Competitive salary at the cost of terrible work/life balance and frustrating management
This is for the London, ON location.
-competitive salary, bonus, RRSP matching and benefits
-develop firefighting, stress management and diplomacy skills
-would suggest for new graduates seeking having difficulty starting a career or just need any employment/leadership experience (for about 2 years)
-would suggest for people who enjoy/know how to play politics to climb the corporate ladder
-free food sometimes. Sensory products for testing and holiday events
-very diverse work group with a lot of ethnicities
-some very friendly and hard working people are definitely here buried amongst others who aren't
-absolutely abysmal work/life balance. Hourly are regularly mandated to work overtime (12 hours). Salary are not safe either: 9 hours a day minimum and there is work almost every weekend (Sat and Sun). Your schedule will change in short notice especially if your department runs more than one shift. Planning life outside work is difficult because of these.
-a lot of the hourly are jaded against management and the company. They only work here because they can't find this salary anywhere else and grow discontent by the day. This can lead to a toxic work environment.
-there is a glut in salaried staff that do little to seemingly nothing. You will often wonder "what does this person do?" and "who do I actually go to for a decision?".
-meetings upon useless meetings where people just talk about how they feel about issues and come up with surface level c
Cargill Dunlop is filled with a bunch of snakes.Management has unrealistic expectations.They expect everything done Expeditiously in very little time and then pays You crumbs.This is literally the worst job i’ve Ever had in my life.They want premium service but terrible pay.The moment you start working here,just say goodbye to free time.I think a lot of people who work here have some sort of personal problems and they tend to project that unto others.Lots of dramatic people here.They tell you all kinds of things during orientation (misleading stuffs).And when you get on the floor,it’s completely different.All the things they told you during orientation that you won’t have to do,that’s the exact thing they’d make you do when you get on the floor.You basically start paying union dues from day one but you’re actually not ‘unionized ‘ until after 6months.So basically they just eat your money until then.Cargil only cares about their customers and treats employees like dogs. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.It’s a dead end.You will be a flex worker forever and your pay will remain stagnant.you will be let go when you Stick up for yourself because,management is intimidated by that. This is just another high school for grown adults..smh.Managements abuse power a lot,it’s disgusting .This is the place to actually destroy your mental health.
ProsNothing ! Absolutely Nothing
ConsDead End. Terrible Management, Two faced, Favoritisms, Toxic environment
The blind leading the blind. Extremely high turn over rate for management has left there calgary case ready plant in disarray. That being said this has caused a culture of disrespect, employee disengagement, and general hate towards the company for things they have done. Safety is preached but really not a concern seems as if the company rather keep paying High WCB premiums instead of actually being proactive about situations and issues that are occurring and being brought up to them. It’s really a joke endless meetings with no actual solidified outcome and action plan all talk. In my opinion all they care about are the speeds that products are coming in and the speeds they are being processed no matter the cost in between or your personal safety equipment care and just common sense comes back to what I said before the blind leading the blind unqualified individuals leading unqualified individuals. And on top of that there are MAJOR language barriers that kill moral we could go on all day but the bottom line is that until Cargill gets there act together we as individuals in the work force should avoid employment with them unless you have massive shoulders and you can literally keep your head down and push forward.
ProsWork life balance for now, pay rate is above average in the maintenance department
Work here if you're desperate for cash and don't mind being treated like dirt.
Work speed is at 300+ heads per hour. Injuries due to repetitive work is very common, but management has a great way of circumventing WCB claims. Health Services will downplay your injuries, claim that all you need is just some exercise and pain relievers, and recommend an inhouse doctor who favors the company spiel. They will actively discourage you from seeking outside help. For management, the work is all, and your life outside does not matter. They treat you like cattle, knowing full well that they can replace you with easily-gullible TFWs. Management loves to bad-mouth and abuse you, and will try their best to overexert you without getting caught. Politics is rampant and the only way to advance is if you know someone higher and if you are really good at sucking up. A lot of middle management are incompetent at their jobs, but they get those jobs because of nepotism or they're best buds with the boss. Safety is mostly lip service, just a way to comply with laws and to reduce costs. The pay is above minimum, but it is still low compared to the amount of stress on the job. The benefits are okay though, and all of those perks come at the cost of work-life balance.
