General Mills Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell
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Pros
  • You can have a good work life balance if you make it a priority (in 118 reviews)

  • Great benefits (but decreasing), good teamwork, great training opportunities (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Be prepared for a poor work-life balance if working in a plant production facility (in 53 reviews)

  • Slow decision making, progression in one's career can seem very slow and formulaic (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Senior Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer II
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer II

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, great people, good benefits (401k, vacation, health, free stuff)

    Cons

    May require constant relocation to advance within the Engineering function. Takes a while to get anything done due to structure and processes.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure structure and processes are used effectively and eliminate non value added parts. Become nimble and flexible in an ever changing landscape.

  2. Helpful (1)

    it used to be a great place to work ... now two mass layoffs in 3 years or people quietly counseled out the door

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great perks and competitive pay

    Cons

    When change and decision speed needed, equivalent to course correcting the Titanic

    Advice to Management

    Move faster, act decisively, shed off under performing businesses

  3. Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with across all functions

    Cons

    Challenging business results recently due to shifting consumer dynamics

    Advice to Management

    Identify a few big growth ideas and clearly prioritize them with financial resources and staffing

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  5. Customer Account Manager II

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, quality managers, extensive resources

    Cons

    some outdated brands, workload has increased after downsizing

    Advice to Management

    we need to cut out all the "red tape" and bureaucracy and put the focus back on the customer. we spin our wheels so much on internal discussions.

  6. Seasonal Machine Operator

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Machine Operator in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Seasonal Machine Operator in Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at General Mills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great benefits
    You're able to move up quickly

    Cons

    To get fulltime you must be seasonal first. During your season you must suck up to everyone and are treated poorly.
    If you aren't buddy buddy with everyone expect to not get hired, even if you ran your machine better than the fulltimers.
    It's imossible to get hired on first shift because of seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what actually is going on.
    Do the seasonal reviews correctly.

  7. Good company, average job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Mills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Hierarchy is tough in pushing things through

  8. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, people, elevation potential, career path, promotef rom within

    Cons

    Negative atmosphere after layoffs, "company first" mentality

    Advice to Management

    Put your people first, recognize that millenials will jump ship when you tell them they aren't valued as much as your bottom line

  9. Business Category Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great tools
    - Learn a lot

    Cons

    - Company going through a lot of changes

  10. Good experience but very impersonal

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    Former Employee - Operations/Engineering in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Operations/Engineering in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company, ability to move to different functions if desired.

    Cons

    After couple of year you are pigeon holed into a specific role

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience

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    Former Intern - Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Former Intern - Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at General Mills as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They have the best work culture, and the work was also good. The pay was decent.

    Cons

    Pay for full time employees is less than the usual market.

    Advice to Management

    Pay scale for graduates from top universities should be higher, you can't treat each and every graduate at the same scale.

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