General Mills

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General Mills is generally a good place to work.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Fcs  in  Milwaukee, WI
Current Employee - Fcs in Milwaukee, WI

Pros

The people at General Mills are incredibly friendly and genuinely seem to care about one another. There are a lot of great development opportunities at General Mills, especially for young people who are willing to work hard.

Cons

Lately there has been a lot of change and it feels like General Mills is less focused on work-life balance and more focused on business results.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sometimes when things aren't working, it is not the people, but instead it is broken systems.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for General Mills

  1.  

    Good values, invest in their people, competitive salary and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are pretty good. Start with 3 weeks of vacation, up to 4 after 5 yrs. Many opportunities in Manufacturing if you're flexible with locations, although some plants are in the middle of nowhere. Very nice corporate office, too bad is in Minneapolis. Great food manufacturing technology. Solid performance in the industry year after year.

    Cons

    Big pond with lots of big fish. Takes soo long to implement changes. Preach work life balance but in the manufacturing plants be ready to work 12 hr days almost every single day, even plan on working some weekends with no additional compensation, is pretty much an expectation that you do so. Great corporate jobs, if you are willing to live in the Tundra(Minneapolis)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Diversity Needed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Great amenities
    Good salary
    Great brands
    Good community service in areas where plants are located

    Cons

    African Americans are not promoted or retained
    Minnesota Nice Culture is daunting
    Innovation is lacking (close 2nd follower not the inventor of products anymore)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really work on diversity
    Promote some of your great African American talent to Directors in Quality and R&D
    Pay attention to Plant Managers that don't manage inclusively
    Hold your ITQ organization accountable for developing all people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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