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"Times Have Changed"

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Current Employee - Trade Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Trade Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Strong brands, friendly people, great retirement (still offers a pension and 6% 401K match), good benefits (full medical/dental), "Minnesota Nice" culture

Cons

People being replaced by processes, average compensation (50-60% percentile for CPG), bureaucratic career path, slow to react in the marketplace, difficulty retaining top talent (quality of the people is decreasing)

Advice to Management

If GMI wants to remain a "best place to work," they need to treat their employees better - value education, compensate in the top tier of CPG (80-100% percentile), change org chart to reflect more merit driven culture

Other Employee Reviews for General Mills

  1. "Highly talented global marketing team"

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    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting brands: worked on Haagen Dazs international brand, great project, and was able to create a difference for the brand and the international team. Growing company: company is very US centric still, and needs to invest in high growth developing markets. team had good marketing expertise. Excellent work experience in company global head office in Minneapolis

    Cons

    lack of team support. Structure of international team still needed to be optimized. Very different experience and team feel in London Office vs. Minneapolis. Experience neeeds to be standardized across different geographical locations


  2. Helpful (1)

    "This is a company where you can go places, people respect you, and you can make lasting connections"

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    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary for industry
    Great, flexible environment
    Recognition by peers and management

    Cons

    Difficult to achieve promotions
    Highly matrixed org

    Advice to Management

    Make people feel like they are able to get to the top in a shorter amount of tim

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