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Updated February 17, 2018
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  • Typical work-life balance is off as most of works happens is shifts (in 87 reviews)

  • Corporate hierarchy limits quick decision making (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Just like any big company it is political.


  2. "Great Company, Rocky Industry and Team"

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

    Pros

    Great culture, work life balance and compensation

    Cons

    CPG industry is tough for larger players.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure older employees are open to change. Lots of reluctance and pushback to keep things "how they used to be"

  3. "Great heritage and people but needs a stronger path forward"

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

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Iconic brands, terrific people, great capabilities

    Cons

    Can be too risk-adverse and too internally-focsed


  4. "Team lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job not hard at all

    Cons

    Waking up at 630 is hard for me


  5. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly people, good benefits

    Cons

    Average pay, but overall great place to work


  6. "Great CPG Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Diverse product line, innovation, opportunities

    Cons

    Has to continue to adapt to changing industry dynamics


  7. "Overall positive workplace experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    People - strong community and culture. Very flexible work/life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is not as interesting as it is made to seem. Seems to be higher turnover in the last 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working to improve day-to-day work culture. Some great strides have already been made, but more can be done.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Director"

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    Former Employee - Finance Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High integrity, super smart people, great opportunities for development

    Cons

    Downsizing people without downsizing workload. Not as open to diverse work styles as they think they are.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more


  9. Helpful (3)

    "The Good, The Bad, The Not So Pleasant"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, vacation and benefits...Many internal systems to help you plan and perform your job adequately. Advancement opportunities to a point, does get competitive at manager level and beyond.

    Cons

    PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE! The organization does not like confrontation which hinders real conversations about the state of business. Communication is so over-articulated it's easy to miss the point. This organization is for Type A personalities that know how to network to get to the top - it's all about who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Welcome introverts
    Be open to candid conversations
    Be more direct in communication


  10. "operations"

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

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    great culture, friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Culture in transition and it is rocky


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