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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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    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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    Good place to work, used to be better.

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    Former Employee - Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Technician in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible hours, decent pay

    Cons

    after acquiring Pillsbury, it turned into just another big company. No longer loyal to employees, too many politics, no vision for the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to your family friendly ways. Be more involved and don't rely on your subordinates to give you all your information.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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