HiFive Candidate of the Month: Curt Paulfrey
Aug 15, 2023
Aug 15, 2023
Curt worked with HireLevel and was directly hired in April 2023 as an Operations Supervisor and continues to learn and grow in his role at General Mills.
Can you tell me your story, how it all started at HireLevel, and where you are now in your career?
I got connected with HireLevel when I was looking to move to Missouri. I was searching the local job boards and found my current position at General Mills.
Can you tell me more about General Mills, your role, and why you love it there?
I’m a Team Leader in the thermal department (Progresso Soup). Currently, this location has roughly 1,100 employees. I love it here because everyone I interact with has a sense of pride in the work they do and the quality products they produce.
What gives you the motivation to go above and beyond as an employee?
I pride myself on leading by example and being that positive voice and reassurance throughout the production process. General Mills has limitless training opportunities & allows me to take what I have learned through leadership training and put those concepts into action with my team.
What do you believe is key to being a great employee?
I believe being a great leader starts with coaching and building a great team. Everyone is worthy of respect and maintaining open and honest communication is the key to success.
Any career/life advice to others to help them get started?
Developing your desired career takes time, patience, and training, and keeping a positive mindset is key. My best advice is to venture outside of your comfort zone & never stop learning!
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Since the beginnings of a Minneapolis flour mill in 1866, General Mills has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to serving with purpose. For more than 150 years, they have made food with passion — while having fun and staying true to their values along the way.
Food: they are committed to putting people first by improving the variety, nutrient density, affordability, and accessibility of our products.
The Planet: their mission is to support thriving farmers and communities while regenerating planetary health.
People: they bring together remarkable people, bonded over our love of food — people who are hungry for what’s next.
Community: their service partnerships and employee engagement are anchored in advancing equity and building resilient communities.
Why Work with General Mills?
General Mills is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives, and reimagine new possibilities, every day. They look for people who want to bring their best—bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one another and grow together. They bring together remarkable people, bonded over our love of food—people who are hungry for what’s next.
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