General Mills Employee Reviews

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Awesome job security; not for creatives
Marketing Communications Planner (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJanuary 30, 2017
General Mills is creme de la creme if you want a grown-up job. Good pay, amazing benefits, incredible work/life balance, seemingly endless vacation days. The HQ office is really lavish and comfortable.

BUT this is not the place for a young creative. If you're looking to move and shake, you may need to reconsider. GMI puts business and numbers first, then communications/advertising on the bottom of the list.

If you take this job, you'll really round out your business savvy. You'll learn a lot about operating a business, sales, supply chain, and traditional marketing.
Pros
Free food, amazing benefits, work life balance, vacation days, job security
Cons
Old-fashioned, traditional business, slow-moving
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Was a good place to work then they pulled the rug out from under us...
Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Vineland New JerseyJanuary 24, 2017
I used to think the corporate head quarters leadership cared about the Vineland employees, until they announced they were closing our plant last July as of this August of 2017.I now feel we were used and penalized for being a union shop and the cost of operating in New Jersey so they are moving all soup operations to Hannibal MO.They had a commercial stating Vineland home of Progresso and all about the companyies roots. Then Close us instead of Hannibal Plant
Pros
Good pay and great benifits
Cons
Poor leadership
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Great benefits, family-friendly and diversity healthy company
Recruiting Assistant II-Headquarters (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMarch 20, 2017
General Mills is world-wide and broadly known company. They lead the industry on trends and nutrition. They offer many benefits other than medical and dental package. On-site services offer employees convenience and increase morale.
Pros
Benefits, on-site services, widely known company
Cons
internally competitive for advancement
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Great place to Work, if the cereal industry weren't losing business
Storeroom Attendant (Former Employee) –  West Chicago, IL 60185March 8, 2017
I originally started as a temp and loved working for General Mills. The culture surrounding the plant was one in which the management and other workers cared about each others' safety and productivity. The compensation was also surprising for an entry level position. The plant was shut down because of declining business in cereal production.
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Very good place to work, good pay and benefits
Slab Operator (Current Employee) –  Hannibal, MOFebruary 22, 2017
General mills is the best place to work in the area, very good pay, great benefits. 900 employees so its a big place, with lots of departments and easy to advance. Only thing bad is it takes 10 years or more to get days. So if you have little kids of special needs kids like I do it can be difficult. My job your stuck at your position for 18 month and the department 3 years before you can bid on something different but you can move around if you not happy in your position.
Pros
Awesome Pay
Cons
Nights for 10 years
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Laid back
Research and Development Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) –  Fridley, MNJanuary 17, 2017
Basic job duties and laid back work environment. The chance for job advancement is pretty low, despite what the hiring manager says during the interview. The team aspect of the job is very laid back, and often times members get away with not pulling their weight. But the compensation is pretty good for a a straight forward job.
Pros
Flexible shift changes
Cons
Team member dependent
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A good place to work when business is growing
SR. MANAGER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRADE (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNFebruary 22, 2017
There are some great people at General Mills and good leadership. It's been a tough couple of years with the decline in people's willingness to eat processed foods. General Mills is adapting but it is tough to change overnight. They are having to make short decisions which means the loss of solid performing employees.
Pros
Compensation and culture
Cons
decision making
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Great For What It Is
Employee (Former Employee) –  Hannibal, MOOctober 25, 2016
Excellent benefits package, pay rate, and work incentive program for just a High School education requirement. Has the same issues as other places however; poor training environment, hours can be harsh, jobs can be repetitive and boring. The Hannibal plant offers many extras, including dinners, a chance to buy products at a reduced rate, and outside-of-work social family activities. Would recommend to someone looking for steady work and who can tolerate the conditions. It takes a long time to bid into a first shift position, so if you're looking for daytime hours and you do not have a higher education, this isn't the place for you.
Pros
Benefits Package, pay rate, extras
Cons
Shift work, repetitive
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rough if you have a family, alot of overtime
Seasonal Operator (Former Employee) –  Buffalo, NYFebruary 11, 2017
