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

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General Mills- great place to work coming out of school!

Team Leader (Current Employee)
Hannibal, MO

ProsGreat hands on work, especially for those just out of school. They do a great job of recruiting engineers or those with technical backgrounds and putting them in leadership roles right away. It is great if you have a techincal background but don't want to spend your days sitting behind a computer. If you work for GMI as a Team Leader, you will be out on the production floor, working with employees and also working with senior management on strategic decisions. When you start, you will be managing employees and having a direct impact on the company within no time. You will be able to keep production lines running and making decisions quickly. It is rare to be out of college for only a few months and be able to manage people, but General Mills does this. They push you and give you lots of responsibilities but do provide an excellent support structure and resources while you are new. They also do a great job of netowrking and sending people to other areas (especially if you are in a small town) so you can meet many people holding leadership roles throughout the company.

Finally, the pay is great and very competitive. Salary is good and the bonuses are good as well.

ConsLocations (primarily in the midwest). Also be prepared to work more than 40 hrs a week. If you work at a plant, plants run 24 hrs a day (and most during some weekends), so you will have to work some off shift time as well. But sometimes working offshift can be fun but you need to learn to balance you work and life.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey are doing an excellent job!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An Amazing Place to Work - if you can handle the location

    Buyer (Former Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at General Mills


    Pros: Incredible Company. They know how to treat their employees. At headquarters they have all the perks - Free gym, a dry cleaners, bank,… Cons: Its in Minneapolis. Its cold, dark, and in the middle of nowhere. It is… Advice to Senior Management: Relocate to San Diego. This will curb the talent… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great place to start career.

    Business Planning Associate (Current Employee)
    Rogers, AR

    I have been working at General Mills


    Pros: Great place to start a career. Excellent training and development. Top tier CPG company. Very fun a relaxed office to work in. Great benefits. Great… Cons: Limited upward mobility - long wait times to promotions. Mobility overly emphasized. Standard strict development plan with no flexibility. Overly concerned with minority and diversity… Advice to Senior Management: Senior management work styles too cookie cutter. Need to diversify people at the top of… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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