General Mills

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Great people, great IT work at a company that values work/life balance

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at General Mills full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

- most people working there are smart and helpful
- company values work/life balance and (at least in IT) schedules are very flexible: more about your results rather than the time you spend in the office
- great benefits
- diversity is valued
- very nurturing culture

Cons

- sometimes slow-moving as is typical for a large company
- minneapolis can be a challenge in the winter
- your impact is sometimes lost in such a big company

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Beware of offers to good to be true!

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    Former Employee - CMT in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - CMT in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at General Mills full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and retirement if you could stand to work there that long.

    Cons

    Everything I was told by human resources in Albuquerque was a lie. They brought hire groups in and gave them a realistic job preview and told us one pay system and then once people quit there jobs because it souinded great they found out that none of this was really true during there orientation. From the pay scale system to when I was able to get raised and how much they would be it was all lies. HR and the majority of support staff has little or no work experience, they hire people right out of college and put them in charge of people that have worked at plant for 20 years. Alumnism is out of control. Most frustrating job I ever had. Glad to be gone. They are now laying off people that have been at plant for 20 years and replacing them with lowered paid people doing the same job. I can't believe the rest of the company runs the way this plant does the General would be out of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to be honest about salary. They have been telling lies to the last 3 hire groups to get people to accept positions. Morale is terrible. Before I left there was a lot of chatter about unionizing and if things don't change it will happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Times Have Changed

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    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong brands, friendly people, great retirement (still offers a pension and 6% 401K match), good benefits (full medical/dental), "Minnesota Nice" culture

    Cons

    People being replaced by processes, average compensation (50-60% percentile for CPG), bureaucratic career path, slow to react in the marketplace, difficulty retaining top talent (quality of the people is decreasing)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If GMI wants to remain a "best place to work," they need to treat their employees better - value education, compensate in the top tier of CPG (80-100% percentile), change org chart to reflect more merit driven culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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