Operator (Former Employee) – Hannibal, MO – May 19, 2018
This job is physically demanding, but the benefits are worth it. Getting the hand of things and adapting to the work required takes a little while, but they are thorough with training and safety. I enjoyed the people I worked with most of all.
Inventory Control Clerk (Current Employee) – Carson, CA – May 18, 2018
Come in, get a assignment, work, go home. Management is so so ran by DHL, play favorites. You can be their 10 years and if they don't like you, they make it harder for you. No chance in moving up either.
can transfer anywhere in the world, good benefits
don't expect more pay. Also sucks that you can't transfer with your pay.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Perris, CA – May 14, 2018
This is a great job as far as pay goes but everything in the building is old. The system is outdated, the forklifts are raggedy and all the management have NEVER WORKED IN THE WAREHOUSE BEFORE. they have a bunch of airheads with degrees running the building and don't have a clue what they are doing. Everything there is just slow. Your doing multiple jobs at once. For example, I was hired as a forklift operator but they had me picking, staging, replenishing, put away, inventory, cleaning and so much more. They need better management and a better system.
Fast-paced, yet relaxed environment with plenty to do
Temporary Production Utility (Former Employee) – Joplin, MO – May 13, 2018
There are plenty of job/roles within General Mills, some of which include documentation, weigher, table, case loader and so on. There are typically 3 rotations throughout the shift, so nobody is ever in the same place twice. Even in cases where we have "down time", which simply means we aren't currently running product, there is still plenty to do, whether it's sweeping the floors, throwing away scrap that has been sitting out too long and/or general tidying and maintenance in the meantime. The job itself wasn't bad at all, but many of the temporary employees, myself included, felt it unfair to be making only $10/hr. whereas full-time employees were making around $15-$16/hr. For folks like myself, $10/hr. and being the only income is/are not livable wages. Perhaps if a 2nd income were a factor, then any one person would have been able to afford a living, hence why many thought it unfair. The work was never too difficult, but it did keep me on my toes and even caused some stress from time to time. Overall, working at General Mills was a different and unique experience and had its ups and downs, as all jobs do.
In-facility marketplace, relaxing environment/atmosphere, friendly people
General Labor (Former Employee) – Chanhassen, MN – May 11, 2018
Violated OSHA's rules and regulations. They do not provide steel toe boots as is required by OSHA...Good company otherwise. But they make you pay up for your own boots which is a violation of OSHA's rules and regulations.
Laboer (Former Employee) – Cedar Rapids, IA – May 5, 2018
It was a fun working environment. Hours were decent and got overtime whenever you wanted it. The people we're easy and very helpful. You could prtty much work as many hours as you wanted and pick the days out you wanted to work . You got great time off for holidays.if you showed them you are hard working and reliable you were guaranteed a job.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Cedar Rapids, IA – May 3, 2018
Great place of employment great work environment very team orientated everyone helped you it and did there part was great with working around my schedule and understandable about my time I needed off with the military
Machine Op/Distribution Forklift Driver (Former Employee) – Belvidere, IL – May 1, 2018
General Mills was a great company the 4 years I was there. Things started to go downhill once they sold the green giant brand. They started to try to get rid of people to prevent a lay off and changed the majority of schedule to 12 hours rotating which brought the morale down. However my experience was mostly positive.
3 weeks vacation, good culture, great company workers
Relaxed work culture and opportunities for advancement
Laboratory Analyst (Former Employee) – Golden Valley, MN – April 30, 2018
The work culture is relaxed but professional, and there is a growing sense of community within the laboratory space. There is also plenty of opportunity for skill advancement if you are willing to put in the work.
i loved working at general mills. i love the fast paced environment. i worked at the end of my line as a machine operator. the hardest part is cleaning the lines you may have to come in early morning or late night just clean them and most times its hard work
Weekend Warrior (Current Employee) – Belvidere, IL – April 24, 2018
This job really worked out for me. They were really flexible with my outside schedule, college --- for example. You're allowed to come in at a later time if you have another job. Most people are expected to work the full 12 hours. I work the full 12 hours because I like seeing the rotation happen, I enjoy seeing the people (who're going to relieve us) come in.
I think the most enjoyable part of the job is all the different kinds of people you'll meet here. There's different ages, cultures, and personalities. You get 3 breaks which are nice. I don't remember which ones are paid.
I think this job helps me learn time management, especially with sleep schedules and school.
I think the hardest part of the job is seeing people go. Being a weekend warrior, I only come in on weekends. Sometimes I'll see a new face but other times that face will disappear in a month or so and you'll have a whole new crew to work with. It's kind of sad.
Pay is decent ($11.50/hr), Free food, 3 breaks, you don't have to work all week