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"Left after 1 year - Very poor day-to-day organization"

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Former Employee - Maintenance Team Leader in New Albany, IN
Former Employee - Maintenance Team Leader in New Albany, IN
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Benefits were fair. Lots of opportunities to take on additional work.

Cons

New Albany Pillsbury plant very unorganized. Union members not held to contract. Senior management let union members basically do what they please. No accountability for overtime yet junion salaried staff (team leaders) held to reduce overtime. Very much a 'Plan-of-the-Month' style of management. Senior management backs union members - not salaried staff.

Advice to Management

It's hard to hit a moving target. Give the floor managers 3 to 6 months to implement a plan and/or project. They need time to put a plan in place, monitor, and make adjustments. Changing the target every 30 days is just setting up the mangers for failure.

Other Employee Reviews for General Mills

  1. "Opportunities Within"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Variety of opportunities depending on your interests

    Cons

    recent layoffs
    some areas are more lean & mean than others

    Advice to Management

    slow


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    "Excellent Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits, great amenities, flexible work environment, family friendly.
    Rewarding work. You can really see how your efforts help the company.
    World Class products that are recognized throughout the world.

    Cons

    Up until recently both pension and 401k (matching 50 cents per dollar). Now Pension is slowly going away for new hires but still very good 401k plan.
    The company tends to follow fads a little too long.

    Advice to Management

    focus on your core products and be more aggressive against your competition.

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