General Mills

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A company of professional, productive optimists

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at General Mills full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Fearless "producer" mentality without a "boiler room" environment
Very respectful of work style
Sharp focus on getting things done through sustainable relationships
Incredible facilities and benefits

Cons

"Kool Aid" culture; try to fit in or you won't be happy
Entrepenurial: very little training
Relationship-based: must build a network quickly
Very rigid HR paths and new employee pipelines

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Loosen the reins on HR paths and allow more cross-functional moves and multi-level jumps, let the department heads and hiring managers dictate the hiring decision, pull HR back a little bit. (biased review)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

709 Other Employee Reviews for General Mills (View Most Recent)

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    A family-oriented company that just needs to identify strong talent.

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    Former Employee - Account Operations Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Operations Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at General Mills full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great team environment, good compensation, good working environment.

    Cons

    Job lacks interesting characteristics, lack of opportunity for career growth. Felt trapped in my department silo with no chances in other areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know and value your smart, motivated employees. Make sure employees have a clear career director or they will lose motivation and move on to other opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Acompany for college graduates and young interns

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Worker- Design in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Office Worker- Design in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at General Mills full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    In house lunchroom staffed by top chefs, comapny store and doctors on site

    Cons

    This company is great for interns and college grads with no families or outside interests as the workload is heavy. There have been many layoffs and structure changes in the past 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High stress and heavy workloads are not conducive to a good work atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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