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"Great organization to work for if you want to develop business/technical skills"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - R&D in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - R&D in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at General Mills full-time

Pros

Fair salary and great perks
Fantastic opportunities for development: learning new skills or expanding current ones
Flexible time depending who your manager is
Great mentoring programs not sure about the programs' results

Cons

Extremely political culture, don't you dare to voice your opinion if it is contrary to your manager or other superior
Forget about being treated fairly if involved in any conflict. It is all about what will make your manager look good or save face
If you want to survive do not take actions personally (even if they are). Be prepare to be alright being backstabbed and deceived. Devious and credit taking fellows are the norm

Advice to Management

It was about time to shake up the organization. Although many may loose their jobs (including myself), the new reorganization is the best for the company.

Other Employee Reviews for General Mills

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work with talented, smart people."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, marketing driven organization, great facilities, interesting projects, ability to work with really talented cross-functional people/learn a lot about running an organization, managing a P&L.

    Cons

    Pretty competitive, but often times behind back. There is still a lot of face-time involved. Silly meetings before meetings, that sort of thing. Senior management doesn't always stick to decisions, lots of politics.


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

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    • 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.

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