Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – December 21, 2018
Company has downsized twice in 2018. Lack luster communication and leadership. Raising the company stock price seems to be the only thing important to Green Plains. Typical work hours are M-F 7:30 am to 5 pm, but employees are encouraged to come in early and stay late. New building with gym, breakroom and covered parking spots.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Superior, IA – December 4, 2018
There are many issues with this company. First, they pay well under the industry standard. An operator can go to just about any other ethanol company and make much more per hour. This in an industry where labor costs don't even show up on a cost sheet. As a result it is nearly impossible to recruit or maintain operators. So the people that stay are not held accountable for anything, and I do mean ANYTHING. This drives out any employee that actually cares or works hard, as they easily find employment for a much higher wage.
They ask that you are bilingual, yet as an employee i could ot speak any thing other than English. The office employees are plain rude, mean, and backstabbers! I would never work there again if my life deppended on it!
Field Technician (Current Employee) – Des Moines, IA – July 5, 2018
Green Plains Inc. offers competitive pay; a generous benefit package; paid holidays, vacation and sick time; a retirement savings plan; flexible spending accounts; a business casual attire work environment
Process Operator (Current Employee) – Lakota, IA – April 19, 2018
Relaxed environment. Work isn’t bad for the pay. Management is great. Very fun place to work and coworkers are always happy. Stellar benefits. Swing shift isn’t the best but the rotation is nice and easy to adjust to. Lots of variety in your Work so you’re not always doing the same thing.
Work half of the year, many opportunities for promotion
Process Operator (Former Employee) – Mt. Vernon, IN – April 4, 2018
I wouldn’t recommend the green plains mt Vernon Indiana plant to anyone management is absolutely horrible and they treat you like your less than human. Your expected to work your butt off and do loads and loads of work for only 18.50 an hour !
Scale House Operator (Former Employee) – Bluffton, IN – November 30, 2017
I was a temp seasonal and was treated GREAT! I never felt any different and felt very appreciated. Great hours and worked Monday-Friday. Got to know drivers/farmers and learned a lot about scaling corn.
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Bluffton, IN – November 15, 2017
Very good place to work. This company takes care of their employees. Excellent benefits and the pay is average for our area. We work some overtime occasionally, and typically have two shutdowns per year.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Madison, IL – October 21, 2017
If your looking for a career in ethanol, try any of the other companies in the area before you apply here! This company purchased our facility and have made every single employee hate their job. I have never seen so many people quit so fast
Process Operator (Former Employee) – Wood River, NE – September 30, 2017
Over all the company is a great place to work. The management needs some work. I worked there for almost 4 years and only received a $1.04 raise over that period of time. The company is more about making money...then taking care of its employees.
Corporate Office Employee (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – July 10, 2017
If it says you must work independently, you might, but you will be micromanaged at a high level. Following the chain of command does nothing to get your voice heard. Overall, a really bad experience with a company I thought had better things to offer.
They seem to be a company moving backwards. Bosses don't seem invested in their employees.
Worker (Former Employee) – United States – July 7, 2017
My company got bought out by them and they came in and immideately decided to remove the updated technology we had just upgraded to and inexplicably opted to go back to the much more inefficient system we had before.