Prosgood benefits, pay is above minimum
Conssay goodbye to your life. bad management, prone to lifelong injuries.
Spent my days working alongside farmers in an effort to build relationships that allowed me to be their trusted adviser for all crop input and grain marketing needs. Major learning curve as I had never been on a farm prior to taking on the role. Excellent training on products allowed me to take my selling techniques from Pepsi to build relationships with the local producers built on trust and common profitability. Management was was tough at times due to our geography and not fully understanding our territory while sometimes being unable to distinguish between what they knew from previous experiences versus what we were seeing in the trade. Most difficult part of my job was the first three months, just building industry knowledge and the trust of my customer base. My favorite part of the job by far was the people I worked with, both employees and customers. Loved living in Vegreville and building a little life with new friends and customers alike.
ProsChallenging industry but very rewarding, great people, great town
ConsBeing a small crop input center/ grain elevator, made for us to be a final thought internally by management
I enjoy working at Cargill. An excellent company to work for. if you look at the wage compatible $3.00 to $4.00 more then average. The question is are you will to work for $20.00\h?.
Cargill does make promises and anyone whom has come to me i help them in the door personally, people are mistaking it our government agencies they are making your money not Cargill. Cargill they have job fairs. If i didn't hear it from a friend working there I would not have known of the job, so that the Libra's for hiding the job fair at the employment center, to get vote in they told everyone look at all job we have provided I don't believe in agency's like that.
Cargill gives opportunities, they offer the freedom to grow.it is the only company i was able to grow from.
If you have try hard (gave a little afford) and still haven't made it to your goal come see me and i will get you their you just have to try.
The low rating's makes wonder what people consider to be a good working environment! If only my previous companies treated me this good and fair I would not be sick today. thank-you Cargill
productive, Used to have Christmas parties, Thank-you and rewards.
Early start times for day shift, learned a lot of different jobs and was able to join different teams,and gained a lot of knowledge.
Management was alright same as any place some good some bad, with different attitudes so handling people skills in some cases could of been better. Co-workers are arrangement of different ethnic groups so sometimes communication was a problem, trying to get them to understand what they need to do. It was mostly up to your co-workers to show you what you need to do, we trained each other.
Hardest part was always fast paced, cold and when you did good or great they always wanted more an would speed things up.
Enjoyable parts were long term ee. it felt like family cause you r with them more, sometimes more then your own. Rewards program, able to communicate if things could b better an did get feedbacks. So sometimes you could c something you suggested actually b implemented, that felt great.
Proshad job security, unionized, able to rotate jobs in house opportuinity
Consfast paced. some long hours, cold environment.
Great team to work with, fellow peers were always helpful and willing to help whenever you had trouble.
Upper management was always looking for things to do, which led to everyone being micro managed.
Days were meant to be spent on the road helping customers, yet management would constantly hold meetings when they didn't need to take place.
Safety was the number one issue, and always stressed. It got overwhelming at times and made you scared to make a mistake.
We had very unreasonable targets to hit and budgets to make. If we were not near our target or budget, we would have to have a meeting about it.
The manager will constantly call you, asking where you are at and what your daily plan was, even though we had given our managers our weekly plans the week previous - again, micro management.
I was told to be more aggressive and tell "white lies" to customers in order to get a sale done, even if the customer didn't need the product.
Lots of long, daily meetings made it hard to do my actual job.
ProsLost of freedom, work on the road, friendly peers
ConsLots of long meetings, too much micro management
Very poor management, few to non existent growth opportunities, horrible work culture
This was a very poor career move. Management never comes to the production floor but are the first to make changes that affect floor supervisors and employees. They also do not have a grip on decision making which leads to constant issues with the regulatory bodies. There is a lot of nepotism when it comes to promotions. People with less qualifications are handed out jobs that they are incapable to handle. Hourly employees are very rude and makes the whole job very stressful and mentally draining. People are mandated to work every weekend. Work life balance does not exist. Overall environment can be described as toxic which is evident from the huge turnover rate of supervisors in all departments. Work here only if you have no prior experience in the industry and need a foot in the door and you have no other options!
