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Excellent work life balance benefits.

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Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at General Mills part-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

It is possible to manage work and life at General Mills. Sometimes this means making a conscious choice to take a break from the career track or to be taken less seriously for the choice of working part time (this varies from department to department), but generally there is a healthy respect for having more to life than a job you love.

Cons

Less so than elsewhere, I'm sure, there is still a bit of a stigma with being part time.

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    Great company

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Memphis, TN

    I worked at General Mills full-time (more than an 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.

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    Excellent Company

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    • 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)

    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.

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    Thanks for taking care of your employees.

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