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General Mills West Chicago Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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West Chicago, IL

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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chicago, IL

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefit package

    Cons

    The plant closed after over 50 years.


  2. "General Mills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits good pay and health insurance

    Cons

    Long hours at times and having to work weekends

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - QRO Lab Associate- Pest Control Specialist in West Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - QRO Lab Associate- Pest Control Specialist in West Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Lack of management. No growth after working 10 years for the company. No work /life balance. Be aware that that this is a company who values their shareholders more than their employees. Even when the company makes a profit, nobody is immune to losing their job.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees, and offer opportunities for development.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "GMI is Great"

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    Current Employee - Tech III in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tech III in West Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People and great pay

    Cons

    Some mandatory weekends and forced overtime

    Advice to Management

    buy more ad time on TV for all products


  5. Helpful (1)

    "packaging technician"

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    Current Employee - Packaging Technician in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Packaging Technician in West Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits and pay . good breaks

    Cons

    forced overtime, the company hires engineers to be team leaders and into management positions when they have no idea how to lead and relate to employees. the company and management say it cares about the employees but they don't, they just care about themselves.

    Advice to Management

    hire management who are educated in dealing with and leading employees, maybe someone with a business administration degree instead of an engineer with no people skills.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Plant Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, Relocations encouraged, Constant opportunities for development,

    Cons

    Some departments favor seniority over work ethic and/or proven abilities.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the dead weight. Teams are more efficient what they are not waiting on the person taking multiple breaks and/or taking personal calls.


  7. "Mainteance Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chicago, IL

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Employee Safety Flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Need More General Mill Plants in Illinois

  8. "Lab technician"

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    Former Employee - QRO Lab Tech I in West Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - QRO Lab Tech I in West Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, nice people, relatively simple work

    Cons

    Things can get very chaotic at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in the lab's functions.


  9. "Very bad management"

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    Current Employee - Cereal Processing Tech in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cereal Processing Tech in West Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money. Good benefits. The work was not very difficult. Great fellow union employees!! Always steady work year round. Lots of overtime if you wanted the money

    Cons

    Remember you are just a number. Follow the rules and keep your mouth shut or else. Very hot work environment. Extremely awful floor managers. No more job stability closing as many cereal plants as possible especially union plants
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    Advice to Management

    Too many children running the company. Hire experienced people for management
    I worked for General Mills in Illinois for 26 years


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Overall, not bad.......until"

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    Current Employee - Line Operator in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Line Operator in West Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, location, solid union plant in the greater chicago area...........that's about all for the good with this company seeing they are closing us in 2017.

    Cons

    Management are morons, the ceo is an idiot taking a raise after announcing our plant closure. The plant, though it's old, is still a money maker and that's all they care about. Corporate greed.


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