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General Mills Reviews

Updated 22 Aug 2019

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General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening
Jeff Harmening
231 Ratings
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  • "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. "Best working environment"

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    Current Employee - Pasta Operator in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    very friendly environment for work

    Cons

    not suitable for someone who is used to work in slow paced environment

    General Mills2017-09-10
  2. "Great culture & work life balance but going through a time of change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A great culture, flexible, half day Fridays, lots of opportunity to grow skill set with sideways moves, top talent is nurtured

    Cons

    Going through an immense time of change and restructure with centralisation to a regional team comes with its challenges.

    General Mills2017-02-01
  3. "good experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Business Analyst in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills for less than a year

    Pros

    lots of good brands, i had some great opportunities, they look after their staff as well

    Cons

    they has no budget to do anything interesting and the targets set were not realistic

    Advice to Management

    set more realistic targets, reward people for doing good work and stop focusing on the bottom line

    General Mills2015-09-11
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Think long and hard before you jump."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Half day Friday's are awesome. Only there because they don't pay as well as other organizations.

    Cons

    General Mills Australia has totally misread the Australian grocery space by not adapting and developing brands that were once innovators and leaders in their categories as opposed to brands that now follow their competition with zero innovation. Head office in Melbourne has been turned into an uninspiring dog eat dog culture that has seen many good people leave. What was once a great culture of inclusion and common...

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    Advice to Management

    Bring back James Wright a truly great MD who knew how to motivate an organization.

    General Mills2014-02-19
  5. "Great place to work but culture is shifting..."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people at many levels of the company, flexible work attire, intelligent creative minds, family feel, half day Fridays throughout the year, fantastic products!

    Cons

    Salary is low, the culture is turning aggressive, low retention rate, junior employees are not protected and are expected to be agressive or get out, lack of "promoting from within".

    Advice to Management

    Protect your employees. Do not hire a lot of people who come from the same company that has a culture known for low retention rates due to breeding a culture of "if you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen" as this will continue to foster aggression and damage retention rate of current high-performing employees.

    General Mills2012-08-07
  6. "Opportunities for long term career"

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    Current Employee - Bid Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fairly compensated, promote from within

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, yearly restructuring resulting in mass employee displacements

    General Mills2019-08-22
  7. "Still one of the great ones"

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    Former Employee - Executive 

    I worked at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good values, great brands ... this place is all about the people

    Cons

    Finding it's way back after the 3g threat. They will

    General Mills2019-08-22
  8. "Good Company, Great People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People are the smartest anywhere. They challenge you to be your best everyday

    Cons

    Tough industry. Company needs to change more quickly m

    Advice to Management

    Be bold

    General Mills2019-08-12
  9. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Mills part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This was a great environment

    Cons

    long hours, but it was worth it.

    General Mills2019-08-12
  10. "General Mills India Foods is an excellent organization"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Mills full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great brands and innovation par excellence

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to persue new jobs

    General Mills2019-08-09
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