Product Engineer (Current Employee) – Golden Valley, MN – January 19, 2018
Each day at work was different as a product development engineer! I did everything from direct interviews with the consumer, to formula/recipe development, to scale-up and optimization at the plant. Great opportunities for learning on the job. The workplace is friendly, but very corporate jargon heavy. The hardest part of the job is that R&D is an all encompassing role that answers to every other function without a lot of control. The best part is the variety and how exciting it is to take a product from idea to on shelf.
variety, work place fun events
busy times of the year you get no breaks and work a lot of hours
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Golden Valley, MN – January 17, 2018
I worked for eight years in IT at General Mills and never could figure out how to get promoted. The whole process was very hush hush and it seemed you had to schmooze quite a bit to get consideration. I was on multiple high-profile projects that were successful in large part because of me stepping up and working outside of the box. They had profiles of each employee - one form even included "Career Derailers" as one of the things they tracked about you, but never shared so that you could work on it.
In general the culture was collaborative otherwise and I would work there again...I just know better now to expect a promotion for a job well done.
Sourcing Buyer North American Plant Services (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – January 8, 2018
The work/life balance here is great. The hours are flexible and the pay is pretty decent. The stress factor was on the constant emphasis on saving money, no matter the cost, even though the company is not struggling. Management here is also disappointing. I question how some managers were able to advance to leadership roles.
Raw Material, Production and Deployment Planner (Former Employee) – Belvidere, IL – January 2, 2018
Fast paced, ever changing, constant revisions due to inbound delays, customer demand. Daily meetings to collaborate with all departments.
Learned all aspects of scheduling, material planning and deployment as well as lean manufacturing and continuous improvement impementation.
Necessary to keep up with the constant changes which meant working late hours, taking work home to work nights and weekends due to additional responsibilities from company downsizing.
Enjoyed working with my department team and all other plant departments as well as the vendors, transportation customer service reps., and the outside sales customers which I worked with for eleven years. The logistics part of my employment was an enjoyable challenge.
Culture, diversity, professionalism.
Communication between departments can be improved.