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"Opportunities for advancement, but in the end, politics seem to rule"

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Current Employee - Team Leader in Belvidere, IL
Current Employee - Team Leader in Belvidere, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great upside on advancement opportunities, a company that largely promotes from within. Great benefits, bonus, and pay packages.

Cons

Also hires people directly out of college who have no leadership experience at all and puts them in charge of 20-30 hourly employees with varying levels of experience. Very old fashioned politics stifle innovation and leave the company struggling to keep up with the competition and ever changing marketplace. Worklife balance was often an issue at field locations, with huge swings in schedules. Worklife balance was proven less of an issue at Non-production sites in the Minneapolis St. Paul area.

Advice to Management

Continue to cultivate leaders from within, place less emphasis on what degree someone has and more on proven performance.

Other Employee Reviews for General Mills

  1. "Challenging and rewarding at the same time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, well-respected company with great compensation

    Cons

    Long hours, bonus compensation tied too much to short term


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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