General Mills

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Times Have Changed

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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

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

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  1.  

    Well-structured business, great people, fun products

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    Former Employee - Business Management Associate Intern in Dresher, PA
    Former Employee - Business Management Associate Intern in Dresher, PA

    I worked at General Mills as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Emphasis on providing valuable training for employees, the people are just awesome - hard-working, sharp, with great personalities, and the products are fun to promote. Giant business but it still feels like a family.

    Cons

    Little movement and interaction between departments, locations are not in the most exciting places.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    AMAZING company to dedicate your career to if you start in the RIGHT department

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Golden Valley, MN

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Everything about GMI is great!

    Cons

    Poor low level management (as is the case sometimes for such big companies) who doesn't develop those who seek to be developed. <------ This personal opinion applies to the only department (consumer services) I've worked in and seems to run very different from the rest of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and keep training supervisors/managers to develop those employees who desire to be developed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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