Gilster-Mary Lee
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Donald Welge
5 Ratings

    said my first day I'd be gone in a month, that was 10 years ago, I have no plan to quit or move on anymore

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Lead in McBride, MO
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Lead in McBride, MO

    I have been working at Gilster-Mary Lee full-time (more than 8 years)


    so long as a person is willing to work GML will keep them working. They never fire people unless they do things that warrant their being dismissed. They offer insurance and a weekly paycheck that is as good if not above the average starting pay in Perry County MO. as many other business' on a regular basis. not a lot to say other than it's what you make of it, Cereal manufacturing. it's a job. 12 hour shifts 3 or 4 days per week leaves employees off with a 3 day weekend every other week. paid weekly. Paid holidays and birthday, 5 personal days, vacation is 1 week the first 5 years, 2 weeks year 6 thru 10, 3 weeks after 10 years employment. Company store sells 1/2 price compared to retail, dry foods, items produced by GML, pasta cereal,cake and baking mixes, pie shells, jello, pudding, drink mixes and a lot more. Employees are given free popcorn.


    Hot, dusty, 12 hour shifts that some don't like but it makes the off time awesome.

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    I am content with my job, I have nothing to suggest to management so I'll pass this along. GML is the first company in my life I stayed working for over 4 years. I told myself after my first year that I'd try to make a career out of it and push for 25 if they and I lasted that long. doing so would put me at 65 years old and ready for retirement. I have 15 more to go and am hopeful to see it through.

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Gilster-Mary Lee Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chester, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chester, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Gilster-Mary Lee.

    Interview Details

    I was called into the main office, but, I really wasn't asked much, as I was a former Employee of theirs.....more than Once, So I appreciated them giving me more than one try or One job. I was already familiar with the company. They only asked me few questions..

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't really any Difficult questions....All they asked me, was what shift I wanted on, and I told them, and then they sent me to do a drug test, and then papers to the office of the plant! Oh, almost forgot, they also asked which plant I wanted.   Answer Question
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Headquarters Chester, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1971
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially at Gilster-Mary Lee. One of the largest private-label cereal manufacturers in the US (along with Ralcorp Holdings), Gilster-Mary Lee makes more than 8,000 products under 500 private labels, including breakfast cereal, cake, baking mixes, cocoa and other drink mixes, dinner mixes, pasta, and more. The company's customers include major US grocery chains and food wholesalers. The company also offers products under its own Hospitality brand name. Gilster-Mary Lee owns about 15 manufacturing operations located in... More

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