Compare Cargill vs ACT Commodities BETA

See how ACT Commodities vs. Cargill compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Cargill

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ACT Commodities

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3020 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 18 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
4.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cargill Ceo David W. MacLennan
89%
89%David W. MacLennan
CEO Approval
ACT Commodities Ceo Bram Bastiaansen and Jaap Janssen
100%
100%Bram Bastiaansen and Jaap Janssen
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Positive Business Outlook
83%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Representative13 Salaries
CA$61,012/yr
Production Supervisor6 Salaries
CA$63,809/yr
Electrician4 Salaries
CA$39/hr
There are no salaries matching this company.

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 145 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 127 reviews)
There are no reviews matching this company.
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 101 reviews)
"Plano de carreira"(in 82 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

Laid back culture with lots of respect for employees' personal lives. Despite being so large, it's a flat organization and very informal. You can schedule a coffee with pretty much anyone in the... company. You can wear regular clothes into the office, and there is a very flexible attitude towards ad-hoc working from home. Because of the multiple business units under the Cargill umbrella, you could spend your entire career within Cargill and never get bored (and many, many people have... 20+ years with the company is not uncommon around here). It is easy to hop from one job to another once you're in because you get priority over external candidates. Employee-initiative is encouraged & supported by leaders: if you have an idea & find support from others, it will probably happen.

Cons

Cargill was established over 150 years ago and is humungous, spanning the globe. Imagine the incredible complexity of taking a company that size, variety, and age, and trying to transform it into a... modern top company, where everything is standardized, optimized, lean, data driven, etc.. Cargill grew up during a different era. It's like a behemoth dinosaur trying to learn how to use a cell phone. So, there have been massive changes in recent times, with entire parts of the company being axed at once and many people being let go. Cargill will continue to buckle and shift for many years. It is jarring to see friends or worse, yourself, suddenly let go.

Advice to Management

Adopt the 4 day work week and axe Fridays. You will see 0 change in productivity (Fridays are almost like off days anyways) and attract lots of top talent for the effort, not to mention help change... the world for the better. (Why should the average human have to spend 5 days out of 7 away from their life?)

Current Employee - Support Engineer

I have been working at ACT Commodities full-time for more than a year

Pros

Decent salary and benefits especially company weekend. Good work environment. Small teams . Flat hierarchy. Growing company.

Cons

Trading gets all credit. Sales focused. Can be stressful. Work environment is not same anymore experienced ones leaving.

Advice to Management

Make smart hiring decisions. Hiring incompetent leads can break the teams and loose the smart ones. Do proper diligence .

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