Great company to learn about industrial agribusiness and many other skills which are transferable across many fields. Primarily worked as a Production Supervisor and can honestly say I learned a great deal about time management, teamwork and motivating others. Pay and Benefits are great and workplace felt safe.
The benefits are especially good with Bunge. The Company is really large - larger than you would expect. It is a great way to find out how a really large Company should communicate as an organization. It is extremely efficient.
Reports into the U.S. Did not understand Canada. No understanding of requirements.
Old Boys Club.
Lack of support for employees that are not within their scope of vision.
Do not understand USD to CDN exchange. When Canadian salaries appear too high, they cut jobs.
I started my career with Bunge as a Quality Assurance Technologist and moved to Research and Development after one year. I worked as a Research Scientist for seven years. I learned a lot related to Food Science, Food Technology and Food manufacturing during this time. I was lucky to have very knowledgeable senior Scientists in my R&D group to guide and educate me when I joined the Bunge research department. Bunge provided me the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. Bunge has an excellent workplace culture and taught me the value of team work. Bunge encouraged me to push my limits to achieve my goals. During my time with Bunge I have initiated several research projects and executed them successfully. When I moved into a corporate role as an Operations Chemist I learned the management skills and also explore myself into new operational challenges. Bunge has a very strong safety culture and always work hard to put safety first before profit. I enjoyed everyday working at Bunge during my time and I will say overall it is a very good company to work, learn and grow personally and professionally.
Productive workplace with a great atmosphere. The pay and benefits are really good for those interested in working on a production line. Has both day and afternoon shifts which are usually 8 hours unless overtime is needed. Overall an enjoyable workplace with great people.
Pay, benefits, flexibility, many free lunches, gifts.
Monkeys can lead the maintenance better than the idiots doing it now. It's ok to learn if your a new millwright the environment is terrible dead rats everywhere you will work in areas with dead rats lying there and you are required to carry heavy tool bags up numerous stairs and ladders unsafe completely .
Served as the liaison between the customer, logistics, credit, and the commercial trading group within the business unit. Customer service focused on responding to customer inquiries in a timely, efficient, and proactive manner, using each customer contact as an opportunity to display excellent customer service
the best part is the people I work with.
My position at Bunge was as a student Lab Technician for a 16 month co-op position through the chemical technology program at NAIT. It provided me with hands on skills and additional information to complete my final year of school. The work experience I gained there was very valuable to help me understand concepts in my final year of school. The skills will also translate into future jobs.
Next to no business process at this location. Everyone just does whatever suits them and passes along whatever they don't want to do expecting others to do the work.
Workers were all good, friendly and try their best but training is inconsistent and incomplete due to staff turnover, lack of resources and focus.
Safety is two-tiered from production to maintenance. This was supposedly being addressed when I left.
Next to no recognition for good work. They only complained about what could be done better or how they think it should have been done.
Management just focuses on numbers and not specific challenges at each location for funding.
Pay/Benefits was ok but not worth the headaches
Company has been saying they are expanding this location for years and have done very little.
Bunge is moving in right direction regarding benefits, industry-standard pay and Paid Time Off policies.
However, some of these policies exist on paper but not in reality, including work from home, condensed work week, etc. If you take advantage of these, you will be looked down on by other managers, employees.
Still a bit of an "Old Boys Club" mentality to management. This includes the appearance of staying at the office late to impress management, whether you're working or not, they seem to like this. As opposed to those who do their work and head home at end of day.
Overall, a good place to work, decent culture and some good people. Not a lot of opportunities within Canada, seem to be centralizing operations more and more in St Louis.