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General Mills Reviews

Updated January 2, 2019
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  • "Work/life balance dependent on team you are placed in" (in 90 reviews)

  • "All Decision making is normally done by US counterpart" (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Everything is a positive experience.

    Cons

    Same as most other factories.


  2. "Customer Account Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Top notch negotiations training and industry exposure setting you up for success. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Leadership's direction often changes. Doesn't always feel like there is topline allignment

  3. "Great place to work"

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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

    Work/life balance is fantastic, the headquarters in Minneapolis is amazing, I enjoy working with my team and appreciate all of the perks that come with the job.

    Cons

    There are some issues with departmental communication.


  4. "Great Place for a Corporate Career"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Stable company with a well-deserved track record of good corporate citizenship.
    Great work-life balance, included half-day Fridays during the summer months.
    Many opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    If you are passionate about software development, your opportunities are limited here.


  5. "Great Company"

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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

    I'm fairly new to the company, within the first 6 mo. The company really cares for its employees. People who work at their main campus get perks such as Summer Fridays, on site daycare, on site salon, on site gym, on site credit union, on site gas station & auto shop. They are flexible about where you are physically located within the building, with many social areas available for working and networking.

    Cons

    insurance isn't the best, but in this day and age its about what to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    MGO has a lot of facility upgrades that can be done to improve morale.


  6. "Competitive Salary, Plenty of Growth Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity, Expanded roles, competitive salary

    Cons

    Lack of team mentality, trust challenges between hourly/salary


  7. "Area Sales Manager"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    TN has good brand equity and business partner friendly organization

    Cons

    From Commodity to Distribution setup taking time

    Advice to Management

    Really good thought process and implementation of system and process will help to build business at the earliest.

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    "Exodus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great. Benefits outstanding.

    Cons

    Managers are mostly inept. All the good ones are leaving or have left. Confidence in Executives and future is low.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate more on retaining those worker level people with experience than hiring cheaper new grads with none.


  9. "Processor"

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    Current Employee - Processor
    Current Employee - Processor

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

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Last minute overtime. Sometimes you get told at the last minute you have to stay late. It's tough to schedule anything when that happens.


  10. "General Mills Grounds Crew Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    You learn a lot of new skills in landscaping, the crew does not expect you to know much about landscaping and are willing to train you on everything.

    Cons

    If you're not into working hard in the summer outside its not for you.