General Mills Employee Reviews

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No real leadership, soap opera day to day
Line operator (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB9 May 2017
Fellow employees never smile, everyone uptight from management. Forced OT day or night, weekends etc. Very little training, but yet expect knowledge. Good if you like safety but other then that not a enjoyable work place.
Pros
Safety
Cons
Forced OT, management
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Working at General Mills was alright
Line Operator / Dough Technician (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB3 April 2017
I was at General Mills for almost a year and it was actually quite fun, if you exclude the coldness of the factory and repetitive bending. I would definitely recommend this job to someone who can handle a challenge.
Pros
Good benefits and competitive salary
Cons
Long hours
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great people
Mixer/Machine Operator/Forklift/Sanitation (Former Employee) –  Midland, ON1 March 2017
it was a good place to work, great people to work with, benefits where really good
learned a lot working for general mills
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Travail agréable et soutient de la direction
Aide générale (Former Employee) –  Saint-Hyacinthe, QC15 February 2017
J' ai aimée travaillée dans cette usine.
J' ai aquis expériences qui mont permis d' apprendre et
de développer dextérité manuelle.
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Fast paced environment
Lead Hand, Process Control Tech, Class (Former Employee) –  Midland, ON3 February 2017
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7pm the same as a parent 22 9pm to 5
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Stressful, demanding work environment. Cold/Noisy, and crowd space.
Industrial Mechanic/Millwright (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB14 January 2017
Not stable work load, production planning can be changing a lot in short time notice, many times per a month or even per a week. Stressful and demanding work environment. Low profession mid range management stressing the system and people.
There use to be a slow production demand, and a hi volume demand production periods, which leave almost no time for life out work. Forced overtime, and long shifts(12 hours).
Pros
Good benefits and RRSP contribution for every one who wants
Cons
Forced overtime, long hours, cold/noisy work environment
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Good place to work, competitive wage and benefit package
Shipper / Receiver Process Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Midland, ON2 January 2017
Good place to work, computer work as well as loading trucks. Co-workers good to work with, good attitude daily. Training co-workers how to load trucks.
Pros
Steady Days
Cons
Plant Closing in January 2017
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felt culturally isolated, you wouldn't be if you spoke the majority language and it wasn't English or French
Shipper/Receiver and sanitation (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB21 December 2016
Forced overtime, intimidation,untrustworthy, backstabbing environment.Cynical, miserable, resentful staff, advancing themselves on the backs of others.
Pros
safety culture
Cons
long 12hr days, sometimes up to 14hrs
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no life or family
Maintenance /Electrician Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB17 October 2016
it was more like a soap opera always being pushed back of my goals and being stabbed in the back and every year to lose a friend
Pros
free lunch
Cons
no life
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Great environment to learn and grow
Planning Manager (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON20 September 2016
Very collaborative environment. Good support from management. I have implemented various process improve initiatives that help drive efficiency within the organization.
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Short employment.
Packaging Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON25 August 2016
The production and time schedule was working well with everyone in the plant, but somehow, due to some misery reason, the plant closed down while total production was in the highest in the corporation.
Pros
A bright future was opened ahead for every employees.
Cons
Plant shut down with no reason.
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Good people to work with
Light assembly worker/machine operator (Former Employee) –  Midland, ON6 June 2016
Factory is closing. Learned several machines. Great co-workers. Some positions had very heavy lifting. We had one 15 minute break in the morning, a 35 minute lunch, and a 15 minute break in the afternoon.
Pros
good people
Cons
closing
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Safe environment and lots of overtime
Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB19 May 2016
Forced overtime hours, flexible, fast changing work environment. Food plant with all cons and pros. Lots of change overs, cleaning(sanitation), stressful work load and fast changing work environment.
Lots of overtime hours, extra days, and forced work on weekends.
Good benefits, and deduction for RRSP.
Pros
Good benefits and RRSP
Cons
Long hours, shortage in staff
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Fast paced environment
Packaging Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Midland, ON20 April 2016
Fast paced work environment and very conscious about food quality and good manufacturing standards.
Great company to work for unfortunately U.S. based company and they are closing this plant in Midland.
Most of the employees are 20+ years
Pros
Steady work for 20+ years
Cons
Plant is closing
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Great Company
Human Resource Manager (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, Canada30 January 2016
I was honored to work with this Fortune 100 company as the sole HR Professional in the Winnipeg Plant. Over the 7 years I was there we changed from a culture where involvement was rare, turnover was more than 20% to a culture where engagement was prevalent and turnover was less than 1%. I was proud to be a part of the team that won Employer of the Year for our Employee Relations and Training Programs.
Pros
Excellent company; strong support; excellent compensation and benefits
Cons
Cross-border moves were difficult
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Défi à profusion
Chef, approvisionnement et planification (Former Employee) –  St-Hubert, QC27 January 2016
Le monde du yogourt bouge très vite, j'ai appris à prendre de bonne décision rapidement dans un environnement changeant et avec des défis constants.

Ce fut mon premier contact dans le poste de manager, j'ai appris à gérer une équipe incluant les conflits pouvant avoir les gens de mon équipe.

L'aspect le plus difficile à été de laisser faire le travail par mon équipe. Puisque j'ai déjà occupé les postes de planificateurs, approvisionneurs, analystes... j'ai une tendance à vouloir faire le travail. J'ai appris à "coacher" au lieu de faire le travail à leur place.
Pros
Yogourt gratuit, vendredi pm de congé
Cons
Patrons loin de nous à Toronto; ne comprennent pas les enjeux local
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Very nice Culture
Deskside Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON26 January 2016
Really amazing place to work,

I mainly support the local employees with their computer issues and setting up new laptops and images for new hires.

Create processes for new setups like O365.

Currently the only DeskSide Support Analyst that is familiar with a MAC environment.

Lots of great experience.

Company Perks: Golf day for employees
Night out parties.
Company store to buy their own products.

Co-Workers are very friendly and easy to work with.

Hardest part is when leaving in the evening to go home.

Most enjoyable is being at work.
Pros
Company Store
Cons
No room for growth in current position
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Excellente compagnie, productive et plaisante à y travailler
Coordonnateur d'inventaire Liberté (Current Employee) –  Saint-hubert, QC3 December 2015
Les journées sont bien rempli et structuré, les patrons sont à l'écoute et toujours disponible pour du soutien. Les avantages sociaux et autres sont très bien.

Compagnie axé sur le développement des employés et les formations.
Pros
Ambiance, Formations, Avantages sociaux, Salaire
Cons
Contact outremer, Beaucoup de personne dans l'organigramme
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Good Job
Retail Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON20 October 2015
Go to market strategy in light of CPG changes may be more difficult using a 3rd party.

Customer teams will be challenged for display execution excellence with 3rd party reps because retailers generally do not appreciate 3rd party providers.
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Fun workplace with alot of career opportunities
Bilingual CSO operations specialist (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON19 April 2015
Fun workplace, very people oriented. Even though you have a job title you will not be doing the same tasks everyday. Management is very friendly and always rewards their employees with bonuses, free lunches and summer schedules!

Great atmosphere, people make you fit in if your new. I was on a contract job there.
Pros
Summer schedule
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