I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at General Mills in September 2013.
Interview Details – Very good process, easy to network with and friendly people. First round interview was rather formal and stiff, interviewer mostly stuck to the questions rather than being engaging, unusual given the friendly culture.
Interview Question – How does Wall Street value a company? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at General Mills in March 2013.
Interview Details – Working with recruiter. Phone interview with 3 people. They collected their notes with the manager and moved along quickly with a decision the next day.
Interview Question – Nothing stands out in this regard. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I felt the offer was very good as is so I accepted as is immediately.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at General Mills in February 2012.
Interview Details – There were 3 rounds. The first round was very brief with two women from the company, the second was more intensive with the same two women, where various behavioral and situational questions were asked to gauge culture fit and and knowledge of marketing trends and strategies. There is a personality type test that is also given, asking many ethics questions.
The final round was on site at a beautiful corporate headquarters in Minnesota. It was a long day, with 6 interviews total and a test/ presentation.
Interview Question – What promotional strategies would you use for a Honey Nut Cheerios campaign. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at General Mills in September 2012.
Interview Details – I reached out to a recruiter to express interest about working for GMI. We talked over my resume and why I would be interested in working for the Mill. He set up a phone screen with another recruiter, and a week later I was flying to Minneapolis! At HQ I interviewed with three Director/VP level employees on a one-on-one basis. While there, I also took an IQ, judgement, and personality test. They were fast on the turn around. I had an offer on hand while I was waiting at the airport for my flight. During the time allowed to make the decision, recruiters, managers, and alumni from my school reached out to congratulate me and offer their perspectives. Great people and a great recruiting process.
Interview Question – What attribute is most important for an organization to be successful? Provide an example. View Answer
Reason for Declining – As I spoke with others in the role, I realized that my work would be more about executing really well the decisions of others. Other opportunities available to me allowed for greater autonomy and impact.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at General Mills in July 2009.
Interview Details – -In person interview
Interview Question – -Testing challenging Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I accepted the offer, should have negotiated.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at General Mills.
Interview Details – Submitted resume online and after two phone screens I was invited to interview at the Headquarters in Minneapolis
Interview Question – What trend or fads are currently relevant to 5-8 year olds? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at General Mills in February 2013.
Interview Details – The position was posted in November 2012 and applied for it in Mid-December. The recruiter was very nice and responsive. I followed up with her many times and she responded to my questions. I got an email in mid Jan 2013 that I have been selected for phone interview. It was scheduled for next week. After the phone interview, the recruiter contacted me the next day to schedule on-site interview for next two weeks. I had my interview on Thursday and got the offer on Monday morning
Interview Question – What would you like to bring to General Mills?
Explain any leadership experience you had?
Why should I hire you over other candidates?
Explain any technological revolutions in your time that has affected not only consumers but suppliers, and companies? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They were pretty reasonable along with benefit package and incentive plans
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Mills in March 2011.
Interview Details – Two on campus interviews about 45 minutes long. Came back to take a personality test. Then went to Headquarters in Minn to interview. 2 Behavioral interviews. Very nice interviewers.
Interview Question – Tell me a time when you had to learn a new type of computer program and how did you use it Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at General Mills in October 2012.
Interview Details – I was given a full day schedule to meet with all the managers the position would be working with. I spent about 1/2 hour with each person and had lunch with the senior administrative assistant who was currently there.
Interview Question – Where do you expect to be in 5 years? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Mills.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume online and was contacted by the recruiter in charge of the position via phone. Did a phone interview with him, which took about an hour. He asked questions regarding my resume, why I wanted to work for General Mills, and what interested me about the position. After the interview, he wanted me to have a 2nd phone interview with someone who had been through the program before.
The 2nd phone interview happened around 2 weeks after the 1st interview. It was all behavioral based questions. Again, took about an hour with him asking questions for 30 minutes or so and me asking him questions the rest of the time.
The interviewer said they would get back to me within 2 weeks but I heard back regarding a final interview after 2 days. I had to take 2 short assessments before the final interview. First one was just a personality test and the second one was about morals and values. Took about 40 minutes. Nothing to worry about. Just testing you to see if there are any red flags for HR to worry about and they're looking to see if you fit with the company or not. Can't really try to purposely make your answers fit to what they're looking for so just be honest.
The final interview was at General Mills HQ in Minnesota. They flew me out the night before and a recent graduate of the LMA program took me out to dinner. The dinner wasn't part of the interview but think of it as an informal evaluation. If you raise red flags during the dinner, I'm sure they will take that into consideration. Next day, the interview process started around 8 with breakfast. Again, this was with a recent graduate of the program. 45 minutes for breakfast and then two 45 minute interviews with 15 minute breaks in between. 45 minute lunch with a different graduate of the program and then had to take an assessment. Assessment is your general cognitive assessment/aptitude test. There are 3 types of questions: Numerical, Verbal, and Abstract. Take some practice exams online if you want but this wasn't difficult by any means. You get 12 minutes to try and answer 50 questions. No calculators. The instructions even say that you probably won't finish. I got through 40 some questions. You're looking to hit at least the average score. Obviously, the better you do, the better it looks for you. Another two 45 minute interviews with 15 minute breaks in between. All the interviews were behavioral type interviews. At the end, you meet up with the recruiter to wrap up the day. The interviews started around 8 and ended around 2:30. The recruiter told me I'd hear back within 2 weeks. They called me after 3 hours that day and the recruiter gave me a verbal offer. The actual offer came through their website on my application the next day. I don't think this quick turn around happens very often though. The entire interview process took about a month.
The interviews are with people who have been part of the Logistics Department and with General Mills for a long time. The 2nd to last interview was with someone who was part of helping the department train their employees. The last interview was with the person in charge of the whole program.
Know your resume. They ask you questions regarding your resume and expect you to refer back to it when you're answering questions.
Think of examples related to how small pieces fit to make the big picture.
They emphasize being able to develop relationships with people quite strongly because that's how the company functions.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you didn't practice what you preached.
Tell me about a time when a deadline for a project was suddenly moved up. How did you deal with it and what was the result?
Tell me about a time when you were willing to disagree with someone to bring a better solution.
What's the best accomplishment you have ever had? What were some obstacles and what did you do to achieve it?
What's the most creative solution you ever provided for a problem?
Tell me about a time when you were doing your job and you took a step back to see the big picture and saw that you were about to make a mistake. How did you stop yourself from making that mistake? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate. It's a very generous offer in terns of both salary and benefits. Received a signing bonus and something called a location bonus for choosing one of their more rural locations.
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