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General Mills is challenging, demanding, network based and amazing.

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Current Employee - Team Leader I in West Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Team Leader I in West Chicago, IL

I have been working at General Mills

Pros

The caliber of people that work for General Mills is beyond comparison. The level commitment by the organizational leaders to be engaged and active in their employee’s development is amazing.

Cons

The political structure of the organization is hard to learn and requires assistance to navigate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to support and develop the junior leaders of the company and focus as much attention on the external hires as those from the companies various development programs.

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    Top notch brand management training ground

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    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at General Mills

    Pros

    Brand management training ground- good, smart people. If you are looking for a great place to start your career post MBA, this is it.

    Cons

    Long hours, low percentage of people make it past brand manager. Currently takes 4 years for promotion to manager level. 1st manager level job rarely involves people management.

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    Talented People

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Golden Valley, MN

    I worked at General Mills

    Pros

    Surrounded by talented, collaborative, modest people who have a "can do" attitude.
    Ability to work on many different iconic brands in different stages of growth.
    Large group of people in the GMI marketing community but has a small feel b/c everyone gets to know one another.
    Well-managed

    Cons

    Some unfairness in who is required to do non-traditional marketing roles. Some people work on established brand after established brand so they, naturally, become better-performers on established brands than their peers who have worked on new products, channels, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start promoting General Mills through PR the way P&G does - General Mills has just as much talent but employees who leave don't receive the same respect as P&G defectors. Mills doesn't carry the same cache.
    I would also recommend that GMI work to practice the same "up or out" mentality on Directors, VPs and Presidents that it doesn't hesitate to execute on AMM and MM level marketers.

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