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General Mills Interview Questions

Updated Jan 17, 2015
Updated Jan 17, 2015
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  1.  

    Research and Development Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Found out about the position through a career fair, applied online. In the interview was one on one, about 1 hour, and we covered the basics, some personality and some behavior questions. There were also technical questions. I believe there was supposed to be another interview after this one, but I did not make it that far.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Field Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, Got an email to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview goes over benefits and asks a few basic questions to weed out people. Very vanilla questions, ya know, the same 10 interview quetions every employer since the 80s asks. Basically a test on if you are not completely incompetent.

    Next up, interview with manager off site. Fairly informal, but you are expected to look the part. Again, the vanilla questions, but they are worded a little differently. Mostly questions about past experience, things you are proud of, personality related. It was almost insultingly easy. Not sure why people consider this place hard to interview for. It is hard to get hired...but i think it has less to do with the interview and more about company connections/experience/language skills.

    You will need to have some knowledge of products and company history. Be prepared with questions. I did feel a bit rushed as they had another candidate coming in soon.

    I was told i was a great interviewee, and the guy performing the interview was very personable and nice. They do stare at the computer and type the whole time, but you can glean what they think of your answers based on facial expressions.

    Make sure you fit the paint chip of who they want to hire because they value minorities. I did not get hired because I am not an expert Spanish speaker(was informed later). Something they SHOULD have asked before i wasted my time.

    This is the first job in which I have made it to final round interviews and NOT had an offer. What they are looking for goes beyond the interview and your looks/personality. I truely believe they had chosen prior to the interview and it was just a formality. I saw the person after me wearing jeans...like you gotta be kidding me.

    So all in all, not a bad experience, but not great either. They are super slow with responses(took 4 months total), and being a busy humam, it isn't a good sign that an employer can't manage a response within 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • I noticed you captained a sports team, what would your teammates say about you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You will go through a number of interviews. Typically the interview will include you future direct manager, your manager's manager, human resources and the president of sales. The hiring process does take a little time. The interview process is not too difficult as long as you are well prepared. All in all it is what it is.

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Typical and nothing unexpected - apply, two rounds, offer - know your info, study the culture, be prepared to say where you want to be in five years. Diversity is important at the company, yet everyone seems to be alike. Will you fit the culture?

    Interview Questions
    • What's your favorite General Mills item? What competitive product should General Mills acquire?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    I went through the college recruitment process. There was an information session followed by interviews the next day. The interview was relaxed and comfortable itself. It was behavioral but also gave the opportunity to discuss my resume.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Prepared us very well for the content of the interviews, some technical questions, interviewer was quick and to the point, no room for rambling, second interview was more behavioral and laid back, there was also online personality tests

    Interview Questions
    • How would you define finance and accounting and how are they different?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  8.  

    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Very standard corporate interview questions, great company culture and it seems like everyone liked their job and the people they worked with. seemed like it would be a good position, if you really enjoy very structured corporate like and red tape everywhere

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    1) Attended their company info session and went to their table at the career fair
    2) Invited to a special session after the fair for people they were seriously considering for BMA/internships
    3 1st round interview conducted with head recruiter. Very easy, was only asked 1-2 questions (where do you want to relocate/why do you like us?), and then for the remaining period, just talked casually
    3) 2nd round interview the next day, talked to current employee. Only asked 3-4 behavioral questions. Submitted a personality, behavioral, and math assessment later that day (math test is easy but asks you to sort and organize 5+ elements per problem with 1 minute/problem, kind of nervewrecking to finish on time)

    I was informed that I would be notified early the following week about final round interviews. I never heard back until this past Wednesday with a rejection email. My second round interview had been 2 weeks before.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral questions like what are three things your courses have taught you that help with this position; why are you the best fit; etc, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    I was first introduced to this opportunity through career fair at my college. The recruiter took my resume during the fair and invited me to attend an info session. I got the email to schedule an interview about week after the fair, and the interview itself happened about 1 month after

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. The interview starts off with intro to what the job entails, followed by standard behavioral questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Very nice interviewers, reflecting the culture of the company. There was an info session while interviewers could meet candidates informally, and then 2 rounds of on-campus interviews. First round and second round had similar questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How do wall street firms value a company like General Mills?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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