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Bonne entreprise
Représentante des ventes (Former Employee) –  Rimouski, QC20 September 2017
Bonne entreprise. J'ai été là pendant 5 ans durant mes congés de maternités(2). Temps partiel 3 jours. Je désirais du temps plein après mon retour au travail.
Pros
Très belle expérience
Cons
Temps partiel
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Millwright (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB28 August 2017
Read the fine print: "AS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED". If your expecting to repair/ diagnose problems, maybe 25% of your work, the remaining 75% is filling in for operations lack of staff or skill. Tools, uniforms (if you want them) are provided. Being a GMP plant there are regulations to follow. Clean the tools, the tool boxes etc. Inspections done in lockers, your tool boxes to insure these regulations are being followed. 12 hr. work days, weekdays and weekends. Within the same week expect a night shift and be asked to also work a day shift, or reversed. The pay is slightly below average, but every year drops lower as the annual increase is low. The benifits are on par with any other plant so there fair. The work environment is cold, wet but relatively clean. Coverage is1 electrician and 2 millwrights.
Pros
Uniforms and tools provided
Cons
To regulated, forced OT
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food manufacturing (Former Employee) –  Midland, ON22 August 2017
i worked for this company for 25 years.management was confused alot . the company was not run properly in my opinion. lack of communacation.not goood!
Pros
none
Cons
no rec
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Payroll and HR Support for General Mills Canada
Payroll/HR Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON12 July 2017
Provided payroll and HR support for the offices and production facilities Canada wide. At the time my employment completed, the payroll department was in transition to the company's U.S. office.
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A very dynamic company.
Aide-technicien de pasteurisation / aide-général (Current Employee) –  Saint-Hyacinthe, QC12 May 2017
This is very strong company with which carry take care of the staff ! The workplace culture is on the highest level. I have passed a very good education there!
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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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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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