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General Mills Minnesota Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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  1. "Great flexible employer that supports development."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Golden Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work where you will be most productive as well as onsite health club facility and doctors including physical therapist.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind other than ability to be promoted to a senior leadership role due to limited movement and spots within IT

    Advice to Management

    Nothing comes to mind


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Generous Mills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, smart people, win as a team, high integrity

    Cons

    Revenue declines, layoffs, intensity, lack of leadership


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good, but Slow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent talent
    Good not great perks
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Slow and conservative decision making
    Risk adverse


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "GBS / IT Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people, professional culture, inclusive, results oriented.

    Cons

    Packaged food is a challenging sector.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Flexibility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Golden Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allows working remotely - even full time.
    Smart people.

    Cons

    Once you hit the mid-point of your pay-grade, your pay increases slow to a crawl, even with a top-notch rating on your performance review.


  7. "Great career development opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Replenishment Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Replenishment Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive culture and work/life balance. Great managers. Company strategy and priorities align with my beliefs. Good reputation within the community. I love Big G!

    Cons

    A company of very professional and driven people. Sometimes I feel like a very small fish in a big ocean.


  8. "Great place to work but in declining product categories"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, wonderful environment, great businesses, great to have on resume

    Cons

    Business performance isn't great, just undergone another restructuring/layoffs, 3rd in 6 years


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Trade Planning Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Planning Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Trade Planning Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people - easy place to make friends
    Relaxed roles. Work/life balance is usually pretty good, especially at headquarters

    Cons

    Environment breeds complacency
    It's all about networking and who you know

    Advice to Management

    Require managers of people to get formal feedback from their subordinates, and have this affect their yearly ratings. Bad managers are the number one reason good people leave companies. You're hemorrhaging a lot of talent through mid-level managers that are poor at developing their direct reports.


  10. "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Sourcing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Sourcing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People-centric culture, decent benefits, invests in career skills development, not cutthroat but rewards high performers

    Cons

    Select functions have high ratio of poor people managers in people management positions, silos of bad culture exist and have not had effective change at the top to address


  11. Helpful (3)

    "GMI"

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

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

    Pros

    General Mills has a great work life balance, on site amenities, and benefits package. There are also plenty of great, smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Declining revenues, and pressure to deliver earnings are creating headwinds on the company. Brands have lost relevance for today's consumer, and Mills has been slow to react. There's plenty of red tape for any decision to be made, which impairs creativity and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce red tape and speed decisions for innovation. Big ideas must move to market faster in order to turn the company around. Too many layers of management.


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