General Mills Reviews

Updated August 30, 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. Great Learning Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Supply Chain Senior Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    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. administrative assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and corporate brand

    Cons

    Unpredictable and not stable management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all areas when making decisions


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  5. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Channel Marketing Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Overall, not bad.......until

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    Current Employee - Line Operator in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Line Operator in West Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, location, solid union plant in the greater chicago area...........that's about all for the good with this company seeing they are closing us in 2017.

    Cons

    Management are morons, the ceo is an idiot taking a raise after announcing our plant closure. The plant, though it's old, is still a money maker and that's all they care about. Corporate greed.


  8. Great culture but way too indecisive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great family friendly atmosphere with good benefits. Strong collaboratively working, little hierarchy. Interesting variety of branda

    Cons

    Empowerment as a value drifts into indecision. Too many stakeholders and over collaboration makes decision making slow. The exec is weak and needs to walk the talk. Poor career opportunities outside of the U.S.

    Advice to Management

    Take a decision once in a while.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Dead end!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Belvidere, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Peers are great people to work with. I guess I have to have 20 words but there is nothing else good to say!

    Cons

    Lack of quality management! Constant idea theft even up to plant manager. If you don't have a degree you are considered sub par to the college kids and sycophants. Lack of advancement opportunities. Lack of comparable compensation for increased work load.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you have a degree does not mean you are smarter then everyone else. It means you were able to get proper financing to read a book.


  10. General Mills

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Forklift Driver in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Logistics Forklift Driver in Murfreesboro, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Okay job positions, good place for overtime. The plant in Murfreesboro is currently expanding. Equal opportunity to work.

    Cons

    Not good enough communication with in management. Alot of changes with how you work and how to get things done. Rarely know when and if you will be off for weekends or holidays.


  11. Financial analyst

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    • Senior Management
    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.



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