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"Good company but not as good as before"

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Former Employee - Senior Food Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Senior Food Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits (but decreasing), good teamwork, great training opportunities. Can get experience in many different areas of food processing. Very good support services. Projects can be challenging

Cons

Too many reorganizations. Work life balance tilting towards work. Projects can be menial.

Advice to Management

Too many reorganizations, keep some continuity

Other Employee Reviews for General Mills

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall it was a good experience."

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Good people at General Mills.
    Work life balance is excellent.
    On site work out facilities are a plus

    Cons

    Benefits are not as strong as they would lead you to believe.
    Pay was significantly below market value despite looking good according to their data shown at reviews.

    Advice to Management

    More attention should be spent to transformational product development and less on marketing low margin products.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good for what it is."

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    Former Employee - Production in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Production in Joplin, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, wages as compared to local community.
    Bonus program as it was.

    Cons

    6-7 day work weeks if you want to make any money. 3 weeks vacation really only good if you have seniority.
    Management seems above employees, lots of fake smiles and fake caring.
    Production is priority. (even though it is said otherwise).
    RTF= Run to Failure. That is how maintenance is handled many times.
    They do not listen to employee complaints. Even those pointing out critical and potentially damaging ones.
    When you have audits, it nice to get a call first or have it scheduled, cause you would never pass a surprise visit.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse and do some actual work every now and then
    Make some surprise walks on a regular basis. Not just one time a month, you would be surprised what you see and hear.

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