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General Mills Director Reviews

Updated Nov 20, 2019

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3.9
79%
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80%
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General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening
Jeff Harmening
4 Ratings
  1. "An excellent place to work, despite challenging times"

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    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Outstanding people -- smart, striving, collaborative. Excellent brands -- iconic, #1 or #2 position, decades of equity World-class resources -- expertise and assets in marketing, sales, product development, supply chain, etc.

    Cons

    Tough industry at the moment -- consolidation, "grow by shrinking" mentality Not enough external thinking (or sourcing talent externally)

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    General Mills2017-04-15
  2. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work but shrinking and becoming like any other"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great brands Great potential even with loss of many benefits, it is still very good

    Cons

    slow decision making short term vision unfortunately loss of innovation capabilities

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    General Mills2019-10-10
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Finance Director"

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    Former Employee - Finance Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    High integrity, super smart people, great opportunities for development

    Cons

    Downsizing people without downsizing workload. Not as open to diverse work styles as they think they are.

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    General Mills2018-02-06
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Will navel gaze until 3G buys them."

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    Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fewer and fewer.....nice campus, a few good people left. Always hopeful,they could turn it around...but won't happen. Really look at yourself in the mirror...do,you have the best talent.

    Cons

    HR leadership is terrible and dishonest. Don't believe what they say and be very careful as they will terminate you if you have an opinion.

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    General Mills2017-05-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Long-Time Employee"

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    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart, engaging employees who want to win. Senior management intent on doing things the right way. The company is very well respected by customers, suppliers, NGO's (mostly), and shareholders.

    Cons

    Challenging industry dynamics, with changing consumer preferences, and shifting retailer / distribution models. Matrix organization structure inhibits agility... too many people with a say, or with veto power.

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    General Mills2016-11-15
  6. "Great place to work in IT"

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    Current Employee - IT Director in Golden Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Focus on innovation, leading edge technology. Extensive use of Open Source technologies. We have a great internship and early career rotation program. A strong commitment to work life balance.

    Cons

    A great place to work, so no cons to speak of.

    General Mills2016-11-15
  7. "Research and Development Director"

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    Current Employee - R&D Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Top notch people, top notch brands. We are the Company of Champions and a desire to win in the marketplace while positively impacting our communities.

    Cons

    We need to more quickly adapt and change to meet the needs of evolving consumers

    General Mills2016-11-15
  8. "A Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with very talented employees. Great brands. A great culture of evolving the company over 150 years.

    Cons

    Growth has temporarily slowed which frustrates new employees.

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    General Mills2016-11-15
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, but not without opportunities"

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    Director in Hudson, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills for less than a year

    Pros

    -benefits -company values -challenging work -quality co-workers -beautiful, functional world headquarters

    Cons

    -leadership -decision rights (leaders not good about pushing decisions down to the right level and employees not good at taking control and making decisions) -prioritization across the entire company (each function has priorities, those priorities often conflict with each other or don't feel integrated)

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    General Mills2016-08-23
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Director"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    very talented people, tons of amenities at work, happy work environment

    Cons

    a lot of self-promoting people seem to go far, up or out culture breeds competition, fell behind on innovation

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    General Mills2016-04-21

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