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A warm and collaborative culture with a very family-oriented feel

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

There is a lot of industry best practices to be learned here. The company is steady and stable, and benefits are great.

Cons

There is little upward mobility.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Doesn't live up to the recruiting pitch

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Mills

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Pension (for those who still have it)
    Rotational opportunities

    Cons

    Salary not as competitive in functions outside of marketing
    Losing talented people
    Focus on results not relationships

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruiting efforts need to be boosted. Outside of the marketing, the company seems to be losing to win over talented individuals and is settling for the local population from unknown institutions. I would advise that the company get back to hiring talent and not basing hiring decisions on 1. Do they like Minnesota? 2. Are they Minnesota nice? 3. Can they build relationships?

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    Approves of CEO
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    Great Learning in FMCG & Marketing (even for a Finance guy),

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong marketing knowledge and consumer orientation
    Great career opportunities
    Competitive compensation

    Cons

    Politics play high
    Relationships are superficial and it's hard to read people's real thinking
    Senior management doesn't get to details

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would you want to change the culture toward a more straightforward approach like the east side cost style?

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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