Agrium nearly doubled the size and scope of its Retail business for the second time in three years due to recent acquisitions. This increased the size of our Retail strategic business unit by approximately 365 retail farm centers and eight distribution centers.
Grow Your Career
Growth is a big part of Agrium's culture so it makes sense that we put emphasis on employee development. We expect that in the right environment you will grow here too. Agrium employees have access to 360-degree feedback tools that help them identify their strengths, weaknesses and development opportunities. Employees who are interested in advancing work with their leader or mentor to make progress towards their goals.
Experience makes up the largest part of development as employees work through tasks in their role at the Company. There are special job assignments that may involve new initiatives or locations at the company. Cross-functional teams are also a way to gain access to and learn from different types of skills and backgrounds.
Agrium uses regular channels for new employees to orient them not only on Company policies but also on our business, nutrients and a review of plant basics. Documents on our business and the science we use, are available on our Intranet.
Opportunities such as training, education reimbursement, apprenticeships, conference participation, internal forums and train-the-trainer workshops allow for learning and leadership training by giving employees an opportunity to put their new skills into action.
Personal development by informal mentoring and coaching is available. Employees can also access a 360-degree tool to help them assess where they need to focus to advance.
Some of our employees need specialized training from conferences, seminars or at a local educational institution. Agrium takes all requests for furthering the relevant knowledge base of employees. External knowledge can also come in the form of belonging to professional associations or getting professional designations.
The employee development process at Agrium will help you to identify meaningful developmental goals to help you attain your career aspirations.