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General Mills Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  • I made great money at General Mills, but there's no work/life balance (in 80 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Culture degrading rapidly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Well paid, great facility, smart people

    Cons

    Culture destroyed by poor executive management and multiple layoffs to hit the numbers


  2. "Great Place to Start a Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Management Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Management Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    management cares about the development of employees, great culture and work life balance. Benefits are better than any I have seen

    Cons

    Living at headquarters in snowy MN


  3. "Bad management, good people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are caring, creative, efficient and great to work with.

    Cons

    Management seems to have no idea what people do and why resources spend time on support vs projects. No work life balance, with lots of weekend work.

    Advice to Management

    Documentation and training are necessary to reduce support, which in turn will get more projects done.
    Resource allocation is pretty much nonexistent. Leaving many frustrated and overworked.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company in a Big Transition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, both college recruits and experienced. Very progressive office environment, lots of amenities, open access to leadership (if in FUSE), and a great cafeteria. Opportunities to lead are everywhere as it moves from being a US company with businesses in other countries to a global company. Great values, demonstrated daily. I love being part of General Mills.

    Cons

    Transitions are messy, so if you expect a clear (career/org/process/promotion) path right now you won't be have one. Groups or functions that thought they were 'essential' to success are discovering they are, but for only 1 of the 4 global segments. After a few years here, you can forget how the world really works and feel a bit entitled.

    Advice to Management

    Be clearer about the outcomes that are expected against the critical priorities. Show commitment to change by moving resources faster, drawing from the activities that are necessary to do but not driving growth.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great company.

    Cons

    Leadership is strongly lacking. They don't take any accountability for reality.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the top layer and bring in new blood to refresh the way of thinking.


  7. "Overall a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance and advancement

    Cons

    You have to play politics to advance it's not simply based on performance and results


  8. "Trade Planning Role - stable, clear role responsibilities but gets boring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, smart people, lots of products

    Cons

    too political and too many formal processes that make day to day business execution painfully slow.


  9. "Logistics Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, great benefits, good bonus, career advancement, great people, and great brands to work on

    Cons

    Reactive speed is not quick enough to market


  10. "Supply Chain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Brands
    Broad career opportunities
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Slow to adapting to change
    Unclear decision rights
    Inconsistent career advancement within functions


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Control Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belvidere, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good medical benefits and matching 401

    Cons

    No pay raises once you top out. I have not received a raise in over 7 years. They have policy's in place for a number of different things, but they don't apply them the same to everyone. It is a very clicky there. The management that they hire have no experience in maintenance or controls, but like to think that they know more than you do.

    Advice to Management

    Give some raises and treat people the same



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