Continuous Improvement Manager (Former Employee), Carson, CA – March 14, 2013
There is no typical day in a manufacturing environment due to it's complex nature. This keeps you busy and allows you to solve a variety of long and short term problems. General Mills has a great culture because they hire great, talented people. They are committed to continuously improving their people, processes, and staying competitive in the global – more... market. – less
Material Handler from Remedy Intelligent Staffing (Former Employee), Cedar Rapids, IA – March 13, 2013
• Place product on production lines • Ensure smooth running of production lines • Move boxes full of product and stack them on pallets • Assist GM operators if need be • Conduct re-work and cleaning of the line and work area • Gain understanding of GM fruit department products
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NM – March 8, 2013
Pros: fellow employees
Cons: balancing work and life
I loved the people i worked with! Free cereal was another great benefit. A Typical work day is working your machine and just making sure it is producing the product. The most difficult part for me was balancing work and life. I never seemed to get caught up on sleep... and did not like who i was becoming because of it.
Sr. Executive (Former Employee), Mumbai – March 2, 2013
I loved working with General Mills. It has great values and they respect, develop and invest in employees. Working with General Mills was like working with a family. GMI has a diversified working culture. I had a learned a lot form this company. Learned new management tools to drive the process.
Logistics Management Associate (Current Employee), West Chicago, IL – February 17, 2013
General Mills values individual development. It is a relationship-based company that emphasizes work-life balance. It is a big-company environment where it is difficult to efficently take action. The levels of management are complex and difficult to navigate.
Solid values company struggling to define its role
Engineering (Current Employee), Minneapolis, MN – January 5, 2013
I enjoy working for GMI, but feel that they are struggling, as many other packaged food producers are, to figure out what its role is in the current economy and culture.
They make high-quality products, but, as a duty to their shareholders, they continue to remove quality for the sake of margins. It's a delicate balance--one which many other food companies – more... are struggling with--but I think they've swung too far toward the "value" side, while charging premium prices at the same time. – less
maintenance mechanic (Former Employee), Chanhassen, MN – December 26, 2012
Pros: benefits, pay, people
Cons: work schedules, working environment, career advancement
General Mills does an excellent job hiring quality people with great attitudes and vast knowledge. If you are considering a career here the people will do their best to train you even if they aren't provided the correct resources. I would say the most difficult thing to adjust to is the work schedules and the dirty work environment. General Mills provides – more... industry leading benefits and great pay. There is limited career advancement. – less