General Mills
3.9 of 5 524 reviews
www.generalmills.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

General Mills Reviews

Updated Mar 18, 2014
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3.9 524 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell

Ken Powell

(401 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to start your career

Intern (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Mills full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat place to work - very friendly people and a lot of free food! They also do a lot of out reach into the community and donate to a lot of charities

ConsSome disorganization when trying to plan projects. Some overtime, but this is dependent on what position you have and how you feel about it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Houston, TX

I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat Company. Work from home. Company car and lots of perks. Flexible schedule and great
pay.

ConsNo cons at all with this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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HIghly recommend General Mills

Marketing Director (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I worked at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

Pros-Top CPG company, one of the most respected in the United States
-Excellent training ground, learning the fundamentals of building a brand and running a business
-Lots of career opportunities for development
-High caliber senior management and colleagues
-Good compensation, large part of it is equity

Cons-Up or out culture
-Weak international recognition
-Weak work / life balance

Advice to Senior Management-Per above

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people with fun, recognizable products.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Mills

ProsStrong brands and strong people.

ConsAll the common detractors for a giant company: slow, not agile, a lot of red tape to get certain things done, etc.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Simply one of the best

IS Developer (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at General Mills part-time

ProsExcellent culture. Very smart people you work with. Family Oriented. Excellent work life balance. I really couldn't ask for more from GMI. Benefits are top notch.

The thing that kept me coming back to General Mills are the people, there is a General Mills personality that makes people want to be there. After being there for so long, it is extremely easy to make good friends at work.

ConsI was not passionate about working with cereal and food products in general. However, I loved the people I worked with, so this was not a huge issue.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company of Champions Products and Employee

IT Data Analyst (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWork Flexibility, Great Managers, Cross-functional opportunities,

ConsSalary compensation could be more competitive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work and grow! (intern experience)

Quality and Regulatory Operations Intern (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I worked at General Mills as an intern for less than a year

ProsEmployees are amazing and very nice
HQ is very accommodating to any lifestyle
half day fridays during the summer and casual fridays!
a lot of fun activities to meet other employees

ConsWorking at HQ was like a typical office job, I got tired of sitting down so much

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing, the company environment is great!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging and rewarding at the same time

Associate Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at General Mills full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat culture, well-respected company with great compensation

ConsLong hours, bonus compensation tied too much to short term

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Opportunities Within

Manager (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVariety of opportunities depending on your interests

Consrecent layoffs
some areas are more lean & mean than others

Advice to Senior Managementslow

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Company to work for

Engineer (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery good benefits, great amenities, flexible work environment, family friendly.
Rewarding work. You can really see how your efforts help the company.
World Class products that are recognized throughout the world.

ConsUp until recently both pension and 401k (matching 50 cents per dollar). Now Pension is slowly going away for new hires but still very good 401k plan.
The company tends to follow fads a little too long.

Advice to Senior Managementfocus on your core products and be more aggressive against your competition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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