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General Mills Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  1. "It's a great place to work at."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at. I really enjoy working here. The people are nice and the job pay well. There is alot to learn.

    Cons

    I have had any issues with this job. I enjoy working there. The pay is good, good benefits. And opportunity advancements

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Purpose Driven"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Communications Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Corporate Communications Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I value General Mills focus on delivering consumer solutions across a wide spectrum of changing preferences. Firmly believe in the direction the company is headed with focus on global prioritization of business objectives.

    Cons

    The company is going through a time of change, and with that come finding new ways to work, which can present significant challenges for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the organization focused on the biggest opportunities, don't let employees distracted so they can do their part along on the journey to global.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Retail Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Travel locally, work from home office, company car, great benefits

    Cons

    Supervisors range from inspiring to Micro-managers. Compensation and bonuses have changed for worse, goals can be unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to recognize employee successes more frequently.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Alright job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Hours are ok and a lot of OT

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the work

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees


  5. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA

    I worked at General Mills full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team work, innovation, compensation, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours and very little work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance


  6. "Team Lead"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance and support

    Cons

    Unknown direction and goals from leadership


  7. "Used to be more"

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

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

    Pros

    large size, ability to relocate and move up

    Cons

    current sales trends and the ability to not grow sales

    Advice to Management

    find a way to growth

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work. Bouncing back from tough times"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Leader
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very intelligent and driven employees. High level of integrity and an atmosphere where you can give and will receive supportive and constructive feedback.

    Cons

    In transition from a decision by consensus, and cautious company to more lean and bold company. This is great, but for some the culture transition will be more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to get behind innovation and support new product launches in market through promotion. There have been many good products that have died or struggled because the consumer is unaware.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Food from people who don't grocery shop"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good people, benefits.

    Cons

    Management on management on management. Can't get anything done because you're being managed. Innovation is blocked until someone else launches it first. No feeling of accomplishment because you're not heard or important.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let people who are too rich to tie their own shoes decide which products go to market any more. You spend all this money on consumer engagement so your employees can build empathy... let them use it. You're wasting it all by letting the buck stop at Nudi.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "General Mills"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Kirksville, MO
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Kirksville, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits; 401k; tuition reimbursement; EAP; they supply shoes, glasses, uniforms. Excellent pay for non-skilled workers in the Hannibal MO area.

    Cons

    If you are aging, and a woman, you might not advance through the company as you thought you would when you worked so hard to 'better' yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Get out to the floor, visit the people. Essentially, they 'sign your paycheck.'


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