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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Finance in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Intern - Finance in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you can schmooze with the best of them ---- the sky is the limit........ If you are one of those individuals who does not really care about relationships and is after just a performance based role...where merit/recognition is solely based on performance (like in trading) ...then look elsewhere.....i've definitely seen ppl with 4.0 gpas from top schools get turned down for jobs/promotions --- because they weren't "sociable".....of course if you are one of those social types ---- and you perform --- then this is the place to be

    Cons

    kinda the double edged sword of working at a company that places a high level of emphasis on relationships/social activities/work life balance ----- if you aren't social/comfortable wit networking --- i can see it being a drag

    Advice to Management

    Have a more objective promotions review process --- sometimes politics can inadvertently get in the way


  2. Caring company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, caring people, strong sense of community involvement Many ways to get involved in the corporate community Strong belief in promotion from within

    Cons

    Weak ability to successfully integrate experienced hires into the company. Strong bias towards Ivy League MBA Sometimes competition gets in the way of cohesive community

    Advice to Management

    Employees need to believe that senior management is open to hearing the difficult information without fear of it being career limiting


  3. Helpful (2)

    General Mills finance - a great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GMI is best known for its great work-life balance, but its biggest strength is the amount tremendous cross-functional teamwork you will have the opportunity to collaborate on. Beyond that, you will be working with exceptionally talented people from the top schools in the world.

    Cons

    General Mills undoubtedly has a more conservative culture and is known as a slower moving competitor. The company has significantly improved in this area, but slow decision speed remains a weakness. While best known for some incredible mega brands, some of its brands are very mature, and it has not produced a successful new brand in many years.

    Advice to Management

    Overall the past few years have been incredibly successful. In order to remain successful long-term, GMI will need to be increasingly strategic at the corporate and brand levels, build/buy new brands, and become faster with innovation.


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  5. General Mills - Good Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Golden Valley, MN

    I worked at General Mills

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the work and life balance is one of the best reasons to work at GIS

    Cons

    They don't pay talented people well, and thus they have trouble retaining them

    Advice to Management

    innovation is needed ... true innovation that is.


  6. Good people, good products.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

    I have been working at General Mills

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great to work with, have strong integrity, and are fun to spend time with. We make great products and I am proud to see them on the shelf. You are given a lot of responsibility immediately which creates growth and learning.

    Cons

    Long hours are sometimes seen as an expectation to the job. Some people are placed in roles that they don't seem to be prepared for - a "learn by doing" approach instead of spending time to train the individual.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on research and development to create new products and stimulate growth - both domestically and internationally.


  7. I believe it is great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    General mills offers growth opportunities for hard working folks

    Cons

    THe midwest location of the company is the only downside.

    Advice to Management

    Get feedback


  8. Great benefits, flexible work schedule make General Mills a wonderful place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at General Mills

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Numerous job opportunities. Generous vacation. Numerous on-site perks such as fitness center, company store, salon, restaurants, credit union. Flexible working schedule. Some individuals have the opportunity to work from home one or more days each week. On-site child care for children 18 months and under. Medical department on-site. Career development classes are available either on or off-site. Training for Microsoft applications as well as learning leadership skills, time management, new manager skils, etc.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. Too many layers of management. When you take time off it seems you end up spending additional time when you come back to make up for the time you were off.

    Advice to Management

    Be more accessible and be more visible. Need to be more attuned to what is going on with the workers.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Good benefits, stable job, but not as wonderful as it sounds

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden Valley, MN

    I have been working at General Mills

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of benefits on site at the Headquarters such as the company store, gym, and Caribou coffee. They spend a lot of money on their employees. Everyone is very proud to work there. The company has pretty good leadership, which is why the company is still successful in this tough economy.

    Cons

    Very competitive. There is pressure to work too many hours, at the expense of work-life balance, even though the PR is all about employee happiness. Maybe they think that if they give you lots of free food you will forget that you don't like your job. There is a lot of tension between business units in terms of people treating anyone outside their group poorly. A very cliquey culture. As with any large company there is a ton of politics involved, and it is all about who you know. They pride themselves so much on being a great place to work that it seems almost snobbish.

    Advice to Management

    Really think about how much you are asking people to do with such limited resources.


  10. Helpful (2)

    General Mills IS the Company of Champions!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Business User in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Business User in Golden Valley, MN

    I have been working at General Mills

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job flexibility (hours, telecommuting), Manager support, business casual dress code, awesome campus with amenities found at no other company! Amenities include an onsite medical clinic, Caribou Coffee, D'Amico & Sons, Credit Union, Hair Salon, Employee Store with both General Mills products as well as cards and gifts, a fitness center, and a Concierge who can help you with just about anything. Climate surveys are done each year and are reviewed with a great deal of concern. I also like the bonus structure which is based on your job grade, personal performance and division performance.

    Cons

    Perception to working long hours. While it's not a 'requirement" it's difficult to discern when it's expected. The walk from the parking lot/ramp to your office can be long.

    Advice to Management

    Decision speed continues to be an issue at General Mills. We have to be faster at making decisions; otherwise we'll continue to be too reactionary!


  11. Stable but boring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager II in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager II in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at General Mills

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large stable coroporation with good people. The total compensation is slightly above average, but is nothing to write home about. There are some opportunities to play the game and rise to the top fairly quickly.

    Cons

    Management is young and inexperienced. Most managers are still focused on his/her career as opposed to developing or enabling those whom he/she manages. This also causes a lot of "middle-management" syndrome where a manager feels important becuase of information he/she may have and is unwilling to share. Too many levels of management create prohibit change or innovation. Due to the large size of this company, there is always the battle of networking and politics that over-rides any merit based promotion structure.

    Advice to Management

    Be more in-tune to the workforce. Sr management does well as explaining the tactics, but lacks in ability to show the big picture.



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