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General Mills Interview Questions

Updated Nov 11, 2014
Updated Nov 11, 2014
105 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Very nice interviewers, reflecting the culture of the company. There was an info session while interviewers could meet candidates informally, and then 2 rounds of on-campus interviews. First round and second round had similar questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How do wall street firms value a company like General Mills?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Started with one one hour face to face interview with the hiring manager and then was told to come back for a half day interview the next week at which time I met with another finance manager, two directors and lunch with a peer

    Interview Questions
    • If you were a competitor of general mills, what would you look for in our annual report?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate since I was already happy with the offer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at General Mills in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    1. Resume drop on university career website
    2. Interview time selection if resume is passed through their preliminary screening
    3. Information session
    4. First round interview just 1 day after info session, with invitations extended to those who moved on to second round later that evening
    5. Second round interviews just 1 day after the first interview
    6. Two career assessments due just 3 days later

    Interview Questions
    • What three things do you want in life 5 years down the road?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at General Mills in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interviewing process starts with an Information Session, with a cheesy, flash based powerpoint delivered by a current Business Management Associate. During the presentation the Associate attempts to involve the audience with questions and the other employees try and offer their unsolicited advice. This part of the interviewing process is boring and the cautionary tales of General Mills asking interviewees not to "waste our time and yours" is gutless and needless.

    The interviews begin with you sitting in a holding room, with a few other interviewees. You talk with some other recruiters about anything, and this part helps to reduce the stress and pressure of the interview. Then you are collected by a recruiter and the interview begins in another room. The interview is not difficult, but the interviewer is typing away on the computer the entire time, which is distracting and makes it seem like you're lecturing.

    After that, you're summoned to do a second round of interviews the next day, which goes similarly to the first day, but with General Mills' IQ type test. And after that you get flown to the center, which you specify or is the best fit for your interests. The last round interviews are fun and getting to know the people in the office.

    Reasons for Declining

    I felt like I would get trapped in the hierarchy of General Mills and further investigation into the position made me think that the Business Management Associate job was just a glorified sales job.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Management Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Be prepared to answer the same questions many times.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Management Associate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • None really. Simple behavioral, "tell me about a time when..." questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Continuous Improvment Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Used a recruiter and also directly with direct supervisor.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sanitation Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Application, resume, interview, orientation week.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Human Resources Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you ran out of time on a project? How did you handle the situation?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I am looking for a career in a different industry.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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