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General Mills Minnesota Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Takes care of their employees, but the company is slow moving"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people. General Mills takes good care of its employees. I've receieved extensive training, I have a very supportive manager, and I have a team that helps each other. I have a fair amount of responsibility considering this is my first year.

    Cons

    Minnesota nice culture. Our decisions are often made on concensus. This diffuses responsibility so that no one is accountable when something goes wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Entrust leaders with the power to drive decisions. Allow people at all levels to give input and make sure they feel valued.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Will navel gaze until 3G buys them."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills (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.

    Advice to Management

    None...we've been giving it to you for years but you don't listen.

  3. "Fun company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere
    Great people & friendships
    Numerous area's of interest to work in

    Cons

    There was no downside for me


  4. "Poor market"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and people. Nice campus.

    Cons

    Company going through a lot of change.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Good company, good people, not great business prospects."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people in every part of the company and good ethics in the company's DNA. Good work life balance and benefits programs but they've been reduced as part of recent cost cutting measures.

    Cons

    Poor business leadership that aren't driving results and accountability. Reduced benefits due to recent cost cutting actions result in new hires not having access to historically competitive benefits.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Development Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with, you get a high level of support from your network, development programs, stretch assignments to grow your capabilities

    Cons

    Lack of decision making ability, movement is very slow, industry is not doing well, challenging to bring new ways of thinking to the table, pretty hierarchical reporting structure, lack of autonomy on your business

    Advice to Management

    Learn to differentiate what worked well because of industry performance vs what worked well because of the nature of the idea. We are not in our heyday anymore, so reminiscing and continuing to expect the same ideas to work/be considered is unrealistic to a point.


  7. "An excellent place to work, despite challenging times"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (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)

    Advice to Management

    Free up more time for teams to think externally, be outside the office, and generate new ideas.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Operations Business Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, you can work from remotely when needed; good 401K match; most employees are committed to quality work

    Cons

    Sr Leadership business direction changes too frequently, lack of accountability for teams and individuals, work is too siloed to be effective and efficient, constructive feedback is not appreciated by leadership

    Advice to Management

    Hold teams and individuals accountable. Accept feedback on processes that are not working. Change processes that are not working. Become more transparent with communication


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Food Scientist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Food Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great talented people to work with

    Cons

    Too many layers of management


  10. "Sr Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great and talented people. Very collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Company is struggling to find new ways to grow over the past few years

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for new ideas and be open to those ideas to continue future growth


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