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"Perfect company, just not for work/life balance"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Planning Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Planning Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Approves of CEO

Pros

Competitive compensation
Good company perks in Sales group
Well known & respected brands
Great benefits
Opportunities to get experience in different functional roles

Cons

If you want to advance in Sales, all roads lad to Minneapolis
Large company, slow to implement change
Culture is good and the surface and prefers conflict avoidance
Hard to grow and develop on your own path

Advice to Management

Be accepting of strong sales people who want to take an alternative career path and don't try to force them into the mold.

Other Employee Reviews for General Mills

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great place to work...now it's OK"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, rotation programs to allow movement across the organization

    Cons

    Change in characteristics/behaviors that are valued by senior leadership

    Advice to Management

    Rwturn to core value philosophy


  2. "Great People but young employees not given decision making ability"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Category Manager in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Business Category Manager in Rogers, AR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people, they hire some awesome folks that will become your friends outside of work too
    The benefits
    Rental Incentive
    Car allowance or company car
    The work life balance
    Community service involvement in the Rogers office
    More laid back attitude in the Rogers office than other offices

    Cons

    The bureaucratic nature of the company is out of control. Promotions are being based off tenure in role or time with the company versus performance. We're losing really smart, innovative people because of it.
    Some jobs are incredibly boring.
    Staying in one business center limits your career path options. Minneapolis is a must if you want to advance your career.
    People are always worried about little things like what time you leave or what shoes you're wearing. Not as much in the Rogers office as other locations but it is a company wide issue.
    Senior management makes all the decisions and doesn't appreciate when younger employees interject their true opinions.
    Lots of managers like to do things the way they've always been done before and have no desire to innovate and provide something new.
    Recognition of truly great work needs to be more than just an email. Make people feel like they truly earned a big pat on the back from the company.
    No one in senior management likes to take responsibility when things go wrong. There's always a ton of finger pointing.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the beaucracy and work on advancing the best and brightest so they don't leave. Encourage senior management to stop worrying about little things that don't matter, to innovate, take responsibility when something goes wrong, and listen to the opinions of younger employees. You hired these people from the best undergrad business schools so start trusting their opinions are well-formed and educated.

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