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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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (3)

    "It's a job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Receive a generous amount of time off starting day one. Insurance benefits are ok and pay isn't terrible. Management seems to treat the low level employees well. I like that I always know what time I'm leaving and am never asked to come in for forced overtime.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts are long and the pay can feel like a slap in the face when you find out that they started people off at more 10 years ago. Promotions are based on who you are friends with so those who are slacking off but kissing butt get ahead while those who actually work are generally overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce that everyone is held to the same standard. Right now people are only held to their personal standards. Two people can make the same mistake and one with low standards gets to joke about it while someone with higher standards goes into corrective action.


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