General Mills Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Mills in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was very thorough, but answering the same question to a set of committee members was redundant and not very forward thinking. Boredom sets in after the 4th hour of interviews and answering the same behavioral question. The skills test of the same questions to see how many questions you can answer in 30 minutes seemed pointless. I wasn't told what purpose it served given the nature of the job and what I actually would have been doing.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at General Mills in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    They called a week later, had a phone call interview with the hiring manager of the plant. They asked technical questions that was related to the plant. They told me they would forward their recommendations to HR

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were behavior questions related to production. What would I do if I had a conflict with product and how I would resolve the issue   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at General Mills in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a formal interview on my campus. I thought it was not going to be too bad, but the lady asked me how many interviews I previously had and I said none because this was my first chance to intern. She couldn't believe me and was astonished when I repeated the same answer. Then she seemed to type for what seemed like 30 seconds. The interview was very awkward after that. It almost seemed if she was not interested after I answered her number of interviews question.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at General Mills in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied on school website. On campus interview

    Interview Questions
    • Two technical questions and the rest are behavior questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Human Resources Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Structured as a behavioral interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    IT Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  East Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Employee in East Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at General Mills in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    One interview on campus after career fair. Two people showed up for the interview, taking turns asking questions. Mostly behavioral questions and towards the end a few technical questions geared towards my basic understanding of certain programs. Overall good experience, should have prepared more for the interview since there were a few unexpected questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Food Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Mills in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First round on-campus interview with a senior scientist/manager, onsite interview with 4 people (R&D scientist, manager and HR) separately. Standard behavioral questions + some technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Brand Manager - Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at General Mills in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed at the National Society of Hispanic MBA (NSHMBA) Conference in San Antonio, Texas in 2013.

    Was asked detailed brand management questions even though had barely started my MBA program! The interviewer was also stand-offish.

    If you want an internship here, start learning about brand management even before you start your MBA program.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions on brand management. Was expecting more behavioral.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    First interview on campus: half behavioral, half case questions. Completed online personality assessment ahead of time. Called down to WHQ for second interview- extremely long day! Dinner with potential colleague the night before where they answer any questions you may have (chill), then 4 interviews + logical thinking exam and case to prepare. Long day but lots of fun and meet lots of exciting people.

    Interview Questions
    • Develop a campaign on the spot for Nature Valley bars.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Marketing Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through university's career website and landed a first round interview. It was mostly behavioral, but they also asked questions regarding what I would do in certain situations as well.
    The same night I received a call back for a second round. The next morning I went in and took an assessment, then did a second round interview with a higher level executive, and answered more situational questions.
    The interviewers are very laid back, nice, and make you feel very comfortable throughout the whole process.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time you missed a deadline and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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