Louis Dreyfus Company Reviews

Updated May 20, 2020

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Louis Dreyfus Company Chief Executive Officer Ian McIntosh
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6 Ratings
  1. "Great Company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Hand/Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator in Tisdale, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great employee benefits, employee hourly and salaried employee rates are top notch, great on the job training and so on. I loved working for the company

    Cons

    It was the people at the location that I worked with that were the problem.

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    Louis Dreyfus Company2020-03-01
  2. "Worst Place to Work"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None. Work for pay check only until you find a better job.

    Cons

    LDC is the worst place I have ever worked. The main problem is the factory management who have no respect for fellow workers; even sweatshops probably treat their workers better. There is severe crisis of ethical values among senior management. Scapegoating irrelevant people for management’s own failures is a norm. There are a lot of Philipino workers who are treated with ethnic slurs on daily basis. Bullying is a norm. The plants are usually set in remote rural areas where people have very limited choices for work. The company management takes full advantage of this fact and exhibits abusive attitude towards workers. Their financial dealings are precarious. When I left the company they refused to pay me my paid time off. Now I have to sue them to get my hard earned money. Conclusion: you would be much better off flipping burgers at a fast food joint rather than working at LDC.

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    Louis Dreyfus Company2019-11-23
  3. "pretty good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Rycroft, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent wage and good benefits. The boss and employees are pretty nice.

    Cons

    It can be cold in the winter as the warehouse is not heated but you are allowed to take breaks in the heated office. Can be hard work.

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    Louis Dreyfus Company2019-06-18
  4. "High turnover"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and loffice location

    Cons

    Bad apples continue to be employed High turnover

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    Louis Dreyfus Company2019-03-17
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are GREAT Bonuses are good Most Staff are good to work with

    Cons

    Wage is VERY below industry standard Management does not work with their employees HR department have zero respect for personnel and no confidentiality ZERO work life balance

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    Louis Dreyfus Company2019-01-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good location of office. $25 gym/month

    Cons

    Structure change failure from head office involves lots of employee layoff to pay the price.

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    Louis Dreyfus Company2017-12-07
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Unhappily Employeed"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - It's a JOB - There is ALWAYS work

    Cons

    Poor management. Unprofessional HR department. Extreme entitlement and favoritism. Underpaid for hard working employees. Employees that have been here for long periods of time are lazy and expect newer personnel to pick up their slack. Hard working, talented employees that 'take a stand' are fired or have left because they were undervalued, while lazy employees take advantage of 'being friends' with HR &/or upper management get whatever they want. Unbelievably poor work ethic. Extremely low morale from everyone that is not in the 5+ year employment 'friends/family' group.

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    Louis Dreyfus Company2017-07-27
  8. "Nice place to work and getting a solid knowledge base about commodities."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Internationally recognized in commodities sector, career prospective. Nice place to work and getting a solid knowledge base about commodities sector.

    Cons

    Not clear rules about bonuses, might not be very attractive for young professionals once most of employees are in the company over 10 years, it's hard to get promoted.

    Louis Dreyfus Company2017-06-11
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Opportunity to learn as much as you want, no acknowledgement for good work or amount of work done"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - not strict on 40 hr-work week - nice office - professional development welcomed/encouraged - there is ALWAYS work to be done so... - opportunity exists to take on many menial tasks to learn a little bit of everything

    Cons

    - poor manager communication, little acknowledgement led to no leadership. If you like to simply go to work, do your tasks, keep your head down, go home and get paid, this is the best fit company for you. Managers are too busy to lead anyone and make them feel valued. - many, many things to do and not enough people to do them. All departments (except for Trading) are constantly stressed out. (Therefore no time for management to focus on staff). It is a true lean approach to human resources. - strong fear of job security. Senior staff are not willing to impart knowledge for you to advance. Grunt work is given freely, but you will never be shown core processes. - cheap, political, and lots of favoritism. Underpaid for work done; denial of salary increases. Only individuals with 'connections' to other senior individuals/friends are promoted very, very quickly. It is an Old Boys' club. If you are willing to stay in the company for 5-10 years and work your butt off, you may also be considered. - morale is low because the above is allowed to continue - a combination of the above resulted in 40% of office coming and going (30% resignations,10% terminations) within 1 year. Very talented individuals with strong work ethic and good attitudes left because they were under-valued/recognized. Improper training is likely due to the fact of the high-turnover of people with expert knowledge/skills.

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    Louis Dreyfus Company2014-10-26
  10. "Louis Dreyfus"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader Trainee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great industry exposure, professional development, and good training

    Cons

    big corporation, impersonal, many offices

    Louis Dreyfus Company2020-05-20
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