Wonderful place to work! Very people-friendly. Good work/life balance
Marketer (Former Employee) – Arden Hills, MN – September 3, 2018
Land O'Lakes is a very happy place to work. The farmer-owned aspect has much to do with that. I had the privilege of meeting the farmer-owners and it was an absolute highlight of my time there. LOL takes good of its people on a daily basis and offers flexible work options to help you preserve work/life balance. It's a very values-driven company dedicated to "Feeding Human Progress". Their market leadership in B2B food/agriculture is where the company is strongest. They struggle a little with marketing fundamentals in retail and innovation, which is related to the reason I left the company. (I got recruited by another company that was stronger in these areas of interest to me, though leaving was hard because I really loved working at Land O'Lakes and was very happy). They are heavily invested in overly-commoditized products, which makes the boom and bust business cycles quite volatile. For marketers, LOL is the most advantageous place to work if you're looking for job security and work/life balance over rapid advancement/highly challenging work. I would go back to work there if the right opportunity presented itself, and I recommend it highly to others.
Work/life balance, people-friendly culture, competitive starting salary, good benefits. Strong B2B food/agriculture businesses
A little under-developed in retail and innovation, diversified business model is cool but doesn't always seem to make logical sense