General Mills Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
81% would recommend to a friend
(583 total reviews)
89% approve of CEO
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- "The plant I worked at was full of great people and it was fun coming to work." (in 344 reviews)
- "Work life balance is good if you plan ahead and keep on top of your work." (in 308 reviews)
- "And Great benefits" (in 304 reviews)
- "great culture and values." (in 211 reviews)
- "Pay was good and so were your peers." (in 181 reviews)
- "Management is poor and doesn’t promote deserving candidate for an IJP." (in 82 reviews)
- "A good manager can make the perfect job seem the worst." (in 58 reviews)
- "Recent layoffs were not handled well and some employees feel they set General Mills up for failure" (in 45 reviews)
- "Also hires people directly out of college who have no leadership experience at all and puts them in charge of 20" (in 44 reviews)
- "Teams that were once highly motivated and worked long hours now leave the office promptly at 3:00 p.m. every day." (in 42 reviews)
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- 3.0Oct 10, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsMumbai
good work life balance nice pay entry is not advised
No technical growth , managers dont work and dont take risk1
- 4.0Jun 2, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Great culture: supportive, friendly. Solid networking opportunities to various parts of the organization beyond the plant.
Work life balance can be difficult in some roles due to the 24/7 operation of the plant. Located 40-60 minutes outside of Atlanta.
- 4.0Nov 1, 2023Finance Manager, Senior Finance AnalystFormer Contractor, more than 1 yearUxbridge, England
- Friendly culture and a good work life balance - Plenty of inclusivity and learning sessions, focusing on several current topics such as Black History, LGBTQ+ and Women's empowerment. - Good perks such as 'Free Form Fridays' on the last Friday of the month and early finishes otherwise
- Shrinking of the office space post COVID makes hot desking and seating difficult on busier days. This has made it harder for employees to switch from remote tot hybrid working.
- 3.0Jan 7, 2009Customer Account Manager IICurrent Employee
Stable place to work - you'll NEVER get fired here. It seems as though they encourage people to chug along their careers in mediocrity without fear of reproach.
Creativity is often stifled. There is an extreme lack of diversity – in thought, or personnel. Work life balance exists in only a very few work functions – almost nonexistent in Sales. Compensation is far behind vs. peers – even with the “Total Rewards” comparisons. Often times there is a definite arrogance at GMI that make it dificult to create any real change or progress. It’s headquartered in Minneapolis.3
- 5.0Aug 11, 2021Food Safety Quality Technician SeniorCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsBuffalo, NY
I love working for this company. They take care of you and the balance of life and work is great with my current schedule.
There was a poorly handled downsizing during my time, but that's the only con I can think of.
- 5.0Aug 23, 2021Solutions ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsLondon, England
Work life balance is good and is top of mind
limited growth opportunities fue to limited size and scale outside of NA
- 4.0Nov 1, 2014Supply Chain ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Training is excellent - there is some sort of video or on-line tutorial for any system you work with. The office culture is informal enough to allow some fun and products can be fun. Work life balance is good if you plan ahead and keep on top of your work. On-site amenities like a nice gym, salon, Caribou with low prices, etc are great! Solid management of the company has kept the company finances strong, but that won't last forever in the absence of better market competition. Summer in the Twin Cities.
Decision making is extremely slow - multiple functions can say 'no', but no single function can say 'yes'. This leads to a ridiculous amount of consensus building, product launches that are too expensive, and often the dilution of a great idea to a 'blah' idea. Winter in the Twin Cities.1General Mills Response10y
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- 4.0Mar 30, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsMinneapolis, MN
- Great people: smart, driven, lots of experience, truly care about each other - Work/Life balance: You will put in the hours but they are flexible how you do it - Great products: All your favorite childhood brands plus they have been adding a lot of organic/better-for-you brands: Cascadian Farms, Muir Glen, Lara Bar, Food Should Taste Good, Annie's, Epic, etc - Great benefits - Great campus: Gym, Caribou coffee, sandwich shop, company store, doctor office
- Business has been tough the last 5 years. Have been through 3 re-orgs/layoffs.
- 4.0Nov 30, 2017Data ScientistCurrent EmployeeMinneapolis, MN
Supportive of work life balance and encourages using whatever tools you need to best do your job. Focus on learning new skills and making sure the projects you are working on truly help the business.
Old school company with concerns about future growth. Getting employees to embrace new technology is difficult. The only way to make this happen is if management fully embraces it themselves and requires it's use as part of performance evaluation, but I don't see this happening.