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"Great people with fun, recognizable products."

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  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Strong brands and strong people.

Cons

All the common detractors for a giant company: slow, not agile, a lot of red tape to get certain things done, etc.

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    "Great for "alphabet kids" good luck for "experienced" hires"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Planner At A Plant
    Current Employee - Logistics Planner At A Plant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great products

    Cons

    If you are not a chosen one "alphabet kid" good luck ever moving on or up within the company. The kids get promoted and moved ever six months to a year while experienced hires will likely get one move if lucky and then be stuck chasing the unobtainable carrot with broken promises and un real goals. The doers get stuck carrying most of the work while the bottom feeders can snail along getting the same rewards as everyone else. If you are one that wants to go in do your job and some additional project you will be stuck. You are better off being on any and every committee possible and do your primary tasks second in order to move though the general

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of experienced hires external knowledge stop going on the India train the may be cheaper but as a company we are not moving forward in the right direction. Just because time and money are spent on the alphabet kids does not mean they are suitable managers the fast rotation of these kids prevents proper knowledge and real life experience they are soooo protected it is a joke.


  2. "I work hard for my money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great - medical, 401k, company vehicle. Flexibility of field location - work from home office. Company is well respected.

    Cons

    Poorly designed and ever changing sales territories. Lack of opportunity to advance or even make a lateral change within company with this position. IDP is a waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Rapport with customers is key to success. Stop changing account responsibility as often.


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