General Mills Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 25 Jan 2021

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General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening
Jeff Harmening
540 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is the best perk(in 382 reviews)

  • "All-around great people and company(in 126 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The average amount of politics, not the best health insurance, inconsistent work-life balance in certain roles(in 104 reviews)

  • "Slow in decision making process(in 58 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company, old fashioned methods

      11 Jan 2021 - R&D Engineer in Golden Valley, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, fantastic growth opportunities and development programs, competitive pay and benefits, great work/life balance, low stress, support in every area.

      Cons

      Huge company that has been around for over a century - has all the standard issues: everyone is resistant to change, things like using data to make decisions is still a new idea slowly being adopted in 2021 (yes, even in the research department), people mistake being busy for being productive and when there are so many people working on every project, your workday is guaranteed to be filled with meetings that may or may not be useful.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Company with great values

      23 Nov 2020 - Process Lead in Reed City, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company has great values - employee and product safety are top focus Solid compensation and benefits for a rural area - lots of paid time off, flexible work schedule Company hires very capable and smart people for salaried roles

      Cons

      Despite the company's verbal commitment to work life balance, chances are you'll be expected to be working all the time. Even if you're not working on your time off, you better have a plan to make up for that when you get back, since likely no one will have covered you while you were out. Very "nice" culture, which allows low performers to stick around for a long time by shuffling them to other roles. Corporate culture - if you make superiors upset by speaking the truth, you better hope you have friends in high places. Company has not been able to develop a long term successful product/business plan - they are frequently years behind competitors in terms of innovation, resulting in numerous plant closures and failed product launches, volatile sales, angry workforce.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company Rewarding Performance with Promotion

      18 Jan 2021 - Platform Lead 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive compensation, opportunities for advancement and development, positive and driven culture.

      Cons

      The average amount of politics, not the best health insurance, inconsistent work-life balance in certain roles.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Best place to work in

      15 Jan 2021 - Senior Business Analyst in Mumbai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great work-life balance, good learning opportunities, quite free flowing and transparent culture across most of the teams, Good bonus payouts.

      Cons

      - Pace of growth is slow across some functions.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company for retirement

      20 Jan 2021 - Supply Chain Analyst in Mumbai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance Chill environment Less Pressure

      Cons

      Less Challenging work Not good who want to grow their skills

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    6. 5.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Fantastic company

      11 Jan 2021 - Digital Strategist in Golden Valley, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exceptional culture, excellent work/life balance, smart and intelligent people

      Cons

      Meetings can sometimes be too long

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      9 Jan 2021 - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is the best perk

      Cons

      Not many options for promotions currently

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place to Work!

      4 Jan 2021 - Digital Editorial Manager in Uxbridge, England, England
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      Pros

      Future looking, great work/life balance, lots of opportunity.

      Cons

      None at all, it's a great place to work!

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Love it

      5 Jan 2021 - Consumer Insights in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, great leadership, fun products, good work life balance

      Cons

      Limited upward mobility opportunities in Insights

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Overall Great Company

      2 Jan 2021 - Applications Developer in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company culture, nice work-life balance, helpful on-boarding

      Cons

      Not much I can think of.

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