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General Mills Minneapolis Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Highly Ethical and Purpose Driven"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow as a leader in a best practice environment with incredibly smart, talented colleagues. This is a company that truly is invested in "doing the right thing all the time", one of its core values. It is the home of large, iconic brands like Cheerios, Nature Valley, Pillsbury and Betty Crocker and Hagen Daz (outside of the US), but also features smaller natural/organic brands like Larabar, Annie's, Food Should Taste Good and Cascadian Farms. A great place to work for a global company and learn how to run a business and build brands from one of the very best operators in the industry.

    Cons

    The company is highly matrixed (like most in the industry) and team oriented - not a great fit if you are not strong at collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the consumer and continue the transformation underway to move the portfolio towards growth!


  2. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great values. Produce great products. Brands that people love

    Cons

    Too much uncertainty. Some business aren't growing.

  3. "Great for working mothers"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, work from home options, flexible start/end times, awesome amenities, beautiful HQ

    Cons

    Large corporate company politics, same as you will find most places


  4. "Overall well-rounded experience."

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    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive staff, competent management, engaging projects, value-added experience, multinational company, robust supply chain, modern data analytics systems. Overall this company has all the areas needed for a great internship experience.

    Cons

    Many long-time employees make it difficult to produce innovative ideas and get an unbiased view of corporate culture. May be difficult to move up quickly through the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    More experienced hires will provide new points of view.


  5. "GIS: Career or Job?"

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    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart employees. Reputable brands. Favorable benefits. Competitive salary. Culture embraces diversity. Plenty of resources. Quick promotions. High expectations. Free cereal.

    Cons

    Reactive vs. proactive company. Organizational restructure every 2 years. Low employee morale. Declining brands. Frustratingly slow to accomplish simple tasks.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Struggling to right the ship"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and brands. Fair pay.

    Cons

    Too focused on Wall Street. Froze the pension to cut costs to deliver earnings.
     Employees are just overhead.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe all of us worker bees are replaceable, but the business results haven't gotten better since you stopped caring about us as people.


  7. "Work Enviornment"

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Database Administrator Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place for Experienced people

    Cons

    Nothing that I could think off.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  8. "A Phoenix Emerges?"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People-focused culture
    History of re-creating itself
    Minneapolis-St Paul metro is great place to live and raise a family
    New CEO is willing to make tough choices

    Cons

    Still learning that compromise and 'appeasing everyone' can mean losing in the long run
    New HR changes are more competitive but company is in transition.

    Advice to Management

    Be one thing and be it well. The company can't do what it's always done.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Scheduling Planner"

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    Former Employee - Scheduling Planner in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Scheduling Planner in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are great benefits at General Mills. There are lots of opportunities for growth. There is a lot of ability to move cross functionally.

    Cons

    The upward movement path is for select people. They do not hold their employees accountable. There have been two rounds of layoffs in the last several years and the culture has deteriorated as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally. If you start out in a program you have a huge advantage. There are not enough opportunities for experienced hires.


  10. "Good culture but long way to go"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at General Mills as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Summer Fridays off
    Strong marketing experience
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    Feels stuck in time, old-school practices
    Slow, set processes


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