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Excellent Company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Developer in Golden Valley, MN
Former Employee - Software Developer in Golden Valley, MN

I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

--- Great career opportunities and ability to move across departments. I wouldn't say it is "easy" but it is do-able if you prove to management you are capable.
--- Great work-life balance. There is onsite daycare, fitness facility, bank, etc. at the corporate headquarters. Depending on the job, one could work from home. It was nice to be able to work from home when the kids were too sick for school/daycare.
--- Low turnover. Many employees start there when they're 18 and retire there. Love the knowledge base. Some retire and comeback as consultants.
--- CEO, executive management, middle management, etc. are approachable.
--- During the few layoffs General Mills has had, the laid-off employees were often treated with dignity. (Granted this may have differed slightly from one division to the next.) For example, EVERY employee had a meeting with his/her manager no matter if he/she was going to be laid off. The laid-off employee also had the opportunity to work the rest of the day or the rest of the week. The laid-off employee also had the opportunity to say "good-bye".

Cons

--- Some managers are better than others at guiding you on the career tract.
--- Yes, it's a big corporation, so some things move very slowly.

Advice to Management

Thanks for taking care of your employees.

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  1. Very satisfied with all aspects - work environment, management, peer cooperation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Golden Valley, MN

    I worked at General Mills as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees were happy, treated you well and always willing to help out.
    Management listened, were well trained in their roles, very willing to meet problems head on.
    Great work environment where you could tell the employees were happy and positive, lots of employees involved in company sponsored volunteering events.

    Cons

    I had a lot of slowdown periods with no work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do well esp in your approach to keeping employees happy, positive and enthusiastic in doing a good job.

  2. Great company to work fo

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

    I have been working at General Mills as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of financial analysts get into great mba programs such as Northwestern/UCLA/Harvard. Campus is amazing.

    Cons

    Low room for growth outside of the specified growth structure

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