I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at General Mills in November 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 Question – During your professional career, what have you studied or what courses have you attended in order to develop your skills Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at General Mills.
Interview Details – Met recruiter at on campus career fair, applied online, and got selected for an interview. Entire process happened within two weeks. Was told interview process is two consecutive days, and then a potential 3rd round would be in Minneapolis. First round is mostly behavioral and then 2nd round would be more technical based.
Interview Question – Talk about a time when you applied financial analysis in a prior experience? Answer Question
The process took 2 days - interviewed at General Mills in November 2011.
Interview Details –
Came to our school and interviewed for the first rounds. If you move on, then they send you out to the HQ for the final rounds. I got there on a Monday night where I was taken out to dinner with 2 GMI employees and 3 others who were interviewing for finance. Next day was 4 interviews throughout the day and met a ton of people. Advice:
-Talk to as many people as possible to find out stuff about company
Interview Question – How do you asses which project is more valuable Answer Question
Interviewed at General Mills
Interview Details – There was nothing unexpected about this on-campus interview, just your average behavioral interview. Questions were guided more towards understanding your overall thought process and how you go about analyzing information.
Interview Question – If you lived on Wall Street, how would you go about valuating a company? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 days - interviewed at General Mills in August 2012.
Interview Details – I applied to the position through campus recruitment and got an interview a few days later. There are two interviewers and the questions are mostly behavioral. The Interview starts with walking through my resume and then goes on to other situational questions that can be answered using my past experience. The only question that threw me off is "what is the current trend in the food industry." I did not pass the first round and do not know the exact reason
Interview Question – what is the current trend in the food industry Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at General Mills in November 2011.
Interview Details –
Found the Financial Analyst posting on my university career website. Got first round interview without even needing to network at the information session. The interview was very structured but straight forward. Every candidate was given the same questions to answer. Was told I would hear back within the next few weeks for next steps. Got a phone call just three business days later to go into head office for the second and final round interview. Asked if I wanted to stay in the hotel overnight since there was going to be a mixer the night before where applicants could speak with current Financial Analysts at the company. When I spoke with the people there, they were all very chill and easy-going and I could see myself working there easily.
The next morning, woke up bright and early for a 7am intelligence test on the computer at the General Mills head office in Mississauga. Got that done and waited for four back-to-back-to-back-to-back interviews, from 9am to 11am. Interviewers ranged from Controller to Director of Finance to Director of HR to VP Finance. Each interviewer had their own set of questions to ask the applicants. The controller was an intense kind of guy and he asked me these questions: What was your best decision, what was your worst decision, what was your best idea, what was your worst idea. However, the other three interviewers were really chill and their questions were what you would expect of a behavioural interview: What analytical skills do you have?
After that, the current Financial Analysts at the company gave the other applicants and me a tour of the company, where we saw the cafeteria and the cool "shop", where you could buy General Mills products at a discount. Afterwards, our designated "buddy" from the company took each applicant out for lunch, and the lunch was compensated by the company.
Overall, thought I had great, strong interviews and expected an offer. Didn't hear back for two weeks, until I received an email from HR (an email!!!! not even a personal phone call) telling me I didn't get the position.
Sidenote: Apparently the pay at General Mills isn't competitive.
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Mills in October 2011.
Interview Details – Mostly behavioral, the guy was very nice, helped me through my answers. Make sure to answer all questions in Context - Action - Result format, their interview sheets are actually designed in this way.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at General Mills in April 2010.
Interview Details – After scheduling the phone interview date and time with the company recruiter I talked with the hiring manager.. Questions were basic stuff like: "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" or he asked me to talk about my work history briefly..why I want to leave my current job..why GM..a few accomplishments from current or past positions..etc.. They did not offer me a job because the job was paying way less then what I made at that time.
I have been working for two years now with this company.
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