General Mills

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Opportunities for advancement, but in the end, politics seem to rule

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Team Leader in Belvidere, IL
Current Employee - Team Leader in Belvidere, IL

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

Pros

Great upside on advancement opportunities, a company that largely promotes from within. Great benefits, bonus, and pay packages.

Cons

Also hires people directly out of college who have no leadership experience at all and puts them in charge of 20-30 hourly employees with varying levels of experience. Very old fashioned politics stifle innovation and leave the company struggling to keep up with the competition and ever changing marketplace. Worklife balance was often an issue at field locations, with huge swings in schedules. Worklife balance was proven less of an issue at Non-production sites in the Minneapolis St. Paul area.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to cultivate leaders from within, place less emphasis on what degree someone has and more on proven performance.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Left after 1 year - Very poor day-to-day organization

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Team Leader in New Albany, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Team Leader in New Albany, IN

    I worked at General Mills full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were fair. Lots of opportunities to take on additional work.

    Cons

    New Albany Pillsbury plant very unorganized. Union members not held to contract. Senior management let union members basically do what they please. No accountability for overtime yet junion salaried staff (team leaders) held to reduce overtime. Very much a 'Plan-of-the-Month' style of management. Senior management backs union members - not salaried staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to hit a moving target. Give the floor managers 3 to 6 months to implement a plan and/or project. They need time to put a plan in place, monitor, and make adjustments. Changing the target every 30 days is just setting up the mangers for failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, great amenities, flexible work environment, family friendly.
    Rewarding work. You can really see how your efforts help the company.
    World Class products that are recognized throughout the world.

    Cons

    Up until recently both pension and 401k (matching 50 cents per dollar). Now Pension is slowly going away for new hires but still very good 401k plan.
    The company tends to follow fads a little too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on your core products and be more aggressive against your competition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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