General Mills Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2020

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General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening
Jeff Harmening
287 Ratings
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  1. "Fantastic Company Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Account Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leadership is as focused on culture as they are on business results, understanding the correlation between the two Pushing the food industry in the right direction

    Cons

    Sometimes slow moving in decision making

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Diversity?"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice people. Nice campus ... a town within a town. Very convenient.

    Cons

    Preach diversity .... but they could not ... and will not .... ever be able to cover all bases. For example, only hire those from high prestige colleges. Ummm . There are “scrappers” out there who have degrees from lower level colleges whom are out there to prove themselves.... you are Missing major talent here. Give these people a chance .... as part of your diversity effort. Ain’t all about color.

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  3. "Make general mills great again."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temporary in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pays well, great boss, good hours.

    Cons

    Very loud, no communication, very little team work.

  4. "Working At General Mills"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Metro Contractor in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities for overtime and professional growth opportunities

    Cons

    Warehouse is not air conditioned

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  5. "It's a job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Belvidere, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime. Paid leave for parents, yes dads too. Benefits start day 1

    Cons

    Overtime. Not enough time off. Weak pay. Weak management.

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  6. "Great company with iconic brands and talented people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Bright, talented people at all levels and in all functions High integrity

    Cons

    Slow decision speed, sometimes unclear on who's the decision maker Internally focused

  7. "Consistent packing at a fast pace."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Blue Hat 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Keeping a work ethic mindset by staying on a routine.

    Cons

    The mixed personalities dealing with other people. Some might be cool and some may not be..

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  8. "Not horrible"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Wellston, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, all major holidays off

    Cons

    Management, a lot of hours and sometimes a lot of shutdown time

  9. "Great Place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love working here. Not a physically hard job. Lots to learn but not too. Most of the people here are friendly. Management is very nice and seem to look out for us. The pay is very good.

    Cons

    Hard to get on 1st shift

  10. "Culture of overwork"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Data Scientist 

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Decent campus and friendly staff, pay is competitive

    Cons

    You are paid for 40 hrs a week but expected to put in 60+, pace is set by managers if your manager is a workaholic you are expected to be as well or you will be negatively affected in career progression

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