General Mills Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    "Generous Mills" - Cares about it's employees and focused on developing leaders.
    Cross functional teams are best in class - highly talented and engaged
    Lots of flexibility available if you can figure out who to ask and make it happen

    Cons

    Career progression often based on tenure - not a lot of visibility to how to "make it to the top"
    Conservative company focused on delivering consistent shareholder value - aka - tendency to be risk-averse which can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Focus on promoting talent, not tenure
    Empower the fresh young talent chomping at the bit post MBA


  2. Summer Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Mills

    Pros

    nice place, enjoyable to work and be at

    Cons

    not much that was negative, very enjoyable


  3. Helpful (1)

    Exciting opportunities and never a dull moment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    General Mills offers several perks including generous vacation, 401k matching, and extras like a gym and salon at the office. The pay is very competitive and the company truly values its employees. They go out of their way to make sure you are happy at work and outside of work, too. Managers are highly competent and there are lots of opportunities for advancement or cross-functional moves.

    Cons

    It is very "corporate"! Lots of forms to fill out and just general bureaucracy, which is not so bad if you are Type A. Let's face it, if you get hired, you are probably pretty Type A.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    opportunity for a growing career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - R&D Technician in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work flex, family oriented, strong foundation of values: always doing the right thing

    Cons

    fast paced industry with new standards, always changing and growing, cannot get comfortable

    Advice to Management

    respectable, hard working, very results based


  6. Great Company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HR Generalist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - HR Generalist in Miami, FL

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and values and work life balance.

    Cons

    I really cannot think about any cons at this point.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Manufacturing Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Covington, GA

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package can't be beat. The pay in great. The culture is very good.

    Cons

    Twelve hour swing shifts can really wear on you. Company would rather promote a poorly performing engineer off of the manufacturing floor rather than find a good person to fill their spot.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to push out those that are bringing down the company.


  8. Extremely positive experience at Gen Mills. Never been happier.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Management Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Management Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Superior values and commitment to employee happiness and success.

    Cons

    None that I can see so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  9. Potential for solid career path

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing Communications Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing Communications Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and smart people

    Cons

    Learning how to navigate the corporate environment


  10. Great work environment

    Current Intern - Intern in Lodi, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Lodi, CA

    I have been working at General Mills as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, very collaborative and great work environment in general. I had a wonderful time working for this company. They really look out for their employees

    Cons

    Plant locations are mostly in the midwest, but if you don't mind, then it's a great place to work. Other than that, it's a fantastic place to work

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  11. Excellent company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Work and life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning. No downsides.



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