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General Mills Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2019

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General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening
Jeff Harmening
218 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "No Work life balance due to work shifts(in 93 reviews)

  • "Decision making tension between region & local markets hasn't been fully resolved yet(in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent work place"

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Training Management On site facilities Strong team ethic

    Cons

    Volume of meetings Hard to get used to the spread of teams to inter grate with

    General Mills2019-06-10
  2. "Best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, very flexible

    Cons

    At times, it could be very difficult to work with the line Manager,.

    General Mills2019-05-09
  3. "Good culture. Losing its way."

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Track record of growth Good brands.

    Cons

    Too many big decisions taken regionally. Becoming very ivory tower. Losing touch with UK shopper & consumer. Weak innovation. Slow to adapt to new trends.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge regional teams. Push for genuine groundbreaking NPD.

    General Mills2018-11-09
  4. "Great people, workplace is OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic team and a mostly young and dynamic workforce, flexible hours

    Cons

    low year on year salary increases, tight budgetary constraints, small and lean teams = long hours

    General Mills2018-07-12
  5. "National Account Manager"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills

    Pros

    Strong Brands Lots of Experience to gain

    Cons

    Poor Management Cut throat environment

    General Mills2018-05-30
  6. "Good company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Strong emphasis on ethics and diversity.

    Cons

    Somewhat sedate, may have recently lost its way. Watch this space

    General Mills2018-04-14
  7. "The company that put #Workdifferently into practice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    - Amazing opportunities if you're willing to put the work in. - Work/Reward balance is great.

    Cons

    - Company and team are slow to evolve.

    General Mills2018-03-15
  8. "Good business"

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     in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills

    Pros

    Has a small company family feel even though it is large.

    Cons

    Not yet operating as a true global business and has some big strategic challenges on its yoghurt business

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have the right teams in place across the business

    General Mills2018-03-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "All round great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - great work perks - great salary - flexi hours

    Cons

    - work culture can be challenging

    General Mills2017-09-18
  10. "Good for short term, but not for long term"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at General Mills full-time

    Pros

    Nice people Above market average salary

    Cons

    Have a vision on the paper, but not action to move the company forward Unclear career progression in the marketing side, there are lots of talented people leaving

    General Mills2017-07-25
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