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Updated May 15, 2014
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Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Minneapolis, MN

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at General Mills.

Interview Details – It took about 3 months for the company to contact me. There are hurdles in order to stop anyone from actually contacting about an interview or really following up at all.
It's fairly frustrating to have to wait for so long for such a near-entry level position.
Mostly the entire contact was cold and mechanical, the woman who called didn't even say the right name at first.

Interview Question – Unexpected about what my ideal boss would be like. Also hinted at lowering my salary expectations.   Answer Question

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Business Management Associate Interview

Business Management Associate
Minneapolis, MN

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

Interview Details – On campus interview with two sales managers...a couple days later I received an email inviting me to second round interviews at HQ at the end of the month. I had to take 3 personality tests before the interview. There was a dinner the night before second rounds with 5 other candidates and 2 current BMAs. Dinner is completely informal and it allows the candidates to ask any question they would like. The dinner is not a part of the final decision. The day of second round interviews is long...starts with a breakfast around 8am and then 4 interviews throughout the day ending at 3pm. Recruiters will take 1-2 weeks to get back to applicants.

Interview Question – Behavior based questions...sales role play.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate...offer was very good.

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Financial Analyst Intern Interview

Financial Analyst Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at General Mills.

Interview Details – On campus recruiting- met at career fair and applied via career center website

Interview Question – Very behavioral questions- tell me about a time when you experienced conflict in a team, tell me about a time when you had to juggle a number of different commitments, etc.   Answer Question

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Associate Marketing Manager Interview

Associate Marketing Manager
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university - interviewed at General Mills in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied to a full-time, post-graduate position through my MBA recruiting office. First-round interview consisted of a 30-minute chat with the CMO, who was awesome, but didn't think the same of me, apparently! Really enjoyed the process, and would definitely consider applying to the company again. If I did apply again, I'd focus mostly on marketing cases for prep; there wasn't any need to prep FIT or behavioral for the first round.

Interview Question – Imagine you're called down to Washington to do a marketing campaign for the GOP. As a result of the shutdown, their approval ratings are down to record lows. How would you turn this around?   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern

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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Business Management Associate Interview

Business Management Associate
Tucson, AZ

I applied through college or university - interviewed at General Mills in September 2013.

Interview Details – Career Fair resume review, received interview invitation via e-mail, first round interview, call back the next day for second round interview with assessment test. If you get called back for the third round interview they will fly you to one of your selected top three locations and have the interview there. It has been over a month and I am still waiting to hear back for the final interview round as they have been continuing to interview and recruit at their other schools they attend

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when someone was disappointed with your actions   Answer Question

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Business Planning Associate Interview

Business Planning Associate
Cincinnati, OH

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Mills in October 2013.

Interview Details – The interview was conducted by two Business Planning Managers for 30 mins each. Questions mainly focused on analytical skills and experiences and data analysis.

Interview Question – No difficult questions, but the interview was very open-ended. Tell me about yourself and then "what questions do you have for me?".   Answer Question

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Business Manager Associate Internship Interview

Business Manager Associate Internship
Columbus, OH

I applied online - interviewed at General Mills in September 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through school and company website, missed the reception but was contacted for an interview. They asked basic questions at first, location and interest, etc. I wasn't asked to tell about myself, but instead, they kind of jumped into several behavioral questions. The recruiters all seemed outgoing and friendly, and gives me the impression that the workplace is challenging but somewhat laid-back.

Interview Question – What was a situation in which you had a bad relationship with a group member or teammate that you had to work with?   Answer Question

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Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
Minneapolis, MN

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at General Mills in October 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

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Intern Interview

Intern
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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