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"Great people with fun, recognizable products."

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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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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Few people are offered all the opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work-life balance, competitive pay, nice office.

    Cons

    The majority of the advancement opportunities are continually hand fed to a select few people. Either be one of the chosen ones or plan to get dumped on again and again. Oddly enough, the few people that seemed to get all the handouts also had a parent working in senior leadership. Funny how that works, huh?


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    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.

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