Pros: Good experience with high stress work environment if you’re a beginner in the industry.
Cons: Poor management, lack of growth opportunities, overall very toxic and emotionally draining.
I'd expose myself if I said | Guelph, ON | Oct 31, 2016
"If your desperate for a job"
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
- STARS if I could..
a typical work day- 10-12-14 hours . There are some months were you don't make 25 hours per week. All depends..
what you learned- voice record everything because the General Manager all the way to HR Lie. Upper management gangs up on you to get rid of you! If one manager does like you, they get all of the other managers to help make things up to force you out! Voice Record Everything!
management- is dirty, don't care about your safety, you are yelled at, threatened with your job if you witness anything bad. Don't come forward because its all over after that! Find another job and quit don't say why ! Just leave as quick as you can!
workplace culture- divided
the hardest part of the job- Management doesn't care about Cargill. If they did none of the non sense would be going on! Employee's are threatened, assaulted and treated poorly! To be honest I don't think corporate really cares. See below..
the most enjoyable part of the job- Never coming back!
When people tell you after your hired to make sure you voice record everyday that really does not make much sense at the time. You are taken back by this statement. Unfortunately, they were right!
I was told by another employee do yourself a favor and record everything said everyday you walk in that place! I found myself in a position were I had to listen! I'm glad I did!
Good supervisors, good employees have been forced out of their jobs in the last 26 months for caring and trying to do the righ
Consnot safe, threatened, assualted
Occupational Health Nurse | Fresno, CA | Jun 27, 2013
Cargill nationally appears to be an excellent company-Fresno had problems
Arrived at 08:00AM. Evaluated injured employees, providing appropriate treatment within the company's standing protocols. If injury above acuity that could be treated onsite, referred to contracted primary care physician. The difference between "Recordable Days", and "Reportable Days". To be completely honest, the vast majority of the management team were very professional, fair, supportive, and approachable. Unfortunately my direct manager onsite was grossly lacking in management skills. There was a tremendous difference in the treatment of the 2 nurses working onsite that was evident to everyone, to the extent that comments were made to me directly-it was very embarrassing. I realize that we all start out at the novice level and advance to the expert level-we make mistakes in judgment. However, no matter how young and inexperienced a manager might be, his common sense reflects one's value system. In the Occupational Medicine Department, everyone was fearful of losing their jobs, resulting in staff splitting, and a total lack of teamwork. No comradity whatsoever. My salary was announced throughout the United States-when I informed my manager 3 days after I started work-he asked me "what do you want me to do, lower your salary?"-I guess he didn't know discussing an employee's salary with co-workers is illegal. The hardest part of the job was to show up, sit 2 feet away from my co-worker with no verbal communication between us for the entire shift-this was not my doing, I wou
Great oppotunities for new experiences, excellent co-workers.
Truthfully, no day is ever a typical day. We always start with a pre-shift start-up meeting in which we discuss the tasks for the day and assign people to said tasks. Most everybody is cross-trained in many various positions so you really never know what you'll be doing from one day to the next, which isn't a bad thing because it keeps things from becoming monotanous and complacent. There are always opportunities arising to be able to learn new jobs, skills, and knowledge in general.
During my time here I've learned a lot I never realized about the grain industry and agricultural supply chains from field to store. I've learned how to load a barge, operate numerous types of mobile equipment, drive a locomotive, become more interactive with customers and contractors, welding and use of a plasma cutter, and how to better make split decisions on the fly.
