General Mills Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Salary employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and good co-workers that becomes friends

    Cons

    Lack of skill retention and people retention in the midst of change


  2. AJS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Strive for results, dedicated to work/life balance

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult currently


  3. Helpful (2)

    Not what it used to be.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules. Challenging Project. Great people.

    Cons

    Morale is way down. Unclear vision of the future. Career development no longer seems to be a focus.

    Advice to Management

    Refocus on your greatest assets - your employees. Invest in training and development. Redefine the career paths.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Associate Marketing Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Very smart, motivated, talented people

    Cons

    Culture is currently extremely depressed given poor business performance and two rounds of layoffs in last two years. Marketing is extremely competitive and increasingly so. Decisions are way at the top and lower level people, even managers don't have any real authority or impact.

    Advice to Management

    Push down decision making and prioritize growth. A strategy to turn around cereal does not prioritize growth, that prioritizes hope. Hope isn't growth.


  6. Exceptionally talented and helpful people but an older company culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer/Analyst in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Software Developer/Analyst in Golden Valley, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Many benefits
    Great people - they are both talented and willing to help
    Big variety of work
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    An older company means benefits are skewed to an older age group
    Low base salary for the IT industry
    Advancement is difficult in such a large company

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more innovation, relax the culture and cater to a younger culture


  7. General Mills is a Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Mills (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and Work-home life balance!

    Cons

    It is hard to adjust to the culture if you are not from the Midwest.


  8. Production Operator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Mills

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    General Mills is a good company with great benefits. I have worked there for over 17 years. They have great benefits, for example, 401k, health and dental insurance.

    Cons

    It is hard to plan anything. If General Mills needs product you will get drafted for the weekend. General Mills operates 1st, 2nd, & 3rd shift. You are not guaranteed to have the weekend off.

    Advice to Management

    Consult with honest operators to improve the lines. Management where I work is not fair to employees across the house. They are very one-sided.


  9. Helpful (2)

    quality engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    great for anyone with an engineering degree. A lot of perks at the corporate office. Other locations have minimal perks.

    Cons

    be careful of which location you work at. There are different treatments based on which degree even school you went to. I could go on and on.

    Advice to Management

    It takes all kinds of people to make a good team.


  10. Company is really turning the corner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Overall, amazing people to work with - your work friends become your best friends. Incredible benefits and job security. Company is genuinely focused on employee development and it's a great place to climb the corporate ladder especially if you are a woman. They want more female leadership.

    Cons

    Big company = slow. The last few years General Mills really fell behind the pace of change that was happening in the food industry. There are some really great brands but they are not keeping up with the movement happening toward better for you, healthy, organic offerings. However, the company has recognized this and is moving in the right direction - and it's an exciting one.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see more career flexibility in regards to job location, cross-functional opportunities, and ability to focus on roles that cater toward employee strengths. Instead of making everyone in the sales force follow the same rigorous career path.


  11. Helpful (1)

    HR Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool company and physical space. Tons of perks.

    Cons

    Diversity is a joke. You are not allow to think about of the box. Passive Aggressive work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from Johnson and Johnson the real meaning of diversity.



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