Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Wellston, OH – January 7, 2014
Pros: fast pace, and something new everyday..
Cons: would have like to have drove the forklift longer..
operated forklift to get different materials for the pizza roll fillings for production on that day..Shred cheeses for the fillings. Recording the materials usage on the batch sheets..stronger than I thought I was picking up 33 pounds of block cheese for a hour at a time. I shocked myself.
General Employee (Former Employee), Shelbyville, TN – January 6, 2014
I worked 8 hour days, 4-5 days a week. The different tasks were simple and repetitive. It takes awhile to advance to a higher paying position. The management was o.k. They did their jobs, but, compared to management in other jobs I have worked for, General Mills/Select Staffing management did not stand out.
Scientist/Business Technical Manager (Former Employee), Golden Valley, MN – January 1, 2014
Pros: great benefits.
Very fast paced company. I learned how to work my way up the technical ladder from hard work analyzing samples in the lab using various laboratory techniques, then worked in method development for short time before being asked to manage the HPLC and GC labs. I worked with many types of personalities all with the same goal - completing our responsibilities – more... on time and to the best of standards. – less
Research and Development Scientist (Current Employee), Plymouth, MN – December 19, 2013
Great working environment. Typical day will be developing benchtop prototypes and then preparing for scale up in pilot plant. Day also involves meeting with cross functional team and update with manager. I have learned a lot about product development and project management.
Marketing & Sales University with continuous improvement mind set
Market Manager MENAT (Current Employee), Dubai, DU – December 8, 2013
Pros: leading strong brands performing in multiple categories with large talent pool, lot's of know-how, established operational process and procedures with extremely healthy hr policies
Cons: due to it's large size, slower rotation between roles and markets compare to the peers
In summary, Country Manager in General Mills has the full accountability of the business planning, execution and result of the market or region. And everything evolves around creating & executing. Obviously it's a big team and should be played among the functions in full harmony, hence being a team player is the number 1 skill to have to be succesful – more... in the organization. Hardest part of the job is to select the right priorities for the both current and upcoming fiscal, quarter, etc.. The region has lot's of potential and running after every opportunity could make the team lose the real big picture & focus. Most enjoyable part is, the team, industry itself (food) and continuously experimenting and improving ourselves. – less
cleaner (Former Employee), buffalo,ny – November 20, 2013
Pros: good work environment
Cons: didn't get hired yet
i enjoyed working there even though it was seasonal. i love how they operate and how they do safety measures. i enjoyed working with my co-workers and managers. also, they were very understanding when i got in a car accident.
DISTRIBUTION FORKLIFT OPERATOR (Former Employee), Social Circle, GA – November 1, 2013
a typical work day begins with an employee meeting where we told the numbers for the night . given safety briefing and sent to our forklift to begin working. picking cases and loading trucks with minimal to no damage while meeting productivity
NA Operations (Current Employee), Golden Valley, MN – October 23, 2013
Cons: disconnect between other business functions.
Highly political, advancement process is painful and extremely frustrating. New generation and previous generations tend to clash with one another, so implementing change across the organization is extremely difficult and in turn creates a negative environment.
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
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WI – October 16, 2013
Pros: production jobs pay above average.
Cons: morale. corporate culture.
it used to be a really good place to work, but in recent years, the management team consists of mainly recent college graduates. they are mostly young girls, who are trying to prove themselves and show what they know. Rather than listen to experienced employees, they talk down to them, and demand that they get respect that they haven't earned.
Machine operator/packer (Former Employee), Covington, GA – October 15, 2013
I learned how to make cereal, repair equipment, package product and maintain quality of product. Everyone worked as a team and were always a pleasure to work with. I enjoyed working on machines and loved fixing them. I liked making difference