Cargill Limited
Cargill employees  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Manitoba's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Cargill Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Manitoba's Top Employers (2021):

  • Cargill maintains Cargill Cares Councils at each of its locations, providing individual budgets to assist with initiatives that employees wish to support -- and employees are encouraged to volunteer with paid volunteer days and matching financial donations
  • Cargill supports ongoing personal and professional development with tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions (up to $3,500 annually), as well as a variety of in-house and online training programs, including apprenticeships and paid internships for those entering the workforce
  • As part of Cargill's health benefits plan, employees may take advantage of an extended "buy up" health benefits option to increase their coverage levels -- the health benefits plan also includes a generous mental health practitioner benefit (up to $2,000 annually)
Cargill employees volunteer for an environmental initiative  

Employer Background

Industry Food and agricultural products
Established in Canada 1928
Parent company Cargill Incorporated (est. 1885)
Parent company head office Wayzata, MN, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Clavet SK, Camrose AB, Baie-Comeau QC, North Vancouver BC, Sarnia ON, Guelph ON, Winnipeg MB, London ON
Full-time employees in Canada 7,731
Part-time employees in Canada 243
Full-time employees worldwide 125,080
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4%
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 45 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, free parking, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features downtown head office was recently renovated (with employee feedback) and is connected via skywalks and underground walkways for all-season access to hotels, the MTS Centre, shopping, restaurants, banks and other services, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, religious observance room
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, bar style table and chairs for meetings, wellness room (features "pink noise" technology for a calming effect)
Other food options at main location onsite Tim Hortons and ice cream parlour
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, shower facilities, audio sound system, lockers, instructor-led classes and onsite massage services (employee-paid, but covered under Cargill's health plan)
Other nearby amenities YMCA-YWCA, GoodLife Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Millennium Library Park, MTS Centre (home of the Winnipeg Jets), Canadian Human Rights Museum, St. Boniface French Quarter, Exchange District, Winnipeg Public Library, Osborne Village

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Employee social committee name Cargill Cares (est. 2015)
Past social events a variety of location-specific social events throughout the year, including, some holiday parties during the Christmas season, long-service 25 year club dinner, bowling nights and socials as well as annual company-wide events such as Customer Service Week, Global Safety Week Celebration, and the Global Inclusion and Diversity Day
Cultural aspects dress-for-your-day policy, music while working, employee sports teams, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B

Financial benefits note Cargill Limited has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits share purchase plan available to some employees, profit-sharing plan available to some employees, year-end bonuses for some employees, corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance, low-interest home loans, discounted auto lease rates

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B

Health plan note Cargill Limited has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative
Paid sick days employees receive 10 days off each year
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy)
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 each year
Health spending account up to $1,000 each year
Additional health plan information extended "buy up" health benefits option, retiree coverage has no age limit, with premium coverage varying based on hiring date (from 0 to full coverage)
Family-friendly benefits note Cargill Limited has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Flexible work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting
Additional family-friendly information offers 4 annual academic scholarships of $1,000 each and 2 $500 scholarships for children of employees, onsite Kids and Company daycare centre

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation note Cargill Limited has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 10 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 1 day off

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel), the "Breakthrough Awards" program includes 3 category areas, including Execute Exceptional Results for individual and groups, the individual Energize for High Performance awards, and the Bring the Outside In awards for individuals and groups
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position

Community Involvement Rating: A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 2,500 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 185 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan, Food Banks Canada, Canadian Centre for Food Integrity, Agriculture in the Classroom Canada, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight The company maintains Cargill Cares Councils at each of its locations. Each council has a budget and selects initiatives based on their connections with employees.

The Career Directory

Cargill Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Cargill employees working out at the company's gym

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Food and agricultural products
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Parent company Cargill Incorporated (est. 1885)
Parent company head office Wayzata, MN, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Clavet SK, Camrose AB, Baie-Comeau QC, North Vancouver BC, Sarnia ON, Guelph ON, Winnipeg MB, London ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads students have opportunity to job-shadow someone in a role that interests them
Typical new grad positions Grain Sales Associate, Crop Inputs Associate, Merchandising Associate, Operations Management Associate, Engineering Associate, FSQR Associate, EHS Associate
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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