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Former Employee - Consumer Insights Associate in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Consumer Insights Associate in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at General Mills

Pros

Smart, nice People
Challenging brands
Cutting edge methodologies
Great benefits
Competitive pay
Campus emmenities like Drs office, dry cleaner, salon

Cons

Can be too big at times
Not always open to change the way things are done
Pretty cut-throat with the marketers (It's either you move up fast our you move out just as fast)

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  1. I enjoyed the job, but hated the people in the organization.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Team Leader II in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Maintenance Team Leader II in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at General Mills

    Pros

    Decent pay, employee centric culture

    Cons

    Poor work ethic and shallow understanding of manufacturing principles.

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    Great place to work, world-class senior management, great products

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Golden Valley, MN

    I have been working at General Mills

    Pros

    General Mills "walks the walk". Excellent career development, great leaders at both the corporate and manufacturing facilities, superior work-life balance, and senior leaders who are not only easily accessible, but who listen and recognize outstanding performance.

    Employees - Virtually everyone is top notch and brings something to the table
    Ethics/Integrity - General Mills jealously guards their reputation and is highly ethical
    Products - Great products with a focus on making them healthier
    Community - Give back is an understatement
    Pay/Benefits - On par, if not better, than peer CPG companies
    Senior Leaders- World-class, always available, hires the best
    Continuing education - GMI offers classes internally as well as supports their employees taking external classes
    Respect - Leaders/managers respect and recognize the hard work of their employees
    Productivity - The company continues to increase productivity without reducing headcount
    Pension - GMI is one of the few companies left that continue to offer full retirement pensions on top of a matching 401k
    HQ - Full service cafe, Caribou, salon, on-site fitness, coffee, healthy snack bar, lectures from world renown experts in all fields, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Really no downsides. I have read other reviews and the common "con" theme is the promotional process. Yes, it can be frustrating and can be political, but all in all, there are a limited number of positions the higher your level which can limit those that deserve to be at higher salary grades who are not. The grass always looks greeener on the other side. I've know many who leave the company for a $20,000 bump in salary and end up coming back because the the grass really wasn't greener.

    Other: Conference rooms can be very difficult to find last minute. However, the large seating in the cafeteria is always available and ample.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Continue to hire the best - Leaders not managers. Address the promotional process in a candid and frank manner, even if it is what employees already know but don't want to hear.

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