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General Mills Benefits

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Employer Summary


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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  • Nov 14, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Dresher, Pennsylvania

    Company Car was a great perk

  • Nov 08, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Work from home flexibility in select job opportunities is great!

  • Nov 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current ITQ Technologist in Golden Valley, Minnesota

    Like any other large company.

  • Oct 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Best thing was vacation time starting in the first year at 2 weeks and building another week for milestone years in the company

  • Oct 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Finance Manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Half day Friday's in the summer is the best

  • Oct 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Buffalo, New York State

    Comparable to most large companies.

  • Sep 28, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Even with a challenging business environment, General Mills still prioritizes delivering a competitive benefits package (vacation policy, sick time, health care, etc.)

  • Sep 13, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Applications Developer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    General Mills has great benefits

  • Sep 13, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Prices keep going up each year.

  • Sep 21, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Maintenance Planner in Buffalo, New York State

    The company has begun removing the pension with the option to cease contributions at any time.

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