General Mills
3.9 of 5 559 reviews
www.generalmills.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

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Excellent people, exciting work, and good food

Marketing Communications (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

ProsEveryone that I have met at General Mills is great at their job, very friendly, and always willing to help. For me, working with great people makes a great job, and you will find that at General Mills across functions. Beyond the people, it is exciting to work on well known and beloved brands and I've seen the doughboy, Green Giant, and Helping Hand wandering the hallways. Finally, it wouldn't be a full review without mentioning the great food- whether it's buying our brands at the company store, testing new recipes in the Betty Crocker kitchens, or good lunch in the cafeteria, General Mills HQ is full of good food.

ConsI've found that General Mills has a very high achieving culture. While that is great for business results and working with awesome people, it can translate into stress and lots of work. However, I think that is true of most corporate jobs, and the HQ has a great fitness center for working off the stress and we have many amenities that take away some errands.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    General Mills is a decent company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: One of the better manufacturing jobs in the area. Cons: Expect to get asked to donate time and or money… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    A good place, but certainly not as great as the war chest of accolades would suggest.....

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills full-time


    Pros: -Very good health insurance -Nice corporate office with plenty of "creature comforts" -Ethical and genuinely interested in doing… Cons: -Compensation equity issues and lack of pay for individual performance -Limited advancement opportunities for stellar performers and high potentials; leads to a culture of extreme competitiveness… Advice to Senior Management: Give the self-congratulatory rhetoric a rest, and stop investing in internal propaganda to attempt to salvage employee morale. Instead, figure out who your key performers… – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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