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General Mills Benefits

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We make food people love. We also provide benefits our employees love. Our Total Rewards program works to enhance your overall well-being—at work and in life.



Earn a competitive salary and annual bonus when you meet our ambitious goals. Salaries are reviewed each year, with increases based on performance and the market value of the position.

Annual cash bonuses are based on performance (yours, the company's and in some cases, your business unit's).

Medical, dental and vision

General Mills offers you and eligible dependents medical, dental and vision plans starting on your first day. Coverage is available to employees in all locations.

Retirement and savings plans

Get help meeting your savings goals—those now and in the future. Access free, confidential education on managing money, college and tax savings and more.

Eligibility for General Mills’ 401(k) Plan starts on your first day.

Options include:

  • Investing 1% to 50% of eligible pay, with General Mills matching a portion. Based on hire date, you may have a pension benefit or an annual 401(k) company contribution.

  • Flexible, comprehensive investment choices with broad and diversified options. Access investment help via free online tools, or professional management for a fee.

  • A pre-retirement loan feature.

Stock options and ownership

Company stock is available in the 401(k) Plan. Our voluntary stock purchase program allows another ownership opportunity.

Annual stock option grants are available to some management-level employees.


Life, long-term care, legal, and auto and homeowners insurance is available, plus company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance. Save money and gain tax advantages on qualified transportation and parking expenses through commuter benefits.

Educational assistance

Loans and scholarship opportunities are available for you and family members, plus reimbursement for job-related courses. You may be eligible for an unpaid leave of absence to further your education.

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Mar 17, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Very liberal vacation availability, flex time option, summer hours observed, paid sick time, professional level employees (exempt) could also use comp time to make up for long work schedules.

  • Mar 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Sales Manager in Scottsdale, Arizona

    The best thing was the company car and company paid gas for members of the sales team. The worst is the vacation time package. I would have loved unlimited PTO.

  • Feb 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Due to lack of company performance, bonuses are not given as promised. There are 10 sick days and company supporting family needs.

  • Feb 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Finance Director in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Generous and comprehensive, but reducing benefits regularly to manage cost.

  • Feb 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Business Trade Manager in Golden Valley, Minnesota

    Maternity leave is not up to par with what other companies are doing. Others are very average nothing special... typical 401k and health.

  • Jan 29, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Account Executive in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Vacation: 3 weeks to start, 4 weeks at 5 years, 5 weeks at 15 and 6 at 20 401K: Great Medical/Dental/Vision: Low cost, maternity and paternity leave, adoption and infertility benefits Some work at home opportunities dependent on your role.

  • Feb 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Fairly standard benefits package. 401k w matching. Heath benefits. Vacation. If you work at hq they have doctors on site most days of the week and those visits don’t go through insurance. Nice perk to get dentist cleaning, eye exams, physical exam all available without leaving campus. They also have a service station on campus for gas or car services.

  • Jan 26, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Processing Operator in Fridley, Minnesota

    It had everything you could ever want in and all the things you could want too.

  • Jan 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Account Manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Company Car, Medical, Dental, 401k tough to beat

  • Feb 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    ONLY 2 WEEKS FOR MATERNITY and PATERNITY LEAVE! This is something they try not bring up in interviews. Health insurance not friendly for maternity benefits. Ultrasound costs over $1,000. Please be aware of this as a working parent in these key years.

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