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Great company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Memphis, TN
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Memphis, TN
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at General Mills full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good products, culture a bit stiff, but in all a very good place to work.

Cons

Maybe the pay is disparate between sales reps and clerical, but they at least have a two tier incentive and merit payment program, to their credit.

Other Employee Reviews for General Mills

  1. Helpful (1)

    General Mills is an excellent company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Yoplait
    Former Employee - Yoplait
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    General Mills offers several great benefits. The pay is very competitive & the medical insurance is outstanding compared to other businesses. Working at Gen Mills is like having a HUGE extended family.

    Cons

    I guess the cons for some would be the hours you may need to put in during a given week. For others, though, this is a blessing.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to the ideas that flow from the floor. The workers who do the job everyday are your experts, not your interns or newly hired management who are trying to make a name for themselves.


  2. Excellent Company

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

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

    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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