CHS Inc. Employee Reviews

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Easy to learn,fun to work with other workers.
Seed bag Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Tangent, OR15 February 2017
There are a lot of good people that work there and they teach you and take the time to make sure u get it right. Its a good job to learn the basics of that type of work
Pros
Fun, easy to learn, very helpful people
Cons
Bosses not on same page, some times drama
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Great people to work with
Lab technician/ Chemist/ Microbiologist (Current Employee) –  South Sioux City, NE13 February 2017
I love the people I work with, but the way things are going, I feel I will be out of a job soon with the down turn in ag business. Little room for advancement and little recognition for work well done.
Pros
Free lunches when we have no record-able injuries.
Cons
Little room for advancement.
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Good place to work.
SAP Business Process Analyst (Current Employee) –  Inver Grove Heights, MN8 February 2017
Good job stability, work schedule, and benefits. I will say that things have changed in the past 5 years and because of that the culture has changed as well.
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You have a family? That's nice, here's a nickle an hour
Process Operator (Current Employee) –  Annawan, IL31 January 2017
Work pace is decently fast. You hardly have time to think about how to resolve an issue before management throws you in the blender with the problem. 12 hour shifts and swinging isn't the worst part, it's the fact that besides a manager or 2, they don't care about your life away from work. In their eyes, we live to work, not work to live. As with the other jobs I've had, people normally get pay raises when they learn a new job or department, not here. If you perform well at you job and have knowledge of the process, don't be getting excited about your raise, it's just a let down. The hourly people are great, fun people to work with. Many of us are actively seeking better employment. Management is in denial about the turnover rate and enjoy running the smallest crews you can to save money. While economical for the business, it causes more people to leave than stay. So yes, it saves money in the short term, but training 5-6 people a year for 8 weeks, cost money long term.
The production supervisor is very unpleasant to work with and very rarely cuts you any slack. General manager is great to work for, as he treats you like a person, not a number.
Overall, I would not recommend applying here.
Pros
Benefits, overtime, and hourly workers
Cons
No decent breaks, Managements attitude, and swing shift
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Laborer (Former Employee) –  Tangent, OR27 January 2017
My job was putting labels on bags and I had to make sure they where put on right so people could ready they so that means they could not be wrinkled or put on side ways.
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Do not apply here
Operator/Laborer (Former Employee) –  Annawan, IL20 January 2017
This entire facility is an absolute train wreck. A typical work day is non stop without so much as a lunch break. You will never get off 12 hour shifts and you swing days to nights so your life is over. Prepare to work holidays,weekends,your kids graduation, your mothers funeral etc.......You work 4 on 4 off but still have weeks with zero overtime as some bean counter has figured out how to not pay you for that. Don't expect to be placed in department you applied for,as this rarely happens. Management is only concerned with lining their own pockets and keeping everything in house on a local level, So no real grievance process. The rank and file workers are top notch but thinning out quickly. It is a revolving door of new hires.The hardest part of job is punching in at start of shift.The most enjoyable part is punching out. Employee turnover is so great most dont making it through initial training.
Pros
Good training area to move on to a good job
Cons
low wages, long hours, swing shift, low wages, bad management
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Comment – January 25, 2017

This Could not be more accurate. Still employed there but looking hard for a way out, along with everyone else. They have a hard time even getting applicants. They have poisoned the well in a 50 mile radius. Word of mouth travels fast!!

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Bad. Plain and simple.
Process Operator (Former Employee) –  Creston, IA20 January 2017
The only thing good about this employer is the pay and insurance benefits. Period. Poor training. Terrible schedule that allows for zero family time. Extremely high turn over.
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Good job to show you how to be patient with disability children
Caregiver (Former Employee) –  Canton, MI13 January 2017
The most enjoying part of this job is seeing people grow to learn how to build a life for themselfs.
The bad part of the job is getting them to understand how important life is when being organized.
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Fast paced company with not so helpful management
IT Support Technician (Current Employee) –  Inver Grove Heights, MN28 December 2016
The management for the it service center team is less then desires.
The manager has no interaction with the team nor the team lead but will make assumption on members based on what little interaction that occurs.
A typical day consists on Twenty to fifty calls regarding first level troubleshooting.
If escalation is needed the team it gets sent to is not always helpful and will send tickets back with no information as to why even if the ticket is supposed to be sent to them.
The hardest part of the job would be the unbalance of home and work life. The it department is a Twenty four hour ops with Twelve hour Saturday shifts. The Saturday shifts are unfairly assigned as a team of Fourteen employees a single person should not have a Twelve hour shift every month as there are two designated night shift employees that take the second twelve hour shift every Saturday
Pros
gread colleges, good benifates
Cons
Horrible managment with the exclusion of team lead
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Good company
Tanker Driver (Former Employee) –  Minot, ND20 December 2016
Love working and love driving good hrs and very easy to get along with strong and and good trucks
Pick up . deliver and do.your jod and be fine
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Pros
Good poeple
Cons
Dispatch
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Fun place to work. Great people to work with.
Scale Operator (Current Employee) –  Winona, MN13 December 2016
Loved working with the truck drivers and the yard guys and the people in the office.

