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General Mills Interview Questions

Updated Nov 15, 2017
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    Logistics Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Minneapolis, MN) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process at General Mills was great from the moment they flew me out of Tennessee to giving me a box of Lucky Charms ( My favorite) at the end. Everyone who I spoke to was extremely friendly and welcoming. The process began with breakfast with a previous LMA who had nothing but good things to say about the company followed by 3 behavioral interviews with members from the Supply Chain team whom were very knowledgeable in their discipline. Then we ate lunch with another LMA graduate who was a pleasure to meet as well. I would recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a great company with sound values. HQ was awesome, cool offices and meeting rooms. I had a great experience and appreciate the invite and opportunity to interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you learn and standardized a process for future use?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you made a decision with limited information?   Answer Question

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    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Minneapolis, MN).

    Interview

    Got an employee referral. My first interview was over the phone. My final interview steps were on site interviews, there were 3 interviews and a sales role play. The process took about two weeks.

    Interview Questions

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    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Minneapolis, MN) in November 2017.

    Interview

    1) Personality test and logic test
    2) phone screen
    I interviewed with a past BMA and she asked very typical behavioral questions
    3) on-site interview
    I had 3 behavioral interviews and 1 role play interview
    The behavioral interviews, again, had very typical behavioral interview questions.
    Before the role play, there was an hour of prep time (more than enough to me) for you to go through the information and gather what you will present. After that, you will talk to the interviewer as if you are talking to the customer (retailer) and present to them your argument.

    Everyone I met were really friendly and genuinely tried to get to know me. If you make it to the on-site interview, an employee will take you out to dinner (1-on-1) the night before and you will eat breakfast with a current BMA and lunch with another current BMA. You get to ask a lot of questions and really get to know the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Why sales? Why the BMA role/program?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 days. I interviewed at General Mills.

    Interview

    The process started with an hour-long info session, followed by a 30-minute behavioral interview. The second round interview was also behavioral and 30 minutes. Most of the questions were centered around why I would be a good fit for General Mills, and how I would work in a team environment.

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time that you worked with someone that you did not have a good relationship, and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question

  5.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at General Mills.

    Interview

    Very friendly people. A behavioral interview, followed by a second interview the following day consisting of a sales role play and another behavioral interview. After this an online assessment must be completed.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at General Mills in October 2017.

    Interview

    Initial phone screen with hiring manager and HR recruiter. Heard back within few days for being selected for onsite interview. Completed personality and motivations inventory "test" online prior to onsite interview. Leading up to the onsite interview, provided with timely and helpful details for how to prepare and what to expect from HR. The day of the interview spent a little over 3 hours in multiple interviews with operations manager, HR manager, safety manager, and line lead, as well as a tour of manufacturing facility. Asked behavioral-based questions. All interviewers were friendly and engaged in the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision without all the information you needed. How did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • Have you ever made a mistake? How did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you had to collaborate with others in order to accomplish a work task. (What was the situation? What did you do?)   Answer Question

  7.  

    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at General Mills (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2017.

    Interview

    There were two Skype interviews and then I was flown to the world headquarters campus in Minneapolis for the final round interviews. There were three with various managers and VPs in the sales team. I also had to complete a few personality assessment and a logic assessment (similar to the LSAT).

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time the expectations for a project or situation changed and you had to adapt.   Answer Question
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    Associate Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process is intense. General Mills the takes time to make sure that candidates are the right fit for the job and the culture. Be sure to be concise in your interview stories, and be prepared to do a marketing case.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you have to convince management on a specific decision.   Answer Question

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    Logistics Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Pretty standard process. Went to career fair. Received phone call for first round on campus interview. Was invited to second round at HQ in Minneapolis. Flown out, had breakfast in the morning with a previous intern now full time hire about their experiences. Then 3 1 on 1 interviews then lunch. Will here back in a few weeks!

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you noticed a mistake before anyone else caught it   Answer Question

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    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty standard. There were 3 interviews total, and they were all behavioral based interviews. The first and second round interviews were Skype interviews. The final round interviews took place at the General Mills headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The final round interview trip included a small networking event the night before interviews and a tour of the General Mills campus. The next day there were 3 thirty minute interviews that concluded the interview process.

    The overall experience was great! Everyone was very friendly and accommodating throughout the entire interview process. Many individuals were very supportive throughout the process as well. This is a great company to work for! The company culture is awesome, and this is a company I could work for in the future!

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time you had to meet a deadline, but missed it?   Answer Question

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    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I first talked to General Mills at my school's career fair in early October. I had an interview the next day at my school. That interview was half behavioral and then half technical. About a week after that I was contacted about coming out to the headquarters in Minneapolis for onsite interview, which was scheduled for a week after that. They flew me out a day early and the evening before some developers took me out to dinner (though this isn't officially apart of the interview process it was helpful to get to meet more people from the company). The next day, we arrived and they gave us breakfast. Afterwards, I had 3 back to back interviews, each one lasting 45 minutes a piece. The first one was with a Senior Manager and was behavioral questions. The second interview was with a consultant and Senior Developer. This interview was technical. They asked me about OOP concepts, mostly pertaining to areas I was versed in (in this case, C++). They also asked me some situational questions about how I would trouble shoot or problem solve something. The last interview was another behavioral interview. After the interviews they gave us lunch then took us back to the airport. Overall, General Mills was very organized about the process, they took good care of the interviewees (in terms of transportation and lodging).

    Interview Questions


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