General Mills
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General Mills Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 28, 2014
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Interview Details – 2 on campus interviews. Fit, technical

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at General Mills.

Interview Details – Interviewed for one of their internship positions (Business Management Associate Summer Interns F15 position). Their recruiting process ended in early October, and was extremely short. First round and second round interviews were 24 hours apart. Offers were given afterward. Keep this in mind and research their campus recruiting in advance if you really want to work for General Mills. Compared to most internships, this is pretty early.

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at General Mills.

Interview Details – General Mills focuses a lot of college career fairs. I talked to an engineer to referred me to the manager. He asked me a few questions about my resume and why General Mills. I was called the same day for on campus interviews the next day.
First round was just behavioral with a two employees. Asked the general questions you can expect.
Second round was a 12 minute quantitative exam (SAT style), a personality test online, and another behavioral interview lasting about 45 minutes.
My friend got an offer the same day. I did not get an offer and was contacted a month later.

Interview Question – The written exam is 50 questions in 12 minutes at a very, very early time in the morning.   Answer Question

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Detroit, MI

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Mills in September 2013.

Interview Details – There are two interviews with two different people. Both technical and behavioral based questions during the interview. The technical questions ranged from "difference between accounting and finance" and "what do you look for when buying a company." And many of the behavioral based questions were about working in teams whether good or bad experiences.

Interview Question – What should you look for when buying a company   Answer Question

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Interview Details – There was significant screening of applications prior to a small number of interviews being granted for the internship. The interview was conducted by a team of 2, including a dedicated corporate recruiter and one of the line managers. It started with a resume review and then included several behavioral questions.

Interview Question – How would you use social media to market a new breakfast cereal?   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at General Mills.

Interview Details – The interview was very behavioral. It started with a walk-through of my resume and previous internship experience. Then we discussed project experiences and learning opportunities. No technical-intense questions were asked throughout all of the interview stages.

Interview Question – Some of the introspective questions as follow-up to work experience were unexpected, but none of the questions were exceedingly difficult to answer.   Answer Question

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Tempe, AZ

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at General Mills in October 2012.

Interview Details – I met with them at a career fair at my university. They set up an interview time for later in the week that was in a room on campus. Once the interview was done they offered me the position as they needed to have all interns names into corporate by that evening. Quick process, competitive pay.

Interview Question – If you were working at night and all the machines went down, what would you do if you needed everything to be done by the morning   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I declined because the position did not exactly match up with what I wanted to do in supply chain management

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Minneapolis, MN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at General Mills.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter for a 30 minute phone screen. The phone screen was very behavioral and was focused on leadership and conflict resolution. There were also some questions that were department specific. After the phone screen the second round was at the HQ and it was with 4 people. The interview questions were very behavioral and "walk me through your resume".

Interview Question – What is your most significant leadership experience and why?   Answer Question

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Minneapolis, MN

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Mills in October 2010.

Interview Details – Very nice people, had a great time meeting and interviewing them. Very encouraging and gracious in their decision.

Interview Question – Technical question about cash flows.   Answer Question

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Minneapolis, MN

The process took a day - interviewed at General Mills in October 2008.

Interview Details – The process was pretty simple. They asked a few personality questions (example: When was a time that you were on a team and there was someone on that team that was difficult to work with) and then some technical questions in my field. I felt good about the interview and got the position. I think they are looking for someone who is easy to work with and who can think through the technical questions, but does not necessarily have to know the answers.

Interview Question – What is an innovative General Mills product and what makes it innovative?   View Answer

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