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General Mills Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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  • "Work/life balance dependent on team you are placed in" (in 91 reviews)

  • "All Decision making is normally done by US counterpart" (in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Easy money if you want it"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Operator in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Climate controlled, great benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Haveto be a nice person at all times


  2. "General Mills"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Team Leader in Belvidere, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Team Leader in Belvidere, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They have a lot of good people working there. Safety and GMP were a focus.

    Cons

    Wages were a bit low. Upper management was disconnected from the reality on the plant floor but a new plant manager coming in may have changed that. High turnover in Team Leader roles.

    Advice to Management

    Upper- Spend time on the plant floor. Get out of the office.

  3. "Fantastic company, must work at!"

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

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    General Mills is embodies an environment for learning, growth, and success. One of my favorite companies to work for hands down. A true work / life balance and plenty of opportunities for growth and personal development.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that decision making company wide takes a long time for things to be implemented.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consumer Insights Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Consumer Insights Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, challenging, interesting, and a great team atmosphere

    Cons

    Fewer and fewer upper level positions available for advancement


  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for - was relocated so unfortunately had to move.

    Cons

    Some times had to put in long hours.


  6. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours and benefits....plus overtime

    Cons

    Not much vacation time for someone just starting


  7. Helpful (1)

    "a punching bag function"

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    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not a lot, I feel like in my unit in snacks it is a hot mess

    Cons

    Everything you pitch is shutdown because it is work (even when high rns) like what do people think they are getting paid to do. In the competitive environment GM has to work harder and no one wants to work. All AMM last two years on average until the new batch gets shipped in. I am just a punching bag that everyone yells at. Have cried at work at least 5 times this year.

    Advice to Management

    Get people that want to work. Stop resourcing conversation and just work.

  8. "Womp womp"

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

    I have been working at General Mills full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Medical Benefits are fairly inexpensive

    Cons

    Toxic Environment (too much negativity)
    Nothing is kept confidential (gossip, includes supervisors)
    Safety is only a concept to them
    Enforce certain rules, small ones usually, not big rules (harassment)
    HR lies about actual initial pay until one is in training
    "Bump" - can get shifted and bumped out of your job

    Advice to Management

    Get it together! Listen to employees that actually give a care about wanting the company to do well, and that actually want to move up, not by kissing up to you, but by showing up and doing the work.


  9. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Customer Account Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Account Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company cares about it's people, many career opportunities across segments, nice benefits, beautiful HQ

    Cons

    Big company = slow moving, less focus on individual employees, flexibility, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Flexibility with remote positions


  10. "The money can be good, but you won’t have any time to spend it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay if you work up

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Last minute shift changes

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees