General Mills
3.9 of 5 559 reviews
www.generalmills.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

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Pros:
  • "Benefits are great, the company values are excellent, great work life balance"
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  • "General Mills offers several great benefits"
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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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    A Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGreat People
    Great, Recognizable Brands
    Work/Life Balance Culture
    Opportunities for Growth and Development
    Growing Appreciation for Diversity in Culture, Thought and Style

    ConsAlthough training and development initiatives existed for new managers, the organization could stand to continually improve that they ensure training of new managers and attempting to bridge the gap between individual contributor turned manager of people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    project manager responsible for new products

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    Prossalary, great location, nice people to work with

    Consno benefits, no new challanges

    Advice to Senior Managementgive more benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great summer experience...

    Associate Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsVery collaborative workplace. Minneapolis was a great place during the summer. The work was meaningful. Plenty of activities both in and out of work.

    Cons"Minneapolis nice" didn't understand it until I got there. I prefer more direct communication. Mills has a way of beating around the bush when giving criticism.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Diverse experience with many different types of positions and technologies

    Staff Consultant (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGeneral Mills encourages rotating through multiple different positions in order to get a wide perspective and better understanding of our business processes and challenges.

    ConsAs with any large company, there is a fair share of red tape and rules. Even if a manager wants to promote an employee, HR may shoot it down because of generic rules.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    amazing company and people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    Prosgreat talent and good benefits/culture

    Conscan be a bit traditional and conservative

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to work for if you're at Headquarters, pretty good if you're a Field Employee.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Methuen, MA

    ProsThe company offers great benefits and good vacation time even for new employees, and is financially stable even in poor economies.

    ConsThe salaries compared to other companies are not stellar, and the bonuses for mid-level employees are nothing to write home about. Work-life balance leans towards more work and less life. Benefits and perks vary greatly from employees working at Field locations to those working at the corporate headquarters.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen communication, trust, and being responsive to feedback cannot be emphasized enough.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Experience

    Technical Specialist (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsVery current with the latest technology, wide range of different job types.

    ConsPromotions seem to depend more on who your manager is than merit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love my job.

    Senior Technician (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsVery supportive of work-life balance. The ability to work independently and design my own projects around specified goals. The benefits - vacation days, 401k match, etc. The focus on health and wellness - i.e. access to treadmills to walk on while working on the computer, nutrition stations with bananas, yogurt, oranges, skim milk, and cereal.

    ConsMandatory masters degree or significant time in service (20+ years, if even then) to gain promotion to scientist/manager levels, yet some technicians are doing the same job as the scientists they work with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best companies to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGreat people, work/life balance, fun and exciting environment, career opportunities, fair compensation, outstanding benefits, great location, intellectually challenging, fast paced.

    ConsThere really are very few downsides of working at General Mills. The average tenure is high so promotion timing is a little delayed but it's well worth it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work at making General Mills a preferred employer and a leader in the packaged food industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    General Mills offers great opportunity and culture for smart, capable, hardworking people.

    Supply Chain (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsSmart, capable people in a fun environment working to make General Mills a success.

    ConsGMI is also a very large organization of about 30,000 employees. you could get lost in the fray.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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