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General Mills is a good solid company that treats their employees with respect

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Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at General Mills

Pros

Flexibility, great total compensation package, successful company, knows how to run an organizaton, General Mills also creates a fun atmosphere to work in

Cons

Not entreprenial, slow to make a decision, slow advancement opportunities, and many people/functions need to approve something before it can be implemented at field level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay the course on your strategy of going to business, including the ways of using existing brands and expanding them into products that still fit the brand image. Also, give employees a better comfort level to try new things without the feeling or reality of losing your job over it as long as there is little risk

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay and benefits, somewhat daunting culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good; in general, employees are not micro-managed.

    Cons

    If Pollyanna were a corporation, she'd be General Mills. The company does do a lot of good in the community and seems to be well-liked by many employees, but it also can be excessively self-aggrandizing. The place is a corporate version of the Stepford Wives. There are many lifers who know nothing else...the culture is *very* Minnesota Nice. Many upper-level management can be arrogant and patronizing, particularly towards employees who were at Pillsbury prior to the "merger" as it's euphemistically called here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the courage and backbone to take more risks.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    You will never find a better place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - IS Project Manager
    Current Employee - IS Project Manager

    I have been working at General Mills

    Pros

    General Mills culture is a progressive supportive environment. The corporate culture energizes you to deliver your best for the company and yourself. There's always opportunities to move and grow within the company. This is encouraged. The benefits are superb. This company attracts and retains very talented people who are fun to work with too.

    Cons

    Worklife balance can be compromised if you let it. It is easy to get caught up in the energy and over commit yourself. At times there seem to be too many 'special' inititves going on at the same time - Continuous Improvement, PMO, Fuse, HHM etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on what is really good for people and the environment when going after profits. It pays off and helps everyone to sleep with a smile.

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