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General Mills Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "Highly Ethical and Purpose Driven"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow as a leader in a best practice environment with incredibly smart, talented colleagues. This is a company that truly is invested in "doing the right thing all the time", one of its core values. It is the home of large, iconic brands like Cheerios, Nature Valley, Pillsbury and Betty Crocker and Hagen Daz (outside of the US), but also features smaller natural/organic brands like Larabar, Annie's, Food Should Taste Good and Cascadian Farms. A great place to work for a global company and learn how to run a business and build brands from one of the very best operators in the industry.

    Cons

    The company is highly matrixed (like most in the industry) and team oriented - not a great fit if you are not strong at collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the consumer and continue the transformation underway to move the portfolio towards growth!


  2. "General Mills"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you get to work with are top notch. Fellow employees are very smart. Strong brands that can still resonate across all age ranges.

    Cons

    Climate has suffered recently as sales have dropped due to changes in consumer preferences. Slow to change and very political.

    Advice to Management

    Strong need innovate and pivot faster to meet changing consumer needs.

  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Had a great culture and professional environment

    Cons

    The hours were very long at times


  4. "Supply Chain Intern"

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

    Pros

    great Management, great team, great place to gain experience and knowledge

    Cons

    None that I have faced.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to Start a Career"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting company for R&D. Managers are pretty good. Very political so make sure to cultivate and maintain a VP advocate.

    Cons

    Layoffs will happen every 18-24 months. Morale has fallen since 2011 and never recovered due to this. Marketing partners don’t develop a strong understanding of the consumer and brands before rotating so hard to see good ideas to fruition.


  6. "company you will die to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    I had worked in General mills for more than 5 years. there are many pros for general mills
    1. Perfect Company to work for freshers, everyone is very much supportive
    2. Great exposure to International Culture, Culture is very much fresh & people often go out of way to maintain this culture
    3. lot of flexibility, there is lot of flexibility to work timing as there is no-time counter, also work from home is option
    4. great for career advancement, Genmills try particularly to take interest in your overall development like toastmasters is conducted for improving communication skills, Many workshops & regular training are conducted for skills development.
    5. Excellent transportation facility, In city like Mumbai major headache is transportation, Genmills provide you pick-up & drop facility to your home. which is very safe & convenient.
    6.equality & zero tolerance towards discrimination, people are very friendly so there is no such instance ever but in case something like this happens company has very strong policy for that

    Cons

    there are very few cons
    1. Typical work-life balance is off as most of works happens is shifts
    2. middle management is headache but due to flat hierarchy it doesn't affect you in any way.
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  7. "General Mills Gardetto's"

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    Former Employee - Processing Operator in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Processing Operator in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Too much overtime, management and HR seems to be on different pages when it comes to company policy.

    Advice to Management

    Hire current employees for better jobs instead of outsourcing people that have lack of experience.

  8. "Used to be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Belvidere, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay and vacation hours

    Cons

    Forced to work overtime on days off with little notice. Long hours, 12 hour shifts. Employee welfare not taken into consideration as much as in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Care about safety all the time not just when it’s an easy or cheap fix.


  9. "Former Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well compensated. Care about individual development. Strive to help achieve career goals.

    Cons

    Supply chain employees not treated as well as corporate employees. Commitment to improvement often not genuine. Upward mobility can be tied more to political savvy then to actual ability in role.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to improvement processes. Base compensation and promotability on actual ability.


  10. "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great headquarters, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    A lot of politics, competitive


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