I have mixed emotions about management. Some of my supervisors have a very keen eye for detail and are very aware of how the plant operates and how to handle problems that come up. Others don't seem to really understand everything that is involved in keeping our plant running and are quick to pass judgement when "hiccups" occur. They are all good people, but I do question some of their reasoning behind some of their decisions. They are all very understanding when it comes to problems that need to be attended to in our personal lives and continually work with us to allow us to take care of those things even though we work 60+ hour
Prosvariety of jobs, opportunity to learn new things, minimal supervision, great co-workers
Consvarying shift schedule and hours, last minute notice to hour changes
The good: The assignments are great for the beginner accounting assistant, yet things can become challenging depending on what you learn in various software systems. The training is very detail oriented as long as you ask a lot of questions. You will work in a modern office; every work space is brand new and remodeled. Multiple monitors at each workstation make your job much easier. The cafeteria offers a lot of options with stations designed to create your own meal or you can find plenty of grab-n-go items. There are a lot of opportunities to be social at work including after-work happy hour, holiday charity events, lunches, team building events, etc. There is a walking path outside and an onsite parking ramp for you to park in. The building feels secure with guards and turnstiles at most entrances. The culture is very relaxed, almost too relaxed. The best part of the job is cross-departmental team/work relationships, working hand-in-hand to get things done. You meet new people that way and it makes your days very enjoyable to help others with tasks. Most of the time you can leave work early with pay before major holidays. The process team manager is very good at her job and handles employees very professionally (one of the best I have ever had) - very intelligent person - knows how to handle employees and work demands without freaking out or being nasty. The upper management rubs off as flaky and uninterested in the team, which leads into my not-so-good comments:
ConsLow morale, constant high turnover of entire office, managers ignore your existence
A typical day depends on what shift you are on. Day shift is responsible for the daily maintenance and the permits that are neccessary for the work. The lockouts must be verified and permits issued to the personell preforming the work. Safety is always first, a lot of companies say this but this is the first company ive seen practice what they preach. Once all of the maintenance is taken care of you have to see where each department is on starch and where each batch we have is on its reaction time. Each sub department must have starch ready for them to dry.
Second shift will usually come in once all of the days maintenance is finishing or already done. They will close the days permits if the work is complete or store them if the work is to continue tomorrow. Once the work is complete they will use the lockout attached to the permit to restore the equipment to use. Once all of the days maintenance is complete your job is to coninue modifiying corn starch and providing it to other sub departments for drying.
Third shift arrives and checks the maintenance schedule for the next day and prepares the equipment for lockout once it has been emptied and/or cleanes. Once the equipment is down and cleaned, it is to be locked out according to the permit. If there is no permit for the work one would be created detailing safety instructions and a drawn or printed lockout attached and if any chemicals may be contacted their MSDS will also be attached.
Ive learned many mechanical trouble sh
An ever changing large multinational where no one day is the same as another. A great company to work with despite feeling a little unfamiliar of late
Cargill PLC was the first company i joined after Leaving College and thankfully joining this company was and i believe always will be one of the best decisions i make in my working Life. Joining the company at a young age with no experience and having no idea what i wanted to do with my life, Cargill helped me find my feet and gain the experience required to really progress and develop myself.
I had the opportunities to really move around within the business in order to pick up and develop new skills, to get accustomed being 'thrown in the deep end' and learning to cope with situations i originally would not of found to be comfortable. I believe the freedom and exposure given to me by Cargill has been crucial in my personal development.
Each team i have worked within at Cargill has not only been enjoyable and comfortable but also extremely knowledgeable and willing to help others. The amount of time colleagues were happy to take out of their days to help me in my earlier years was unbelievable and one of my largest motivators for work was because i felt valued within teams i appreciated.
Unfortunately, due to a large number of changes happening throughout Cargill in recent years, the general Culture of the business and the atmosphere seems to have changed which in my opinion has been for the worse (from an employee relation's aspect). I believe that the changes have been made with good intentions but maybe to many in a short period of time, leading to a positive impa
Continuous Improvement Manager | California | Jul 19, 2015
Great place to work
good company to work for.
• Standardizing 8 plants in TPM and TPR.
• Standardizing all 8 plants to world class KPI standards and Maximo use.
