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General Mills Lodi Reviews

Updated March 3, 2017
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Lodi, CA

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  • Slow and conservative decision making (in 43 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Line Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lodi, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lodi, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, excellent advancement potential . Very good safety training.

    Cons

    Rotating shifts, weekend work. Long hours with rotation of shifts every four weeks along with mandatory 12 hour days.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Shut us down"

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    Former Employee - Packing Tech in Lodi, CA
    Former Employee - Packing Tech in Lodi, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great while it lasted, then suddenly rug pulled out beneath us.

    Cons

    Always fearful of being shut down, and then it happened

    Advice to Management

    Be more loyal to long time workers who have been loyal to you. Decrease workforce by attrition, not by shutting down plants.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Processing"

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    Former Employee - Processing Tech in Lodi, CA
    Former Employee - Processing Tech in Lodi, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good and so were your peers. Company bonuses were ok but nothing special. Lots of company picnics and events

    Cons

    Management was not good didn't care about employees. Only cared about bonuses and moving up. Safety was preached but not pushed.

    Advice to Management

    Get you head and of your butt and be leaders not bosses. Lead your team and set an example so that moral may be better


  4. "Was a very good employer. Plant shut down ."

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    Former Employee - Mobile Equipment Mechanic in Lodi, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Equipment Mechanic in Lodi, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and pay. Opportunity train

    Cons

    24/7 operation was hard on work/home life balance


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Union Plant great pay, great benifits, now it's closed"

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    Former Employee - Packing Operator in Lodi, CA
    Former Employee - Packing Operator in Lodi, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was one of if not the best in the area

    Cons

    Hours were insane. Double doubles, 12 HR shifts, 7 days a week before we were told we had a year left of employment. Was to quick to make everything safe, so safe it sometimes made doing the job harder.

    Advice to Management

    Safety is important but so is taking the advice of your seasoned employees who do want to go home to their families. It was never one culture no mater how much salary tried to fake it. It was always us against them


  6. "General Mills Inc."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lodi, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lodi, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very Stable Good work enviroment

    Cons

    Rotating Shifts, a lot of weekends

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job keep it up


  7. Helpful (2)

    "All jobs"

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    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving Clerk in Lodi, CA
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving Clerk in Lodi, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at the Lodi plant 33 1/2 years. I worked in every department . I loved it. I learned a lot .

    Cons

    The nrw teamleaders coming in are a little to green. Out of touch with reality

    Advice to Management

    Teamleaders should send time doing some of the jobs that they give corrective action to the person that performs that job on a daily basis.

  8. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader I in Lodi, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader I in Lodi, CA

    I have been working at General Mills (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to learn processes and procedures.Active participation in career development and advancement. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Food industry subject to changes frequently. One day you work for a successful plant. Next day the plant is closing. A lot of restructuring happening currently.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. Develop employees to be all they can be.


  9. "General Mills"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Lodi, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Lodi, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are exceptional

    Cons

    Work Life Balance can be tricky

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Unhappy to see plant closing"

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    Current Employee - Line Operator in Lodi, CA
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Lodi, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the employees. When you are there more then home you become family. They had pretty decent benefits and depending what side of the tracks you worked on the pay difference is around $5-6.

    Cons

    They decided to go in a different direction so they are closing the plant

    Advice to Management

    There were a lot of new management turn over so there were no consistency


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