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General Mills Reviews in West Chicago, IL

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4.3 3 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell

Ken Powell

(3 ratings)

100% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Modest people, job security and healthy work life balance are some of the advantages(in 104 reviews)

  • General Mills offers several great benefits(in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Found that there were very short breaks, sometime also a poor work-life balance(in 49 reviews)

  • Career path movement in their sales organization can be difficult(in 14 reviews)

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

    Team Leader I (Current Employee) West Chicago, IL

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Operations Management Associate

    Operations Management Associate (Former Employee) West Chicago, IL

    ProsExciting, ability to lead and create change.

    Constoo many hours. stressful. unions

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on your people

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    General Mills Team Leader II

    Team Leader II (Current Employee) West Chicago, IL

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsWe 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 Senior ManagementGeneral 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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