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Land O'Lakes Reviews

Updated 17 Jan 2020

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3.5
69%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
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Land O'Lakes President and CEO Beth Ford
Beth Ford
30 Ratings
Pros
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  • "long hours but that is manufacturing for you(in 9 reviews)

  • "Limited room to advance unless you live or are willing to relocate to Minnesota(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor 

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is a great culture here.

    Cons

    Working at a plant will require more than 40 hours to keep up with the environment.

    Land O'Lakes2020-01-17
  2. "Great culture, lots of opportunities to drive positive change."

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Super cool CEO highly focused on driving change through product innovation, technology, process. Smart people dedicated to doing what's right. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Tough times for ag. But these headwinds only create more urgency and more opportunities for people who want to drive change. If you want to effortlessly coast on "the good ol' days," you won't be happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider nickel-and-dime level changes to policies that wind up costing you employee engagement. That engagement is the fuel we need for revenue growth.

    Land O'Lakes2019-11-25
  3. "Good mission, love the farmers, need more innovation"

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    Former Employee - Professional 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, love the agriculture,

    Cons

    Lack of innovation, could be doing so much more if there was more accountability and more openness to change.

    Land O'Lakes2019-12-04
  4. "A good working environment. Always doing what is right-integrity is key"

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    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Lilongwe
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good working environment. Rewards/recognition/compensation for hard work. Does not tolerate non-performers. Open door policy where you can walk in to any office if the need for help arises . Employees are involved in decision making involving their work. Always updated with developments in the organization, locally as well as internationally.

    Cons

    Not yet identified ,may be later

    Land O'Lakes2019-11-14
  5. "Not Too Bad, Winfield United"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Control Coordinator in Plant City, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Good Pay if you are worth it!

    Cons

    Corporate is located out of state and does not know anything about Florida.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people.

    Land O'Lakes2019-11-06
  6. "Growing Company, Lots of Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    lots of opportunities across a number of categories in supply chain. Aggressive management

    Cons

    sometimes a disconnect between functional groups

    Land O'Lakes2019-11-05
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not a place for Growth and Learning"

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    Former Employee - Devops and Middleware in Arden Hills, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Campus , Cafe and Bank ATM.

    Cons

    1. Loose skills while you stay with company. 2. Poor IT Management : If you have genuine complain about your immediate manager practicing wrong work ethics and favoring certain employees ,chances are Directors will take the manager's side instead of helping you in your career growth. 3. Outsourced: They outsourced most of their work and hired IT employees from other countries instead of retraining old work force. On a good note they kept women employees to maintain men: women ratio. 4. False Commitments: When I joined in 2013 they promised they have a lateral movement among team to let you grow, instead they made excuses on short of budget to train people etc and at the same time directors made official international trips in Business Class. 5. They use 20 year old techs: They are still using old techs and being with this company for a long time would make you loose touch with current tech in IT. 6. IT Politics: lot of internal politics and previous CTO mishandling trust of employees. Many employees have quit due to this issue in past 2 years.

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    Advice to Management

    Start learning some management skills instead of hiring fake resume Managers/Directors.

    Land O'Lakes2019-12-07
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible leadership, micro manager, hostile"

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    Pricing Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Coworkers were in the same boat

    Cons

    Micro-managers, terrible leadership, HR for managers not employees, employees always wrong, no upward growth, no path for growth, hostile environment and no one supported employees. Abuse continued.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to the best talent survey and don't use it as a tool to abuse employees. The survey is a joke as most employees lie so director doesn't lose her insecure temper on them.

    Land O'Lakes2019-10-27
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Training Coordinator 

    I have been working at Land O'Lakes full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to work

    Cons

    Unions are ridiculously childish and petty

    Land O'Lakes2019-10-11
  10. "None"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Land O'Lakes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great People very good 401

    Cons

    None that I am aware of

    Land O'Lakes2019-09-16
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