working as a seasonal operator was tough, on a typical day you could be forced for overtime when you get ready to punch out to go home. good benefits if you got hired for permanent. hard to get into unless you know somebody on the inside
Pros
free products, good benifits
Cons
long hours, hard planning time with family
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Retail sales rep
Retail sales representative (Former Employee) –  Bakersfield, CADecember 17, 2016
One of my favorite jobs ever. They let you make your schedule as long as all your stores are visited. I helped build displays, getting incremental cases ordered and cutting in new items. Its a shame that layoffs happened but would recommend this company to anyone.
Pros
Company car, compensation, great work/life balance
Cons
layoffs
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Good paychecks and benefits, poor work life balance with little room for advancement.
back-up lead (Former Employee) –  Wellston, OHAugust 15, 2016
After working in my position for 8 years I have found that the customer will always get what they want before the employees do. Causing an overwhelming workload and a poor work life balance. While the paycheck and benefits are good, you loose touch with your life because you are always at work, especially if you work night shift. Although there is a lot of information to learn, and the work is fast pace and will keep you on your toes, knowing that you are just another employee can make you feel down. When working with so many employees it can be hard to feel like you've made any impact. But between some of the work relationships with co-workers and the financial benefits it makes General Mills a place worth working at.
Pros
Good Paycheck and benefits
Cons
extreme work schedule, large stress load on emyployees
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very good place to work for.
Line Technician (Current Employee) –  West Chicago, ILMarch 18, 2017
good place to work, very good benefits. Typical day was setting up machines such as cartoners, case packers, baggers, side seam gluers, performing quality checks to ensure product was safe for consumers. Also performing adjustments to running equipment to stay with in target range of specification.
Pros
good benefits and pay
Cons
sometimes no communication
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Well paying job with good benefits.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  New Albany, INMarch 5, 2017
General Mills/Pillsbury offered above average pay and benefits. These benefits included free healthcare, payed holidays, vacations and overtime.
Pros
Pay, benefits and free healthcare.
Cons
Repetitive work and little room for advancement
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This was a good place to work
HRIS Applications Analyst (Former Employee) –  Golden Valley, MNJanuary 17, 2017
This was a really good place to work. I worked in the HRIS area supporting multiple Power Builder applications for the various General Mills Departments. I enjoyed the co-workers and team out there.
Pros
Great Benefits, good flexible hours
Cons
Not a centralized IT shop when I was there. A lot of diffferent Technologies in different areas..
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Wonderful company to work for!
Office Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Golden Valley, MNSeptember 13, 2016
Wonderful company to work for! Excellent opportunities for advancement, emphasis on work-life balance, great compensation and benefits, very competent leadership, friendly atmosphere, and amazingly talented co-workers. Overall the company really cares about their employees and making sure that they are happy and successful.
Pros
Stable, successful company with opportunities for career development and growth
Cons
None
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Fast paced production facility committed to safety and quality
Distribution Clerk (Former Employee) –  Methuen, MAJanuary 29, 2017
Always changing enviroment....fast paced production facility. Good benefits and pay. Zero tollerance policy. Always shown respect. Work there for twenty-nine (29) plus years. Sadly the plant closed.
Pros
incentive plan, recognition for accompilshments
Cons
difficult to schedule time off
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Good pay and benefits
Maintenance 1C, Maintenance Planner (Former Employee) –  New Albany, INJanuary 29, 2017
A great company as far as pay and benefits are concerned but don't expect to feel valued. General mills has shut down several plants last year so I'm not sure about job security.
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Good company tough enviroment
Marketing (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNDecember 22, 2016
Good people and brands. Touch operating environment. Good at developing employees and benefits are good. Minimal opportunity for career advancement in my area of marketing.
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Productive place
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Stockton, CAJanuary 12, 2017
My opinion matters. The benefits are excellent. The wellness program certainly has improved my overall well-being I feel I am making a positive contribution to a company that makes a difference in the world.
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Stressful and no family life
Cheese Specialist Lead (Current Employee) –  Wellston, OHFebruary 6, 2017
The company people only care about themselves and could care less about the union workers. Can barely make a liveable wage unless willing to work 70-90 hours a week.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
No time off
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