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Challenging and rewarding, yet extremely unorganized

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The company is great and I hold Cargill in high regard. They have not moved on past COVID and continue to struggle with new employee onboarding and training. It was difficult to make connections. There is a mixture of great employees and not-so-great employees. Due to disorganization, poor training, and ineffective workplace structure I left.
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Productive work

I love working for Cargill will return in the near future great experience and company to work for I would recommend them to anyone looking to work for a good company
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2 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?The money if your hours are steady.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Never knowing what time you'll get off.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Not the most fair place to work.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Extremely busy.
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5 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?Great diversity culture, good hoursWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Long hourslong hours, short on help, more employees needed, What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Company listen to employees needs and concernsWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Long but rewarding, starts as early as 5 am leave around 3-4pm
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Unfair work practices

New employees can have OT taken from them by another employee that's been there longer even though they volunteered first and the rotation schedule is a plus depending on the home life.


Paid lunch


Not a steady schedule and unfair work practices
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Inclusive workplace

Worked here for an internship. All of the employees I interacted with were very nice and supportive. I really liked the workplace culture, but not necessarily the work that I was doing.
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A lot of work

Work a lot go home be back the next day good money long hours , always overtime, advance if they like u u have to do thing your self if y want it done right
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Puts off important work until breakdowns occur to maximize throughput

Company offers good experience for new graduates, but exploits them by pushing them into/backfilling Mid-Senior level roles and sets them up for failure. The people there are enjoyable to be around, but the company consistently values throughput over taking care of mechanical issues within the facility. Safety is a very important thing, but is driven mostly by management.


Lots of Opportunity, good well-rounded experience


Work/Life Balance, overworked and underpaid
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Easy work, underpaid

Those of us that can keep up on production floor, work harder than the ones that can’t. Management doesn’t do anything about it. A few of us help with all the breaks (five) and we are not compensated with all the extra work we do every day. Not even a thank you.


Good benefits


Not compensated when you work harder
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Good Job but lacks cultural

Not a bad job at all worked long hours during covid. Work hours will always fluctuate but always opportunities for more hours lacking culture sometimes it feels like your just there to work but learned a lot overall
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not the hardest job, poor management, poor pay

not the hardest job, poor management, poor pay . Seems to have a tendency to retain the lowest quality human beings, so if you like to work in a scrummy environment, this might be for you.
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Great pay. Good comments about management and co workers that work with u. It's cold but you get use to the temperature especially if you have worked in cold and damp wet environment before.
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ITs easy

Just cold not that bad just learning how to do the job and it easier day by day if you come prepared to learn then it will be easy for you and they pay pretty well
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Good long-term career opportunities

Since it’s a large plant and a large company there are good long- term career opportunities either here at Eddyville or elsewhere. Tuition reimbursement means you can get a good- paying job then also earn a degree on line over time.
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its a good starter place to get going in industrial world

its ok, if you dont mind 7 days, and working with lazy people, you going to need some patience to get along with everyone. if you hard going and diligent, you going to have a hard time


overtime adds up


lazy people
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Ok place to work, alot of drama,but it ok,cold temperatures but workers are ok,don't like management had a good time,breaks are shoer,very hard work there
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1 star

What is the best part of working at the company?Some awesomePeople work there What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Politics and prejudice What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Don’t speak unless spoken toWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?About 10-12 hours long
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Typical warehouse environment

Cold environment.Decent pay.Good for anyone who only wants to work. Worked on average 60 hours a week. Attendance bonus.30 min lunchOne 15 break if you are getting off earlier.Two 15 breaks or one 30 if you are getting of later.Work with raw meat so it can be wet and stinky. Never know exactly what time you get off. You come in at 7 and could get off anywhere from 3pm-6pm, and always tell you last minute when you get off or if you are working the weekend. Expect you to come in 30 before a shift for safety meetings about once a month.
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Good pay

Pays pretty good. Alot of lifting and rework not a bad place to work at management was okay just a hard time communicating and working too. Not a bad place to work If you ask me.
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Its a job dont be bothered other better paying jobs out there

Management is poor and lazy and disreseptful you will pay for their inability to do their job correctly very high turn overs and expect to do 2 or more jobs no work life balance youre expendable all they want is a number thats all that matters.


Paid holidays


Favoritism and everthing elese
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1 star

What is the best part of working at the company?Can't think of any. Been awhile since worked thereWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Short staffed. Expected to stay no matter how long. 15 20 hours not uncommon What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Plant was filthy mold all over. Culture was managers be little employees nit pickWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Run non stop or break down after break down
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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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