Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Alberta – 31 March 2017
My advice is to try as much as possible to stay away from Cargill. It's a very unstable company with high level of future uncertainty about its' employees. Managers in Alberta are relatively corrupted with no true values and cannot be trusted.
You might meet some really good people, but my experience with cargill was negative overall
While working with Cargill, I had the feeling that Cargill is a corrupted institution and they literally won't care at all about you nor anything else but money ! Be sure that you are very replaceable
politics, lots of regulations and corrupted management
Electrician Journeyman (Current Employee) – Jarvis, ON – 10 February 2017
had an injury do to cargills poor communications then I was treated very poorly. the midnight guy told me that the plant manager and maintenance super were saying I was faking it. Well I just had surgery .they made me use my vacation days for the injury.
Will not disclose (Current Employee) – Alberta – 1 February 2017
Management is very poor; Too many uncertified employees doing jobs that they should not be doing due to being uncertified; Poor working conditions (i.e. very unclean); A lot of internal racism directed at all races; Have very good benefits; Good working schedule for all employees.
Sometimes get free lunches and get discounted meats.
Very poor management and too many uncertified employees, which can make working environment unsafe.
A progressive leading edge company in world agricultural products
Agronomist (Former Employee) – McLennan, AB – 17 January 2017
Learned about the fast-paced working team culture of the company. All of the employees are leaders in their specialized field. The selection and screening process was meticulous. Requiring 5 references to complete a survey for each hiring. Safety training and protocol was second to none in the industry. Company provides great opportunity for advancement and for relocating your Cargill employment if desired. Cargill has earned the reputation for being one of the best employers in Canada.
Extensive training and certification provided and encouraged
Productive and fun work place in trimming, boxing and as saw operator
Omasum saw operator / Trimmer and Boxer Crew (Current Employee) – High River, AB – 13 January 2017
a typical day at work is to prepare all boxes and machine to maintain the safety and quality of the product. i learned is to be hardworking and reliable person of my supervisor in management is great and very manageable in time and production my co workers is very helpful and relevant the hardest part of the job is when some of your co worker is absent and you are only the one to do the job well done. the most enjoyable part of the job is when every body is working hard with the smile in our lips because of the jokes and still productive.
MILLWRIGHT (Former Employee) – High River, AB – 10 January 2017
long hours in hot decaying enviroment every day was a fire fight with employees with no experience in millwright profession a lot of extra work to do just to get back to where you need to be to start your day so at he end of the day your still behind barring break downs the were a few out of 30 millwrights like myself will to help other teams to lighten there work load if you were fortunate to be on the same shift rotation after hours were cut (union unfortunately) pay was good 34.80 per hour was not worth the daily head ache at 32 hours per week
Butcher/Meat Cutter (Former Employee) – High River, AB – 3 January 2017
regular working hoursand working 40hours a week and learned many things like working as a team and co workers with different nationalities, good management working also in a safe passed faced environment
General Labourer, Cargill (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 6 December 2016
Dress up warm everyday in layers of clothing, get to work station on time, Friendly co-workers, always helpful when needed. The hardest part of the job was that is was just a cold facility. The most enjoyable part of the job is when we actually go at a fast pace to get products packed.
Sanitation Crew (Current Employee) – Jarvis, ON – 2 November 2016
This job involves a lot of social skill as you work with a crew. The management are friendly and easy to get along with. My co-workers are easy going and fun to work with. The hardest part of the job is definitely withstanding the heat. The most enjoyable part of my job is the satisfaction of seeing the difference of the room after doing a good job.
I'd expose myself if I said (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 31 October 2016
Work here a very long time. So I know what I'm talking about. This company, Cargill (Better Beef". Is on a decline if you decide to come in now. You will learn very fast. They do not care about your well being nor your life outside of it. Daily you will be required to do the jobs of two people every single day. The turn over rate is so high 20 people get hired and 19 walk out a day or a week tops. If you need to make a doctors appointment! Good luck.... you do that when they tell you you can. Have plans for the weekend? Not any more. They tell you you have to work mandatory overtime Friday! With an hours notice on Thursday. There is a "wellness facilty" on site. Don't plan on getting the proper help. Report an injury and they will say it was all your fault. Heads up to all. SERIOUSLY! File a wisb claim. Don't let them be in control of your health. But be aware! Doing this will put a target in your back. Put yourself number one. And do it any way. I could honestly go on longer. Hopefully Iv fair warned enoughed. I can put up with almost any thing. Tough as heck. But this place is a pure nightmare
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) – Spruce Grove, AB – 20 October 2016
Very family orientated. Great hard-working people, Passionate about success. Safety is a core value not just a priority. The people there work to make the best quality product they can and everyone takes ownership in the prde they have in their successes, Great place to work but it is time for a new challenge.
Electrician Journeyman (Former Employee) – Jarvis, ON – 17 October 2016
Management was terriable the general people were good. They spray lots of chemicals around. The air quality is poor. . They do not look after there people well if you get injured they make life miserable for you unrtil you quit.