General Mills Reviews

Updated May 8, 2021

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General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening
Jeff Harmening
467 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is the best perk(in 382 reviews)

  • "All-around great people and company(in 126 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The average amount of politics, not the best health insurance, inconsistent work-life balance in certain roles(in 104 reviews)

  • "Slow in decision making process(in 58 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company, great people

      May 7, 2021 - Engineering Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong culture of doing the right thing. Strong focus on employee safety.

      Cons

      Still dealing with the wounds of the 3G era.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent Company and People

      Apr 23, 2021 - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - The people here are truly wonderful. I am not from Minneapolis, but when I started at GMI, I immediately felt welcomed. - The managers are top-notch. I think the company tries its best to embrace different management styles. - The company is working hard to ensure all employees feel they can show up fully a themselves.

      Cons

      - As with any company, work/life balance can get difficult, but managers can help with prioritization.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      May 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Understanding and caring management makes me stay!

      Cons

      Bold declarations of views are sometimes a turn-off

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Learn the Fundamentals of CPG

      Apr 27, 2021 - Senior Associate Brand Manager in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      - General Mills has great people that are incredibly smart - Great place to learn the fundamentals of CPG and Brand Management - Iconic Brands - Strong Training

      Cons

      - Moved to Job Market Place and hard to exposure to different roles - Have to deal with the politics of a large company - Company can be slow and hard to get products to market quickly

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Company Employee Focused

      Apr 26, 2021 - Senior Director Logistics in Cincinnati, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for good at promoting and committed to improving diversity and inclusion

      Cons

      Some of the general problems with working in a large complex matrix designed company and sometimes change takes longer than is should.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company

      Apr 26, 2021 - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      - Handled COVID well - Amazing maternity and paternity leave - Cares about employees

      Cons

      - Not a lot of movement opportunities in some areas

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Company

      Apr 27, 2021 - Senior Customer Account Specialist in Richmond, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent Company Values, Diversity, Compensation

      Cons

      Inexperienced management, promote younger that micromanage.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Job, terrible hours

      Apr 12, 2021 - Warehouse Utility in Cincinnati, OH
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      Pros

      Pay and benefits are amazing. 401k is good but not great. Most holidays off. Still one of the few places you can earn a pension for retirement. Union plant

      Cons

      Insane amounts of overtime (ie 12 hour days) and working weekends; usually every other weekend but sometimes more. Lots of people will log 3k plus hours for the year.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      High performance culture

      Apr 27, 2021 - Marketing Associate in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Data driven, smart people, process oriented, great brands

      Cons

      Working long hours to keep up, very steep learning curve and not great onboarding support or training

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      Apr 22, 2021 - Assistant Manager 
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      Pros

      Easy work good environment great pay

      Cons

      Long hours hard to change shift

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