General Mills Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (11)

    Great Company! Going through some financial challenges though.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    GREAT People! The people that work for GMI are of the highest quality. I have met very few over my 15 years with the company that would not be considered experts in their fields. They value skill set diversity and encourage people to move around the company into other roles. This has made me a more agile employee with a broader base of roles that I can perform.

    Cons

    5 years of declining sales is very concerning. Because of the lack of growth, they have had to take away many of the employee perks that distinguished them from other companies. Pensions were cut, retiree medical plans were re-structured, cut services at the employee medical center. They need to be mindful about cutting out too much and no longer attracting top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a CEO from the outside that is young and has experience with marketing companies in this day and age. It starting to feel a bit too much like the good ole white boys club at the top and they do a great job on the investment side but haven't been able to move the dial in the growth area.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice pay, good environment, good coworkers

    Cons

    Peer pressure, deadline stress on projects

    Advice to Management

    Outsource more talent


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Hannibal, MO
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Hannibal, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very great advancement potential. Compensation. Benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours. Very lean staffing.


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  5. Good Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great community of people to work with

    Cons

    No real problems working here


  6. Helpful (1)

    General Mills is a good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Plant Intern
    Current Intern - Plant Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great culture and work life balance. stable company - supportive management team - rewarding projects to work on where I felt I could make an impact. variety of projects - positive interaction with front line employees

    Cons

    - many opportunities for process improvement - dealing with a unionized workforce requires strong people skills

    Advice to Management

    Continue looking beyond marketing to other areas of the company for process improvements, and hire and reward talent in other functions like operations, engineering, logistics, procurement, etc.


  7. Treats employees very well, with great culture, ethics, and drive to succeed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k, vacations, flexibility, and everyone walks around with a smile and is ready to have endless conversations.

    Cons

    You must show drive and willingness to learn to progress

    Advice to Management

    More in class training would be beneficial


  8. Project Engineering Co-op

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and company culture. I was able to work with contractors, technicians, and senior leadership to execute a wide variety of capital projects.

    Cons

    The co-op program lacks organization since it does not receive the same funding/programming as the corporately driven/funded internship program.

    Advice to Management

    Make the co-op program on par with the internship program. Co-ops feel inferior because they don't get as much of an experience as the interns from a training/networking standpoint.


  9. Great work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging and lots of learning. Lots of personal growth opportunities, great compensation and decent benefits. Awesome time-off policies

    Cons

    Very corporate, everybody is "minnesota nice", which gets a little old.

    Advice to Management

    Be more innovative. If you want to compete with the quickly growing start-up food companies, you have to be less caught in the way things have always been done.


  10. Best CPG Company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Great people, high level of integrity, will always do the right thing, good benefits, flexible work systems, strong performance management, individual development program, great mentoring programs, global opportunities, strong manufacturing leadership.

    Cons

    Slow to get things done, creativity is limited, company needs to focus on sales and marketing changes. Culture of meetings, meeting before the meeting, during the meeting and after the meeting needs to change. Slow decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look at all parts of the company for redundancy, eliminate waste (time and resource waste) not just material waste.


  11. I was a financial analyst in the finance leader development program.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Golden Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. They really care about their people. Great work life balance, great salary and benefits. Summer hours, on-site doctor and other amenities. Challenging work but you are surrounded by brilliant people.

    Cons

    There are a lot of meetings. It is hard to get everything done with the amount of meetings there are. Once you get to an SFA level it is hard to get into the manager level.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.



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