General Mills

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General Mills finance - a great place to work!

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at General Mills

Pros

GMI is best known for its great work-life balance, but its biggest strength is the amount tremendous cross-functional teamwork you will have the opportunity to collaborate on. Beyond that, you will be working with exceptionally talented people from the top schools in the world.

Cons

General Mills undoubtedly has a more conservative culture and is known as a slower moving competitor. The company has significantly improved in this area, but slow decision speed remains a weakness. While best known for some incredible mega brands, some of its brands are very mature, and it has not produced a successful new brand in many years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overall the past few years have been incredibly successful. In order to remain successful long-term, GMI will need to be increasingly strategic at the corporate and brand levels, build/buy new brands, and become faster with innovation.

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    General Mills - Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Buyer in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Golden Valley, MN

    I worked at General Mills

    Pros

    the work and life balance is one of the best reasons to work at GIS

    Cons

    They don't pay talented people well, and thus they have trouble retaining them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    innovation is needed ... true innovation that is.

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    Good people, good products.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

    I have been working at General Mills

    Pros

    The people are great to work with, have strong integrity, and are fun to spend time with.
    We make great products and I am proud to see them on the shelf.
    You are given a lot of responsibility immediately which creates growth and learning.

    Cons

    Long hours are sometimes seen as an expectation to the job.
    Some people are placed in roles that they don't seem to be prepared for - a "learn by doing" approach instead of spending time to train the individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue focusing on research and development to create new products and stimulate growth - both domestically and internationally.

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