• Implementing BBS and strict safety at all 8 plants.
• Training maintenance management at plants in cultural change process, standardization, TPM, KPI structure, Team building, and World Class requirements.
RELIABILITY AND CI MANAGER (Charlotte NC)
• Converted Entire Charlotte Plant to Food Grade Oils & Greases eliminating contamination at a cost of $25,000.
• Installed a 7 railcar load-out station at a cost of 1.3million with a quick return. The Charlotte plant produced and shipped to a profit of 10Million for the entire division equaling the highest return.
• Reduced parts inventory from 1million to $650,000 by creating a criticality parts list and out sourcing inventory.
• Installed and integrated Maximo with the Kanban system of tracking parts and reordering.
• Increased PM & PDM in Charlotte plant to world class standard of 98% completion within 5 months.
• Decreased Reactive work from 65% to 12% in 7months.
• Held a total of 8 FMEA at Charlotte plant.
• Held a total of 7 HAZOPS at Charlotte Plant.
• Standardized all systems within the plant with the world class and corporate outlook.
• Several Reliability projects in the production packaging line facility from install of a Kuka Palletizing Robot to re-engineering the packaging box erector.
MAINTENANCE MANAGER (Fullerton)
• Implemented TPM, which includes RCA, FMEA
Imagine being the new guy, going to break, seeing the contractor you recognize standing in the rain locked out. His contact wasn't suppose to be there for another 2 hours. Getting on the radio to call for someone just for the day shift manager to get so mad and so loud over the radio, the contractor sincerely apologized to me. I did everything I was suppose to do. I later found out why I got yelled at, the Manager didn't want to deal with someone else's problem.
Imagine someone taking your scissors so you had to go to the vending machine to get a new pair, but all the scissors fell over when the screw spun. Going to a Lead and informing him of the machine mess up and asked if he had a spare pair. Just to be later screamed and cussed out at by the trainer saying I wasn't allowed to go to the bosses. (He thought he was the boss). Training so inadequate, He would tell you once a 5 step process, very fast, 20 steps adding 4 other things all jumbled together and miss 3 steps, then get furious when you didn't know it. I brought a pen and paper the next day, he just said it even faster so I couldn't even write it down. Being told safety is #1, but being trained and told you have to skip safety or you won't be able to keep up.
Imagine being stuck with co-workers who would try to pick a argument every time with you, just to do your job. Be denied breaks by the same co-workers and Lead person who took half hour breaks and 45 min lunches, just because they dreaded your job. Being
ambiente de trabalho agradavel, empresa preocupada com desenvimento individual, focada em treinamento.
um dia tipico de trabalho, você deve acompanhar seus indicadores, verificar resultados do processo, analises criticas laboratoriais e liberativas de produto, fazer acompanhamento de linha de envase, identificar melhorias, fazer analise dos motivos de paradas de linha, para buscar alternativas e soluções para que nao ocorram ou ate mesmo para programar manutenções preventivas, dar treinamentos operacionais, garantir que limpezas CIP sejam executadas perfeitamente através da verificação visual e de análises de liberação, fazer fechamento de ponto, recrutamento e seleção, garantir boas praticas de fabricação e HAACCP, fazer analise de trabalho de risco, garantir a pratica do PSM de amônia do setor, garantir que a destinado de resíduos estao corretas, garantir acuracidade de estoque de matéria prima e ingredientes, fazer interfase entre área produtiva e planejamento, participar das reuniões diárias,
na Cargill aprendi muito sobre gestao de pessoas, e sobre processos, a parte de gestao de pessoas da empresa é bem definida com programas de feed Back, avaliações 360, avaliação individual, plano de carreira, faixa salarial entre outros, e a parte de processos os procedimentos são muito bem definidos, processos claros e bem estruturados, pessoas com ótimo conhecimentos técnicos, equipe bem treinada e qualifica, aprendi muito sobre manutenção e equipamentos, programar paradas anuais de fabricas.
ótima gerencia, bem instruida, faz um bom acompanhamento, entrei pelo programa de estagio
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