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General Mills Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "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. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in Wellston, OH
    Current Employee - Machinist in Wellston, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always have what you need to do the job. Great benefits. Work hours are good. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Some equipment needs updated. Some people are stuck in the past as far as how some things are done.

    Advice to Management

    Be more progressive and proactive instead of reactive.


  3. "Great brands, capabilities, and people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Well known brands, great capabilities, terrific people all working together to deliver sustainable and consistent business results. Great values throughout the company.

    Cons

    Big brands having a tough time growing. Smaller food companies are taking share of market within a competitive industry in competitive times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the work to restore topline sales growth.


  4. "Fun company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere
    Great people & friendships
    Numerous area's of interest to work in

    Cons

    There was no downside for me


  5. "HR Business Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Associate in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Associate in Belvidere, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HR function has the best and the brightest and yes, they do have a seat at the table.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on relationships


  6. "An excellent place to work, despite challenging times"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding people -- smart, striving, collaborative.
    Excellent brands -- iconic, #1 or #2 position, decades of equity
    World-class resources -- expertise and assets in marketing, sales, product development, supply chain, etc.

    Cons

    Tough industry at the moment -- consolidation, "grow by shrinking" mentality
    Not enough external thinking (or sourcing talent externally)

    Advice to Management

    Free up more time for teams to think externally, be outside the office, and generate new ideas.


  7. "Sr Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great and talented people. Very collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Company is struggling to find new ways to grow over the past few years

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for new ideas and be open to those ideas to continue future growth


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Golden Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Movement, training, integrity. Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Since the merger with Pillsbury, the company has changed dramatically...culture, management, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your GMI roots.


  9. "Brand Ambassador"

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    Former Contractor - Independent Contractor in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Independent Contractor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people, fun events, numerous opportunities

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Generous Mills"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, smart people, win as a team, high integrity

    Cons

    Revenue declines, layoffs, intensity, lack of leadership


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