General Mills

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General Mills Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
641 Reviews
3.6
641 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can have a good work life balance if you make it a priority (in 118 reviews)

  • Great benefits (but decreasing), good teamwork, great training opportunities (in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • Be prepared for a poor work-life balance if working in a plant production facility (in 53 reviews)

  • Slow decision making, progression in one's career can seem very slow and formulaic (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    World Class Finance Leadership Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in Golden Valley, MN

    I worked at General Mills full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great organization for developing finance skills.

    Cons

    Positions at lower levels are very narrow in scope.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    General Mills is a great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance. Good pay, people, and benefits. Relatively low stress environment. The twin cities is a wonderful location, if you are alright with cold winters.

    Cons

    There are occasionally too many meetings. We went through a downsizing last year that was tough on morale. Amount of travel can be a lot depending upon the position and project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve meeting effectiveness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start your career

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

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    FCS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fcs in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Fcs in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No cons at all with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    HIghly recommend General Mills

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

    I worked at General Mills full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

    -Per above

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people with fun, recognizable products.

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

    I have been working at General Mills

    Pros

    Strong brands and strong people.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Simply one of the best

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

    I have been working at General Mills part-time

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Company of Champions Products and Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Work Flexibility, Great Managers, Cross-functional opportunities,

    Cons

    Salary compensation could be more competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work and grow! (intern experience)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality and Regulatory Operations Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Quality and Regulatory Operations Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at General Mills as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, the company environment is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Opportunities Within

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

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

    Pros

    Variety of opportunities depending on your interests

    Cons

    recent layoffs
    some areas are more lean & mean than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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