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High level of stress
Product Analyst (Former Employee), ManaguaSeptember 22, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: stress
There was a very high level of stress in the company, which was very tangible in the way people talk between each other.
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Productive and efficient
DSM Picking (Former Employee), Sidney, OHSeptember 19, 2014
Pros: sometimes free lunch, dinner
Cons: too much mandatory overtime
A typical day at work would be to do shift exchange to get started. I would get my work station set up and then I check inventory to see where the ingredients are and what I need to get for my work stations.
What I've learned from this job are how to use an RF system and drive a stand up forklift.
Management was fine for the most part. Most of the time – more... my co-workers talked with each other about who are willing to come in early or stay over time.
The hardest part of the job was to work 12 hour shifts almost everyday.
The most enjoyable part of the job was that there was always something productive to do and my co-workers were all great workers. – less
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A day at work
Lead person (Former Employee), Cargil Butler, WiSeptember 18, 2014
Pros: days go by fast
Cons: wake up too early
Typical day at work get up at 3:30a.m to start at 4:30a.m I might say is the hardest part of my job. I love my work flow but have been here for some years and believe it is time for a change. I have learned to be self independent and do what is needed to make the 10hr shift go by very smooth by doing my job adequately. I enjoy my co-wokers and if I – more... ever need a hand there is lots of helping hands. – less
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Very stable company
Senior Supply Planner - Tropical Oils (Current Employee), Wayzata, MNSeptember 18, 2014
A very consistent and profitable company. Global opportunities.
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Productive and nice enviroment
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee), Fargo, NDSeptember 12, 2014
I learn how to multitask.
Co-worker were great people o work with and learn from.
The great part about this job was you worked independently.
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Great Benefits & Pay
Surface Bulk Handler (Current Employee), Avery Island, LASeptember 10, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: forced overtime
A great company to work for, the job itself is often in the extreme elements of hot/cold. Be prepared to work, physically. Computer usage a must. Lots of volunteer opportunities.
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My experience
Fab Scale Operator (Current Employee), Schuyler, NESeptember 7, 2014
Pros: job security
Cons: can have very hard jobs
My co-workers are the most enjoyable part of this job. I gained some very important leadership skills at this company. I learned how to communicate better. The hardest part of the job can be when the previous department does not do the job correctly when entering the grades of beef in computer causing me and others excessive time consuming work which – more... takes away from the over all production. – less
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Learned that a slaughter house is hard work
Washer (Former Employee), Friona, TXSeptember 4, 2014
I liked working with my department everyone was helpful and friendly.
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A well ran company with excellence
Warehouse Manager St Lucie West, FL (Former Employee), st. lucie west, flAugust 29, 2014
A typical day at work is to come in and make sure all forklifts are being charged, paperwork finished and make sure my crew were getting there assignments done throughout the day. I learned how to take on bigger responsibilities and to drive a forklift. My co-workers always got the job done quick, fast and safe. The hard part was when I first started – more... in packaging and i had to learn fast because i usually had to multitask. The most enjoyable part of the job was the experience I've had with learning how to drive a forklift and how to be a productive manager. – less
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hard work, repetitive
cap skinner (Current Employee), Friona, TXAugust 27, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: potential for injury
A job that keeps you on your feet for 8 hours. It requires the use of hooks and knives and repetitive movements causing strain on hands and arms. There were a lot of different levels of management. A significant amount of my coworkers did not speak english. The hardest part of the job for me was the repetition. The most enjoyable part of the job was – more... that I was paid weekly and the pay was good. – less
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Shipping
Shipping Clerk (Current Employee), Sidney, OHAugust 25, 2014
Pros: free lunches on working holidays
Cons: too much overtime
Data entry using new system (LIVE - SAP) - 20 trucks+ a day. Not too bad of a work environment. Most employees and managers are laid back and helpful.
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Hazleton is a great place to work. Solid team that holds accountability as a value.
HR generalist (Current Employee), Dodge City, KSAugust 24, 2014
Great place to work. Although there were some rough days overall I built myself in Hazleton. It is a tough culture in the meat industry and even more so in the north east.
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Great Company
Contract Pricing Specialist (Current Employee), Gainesville, GAAugust 20, 2014
Great opportunity for advancement
Challenging and rewarding
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Competitiveness leads to profitrability
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee), Beardstown, ILAugust 19, 2014
Pros: learning opportunities
Cons: cold working conditions
Very competitive environment.
Great learning opportunities.
Great people to work around.
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decent size cafe with several TVs for entertainment
General Worker (Former Employee), Ottumwa, IAAugust 19, 2014
Pros: great benefits, bonuses at the end of the year and gifts
Cons: short breaks.
-early arrival, and be ready to go when i got to the floor
-the best way the be productive and have better quality is to ask those that have experience.
- moderate management
- the best way to enjoy my job was to know my co-workers
- i enjoyed working along side others
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Very Good Benefits and Wages
Purchasing Manager (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WIAugust 17, 2014
Pros: benefits, wages
Cons: locations
Very good company to work for. great communication from plant level to corporate level. Very good benefits.
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Working as a legal secretary/administrative assistant in a large corporate law firm
Legal Secretary/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Wayzata, MNAugust 17, 2014
Pros: working with good people, good benefits, good pay.
Cons: not given enough time to complete work by deadline.
I worked for 3 assigned lawyers in a large corporate law department. On a typical day, I would answer the phones, type up documents and correspondence, make copies, distribute mail, and fax and deliver documents. I learned how to type legal documents, keep track of their calendars, write some correspondence for the lawyers. The co-workers were friendly – more... and helped in time of need. The worst part of the job was when I was given assignments at the last minute with not enough time to complete them by deadline. – less
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Not a good place to work.
Origination Merchant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ILAugust 17, 2014
Pros: good benefits and good salary
Cons: management favoring certain job classes
Internal politics made it very hard to do your job productively. Was ordered to trespass on a customers property & check if grain was in bins. Very unhappy being asked to something illegal & unethical
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Great position, great people, but only temporary
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee), Minnetonka, MNAugust 13, 2014
Pros: great people, flexible schedule, corporate r&d exposure, networking, microbiology experience, lab management experience
Cons: contract only, no advancement opportunity, not privy to a great deal of project information, not particularly challenging or exciting
I have loved my time at Cargill so far; the people I work with are motivated, friendly and fun. The hours and schedule are very flexible, and I feel like part of the team. There are drawbacks to being a contractor, though; I cannot attend any company functions, I'm not allowed to know the details of the projects I help with, and there is no opportunity – more... for advancement. Additionally, there is plenty of work to be done, which is great; but none of it is particularly challenging or goal-oriented. Despite great networking and corporate research and development experience, I'm not really learning anything new here. – less
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It takes a strong willed and athletic person to do this.
Packer (Former Employee), Butler, WIAugust 13, 2014
Pros: fast pace, team work, overtime
Cons: earley mornings, cold environment, constant movement
Start Shift- 5:30am
1st Break- 8:30am (20 Mins)
Lunch- 11: 30am (30 Mins)
2nd Break- 2:30pm (20 mins)
End Shift- 4:00pm

About Cargill

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, – Read more