General Mills Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated Dec 29, 2020

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  1. "Amazing training ground"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great training ground. Good compensation. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Minnesota nice. Sometimes too slow to react to changing market dynamics.

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  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and culture of giving back to the community.

    Cons

    Very lean organization, not a lot of room for development/growth


  3. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, strong brands and heritage. Good work-life balance. Average/competitive pay for this segment.

    Cons

    Slow decision speed, slow to react to/predict market changes. Limited roles for development in Canadian office due to size of team.

  4. "Loved my first few years"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative 
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people Great benefits Investment in training and development

    Cons

    Significant restructuring happening every year

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "sales Representative"

    3.0
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    Retail Sales Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great team, great people. respected brands

    Cons

    company now is using subcontracted reps

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "General Mills Canada Marketing"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at General Mills

    Pros

    Some really great people and the ability to do actual marketing in Canada.

    Cons

    Some senior people who have no idea what it is like to manage anywhere else and are extremely controlling. Managing up is often a major part of the job description. That is probably a nice way of saying you have to suck up and say yes a lot.

  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focused on the bottom line. Great people, freedom to work at home or office, great products

    Cons

    To focused on HMM, need stronger innovation of new products, to focused on quick return and not long term traction of new products

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Did a great job as #2 when I was working there."

    5.0
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    Financial Analyst II in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Mills

    Pros

    Great people. Great brands. Great opportunities. Starting out you get training, but a lot is on the job training. You have amazing opportunities to push the business forward and individual leadership is definitely encouraged. Bottom line is the people at General Mills are the best to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes goals and corporate objectives are not as clear as they could be. General Mills was a bit slow on the innovation train.

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  9. "Good place to work"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance (generally), great people, good benefits and competitive pay

    Cons

    slow work culture, very behind the times, and takes forever to get initiatives done, really poor technology/data infrastructure

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "great company but little accountability towards operators"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Logistics Supervisor in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company good pay great people

    Cons

    not much accountability when operators are not doing their job, they are basically bulletproof to not get fired work life balance sucks

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