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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 for 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

Other Reviews for General Mills

  1.  

    Solid company that always intends to treat its employees well

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden Valley, MN

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

    Pros

    General Mills really does try to treat its employees well. Benefits at the main campus include infant care, dry cleaning service, full-service auto center & gas station, fitness center.

    Cons

    Networking and constantly cultivating advocates are critical to career success and growth. Individuals with support from leadership are promoted while those without such advocates are not, regardless of actual performance.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to start my career with people of high integrity and a robust finance rotational program.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at General Mills as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People of high integrity, willing to challenge business partners in meetings and considerate of how their behaviors affect those around them. Ability to rotate to all parts of the organization in the finance function, giving a robust overview of how a business operates. Commitment to leadership development from within.

    Cons

    Long waits for promotions due to low turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set stretch goals for individuals. Challenge the way things are currently done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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