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Minneapolis, MN
10000+ employees
1866
Company - Public (GIS)
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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General Mills is a leading global food company that serves the world by making food people love. Our brands include Cheerios, Annie's, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Fiber One, Häagen-Dazs, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more ... Read more

Mission: We serve the world by making food people love


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2013 (#35), 2012 (#11), 2011 (#4), 2010 (#2), 2009 (#1)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#7)

General Mills Reviews

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General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening
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    "Leadership is turning the ship - and it's going to be good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company focus on making food people love, and want to buy, with a strong eye to sustainability.

    Work with really smart, talented people with a focus on getting even better.

    Job flexibility.

    Independent work environment.

    Focus on growth areas like Organic and Ecommerce.

    The new marketing campaigns coming out are really grounded in our consumer - and that feels great.

    Cons

    Lot's of work per person after a series of layoffs in the last six years. Need more prioritization to make the loads sustainable.

    Company performance is moving in the right direction but still has more work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Retain our hard-won knowledge base by lessening the rotational structure. Can the rotations be part of a CEO track for 10% (vs. all brand marketers). Create more experts and treat them with respect.

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General Mills Interviews

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    Pilot Plant Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Golden Valley, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Golden Valley, MN) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and I was contacted a few days later for two 20 minutes phone interviews. I was later emailed to schedule an interview at the General Mills James Ford Bell Technical Center in Golden Valley, MN on Monday February 22, 2016. I met with the recruiting managers, the reliability manager and 3 team leads as well as a technologist. The whole interview took about 2.5 hrs including a tour of the plant. I really enjoyed the meeting and got to know more about the position. All the interviewers were very professional and very informative.The interview consisted of primarily behavioral questions about my prior work experiences. At the end of each interview, I had the opportunity to ask questions.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about leadership experiences and How I gave feedback to my co workers.   1 Answer
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General Mills Awards & Accolades

  • Employees' Choice -50 Best Places to work, Glassdoor, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2010
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