General Mills
3.9 of 5 526 reviews
www.generalmills.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

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Times Have Changed

Trade Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

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

ConsPeople 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 Senior ManagementIf 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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General Mills is staffed with amazing people.

Associate Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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


Pros: Your cross-functional team is stacked with smart, dedicated, hard-working people. It's also fun to work in food, since everyone has… Cons: Time to promotion is very slow. Leadership doesn't communicate key decisions in a clear… Advice to Senior Management: Share the pain when making tough decisions. Those who are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Great company, great people

Commodities Sourcing Intern (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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


Pros: genuinely good people culture is great people are extremely smart (much… Cons: If you are there for over 5 years, it typically means you are going to be a lifer (maybe be pro or con… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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