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Perfect company, just not for work/life balance

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Planning Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Planning Manager in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at General Mills

Pros

Competitive compensation
Good company perks in Sales group
Well known & respected brands
Great benefits
Opportunities to get experience in different functional roles

Cons

If you want to advance in Sales, all roads lad to Minneapolis
Large company, slow to implement change
Culture is good and the surface and prefers conflict avoidance
Hard to grow and develop on your own path

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be accepting of strong sales people who want to take an alternative career path and don't try to force them into the mold.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great organization to work for if you want to develop business/technical skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - R&D in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Fair salary and great perks
    Fantastic opportunities for development: learning new skills or expanding current ones
    Flexible time depending who your manager is
    Great mentoring programs not sure about the programs' results

    Cons

    Extremely political culture, don't you dare to voice your opinion if it is contrary to your manager or other superior
    Forget about being treated fairly if involved in any conflict. It is all about what will make your manager look good or save face
    If you want to survive do not take actions personally (even if they are). Be prepare to be alright being backstabbed and deceived. Devious and credit taking fellows are the norm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was about time to shake up the organization. Although many may loose their jobs (including myself), the new reorganization is the best for the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work...now it's OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills

    Pros

    Benefits, rotation programs to allow movement across the organization

    Cons

    Change in characteristics/behaviors that are valued by senior leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rwturn to core value philosophy

    No opinion of CEO
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