General Mills Reviews in West Chicago, IL

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Pros
  • Work-life balance depends on position and location and department management (in 115 reviews)

  • Great benefits (but decreasing), good teamwork, great training opportunities (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • Be prepared for a poor work-life balance if working in a plant production facility (in 52 reviews)

  • Slow decision making, progression in one's career can seem very slow and formulaic (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    General Mills is challenging, demanding, network based and amazing.

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    Current Employee - Team Leader I in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Team Leader I in West Chicago, IL

    I have been working at General Mills

    Pros

    The caliber of people that work for General Mills is beyond comparison. The level commitment by the organizational leaders to be engaged and active in their employee’s development is amazing.

    Cons

    The political structure of the organization is hard to learn and requires assistance to navigate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support and develop the junior leaders of the company and focus as much attention on the external hires as those from the companies various development programs.

    Recommends
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    Operations Management Associate

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    Former Employee - Operations Management Associate in West Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Management Associate in West Chicago, IL

    I worked at General Mills

    Pros

    Exciting, ability to lead and create change.

    Cons

    too many hours. stressful. unions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on your people

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  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    General Mills Team Leader II

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    Current Employee - Team Leader II in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Team Leader II in West Chicago, IL

    I have been working at General Mills

    Pros

    There is a high level of competency amongst the peer group, which I believe can be attributable to the tests taken during the interview process. Management was free to give you the reigns on projects or daily tactical responses, showing a high level of trust. The company size yields greater development opportunities.

    Cons

    We all worked a lot of hours 50+ per week. The work day was designed at 9 hours, then you may have to work an additional 5+ to accomplish other things you are working on, or hold meetings with different shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    General Mills application of policy is not necessarily consistent. In addition, many individuals from the corporate office are sent to the field to "learn". I think this could be accomplished earlier in an individual's career vs. in the role of department managers.

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