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It's always Great working in Cargill

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Cargill full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great learning Experience & Knowledge

Cons

Lacks in Quick closures for anything

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Pathetic management

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Hopkins, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Hopkins, MN (US)

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    very good products. high quality.

    Cons

    bureaucratic. management does not make decisions. management does not stand up for employees. poor payers. management lies to its employees. the worse is animal nutrition division. fake and dishonest managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of some of the managers that are not sincere and honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A good company with ambitions to become a great company.

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    Current Employee - Facility Manager
    Current Employee - Facility Manager

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cargill spends a lot of time focusing on building long-term results rooted on foundational Guiding Principles and Values, such as Integrity, Commitment to Serve, and Engaging Employees. There is a strong sense of building community within Cargill locations.

    Lots of really good managers and employees who work hard to be inclusive, supportive and willing to go out of their way to help each other. You can look up anyone in the company in the global director and call or e-mail them with a question and everyone will respond happy to help, no matter how high or low their position.

    Focused heavily on worker safety and food safety, community development and support and meeting and exceeding customer expectations.

    Cons

    Cargill's HQ management staff is predominantly full of underwhelming, probably under-qualified nice-guys who think their job is to prevent waves and keep things in budget. There is almost no one willing to make a decision on their own, often slowing things down with group consensus until a reason can be found to kill the project or until the train slowly works it's way to implementation.

    This carries over into talent management, such that there is only minor differentiation between those doing amazing things, those doing average things and those doing nothing, with everyone ending up getting average salaries and bonuses and company profit maintaining a slow (but steady) increase over time. If you're a go-getter expect to do a lot more than your peers, be paid about the same, with you're only long-term reward being opportunity for promotion. This really drives a lot of relocation, because you don't get a good salary increase unless you move up.

    A lot of poor employees go unaddressed and often get moved around within the company, wrecking havoc on special projects. This causes the rest of the organization to loathe doing anything new, because it usually gets managed by a poor performer, and all new programs end up crashing miserably. And since we don't blame people, it has become part of the culture to not try new things, even though they would probably work great if better people were involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time asking 'who' instead of 'what or how'. We already do 'what or how' pretty good, except when you have the wrong 'who' involved. And you don't even have any good systems to identify those who get stuff done from those who speak well in meetings. And often the latter get recognized over the former because they don't make waves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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