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

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Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Hannibal, MO
Current Employee - Team Leader in Hannibal, MO

I have been working at General Mills

Pros

Great 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.

Cons

Locations (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 ManagementAdvice

They are doing an excellent job!

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

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    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer in 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, hair salon, and even - get this - a FREE health clinic with doctors, dentists, optometrists, etc. Everybody there is super nice and supportive. They want you to do well both personally and professionally. Lots of opportunities for big projects and to get noticed by senior management. Everybody is approachable. They even offer social events.

    Cons

    Its in Minneapolis. Its cold, dark, and in the middle of nowhere. It is easy to get lost in the shuffle - there are 4000+ people working in Minneapolis alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relocate to San Diego. This will curb the talent drain of young professionals fleeing to the coasts.

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    Great place to start career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Planning Associate  in  Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Business Planning Associate in 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 place to meet friends and network. Open an relaxed culture (not to over run by HR policies) Car and great health care. 3 to 4 years of experience should set your resume up nice.

    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 objectives. Minneapolis is very cold in the winter. Other offices in Philly, Cincinnati, and Phoenix - not my first choice in a place to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management work styles too cookie cutter. Need to diversify people at the top of the organization (not race and sex diversity, but style diversity). More action and less talk.

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