General Mills Interview Questions in Minnesota

Updated Oct 14, 2014
Updated Oct 14, 2014
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    Associate Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Golden Valley, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Golden Valley, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Once the online application was submitted, I had a 30 minute phone interview. Then I was offered an onsite interview for 3 hours. Before arriving I was asked to complete an assessment online. Once I arrived, I completed another assessment and met with 6 individuals over 3 hours for interviews. One of the individuals I met with was a peer in the role and they brought me around the facility to show me what it was like to work at the office. It was more informal and I was able to ask job related questions to that person.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you were given a project with limited instruction and how did you handle that?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Customer Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at General Mills in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interview was over the phone. HR rep explained the duties and compensation then asked basic questions about my background and qualifications.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you been interviewing with other companies and/or have any offers on the table? I wasn't sure what to say because answering either yes or no could have negative implications.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    It took about 3 months for the company to contact me. There are hurdles in order to stop anyone from actually contacting about an interview or really following up at all.
    It's fairly frustrating to have to wait for so long for such a near-entry level position.
    Mostly the entire contact was cold and mechanical, the woman who called didn't even say the right name at first.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected about what my ideal boss would be like. Also hinted at lowering my salary expectations.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at General Mills in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    After sending my resume to several people finally one of their recruiters contacted me and we scheduled a phone interview that lasted 25 minutes. We discussed my professional experience and she explained what the job was about. She then sent me a questionnaire by email that I had to fill in giving more details about my experience and explaining some of my achievements. She forwarded it to the Finance department for them to evaluate if they were interested in having a personal interview.

    Interview Questions
    • During your professional career, what have you studied or what courses have you attended in order to develop your skills   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Food Scientist Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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
  7.  

    Finance Intern 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 daysinterviewed at General Mills in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very good process, easy to network with and friendly people. First round interview was rather formal and stiff, interviewer mostly stuck to the questions rather than being engaging, unusual given the friendly culture.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    MEA Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at General Mills in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview. Very standard behavioral questions

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us a situation where you had to adapt to change and how you did so   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Marketing Communications Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume online and after two phone screens I was invited to interview at the Headquarters in Minneapolis

    Interview Questions
    • What trend or fads are currently relevant to 5-8 year olds?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Business Planning Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Applied online then about 3 weeks later was asked to fill out a questionnaire. About 2 weeks after the questionnaire I had a phone screen and another 2 weeks after that I was flown into Minneapolis for final face to face interviews and assessments.

    Although the process was tedious, I was surprised by how generally simple it was. Both the phone screen and in person interviews asked a lot of the same questions that were on the questionnaire - ie, what are your career goals, what are your strengths, etc. Other than that, all the questions were situational and they are VERY interested in your ability to relocate. Relocation was stressed during every step of the process. In this role and to advance your career, you are pretty much expected to be able to relocate every year or two.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at General Mills in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    The role was posted via linkedin, the role peaked my interest and I applied. I was contacted by a recruiter, completed an online an assessment. I was then contacted again to schedule a phone screen with the hiring manager and a potential peer.

    After a positive phone screen, I was contacted less than a week later for an onsite which is extremely quick for such a large company.

    I came onsite for an interview and completed the wonderlic exam. I was informed that this was "just a part of the assessment process" but I would not be told how i did. I interviewed with 8 or 9 folks then had a followup meeting with HR.

    The travel arrangements were very very simple and was one of the most streamlined processes I have been through for an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were particularly difficult but many were repetitive from interview to interview.

      1.) Why do you want to work for General Mills
      2.) Tell me about a time where you failed and what did you learn, etc.
      3.) What do you know about General Mills
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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