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General Mills Reviews

Updated September 22, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance dependent on team you are placed in" (in 90 reviews)

  • "1 - Slow Decision making - sometimes" (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Account Executive C&F"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive C&F in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive C&F in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to run my business while using company standards and working on KPIs. Great customer base.
    Everyday is challenging and rewarding.
    Great salary, bonus, company car and benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to take vacations when customers will call or email you with an emergency that cannot wait till you get back. Not really a con. It’s part of the job description.

    Advice to Management

    General Mills is finally moving in the right direction.
    Do not take your foot off the pedal!


  2. "Incredible People, Values and Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    High integrity company committed to doing the right thing all of the time; smart people who genuinely care about one another

    Cons

    In the middle of a significant transformation so you have to love to work in a world of continuous improvement and change

    Advice to Management

    Keep going...the ship is turning!

  3. "finance manager"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager

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

    Pros

    Good work
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    No promotions because of flat structure
    Very high turnover


  4. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Mills part-time

    Pros

    The job is very easy

    Cons

    Long 12 hours
    A lot of arguing between co workers


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, working hours is very flexible and give employees space to arrange their time and place to work.
    Very well in gender balance of work force, there are a lot of females in senior management.

    Cons

    The company doesn't used to hire experienced people, even they hired them, they don't know how to manage and utilize their skills.
    Overall workforce are not consider in top rank in their specific professional filed in the industry (except R&D), this company value more royalty and tenure than talent & skills, most people are promoted by tenure.
    As a company with long history, it is surprising how un-organized and lack of process in their work.
    Mid level management are not very skilled in their line of profession, partly due to the way of promotion.

    Advice to Management

    think of how to change the culture to reinvigorate the company to survive the new competitive environment in CPG industry.
    how to create a culture to let newly hired employee shine.


  6. "Great Place to Build a Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Amazing brands, tons of opportunity to advance and passionate coworkers

    Cons

    Frequent reorganizations and inconsistent leadership year over year

    Advice to Management

    Keep goals realistic against the market and industry


  7. "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, clear direction, overall satisfied

    Cons

    The winters were too cold for my preference

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Big brands, lot of collaboration, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Low salaries, lack of innovation


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Ability to work remote
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Slow to adapt to changes in the market


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Just because they like you, doesn't mean they value you"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company value to making food poeple love. I believe the brands truly work hard to deliver on that promise. I was always proud and energized by the work. BUT......

    Cons

    A lot of minorities feel stuck with no opportunities for advancement. Very little developement of individuals of color, especially in certain functions. There is no diversity in the management roles for my function, and those that would be qaulified are always passed for opportunities beacuse talent is sought outside GMI.


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