Weighing in semi-trucks, preparing the needed paperwork for the drivers, as well as communicating
via a two-way radio
Pros
Great enviornment
Cons
No benefits. No chance to be hired on as a CHS employee
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Generous pay but little to no management skill in career advancement
Youth Care Worker (Current Employee) –  Miami, FL3 December 2016
Co-workers generally were good team players and were flexible in duties/responsibility exchange in a pinch. Most difficult part of the job was beating the fatigue of graveyard shift. Most enjoyable part of the job was the social interaction and the experience of improving the quality of life of unaccompanied children.
Pros
Generous pay per hour and potential for approved overtime
Cons
No benefits, temporary contract work, frequent grievances reported on supervisors that did no troubleshooting
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well recieved training
Fertilizer Plant manager (Current Employee) –  Colby, KS2 December 2016
CHS is a global company and very targeted on the safety and knowledge of they're employees. I have enjoyed working for them. some days the stress is quite a bit more than others. when the busy season hits it gets kind of hectic
Pros
They're health benifits are really good
Cons
They are an agricultural company. and when crops fail they have to do a lot of cutbacks
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Could be a good place-but lack of leadership
Certified Energy Specialist (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN22 August 2016
I certainly do not like to be micro-managed, however, I would like some feedback periodically from my employer. CHS hires energy sales people and then places them at a rural co-op to sell Cenex products on behalf of the co-op. So, the co-op you may get stuck with is a real wild card. They may not even want you there and that is exactly how I felt. The relationship between the co-ops and CHS may be a bit sorted which can make it very uncomfortable to the person in the middle...like me. The job with CHS has potential but there is a huge disconnect when it comes to communication.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
Shunning, Horrible communication, Real lack of direction
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Decent place to work, management sucks
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  South Sioux City, NE29 July 2016
Worked for CHS for 5 years and the people that work there are great. The management team are unwilling to hire from within and give no direction to employees to grow. Communication is unheard of. Bad employee to management relations.
Pros
Occasional free safety lunches
Cons
Management team has no vision
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Committed to our farmer owners and employees
Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MN25 July 2016
CHS is a diverse organization with fourteen business units. Due to our diversity there is no "typical day", which makes it fun and challenging. If you are looking for a company where you can make a difference, this is the place for you! Co-workers and customer owners are truly like family. There is so much to do, prioritizing is the biggest challenge. Leadership competencies are: Integrity, Accountability, Owner Focus, People and Talent Focus, and Enterprise Collaboration.
Pros
Farmer owned cooperative, employees are like family, commitment to helping our farmer owners grow, excellent benefits, flexible work hours
Cons
experiencing growing pains
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Grumpy, angry and uneducated re just a couple of the words that describe management.
Fertilizer Plant person (Former Employee) –  Pierre, SD13 May 2016
Management sucks, all they care about is the bottom dollar. They call themselves a Farmers Coop but in the end it's just a money grubbing typical business, not giving a dam About the environment.
Pros
Holiday Party
Cons
Indoor Pollution, ignorant Mgmt
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Good paying seasonal job
CDL Driver/Laborer and maintance repair (Former Employee) –  Brockton, MT9 November 2015
They treat u good and pay u well in the spring time. They award you for your hard work. They treated well. Fun people to work for and have fun visiting with the farmers and helping them get there crops growing
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Seasonal
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Unhappy with recent changes
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Inver Grove Heights, MN20 October 2015
Worked for CHS for several years and really enjoyed working for the company. They have great benefits and offered many opportunities for growth and development. Recent changes in leadership and new leadership lacked providing direction.
Cons
The company is so big that each department has its own culture.
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Fantastic Company to work for
Office Manager/Safety Leader (Former Employee) –  Tillamook, OR16 October 2015
Working for CHS Inc under the Energy Division was a great experience. The company is a large Fortune 100 company but feels more like a family. Safety is the number one priority, and you feel from Corp. that they truly care about you. They offer training and advancement opportunities.
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