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"General Mills is a good solid company that treats their employees with respect"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
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Pros

Flexibility, great total compensation package, successful company, knows how to run an organizaton, General Mills also creates a fun atmosphere to work in

Cons

Not entreprenial, slow to make a decision, slow advancement opportunities, and many people/functions need to approve something before it can be implemented at field level.

Advice to Management

Stay the course on your strategy of going to business, including the ways of using existing brands and expanding them into products that still fit the brand image. Also, give employees a better comfort level to try new things without the feeling or reality of losing your job over it as long as there is little risk

Other Employee Reviews for General Mills

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    "The GMI Way is the only way..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Planning Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Business Planning Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    General Mills is a great company to work for, their entry-level positions are in-line with other organizations if not higher, and they provide great experience in the consumer-packaged goods field. They provide the leadership, mentoring, and support team that can deliver a higher percentage of success with their hires. The hierarchy of promotion lends people to feel good about being promoted, as the ascension up the chain is easily visible. Also, the strong affinity groups lead to great acceptance of diversity, which is something not seen in many companies. They make you feel important, and your voice is heard by everyone.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working for General Mills is the "GMI Way" as in you do it the GMI Way or hit the highway. I believe that for someone who comes into the company as an "experienced-hire" candidate might not grasp onto the norms and the learning curve that is associated with the job and the culture of the company. If you come in as an experienced-hire and do not fit in originally then your options become severely limited. Also, with their headquarters being in Minneapolis, it isn't the greatest destination for someone trying to ascend the corporate ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Being more strategic of the placement of the experienced new hires, as not everyone is a direct fit for the roles that are sometimes open with the company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "You will never find a better place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IS Project Manager
    Current Employee - IS Project Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    General Mills culture is a progressive supportive environment. The corporate culture energizes you to deliver your best for the company and yourself. There's always opportunities to move and grow within the company. This is encouraged. The benefits are superb. This company attracts and retains very talented people who are fun to work with too.

    Cons

    Worklife balance can be compromised if you let it. It is easy to get caught up in the energy and over commit yourself. At times there seem to be too many 'special' inititves going on at the same time - Continuous Improvement, PMO, Fuse, HHM etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on what is really good for people and the environment when going after profits. It pays off and helps everyone to sleep with a smile.

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