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QUAKER OATS Careers and Employment

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About the company

  • CEO
    Jose Luis Prado
  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than $10B (USD)
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 86 reviews and is evolving.


Production Worker in Iowa
on September 24, 2021
No work/life balance, lots of overtime with good benefits. Pay is good but you don't get to see your friends/family. Hard to make plans due to the overtime. Holidays are usually the only guaranteed days off. Very clicky people and management isn't too bad. Either you're a good employee that doesn't get any credit for all you do or you can be an employee who does bare minimum to nothing and usually gets by, also the butt kissers too, Just depends on who's managing. Some get away with things that others do not, just depends who you are.
Line Worker/Packer in Cedar Rapids, IA
on August 30, 2021
No skills here, it’s friends or a group of very undeveloped immature people employed here, the smoking numb types are all here, up is now down, I couldn’t co exist with all of them, it’s mostly average adult jobs that don’t require much other than a body to perform them, a line is always at the door to get there jobs, the environment is way strict where real talk or ideas are not liked here, these immature people i know are mostly doing the new 420 unfair numb dance, 420 Is making numb to reality the new normal
PepsiCo in Columbia, MO
on August 18, 2021
Great pay and great benefits. About eight different shifts at location 24 hour plant. Shifts currently range from 5x8 Monday- Friday and 4x12 rotating days.
Production Worker in Columbia, MO
on August 10, 2021
Working at Quaker oats in Columbia Missouri can be nice because of the pay but also really horrible because management do not care about you. If you are a great worker (fast& quick learner) then they give you more to do. If you lazy then they will give you one thing to do and that's the horrible truth. Throw people to lines they barely know and expect them to do good.
Operator in Columbia, MO
on May 24, 2021
Always short handed despite good pay and benefits. Long work hours (12 hour days) 60 hours a week if lucky. Staffing an issue for years but Management can't seem to figure out a schedule that works here. Fmla needed just to have time with family. Management talks down to you and does not listen to operators with the issues we face that cause downtime but gladly listen to CI with degrees who have zero experience working with equipment. No cross training so many people with only one skill set which ends up making certain skills work even more hours. Only good thing is pay and benefits

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Interview insights

Insights from 7 Indeed users who have interviewed with QUAKER OATS within the last 5 years.
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Interview is average
Process takes about a week

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What is more important: safety, quality, or productivity? What was the policy about attendance at your previous job and what how do you feel about it?

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