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"HIghly recommend General Mills"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Marketing Director in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Marketing Director in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

-Top CPG company, one of the most respected in the United States
-Excellent training ground, learning the fundamentals of building a brand and running a business
-Lots of career opportunities for development
-High caliber senior management and colleagues
-Good compensation, large part of it is equity

Cons

-Up or out culture
-Weak international recognition
-Weak work / life balance

Advice to Management

-Per above

Other Employee Reviews for General Mills

  1. Helpful (1)

    "General Mills is a great company to work for, but my experience and career advancement is not what I hoped it would be."

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

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

    Pros

    General Mills has amazing benefits and so many added little perks, such as an on-site salon, gym, mechanic, etc.

    Cons

    It seems internal positions are often filled with outside applicants. Current management could do a better job at reaching out to hiring managers on behalf of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please take some time to invest in your current employees and what avenues are available to help them further their career.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Politics and who you know...a lot of show for work/life balance; the meat isn't behind it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, workplace ameneties, discounts, etc. Good emphasis on employee health and wellness. Great oppotunities for new grads from prestigious schools.

    Cons

    Decisions begin made by upper levels without knowledge of how things really work. Politics and who-likes-who plays too big a role in promotions, etc than high quality of work. Too much outsourcing to contractors and moving jobs internally to India.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of trying to get people to improve on their "weaknesses", take better advantage of their strengths. Look beyond someone's history to their accomplishments and interests.

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