General Mills
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General Mills Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 8, 2014
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Business Category Analyst Interview

Business Category Analyst
Cincinnati, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at General Mills in May 2013.

Interview Details – It was a 30 minute phone interview with HR then 4 face to face interviews.

Interview Question – Very standard HR questions. Literally read for a paper word for word the questions. They did not derail from the HR questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very strange. My offer letter had 2 different job titles on it, neither of which I had actually interviewed for. It wasn't until 2 days before I started my job that I finally learned which role I would have.

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Management Coordinator Interview

Management Coordinator
Nashville, TN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Mills.

Interview Details – Very professional and friendly. All HR personnel were extremely helpful and willing to answer any questions. On-site interview was demanding but not difficult. All behavioral type questions and leadership based. Really got a good feel for the atmosphere and culture. Interview on-site consisted of five 45 minute interviews with management and plant tour.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Be prepared to answer the same questions many times.   Answer Question

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Business Management Associate Intern Interview

Business Management Associate Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at General Mills.

Interview Details – Applied through career services. Was interviewed on campus. Two rounds of behavioral type questions. They were very straightforward and transparent with their process and the benefits/downsides to the position. They are very interested in retaining their interns for full time positions in the future so they want to get it right the first time. Everyone was very kind and helpful throughout the process. You are allowed to voice your preference for location.

Interview Question – None really. Simple behavioral, "tell me about a time when..." questions.   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Marketing Assistant Interview

Marketing Assistant
Minneapolis, MN

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at General Mills in March 2010.

Interview Details – The hiring and interview process was straightforward with no "trick" interview questions. Very relaxed and friendly

Interview Question – I can't remember any. Oh, wait...the manager asked me if I planned to wear jeans with a heart shaped patch on the butt. Then he laughed, knowing full well a reasonable employee would never thing of doing that.   View Answer

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Continuous Improvment Manager Interview

Continuous Improvment Manager
Carson, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at General Mills.

Interview Details – Very thorough interview process, definitely puts you through the paces. Weeds out folks who are not a good fit, for the most part.

Interview Question – What would you change about yourself?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Used a recruiter and also directly with direct supervisor.

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Business Management Associate Interview

Business Management Associate
Minneapolis, MN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at General Mills.

Interview Details – I interview over the phone with a manager in Arizona. The process was simple and I was asked the typical behavioral questions.. "Tell me about a time". This went very well. It is best if you connect with the employer on a personal level. It just so happens that the interviewer grew up in the same city that I am attending school. His brother was an alumni, so any way to personally connect please do so.

From there I was invited to Minnesota where I interviewed at the corporate location. Had a tour of the facility, took an assessment test that was rather simple. I was slightly nervous when hearing of the assessment, so I took to practicing IQ test... this is not needed. The interview day was long. The most difficult part was maintaining energy throughout lunch.

During the breaks ( breakfast and lunch), helpful employees try to answer any questions that you may have about the position. This by far was the best interview experience I have had. Everyone was helpful and honest. The role play was my favorite portion of the interview.

Interview Question – Why not your previous employer?   Answer Question

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IT Analyst Interview

IT Analyst
Minneapolis, MN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Mills in February 2010.

Interview Details – - Received email
- Set up Phone Screen
- Filled out technical questionnaire
- On-site interviews (half day) most 1:1, one panel
- Personality Test
- IQ Test
- Call with Offer (next morning) contingent on drug & background check
- Drug test within a few days
- Start 2 weeks later

Interview Question – No real difficult questions. If you have the experience they are looking for and can talk about it in an articulate manner and hit it off socially with the interviewers you are good to go.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Offer met initial expectations so I did not negotiate.

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Sanitation Operator Interview

Sanitation Operator

Interviewed at General Mills

Interview Details – Application, resume, interview, orientation week.

Interview Question – What do you know about the sanitation process.   Answer Question

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Human Resources Intern Interview

Human Resources Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at General Mills.

Interview Details – Recruiters were very professional and easy to work with. Reasoning test and behavioral based interviewing.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you ran out of time on a project? How did you handle the situation?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I am looking for a career in a different industry.

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Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at General Mills

Interview Details – 2 on campus interviews. Fit, technical

Interview Question – How have you been innovative?   Answer Question

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