rarely receive a full forty hour week. You will be on call all shifts during the week with no guarantee of 40 hours. If you are not called in during the week you can be expected to be called in Friday night third shift for sure messing up your unemployment and weekend. Human resource department has no respect for employees or what they sacrifice for them working their on call hours. Don't expect to have any kind of family or social life working here. Very poor human resource department.
Pros
good pay if you casn manage to get a full week
Cons
you may not work during the week but then be expected to work overtime hours on weekends
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Enjoyed the people
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Shoreview, MNSeptember 28, 2014
I really enjoyed the people that I worked with. I just could not handle management not dealing with frustrations within the office.
Pros
great poeple
Cons
management
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IT Intern (Current Employee) –  Arden Hills, MNSeptember 22, 2014
• Organized and directed the user acceptance testing of over 280 applications for Windows 8.1 Readiness Project
• Assisted team members with packaging, distribution, and support of applications on internal assets
• Gathered information and analyzed data in order to standardize erasure of company data on hardware worldwide
• Evaluated and certified hardware for rollout of tablet computers to the business
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Productive and fun working enviromment
Microbiologist (Former Employee) –  Shoreview, MNAugust 27, 2014
Work started at 8am-5pm, great opportunity to gain laboratory experience for a undergraduate. fun working environment.
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busy
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  Saint Joseph, MOAugust 17, 2014
we were constantly on the move with no down time and some days we were forced to stay up to 6 extra hours, made it hard to maintain a regular life
Pros
pay
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RED TAPE worst company in Customer Financial Services
Credit Analyst (Former Employee) –  MinnesotaApril 24, 2014
Cons: overworked, short staffed, very poor management including hr.

No advancement opportunities, co-workers and managers lack relevant and/or college education. Lack real corporate experience. Management micromanages too often and will not relinquish control of the credit and financial customer services to the team. Management also does not take ownership to work the problem if issues develop from lack of proper funding. Implemented 3 strikes rule (and your out) to change management process which indicates a discriminatory practice resides with Financial management from top to bottom. HR refused to address this policy and team surveys do nothing to address the issues within Management. Overall there is a real problem with leadership.

They ask you to stay long hours without overtime, and you have to accept humiliations from management without having any protection, respect or care from the HR department.

It is a typical RED TAPE old fashion company!

Stay away!
Cons
overworked, short staffed, very poor management including human resources
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Lots of learning opportunities for a software engineer
Application Tech Lead (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNNovember 3, 2013
There are too many business within Land O'Lakes and it will help any professional to learn a lot from this company
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No work-life balance but very hard-working and passionate co-workers
Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee) –  Tulare, CAOctober 26, 2013
Rush from meeting to meeting. Manufacturing facilities micromanaged by corporate leaders.
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Productive with Personable Co-Workers
Human Resources Intern (Former Employee) –  Denmark, WIJuly 30, 2013
I enjoyed working with everyone at Land O'Lakes as well as the office work. Management and the workers in the plant were all helpful when collaboration was needed and respectful otherwise.
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Credit and Billing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJune 4, 2013
Employees and management at the Portland OR office have no discretion and tact.
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Land O'Lakes
Plant Accountant (Former Employee) –  Carlisle, PAMay 20, 2013
Uninvolved management, taskmasters, and aloof personnel. The turnover is significant and the working conditions are substandard--moldy tiles, odorous, uneven heat distribution.
Pros
it's a form of income
Cons
remote location, smelly, poor air handling, unfair labor distribution
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good place to work, great pay and excellent benefits
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  TulareDecember 5, 2012
start 11 pm and relief second shift operator, get the shift pass down from supervisor and job for that shift. i learned how run numerous types of machinery in the food and creamery industry. had good and bad co-workers. hardest part was working with employees that were lazy and didn't care about the job task were performing on any given night. the best part of the job was learning alot of different jobs..i like to learn new things
Pros
excellent pay and benefits and employee recognition for a job well done
Cons
working rotating schedule
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Great work atmosphere - learned a lot.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Kent, OHJune 8, 2012
One of the best jobs I've ever had. Typical day included compiling information for the daily weight charts in power point, filing, document control and flow charts. Management was easy to get along with and communicated well.
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Great management, good culture and great values
Dairy Business Consultant (Former Employee) –  WisconsinDecember 31, 2011
The management allowed a lot of work flexibility and creativity, provided that we supported the culture and made decisions consistent with the company values.
Pros
high profile and visibility, flexibility, good annual performance wage increases
Cons
very limited support staff and long hours
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