General Mills

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General Mills Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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3.9 558 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell

Ken Powell

(426 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Modest people, job security and healthy work life balance are some of the advantages(in 104 reviews)

  • General Mills offers several great benefits(in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Found that there were very short breaks, sometime also a poor work-life balance(in 49 reviews)

  • Career path movement in their sales organization can be difficult(in 14 reviews)

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    Great place to work with lots of benefits and work/life balance

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Golden Valley, MN

    Pros-Beautiful campus
    -Discounted products
    -Facilities (fitness center, food store, etc.) in headquarters
    -Promote work/life balance

    Cons-It's a large company and feels like it
    -Minneapolis doesn't have the greatest winters

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exciting opportunities and never a dull moment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGeneral Mills offers several perks including generous vacation, 401k matching, and extras like a gym and salon at the office. The pay is very competitive and the company truly values its employees. They go out of their way to make sure you are happy at work and outside of work, too. Managers are highly competent and there are lots of opportunities for advancement or cross-functional moves.

    ConsIt is very "corporate"! Lots of forms to fill out and just general bureaucracy, which is not so bad if you are Type A. Let's face it, if you get hired, you are probably pretty Type A.

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

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    Continuous Improvement Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHighly Talented Team who work together to reach challenging goals

    ConsCan be political at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have great Leadership, keep up the great work inspiring folks

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

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    Summer Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnice place, enjoyable to work and be at

    Consnot much that was negative, very enjoyable

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    Great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe pay is very, very good

    ConsForced overtime right before it was time to go home

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    Overall good company

    Manufacturing Engineering Associate (Current Employee) Hannibal, MO

    ProsBenefits, Career opportunities, compensation, teamwork amongst employees/departments/sites

    ConsManagers are not in-tune with work by those below them, Idea oriented vs. results oriented, very flavor of the month with initiatives

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    General Mills offers a great career versus just a job.

    Sales Manager (Current Employee) Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsCompetitive salaries and lots of opportunities to grow.

    ConsWith any large corporation it can be challenging to navigate a career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI believe they are taking the diversification to a level that is hiring and promoting unqualified people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Employee friendly company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork life balance is great. Generous benefits and vacation policy. Sick days. Annual raise. excellent 401k match at the end of the year.

    ConsLow salaries. Constant change in priorities and territories so you have to start over a lot. Outdated computer equipment to record info.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to sales people who are actually in the stores and see what is going on.

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

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    opportunity for a growing career

    R&D Technician (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    Proswork flex, family oriented, strong foundation of values: always doing the right thing

    Consfast paced industry with new standards, always changing and growing, cannot get comfortable

    Advice to Senior Managementrespectable, hard working, very results based

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Associate Consumer Insights (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsBenefits are great, the company values are excellent, great work life balance

    ConsLack of transparency in promotions

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop your people better. Too many people are leaving the company within 5 years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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