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"Talented People"

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Golden Valley, MN
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Golden Valley, MN
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Surrounded by talented, collaborative, modest people who have a "can do" attitude.
Ability to work on many different iconic brands in different stages of growth.
Large group of people in the GMI marketing community but has a small feel b/c everyone gets to know one another.
Well-managed

Cons

Some unfairness in who is required to do non-traditional marketing roles. Some people work on established brand after established brand so they, naturally, become better-performers on established brands than their peers who have worked on new products, channels, etc.

Advice to Management

Start promoting General Mills through PR the way P&G does - General Mills has just as much talent but employees who leave don't receive the same respect as P&G defectors. Mills doesn't carry the same cache.
I would also recommend that GMI work to practice the same "up or out" mentality on Directors, VPs and Presidents that it doesn't hesitate to execute on AMM and MM level marketers.

Other Employee Reviews for General Mills

  1. "Supportive environment with quality people."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sedro Woolley, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sedro Woolley, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong management, teamwork, committed to quality, professional, opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement as Admin Asst., in part due to the nature of the small satellite office arrangement. Any advancement would require relocating out of state to join company headquarters in MN.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Okay for stater right out of school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - System Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - System Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Substantial training for new hires. relatively good compensation campared to other companies same size.
    flex time--
    easy money

    Cons

    No room for promotions
    Too much politics

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and truthful when reviewing employees for promations
    Promote employees based on what they can do and not on who they know

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