General Mills
3.9 of 5 555 reviews
www.generalmills.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

General Mills Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.9 555 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell

Ken Powell

(425 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Benefits are great, the company values are excellent, great work life balance"
    in 102 reviews
  • "General Mills offers several great benefits"
    in 40 reviews
Cons:
  • "Also the Kroger team does not offer any work life balance"
    in 46 reviews
  • "Career path movement in their sales organization can be difficult"
    in 14 reviews
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    Thoroughly enjoyed my years with General Mills

    Territory Manager (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGreat work life balance, benefits and investment in training. Excellent pay and bonus structure. You are encouraged to advance your career by rotating through multiple positions. Many benefits are available at the corporate campus such as daycare, outstanding cafeteria, auto care facility, company store, many services, etc.

    ConsExtreme emphasis is given to college degrees rather than experience. The climate at corporate headquarters can be overwhelming for those not used to such an atmosphere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked at Yoplait/Columbo yogurt in Methuen, MA - Great company, great management.

    Machine Operator/Production Tech (Former Employee)
    Methuen, MA

    ProsOrganization was managed extremely well. Company was doing well when I was employed so 401K match was doubled for all. Working environment was light and pleasant, and the workforce had good morale.

    ConsFactory environment so very rigid work/break structure. Not a negative of the company as much as the career path.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I manage a team of reatil reps that call on grocery stores chains

    Retail Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsCompany offers alot of training and advancement opportunities. The company values diverstiy and has many programs in place for diverse employees

    ConsIf you are on a particular carreer track, your roles are predefined and you are expected to move whenever the company needs you to

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Programmer Analyst I (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsThey care about the employee and developing the employee and balancing work and life.

    ConsNone really. Only that if you're a software engineer, this is more of an application development shop and the pay is less than at other places. However, it's such a nice place, and there is very few layoffs here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall Great Company

    Associate Human Resources Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsCulture, People, Brands, Salary, Benefits, Development, Work/Life Balance

    ConsSupply Chain locations are mediocre. Depending on your role (salaried) you will need to move in order to advance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverall great things are happening. Communication is always key.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great marketing company

    Consumer Insights Associate (Former Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsMarketing capabilities and learning, facilities, benefits

    ConsLocation (Minneapolis), management style too conservative

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCross-functional interaction
    Strategic, Thought leadership on assigned category

    ConsMultiple layers within org. structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company, Crappy HQ Location

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Great people
    -Amazing company culture
    -Flexible work options
    -Beautiful office
    -Lot of resources put towards employee development

    Cons-Crappy city
    -Still finding balance between properly vetting ideas and reacting swiftly to marketplace

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work

    Senior Associate Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    Pros"Generous Mills" - Cares about it's employees and focused on developing leaders.
    Cross functional teams are best in class - highly talented and engaged
    Lots of flexibility available if you can figure out who to ask and make it happen

    ConsCareer progression often based on tenure - not a lot of visibility to how to "make it to the top"
    Conservative company focused on delivering consistent shareholder value - aka - tendency to be risk-averse which can be frustrating

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on promoting talent, not tenure
    Empower the fresh young talent chomping at the bit post MBA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mills

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosa good place to work

    Consnot much to complain about

    Advice to Senior Managementneutral

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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