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  1. They heavily invest in their human capital

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Mills

    Pros

    take care of employees and growth

    Cons

    lots of politics in the organization and you get promoted if you know someone

  2. Helpful (1)

    Culture is great but is very indecisive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong supporting culture
    Fun
    Good office and benefits
    Great brands and good location near a shopping centre

    Cons

    Weak leadership team bar the MD.
    Collaboration taken to indecisiveness
    Some of the leadership team talk the talk but don't walk the walk
    Limited career opportunities without going to the Minneapolis

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision - it is so much more empowering for the rest of the company.

  3. Great company

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

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

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

    Pros

    great culture : open supportive encouraging

    Cons

    too many meetings - too many people to convince slows down decision

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  5. It's a very nice company to work for. Family culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Family culture
    People are very nice to work with
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Not very clear career path and not much development opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training and development

  6. Serious and organised company with great care for the employees, but in the past 1-2 years lacks on employee development

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

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

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

    Pros

    Stable environment, strong management, variety of products and projects, great care to the human factor, allows for good work-life balance, people rarely leave General Mills. Strong values and culture. Care for the communities.

    Cons

    Employee development doesn't seem to be a focus in the past 1 -2 years, not many trainings that may lead to some frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee development, increase training

  7. Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    1) Great Brands
    2) Supportive teams
    3) Very good work/life balance
    From a culture point of view, GM is incredible positive - I am yet to work in a company that is so focused on the wellbeing of its staff.

    Cons

    1) In a bid to keep everyone happy and avoid conflict decision making can be slow
    2) Some members of staff become 'comfortable' and don't add as much value as they could
    3) In a bid to keep everyone ha

    Advice to Management

    Don't feel the need to please everyone all of the time. Be bolder and make the difficult decisions, as and when needed.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic place to work, but can be a bit of a soft touch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Insights Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consumer Insights Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at General Mills

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Outstanding commitment to placing consumers at the heart of brand management.
    Firm understanding of how research should be used, respect for tools, methodologies and personal judgement.
    Marketers are encouraged to develop and use intuition.
    Corporate culture really encourages people to be themselves, acknowledges the value of big personalities and individual expression, welcomes humour and believes that making time for fun is useful and necessary.
    Entrepreneurial spirit is highly conducive to development for people who are willing to chart their own course.
    Opportunity to work with amazing Centre for Learning & Excellence, widely acknowledged as a consumer research function par excellence in the industry.

    Cons

    Feedback can be a bit weak and nebulous because a heavy culture of "relationship preservation above all else" can inhibit authentic discourse.
    The European organisation does not often permit "two way" responsibilities between the UK CI function and the EU CI function, the relationship is out of balance.
    Very limited opportunities for advancement within the UK, transfer opportunities are very difficult to come by, probably a source of attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Wonderful company that anyone would be very proud to represent as an employee. I do think there is an opportunity to become a bit more "buttoned down" and to ensure that value is placed on sound decision-making, recognising that at times this will come at the expense of "relationships," but that this is nessary to avoiding decision by committee. Still though, a great place with great people - to anyone reading this, if you have an opportunity to join GMUK make sure you do everything you can to secure an offer as it is a tremendous experience.

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