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Updated Feb 4, 2015
Updated Feb 4, 2015
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    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    I attended a career fair at my university and was offered an informal interview after the recruiter looked over my resume. The interview was very laid-back. It was almost entirely behavioral questions following the STAR method. They just wanted to get a feel for how a candidate would react in different scenarios. The interview was just a pre-screening procedure as I was not applying for a job/internship at that time. They just wanted to get me into their system.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing very difficult. Just the standard "tell me about a time where you failed" kind of questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at General Mills in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus career center for an interview. 5 Days after sending in application, I was invited for an on campus interview. They gave me a 30 minute time slot, with two interviewers, who took turn asking me technical and behavioral questions. Interviewers feverishly took notes, writing down almost everything I said.

    Interview Questions
    • What are 3 of the biggest challenges facing a processed food company like General Mills?
      If the price of flour rises, how does this affect General Mills?
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    LMA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at General Mills in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I gave my resume to a recruiter at an info session and I unsuspectingly got an email asking for an interview the next day. The first interview was very typical and a lot of "give me a time when..." questions. Experience was very beneficial to this interview. I was then asked to come to the second round of interviews which were two days after. The second round consisted of a 12 minute assessment of matching, vocab, and visionary testing. Later that day we had the second interview with a different recruiter that was energetic and fun to talk to.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me a time when you had to work with and adjust to your team members ways.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at General Mills in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    They called a week later, had a phone call interview with the hiring manager of the plant. They asked technical questions that was related to the plant. They told me they would forward their recommendations to HR

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were behavior questions related to production. What would I do if I had a conflict with product and how I would resolve the issue   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Management Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Very professional and friendly. All HR personnel were extremely helpful and willing to answer any questions. On-site interview was demanding but not difficult. All behavioral type questions and leadership based. Really got a good feel for the atmosphere and culture. Interview on-site consisted of five 45 minute interviews with management and plant tour.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Be prepared to answer the same questions many times.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Management Associate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Applied through career services. Was interviewed on campus. Two rounds of behavioral type questions. They were very straightforward and transparent with their process and the benefits/downsides to the position. They are very interested in retaining their interns for full time positions in the future so they want to get it right the first time. Everyone was very kind and helpful throughout the process. You are allowed to voice your preference for location.

    Interview Questions
    • None really. Simple behavioral, "tell me about a time when..." questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Continuous Improvment Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Very thorough interview process, definitely puts you through the paces. Weeds out folks who are not a good fit, for the most part.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Used a recruiter and also directly with direct supervisor.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    I interview over the phone with a manager in Arizona. The process was simple and I was asked the typical behavioral questions.. "Tell me about a time". This went very well. It is best if you connect with the employer on a personal level. It just so happens that the interviewer grew up in the same city that I am attending school. His brother was an alumni, so any way to personally connect please do so.

    From there I was invited to Minnesota where I interviewed at the corporate location. Had a tour of the facility, took an assessment test that was rather simple. I was slightly nervous when hearing of the assessment, so I took to practicing IQ test... this is not needed. The interview day was long. The most difficult part was maintaining energy throughout lunch.

    During the breaks ( breakfast and lunch), helpful employees try to answer any questions that you may have about the position. This by far was the best interview experience I have had. Everyone was helpful and honest. The role play was my favorite portion of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Human Resources Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at General Mills.

    Interview Details

    Structured as a behavioral interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sanitation Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Application, resume, interview, orientation week.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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