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General Mills Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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  • Work/life balance dependent on team you are placed in (in 89 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Perks"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Golden Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, Ability to move within the company

    Cons

    The interview process can be long.


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - General Laborer in New Albany, IN
    Former Employee - General Laborer in New Albany, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice pay. Bosses were decent. Union.

    Cons

    Didn't seem too big on developing employees.

  3. "electrician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    great experience, learned lot of new technologies and processes

    Cons

    plant closed, but they did give advanced notice


  4. "packaging engineer"

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

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Loved working there, clear management details and strategy

    Cons

    Wasn't a good fit for my work style


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work - Family and Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is taken seriously -- they allow for flex time, working remotely and unpaid flex vacation (if you want more than is part of your compensation)
    Maternity and Paternity leave policy just got updated and will allow for significantly more time off for moms and dads starting in 2019.

    Cons

    Business challenges have caused reorgs and restructures very frequently


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Golden Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best people I have worked with, General Mills hires some of the best and brightest employees and most everyone is willing to do the extra to help each other.

    Cons

    Budgets are so tight they nickel dime every decision. Management is focused mostly on protecting their turf and jobs that the individual contributor gets stuck trying to make up for bad decisions.


  7. "Mfg. 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

    Pros

    Really great people. Building relationships is strongly encouraged as part of the culture and focus on your personal development is really important. Awesome diversity and opportunities.

    Cons

    Business results have not been good the last several years. Sales and stock price declines.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employees about new ideas. Engage deeper into the organization to understand how decisions are being made, and how a "yes to everything" culture is beginning to develop.

  8. "Leadership is turning the ship - and it's going to be good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company focus on making food people love, and want to buy, with a strong eye to sustainability.

    Work with really smart, talented people with a focus on getting even better.

    Job flexibility.

    Independent work environment.

    Focus on growth areas like Organic and Ecommerce.

    The new marketing campaigns coming out are really grounded in our consumer - and that feels great.

    Cons

    Lot's of work per person after a series of layoffs in the last six years. Need more prioritization to make the loads sustainable.

    Company performance is moving in the right direction but still has more work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Retain our hard-won knowledge base by lessening the rotational structure. Can the rotations be part of a CEO track for 10% (vs. all brand marketers). Create more experts and treat them with respect.


  9. "It's a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator
    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, time off, 3 weeks vacation to start

    Cons

    long hours, difficult journey to zero

    Advice to Management

    increase pay to attract and keep professionals


  10. "Customer Account Lead"

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    Current Employee - Customer Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Great Opportunity to learn and advance a sales career

    Cons

    Overworked & undervalued. More focused on business results than developing talent

    Advice to Management

    Place higher value on talent vs. total results. Be more open to out of the box thinking and ideas, more wiliness to try new things


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