General Mills
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www.generalmills.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

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Way to political

Supervision (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

ProsSome of the brightest people I have worked with.

ConsWaaaay to political. Managers will have their peers attempt at setting you up, just to see if you support your boss or not. Some are very savvy and it's an easy trap to fall into. If you want to excel, have your ideas respected, don't want to play little political games and want to speak your mind, don't work here. And God help you if you're a Conservative. These folks, especially as of late and their backing of same sex marriage with ostracize you in a second if you don't play the "divwersity" game. I made the mistake of saying I'm not for diversity. Diversity gets no one anywhere, just gives the company warm fuzzy's and a great review in the paper. I'm for individual accomplishment and achievement, not advancement because of diversity, which is funny. This company, like all others, toes the line saying "we don't discriminate by gender, race, sexual orientation" blah blah, but exactly how discriminatory is it to promote someone BECAUSE of those factors and that person isn't qualified. Glad I left...

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit playing games, provide a path, knock off the PC crap.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for "alphabet kids" good luck for "experienced" hires

    Logistics Planner At A Plant (Current Employee)

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Great benefits and great products Cons: If you are not a chosen one "alphabet kid" good luck ever moving on or up within the company. The kids get promoted and moved… Advice to Senior Management: Take advantage of experienced hires external knowledge stop going on the India train the may be cheaper but as a company we are not moving… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    very overwhelming

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at General Mills


    Pros: Benefits, family life-career balance are some of the things… Cons: Meeting,meeting and more meetings. Never time to do the job… Advice to Senior Management: Compensation does not match reguirements of most positions held. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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