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Every day was a new challenge. Lots of turn over and some employees could be hard to work with. Benefits and pay were great but worked many hours and weekends. They ended up closing the plant.
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No advancement unless you are bosses pet, do not advance based on merits or performance

Typical day is getting called for items that management knew was wrong but chose not to address, no support from immediate leadership, upper management is disconected.




Advancement, assistance, communication.
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Good place to work

Had a good time learned a few things when I was working there it was a good experiance and they treated u like family there and I would like to work there to retirement


Meeting good people


Short breaks
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You have to be a woman to get promoted. Bad managers run rampant through the company. Too much cronyism in the company. Pay is not rewarding for longevity.


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Toxic management
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Good Work Place

It has its up and downs as all factories do. But with multiple family members working there if you put in a good effort and attitude you got what you put in. Leadership varies but most were ok.
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  • Ability to learn new things
  • Fair pay for job

I wouldn't let my worst enemy work here.

What is the best part of working at the company?Nothing. I was picked on because I wasn't at the company long.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Everything. Management, co workers.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Toxic. Everyone was miserable.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Absolutely atrocious. Nobody liked me and I was treated like garbage.
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No balance for home life, the people are catty and it is a very clique based overall job.

What is the best part of working at the company?The pay. They start out well for starting pay.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The hours and the way they treat their employeesWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?The environment is dirty and the culture mostly non-existent What is a typical day like for you at the company?Twelve hours moving boxes. Concrete floors and constant noise.
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Strong leadership team with a great company forecast that does not feed down to lower level employees doing the manual work.

What is the best part of working at the company?The company as a whole offers its best to their employees, and take care of them. Great benefits. Friendly staff. Great leadership. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?They do whatever they want in regard to laws and regulations. Payroll didn’t get to reap any of the great benefits (37 hr work weeks, half day summer fridays, full maternity leave).What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Empty. It is rare to see an area of staff filling any area. Put people in general seem friendly and say hi as they pass in the hallway. The payroll area is very stressful, lacks training and upper management support. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Lots of emails, tickets, corrections to payroll, and tax notices. Many teams disagree on internal processes creating more work and confusion.
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General Mills is a great place fora mechanically skilled person to have a successful career.

What is the best part of working at the company?They have an excellent work/life balance, a women friendly culture, extensive training and many employee perks.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Operating ,troubleshooting and repairing equipment when there are technical issues are the most stressful parts of the job. Some equipment is much older than others. If you are assigned to operate on the older equipment, you will spend significantly more time troubleshooting and repairing the machines.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?General Mills has an organized, team oriented and supportive culture and work environment What is a typical day like for you at the company?The plant operated using 4 teams on two 12 and a half hour shifts. One week you worked 5 days and the next you worked 2 days. Every 6 months you switched with your team from day shift to night shift. Most days you operated your assigned machine packaging products. Days were set aside for planned maintenance, training, and skill level advancement.
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Fair Employer

Good place to work. Generally will not see reward for extra proformence. Leadership talks a lot about how great we are and how great we do but dont expect to be compisated for it.
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They are people first, until they aren't

Nice place, good pay and benefits. Good for starting a career with good development. Then shareprices dip and they start laying purple off in big bunches.Leadership is disconnected, working on corporate busy work. If you can't network, you are at the wrong company. Who you know, matters.
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Good place to work with some glitches

Entry pay is low considering requirements. 6 months of graveyard and 12.5 hr shifts. Ever changing promotion requirements. Good benefits, High turnover, if you leave they drop u like a hot potato and want nothing to do with you.
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Always opportunity for advancement. You can usually volunteer for overtime whenever. Some people really care, some are just looking to get in and get out.
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Super fun!

Always manages their time well and is extremely well-organized.”“Displays endless drive to improve productivity, profits, and meet business goals.”“Your excellent work ethic speaks for itself.”“Consistently contributes measurable value to company goals and projects.”
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If you’re not part of a clique you’re done

It was okay when I started. It quickly got to the point where I didn’t even want to go in anymore. People there are cliquish and will stab you in the back at any opportunity.
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One of the best jobs I had. Good pay, good workers, a bunch over optional over time available. They have good benefits. Good amount of time off for the holidays close to two weeks off.
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Easy, repetitive work. Super cold in certain areas but we had a great team.

We had a great team on our shift (which was first shift)....So a typical day was busy from the time you hit the production floor until someone relieved you from second shift.


2 paid 30min breaks, support from my supervisor


The safety manager was definitely biased & it showed
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If you're a union employee...there will be no work/life balance. Too many company people with not enough production employees causes forced overtime sometimes reaching above 70hrs a week. Most employees are resentful of the company and dislike the union...mainly because more times than not, they will not take your side.
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Safe work environment but many well compensated hours are required.

What is the best part of working at the company?Union wages and benefits also fairly stable business What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Extreme amount of mandatory overtime, premium pay for all overtime worked including six and seven day schedule, but family life can suffer What is the work environment and culture like at the company?All I can speak of concerning work environment is the Cereal operation. High speed packaging is the process after creating the product in a mostly hot and wet environment What is a typical day like for you at the company?Work in the department assigned to you, and work until you’re relieved. There is breaks and lunch time.
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recently had the pleasure of enjoying a variety of General Mills cereals, and I must say, they never fail to delight my taste buds. From the first bite to the last, each spoonful is a burst of flavor that makes my mornings brighter.
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Nice easy place to work professionally

Good over-all company, with competitive wages and healthy work environment encouraged, hands down the best company to be APART of!! Belvidere still upholds their culture
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Based on 2,818 reviews

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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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