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Good brands but highly bureaucratic and slow moving organization

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

I worked at General Mills

Pros

- Good brands to put on your resume
- Flexible work time (i.e. can leave at 5pm and finish rest of work from home)

Cons

- Highly bureaucratic / political organization. This organization is not a meritocracy. Cannot challenge management. Must support upper management's ideas even when they are not the right thing for the business
- Mills claims to be innovation but their idea of innovation is more along the lines of taking a big box of cereal and putting it in six little boxes than actually coming up with a truly innovative process or product
- Rotations are long. It will take you 3-4 years of rotations before you get a real promotion.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remove the bureaucracy in the organization. It's hindering the company from growing faster. Instead of growing the company is continually persuing mediocre ideas thought of by mediocre management.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Golden Valley, MN

    I worked at General Mills

    Pros

    Work - Life Balance is excellent

    Cons

    Large company focused on quartuerly results

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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