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Very good job
Butler Road (Current Employee), Murfreesboro, TNOctober 21, 2014
good pay, benefits, for the most part a relaxed atmosphere.
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Good company, slow to react though.
Team Leader 1 (Former Employee), IowaOctober 20, 2014
Pros: good work / life balance (manager depending)
Cons: training opportunities can get sidelined for production.
Overall a good company to work for. In the manufacturing sector you WILL move however, every 2-4 years. Declining sales in the cereal and yogurt categories have forces severe job cuts and closings of plants. This reflects the conservative (and slow) nature of GMI.
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Roller coaster ride
Mixing Technician (Current Employee), Lodi, CAOctober 16, 2014
Pros: paid benefits, 3 30min breaks during 8 hr shift
Cons: micro managing dept managers, the illusion of 1 culture, lack of communication, hrs notice of working on weekends.
I understand it's a business, and must continue to run as such, but not being able to plan for family or other functions for the weekend does put a strain on a person. You may not know you're working on that weekend until 3p Friday. Not a week ahead, not 2 weeks. But only a few hours. I have learned a great deal from them, good and bad. My company is – more... closing soon, and just like a previous plant closure, I will probably miss my co-workers the most. Most of our management staff could use a bit of brushing up on people skills, and not just micro manage and go home for the day at 3, 4 and 5p while we're there 24hrs a day. My direct supervisor on the other hand is probably hands down the most dedicated person I've ever encountered. And she actually does consider us in my dept, her family. – less
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productive and safe work environment
Lead (Former Employee), Wellston, OhioOctober 15, 2014
Pros: over time when needed
Cons: a lot of word days and weekends
Safe working conditions and they want operators to be safe during work. Vacations and points are nice to have to be able to take days off when needed.
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fun place to work
Manufacturing (Current Employee), Lodi, CAOctober 15, 2014
minnimum wag jobs
good managment
benifits
good hours
good training
good workers
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Interesting Place to work
Pipefitter (Current Employee), Lodi CaOctober 14, 2014
Pros: coworkers work well as a team
Cons: young inexperience team leaders put into jobs that they are not mentored, in helping to make them productive tl.
General Mills is a good place to learn about how fortune 500 companies work, to see there good areas and there bad.
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fun place
Forklift driver (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NMOctober 14, 2014
Pros: 3 lunches
Cons: long hours
good people and job the hours are long but worth it would recommend to work here
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Packing
Packer (Former Employee), Fort Wayne, INOctober 13, 2014
hard labor work, packing, shipping, to work together so the whole shipment will be accurate. standing for twelve hours, getting off work.
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Industry Leader that provides employees great careers
TEAM LEADER III (Current Employee), Hannibal, MOOctober 10, 2014
Pros: good compensation, very professional, industry leader with great opportunities
Cons: very difficult culture to join sometimes, isolated to the midwest principally
General Mills is one of the largest food producers in the world and provides their employees opportunities to match. A Minnesota culture dominates the white collar work force and each plant possesses its own culture. Coming in as in outside hire can make the transition difficult, but for the most part a really caring group of professionals dedicated – more... to safely producing safe and quality food.

Day to day depends on where you are in the supply chain, but if you are in the support world the competing demands of meetings and work required by your position can make for a challenging work life balance since there is never enough time in the day.

Management is more than qualified and competent but extremely focused on positive team dynamics so much so that it can distract from actually accomplishing business objectives. – less
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As a Airveyor and Bulk unloader
Operator (Former Employee), Lodi, CAOctober 6, 2014
have learned to work safely around railcar hazards. In processing which I liked the most staying busy all the time helping new employees to learn there jobs, Always a happy person.
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production company
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Methuen, MAOctober 6, 2014
morning meeting to discuss production like what cells have run good the last eight hours or any issues we would need to address in order to keep running good for the next eight hours. Checklist to make sure all machines are centerline, inspect and lubricate all equipment you are in charge of for your shift. Perform routine quality checks for product, – more... anything contaminated contact the lab associate and your team leader to address issue. Make sure to fill out proper paperwork for any scenario and turn in at the end of your shift to the team leader. – less
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Fun, rewarding way to contribute to creating quality foods
Manufacturing Technician 5 (Former Employee), Covington, GAOctober 2, 2014
Pros: excellent pay with potential for growth
Cons: rotating 12hr shifts
They offer excellent benefits along wiith Incentive bonuses.
They are a well recoginized Company that offers stablity. They promote a very team-oriented work environment.
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Relationship based and strong at development
Cereal Operations Manager (Current Employee), Lodi, CASeptember 25, 2014
Pros: caring atmosphere with super capable individuals
Cons: declining market
A typical day balances strategy development along with observational time with the team

I have learned to show that I care for the team and the individuals while managing to the scorecard metrics

Co-workers are the most intelligent group of professionals I have worked with in my career.

Hardest part of the job is aligning resources to ever changing – more... initiatives as we react to a dynamic business model.

I love the rapid pace of work, the technical challenges, and developing individuals as well as the team to reach it's potential – less
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good job, good benefits
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee), Plymouth, MNSeptember 25, 2014
Pros: good group of fellow workers
Cons: temp lay off
Job was good with good benefits. Small group to work with and good people.
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Productive environment with a lot of really knowledgeable people
Culinary Intern- Product Development (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNSeptember 24, 2014
Working at General Mills was a really good experience and was a great way to learn more about my field. I managed to dive head first into product development and work side by side with some of the best in the field. I was challenged to think creatively to solve problems and ended my internship there feeling I successfully accomplished what I set out – more... to do. – less
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Excellent company to work for, the expectations are clear and precise.
Industrial Maintenance Electrician (Current Employee), Wellston, OHSeptember 21, 2014
Pros: lots of free lunches to celebrate individual achievments as well as plant goals.
Ability to apply yourself in a fast paced environment, where there are many opportunities to hone your skill set without the obligation to struggle with items that you may not be familiar with due to the in house network of personnel that are willing to get you to the next level.
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Management difficult to work with
"AA" Millwright (Former Employee), Buffalo, NYSeptember 20, 2014
In the early 70"s it was a good place to work. Then new management started coming in and it became very difficult to work with a lot of them. They were fresh out of college and had a know-it-all attitude and started telling people that have worked there for years how to do their jobs. It always ended up causing bad production and wasted product because – more... the mangers way was the wrong way. – less
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free food and baverages
production associate (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNSeptember 16, 2014
Pros: free snacks
Cons: short breaks
producing cereal and snacks, i learned how to set up the machines
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Environment of safety and diversity is encouraged.
Food Technician II (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNSeptember 15, 2014
It was a valuable experience. I enjoyed working in the lab, as well as traveling to the plants. I would have preferred to work in more of the natural and organic brands, but location wasn't ideal.
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Productive and challanging place to work
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee), Buffalo, NYSeptember 10, 2014
Great co-workers, busy, exciting. Never a dull moment. I enjoy the fast paced atmosphere.

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