General Mills Interview Questions & Reviews in Minnesota

Updated Jul 19, 2014
Updated Jul 19, 2014
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    Marketing Assistant Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Management Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    IT Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Human Resources Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at General Mills in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Multiple onsite interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Business Management Associate Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    First Round- on campus interview
    Second Round- on campus interview - personality and iQ tests
    Final Round- office visit in MN.

    Offer made a month after the office visit.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you missed a deadline and how you handled the situation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Business Management Associate Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    On campus interview with two sales managers...a couple days later I received an email inviting me to second round interviews at HQ at the end of the month. I had to take 3 personality tests before the interview. There was a dinner the night before second rounds with 5 other candidates and 2 current BMAs. Dinner is completely informal and it allows the candidates to ask any question they would like. The dinner is not a part of the final decision. The day of second round interviews is long...starts with a breakfast around 8am and then 4 interviews throughout the day ending at 3pm. Recruiters will take 1-2 weeks to get back to applicants.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate...offer was very good.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Data Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at General Mills in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Working with recruiter. Phone interview with 3 people. They collected their notes with the manager and moved along quickly with a decision the next day.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I felt the offer was very good as is so I accepted as is immediately.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources Assistant Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at General Mills in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I reached out to a recruiter to express interest about working for GMI. We talked over my resume and why I would be interested in working for the Mill. He set up a phone screen with another recruiter, and a week later I was flying to Minneapolis! At HQ I interviewed with three Director/VP level employees on a one-on-one basis. While there, I also took an IQ, judgement, and personality test. They were fast on the turn around. I had an offer on hand while I was waiting at the airport for my flight. During the time allowed to make the decision, recruiters, managers, and alumni from my school reached out to congratulate me and offer their perspectives. Great people and a great recruiting process.

    Interview Questions
    • What attribute is most important for an organization to be successful? Provide an example.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    As I spoke with others in the role, I realized that my work would be more about executing really well the decisions of others. Other opportunities available to me allowed for greater autonomy and impact.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Assistant Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at General Mills in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    -In person interview
    -Testing

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted the offer, should have negotiated.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Position Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at General Mills in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    The position was posted in November 2012 and applied for it in Mid-December. The recruiter was very nice and responsive. I followed up with her many times and she responded to my questions. I got an email in mid Jan 2013 that I have been selected for phone interview. It was scheduled for next week. After the phone interview, the recruiter contacted me the next day to schedule on-site interview for next two weeks. I had my interview on Thursday and got the offer on Monday morning

    Interview Questions
    • What would you like to bring to General Mills?
      Explain any leadership experience you had?
      Why should I hire you over other candidates?
      Explain any technological revolutions in your time that has affected not only consumers but suppliers, and companies?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were pretty reasonable along with benefit package and incentive plans
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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