Cons: 1 30min break is all you get, and you never sit or lean at all times
I worked GM as a temporary. The environment was not bad, but one of their problem was, the job was never secure. Every shift people would get in a line and if you worked several day priviously you would be sent home because they have to give a chance to others. Also their pay was not really great compare to the heavy lifting and constant hostility it – more... requires. No overtime and $9/hr. even third shift. – less
LINE COORDINATOR (Former Employee), Social Circle, GA – June 27, 2013
General Mills was a good job because it was close to home, I felt that it was very unorganized in the beggining and things have gotten better. I dont like the inconsistency of the job because you never know how long you are going to be there. The work isnt very hard and production was easy to keep up with as long as you have a good team. The management – more... there picks and chooses who works and I feel that thats unfair. – less
Shipping cookies and gogurt to all the boys and girls!
Warehouse Lead Man (Current Employee), Carson, CA – June 27, 2013
Pros: time flies because of the diffrent jobs i can do for the company.
Cons: 38 degrees work envirnment
We are the Yoplait and Pillsbury division of General Mills.Its a very high volume fast paced environment...We work extremely safe and we are highly productive! On any given day I may do 5 or more different roles. The hardest part of the job would be staying warm. Its a refrigerated warehouse and is at 38 degrees at all time.
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Hannibal, MO – June 25, 2013
Pros: very good benefits
Cons: it is a factory and gets hot but they supply spot coolers for comfort.
Loved my job. It was part time but when they eliminated second shift sauce I was going to be placed on a 12 hour over night shift so I retired. It is a very good place to work and the workers are great. I learned how to take care of my machine. Co- workers always help each other. Management is helpful and listens to concerns.
Manufacturing job that has a great team atmosphere
Mechanical Technician (Current Employee), Albuquerque, NM – June 23, 2013
Work with my team to maintain the machinery and keep everything running smoothly in order to meet our production goals for the day. Troubleshoot any problems and take regular quality checks to ensure the customer is getting the best of General Mill's products.
Great place to work,withnumerous benefits,much overtime.
Machine Operator Duties (Former Employee), Methuen, MA – May 24, 2013
Pros: steady work, plenty overtime, many benefits
Cons: mandatory overtime
I enjoyed my employment experience at General Mills.My day consisted of getting set up,stocking palletizer area with pallets, then filling eight palletizers with pallets.Then with a walkie-stacker, remove the pallets loaded with product to loading position in warehouse ,where the pallet will then be wrapped in plastic wrap to be loaded on a trailer – more... then driven to freezer warehouse. – less
Refrigerated Foods Division - acquired from Pillsbury and later sold off
Senior Plant Controller (Former Employee), Tempe, AZ, Hazleton, PA, & Rochester, NY – May 24, 2013
Hired at Tempe, AZ, and promoted/relocated to Hazleton, PA, during Pillsbury ownership. Company bought by General Mills. Successfully led all system conversions and process changes prior to taking next career opportunity.
Production Worker (Former Employee), Joplin, MO – May 15, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: co-worker conflict between each other
A typical day consist of cleaning and the general running of the production lines. I learned alot about the cleaning methods used in production factory's. The management at the time was still changing around alot. Co-workers out there really just depended on the type of person. The hardest part of the the job was when the palletizer would go down and – more... you would have to be doing all the stacking on pallets. – less
I thought it was a great place to work, and I really enjoyed the people that I worked with.
Team Member/Janitor (Former Employee), Reed City, MI – May 13, 2013
In the 2.8 years that I worked at Yoplait, I learned almost 40 jobs. I greatly enjoyed being able to learn so much in such a short amount of time. At the time, I thought it was a good way to get job security. A typical day for me was getting to work, getting the janitor keys and the janitor cart, and getting any supplies that I may need on my cart, – more... if I didn't stock it the night before. I would start with cleaning the women's locker room/bathroom. This would include the toilets, taking out trash, cleaning the sinks and mirrors, restocking paper products, sweeping and mopping the floors. Next I would clean the men's downstairs locker room/bathroom, doing exactly what I did in the women's room. Following that, I would ususally head to the second floor and clean the men's room on that floor. Next I would unlock, one by one, the office doors on that floor and take out the trash (every night), and vacuum the floors twice a week. Next I would sweep and mop the upstairs hallway. After I finished that, I would go back downstairs, put my cart away, and sweep and mop, vacuum the rugs, and take out the four trash bags located in the hallway. I also had to restock the hairnets, beard nets, and earplugs located in the hallway. Next I would go onto the main floor and check the paper towel holders and soap dispensers located throughout the plant and replace what was needed. Then I would clean the single bathroom located in milk receiving and the single bathroom located above Go-Gurt, and take out the office trash for this location as well. Finally I would restock my janitor cart, maybe clean the hallway windows if I had time, or sweep the stairway leading to the cafeteria, or clean the elevator. At the end of the night, I would return my keys to the scheduler, and do it all over again the next night. This is the last position that I held at Yoplait, and probably my favorite as well. – less
Stocker / packer (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TX – May 10, 2013
this was my first job ever so i was really nervous to start this job, as soon as the crew leader gave me directions and teached me how to do the job i got it really quick. what i learned about this job was that i had to be super fast and move around and find something to do when i was done working, i learned how to be responsible with objects. the management – more... was strict also they wanted me and other co workers to keep working till we were done with the order given. the hardest thing about the job was that every time we were done with some orders we had to start doing something new and learn how to work with it, the new orders. the most enjoyable part of the job was when i taped some of the boxes or add stickers to the orders it kept me moving faster. – less
Packer (Former Employee), Rooty Hills NSW – May 3, 2013
meet alot of friendly people, leaned alot of skills like how to use an electric pallet jack, booking orders and alos cancelling orders. Got along with all the people i worked with, the most hardest part of a job was having to finish 200 - 250 oders before the pick-up trucks get to the dock. My most enjoyable part of my job was learning how to book orders – more... and picking riding an electric pallet jack last but not least making new friends with my co-workers. – less