General Mills Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell
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Pros
  • work life balance is not frown upon (in 118 reviews)

  • Great benefits and onsite amenities (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance tilting towards work (in 53 reviews)

  • Overly complex and slow organizational structure makes decision making very difficult (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Business Category Associate

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    Current Employee - Business Category Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Category Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong work-life balance. Supportive and passionate colleagues. Lots of benefits, including company car if in Sales.

    Cons

    Struggling corporate culture after restructure. A lot of churn due to turnover. Lack of communication across functions. Old White Boys club at the top. Lack of ownership in projects. Compensation below market average. Political relocation policy.

    Advice to Management

    Faster and more transparent changes, particularly regarding compensation and company direction.


  2. Supply Chain Senior Consultant

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    Current Employee - GBS Senior Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - GBS Senior Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment Excellent Pay and Perks Work/life Balance

    Cons

    Fewer choices in Career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They genuinely care about their employees and their products. There is a lot of support for interns to grow in the field.

    Cons

    The location is secluded from any city life if that is what you're looking for.


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  5. Channel Marketing Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Channel Marketing Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Channel Marketing Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    General Mills was a great place to work. Employees are very engaged and enthusiastic about their work. Good opportunities for movement within the company - both up or lateral. Wonderful work environment with many amenities.

    Cons

    I did not experience any downside to working at General Mills.


  6. Financial analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are a wide variety of opportunities with a rotation program to give you experience.

    Cons

    Work load is heavy in some positions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to gain alignment on priorities.


  7. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding culture and benefits. Company takes great care of their employees.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about my time here.


  8. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture and great opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    I have NO cons for this company


  9. Great Place to work as a summer hire.

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    Former Employee - Langen Cartoner Operator in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Langen Cartoner Operator in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    General Mills is a really laid back place to work, and the pay is great.

    Cons

    Hard to have a life if working overs and being forced weekends.

    Advice to Management

    None, the place is very well ran.


  10. Positive career experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growth outlook is positive. Great work work/life balance and strong sr mgt team. Opportunities to move between divisions.

    Cons

    As with any large organization, decision time can be long.


  11. Great Learning Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many areas are structured to allow, and encourage, job rotations. Cross functional moves are also frequent providing the opportunity to grow professionally . This also provides the opportunity to learn many different businesses and work with many different people.

    Cons

    Company has been challenged to keep up with the rapidly changing consumer food preferences. Difficult to move quickly given the size of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Value experienced employees



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