Working at General Mills: Company Overview and Reviews

General Mills
General Mills
1507 reviews
General Mills Ratings
Average rating of 1507 reviews on Indeed
3.5Work-Life Balance
3.8Pay & Benefits
3.3Job Security & Advancement
Minneapolis Minnesota, United States
More than $10B (USD)
Consumer Goods and Services

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Overall Reviews at General Mills

Process Operator | Lodi, CA | Jan 2, 2020
Good pay and benefits, bad plant closed 2015
Good pay and benefits. Management was ok. Some were really cool, others stab you in the back so they get their "golden tickets". Plant closed in December 2015. Nothing in the building since except a patio furniture place.
Principal Scientist | Golden Valley, MN | Dec 4, 2019
Productive and professional workplace
An incredible pool of talent. Highly recommend this employer. A high growth potential, with superior brands. Minneapolis metro area is a fantastic area to live that allows you to enjoy all 4 seasons
Senior Pricing Specialist | Minneapolis, MN | Dec 9, 2019
Strong Marketing Company with midwest values
Good company, brands and people. General Mills is a leader in the CPG Industry and a Marketing Powerhouse. Plan to work hard, but get rewarded for your work and get to have some fun along the way.
Sanitation Worker | Hannibal, MO | Oct 9, 2019
Very careless with poor management
Worked at General Mills for 7 years. They preach how big they are on safety and how " were one team that works together" I can tell you that's far from true. You have hourly employees on the floor and salary as in management. Management dont like to be told how to do their job. If you raise concerns about safety concerns or improvements it's one ear out the other. If you push the agenda to try and make it to what they preach about daily on safety and keep mentioning those concerns they will look for ways to get you out the door. You have team leads and leads out there whom team leads are part of the salary family and instead of them leading by example and being out on the floor they are in their office 90% of the time, at least on 2nd shift and nights. Yet will be first to criticize you on your job performance when they have not a clue what is even going on or how hard alot of the jobs are since they decided to eliminate some adding more tasks to jobs in the areas. Leads job title is considered working leads as in they help out if needed but that never happens. They rather do nothing even if it means someone having to do extra work. Hourly has been working 13 days on and 1 day off for the last 2 years while management gets guaranteed weekends regardless. I've been gone from that place for 3 months now and my family has noticed I'm more happier then when I was working there. Since my departure 3 months ago they have fired 4 people and 2 quit just in the department I was in. Th...more
ProsGood pay, benefits and 4 weeks of vacation
ConsPoor management, forced every weekend, sanitation, humidity, turn around ratio and fast paced/rushing
Senior Marketing Consultant | Plymouth, MN | Mar 5, 2020
Good place to work
I enjoying working at General Mills. The Culture is great, and the employees are very welcoming. The campus is very large. Parking is easy and covered.
Growth Marketer | Miami, FL | Oct 21, 2019
Great company to work for
A power house of immense talent. An organization that truly cares about their people, and works for people around the world always with transparency and integrity. Brand management forerunner with opportunities to progressively develop your career.
Data Scientist | Minneapolis, MN | Feb 11, 2020
Great Company
General Mills is a great company, full of talented and dedicated employees focused on making food that people love. General Mills offers a great deal of flexibility.
Tractor Operator | Fort Wayne, IN | Dec 22, 2019
General Mills / DHL
I don't work there anymore but it was a good place to work. Not much room for advancement, but I knew what the position was when I accepted the offer of employment and was happy with the hours and compensation. If you like driving forklifts or order picking then this is the place for you. It's located right outside of fort Wayne passed airport expressway.
Forklift Operator | Albuquerque, NM | Jan 13, 2020
Good people
I worked there as a temp from staffing agencie , never had opportunity to become permanent as General Mills does not hire there temps as I was led to believe by the staffing agencie.
Entry Level Machine Operator | Vernon, CA | Mar 17, 2020
Hypocrisy, and BS
I wasn’t there for long, but training consisted of a week in each department and a test after each week (Seriously not enough time to adequately learn the scope of your work AT ALL!). If your not a excellent Spanish speaker you’ll be going nowhere pretty quick...get used to being in the way 9/10 even though you’re encouraged to shadow everyone your in the way, believe that. Upon being let go you can expect no professional explanation.

Questions And Answers about General Mills

If you were to leave General Mills, what would be the reason?
Asked Mar 18, 2017
Unfair management. Lack of appreciation to its workers and a horrible union.
Answered May 2, 2019
I had to leave before they completely sucked the life and soul out of my body. If they doubled my salary I wouldn't go back.They preach integrity, honesty and transparency when they should take a really long look in the mirror. A complete pyramid scheme.
Answered Mar 17, 2019
If you were in charge, what would you do to make General Mills a better place to work?
Asked Sep 21, 2016
Actually care about employees
Answered Mar 5, 2020
Stick to their policies, stop their high turnover rate, and raise the point system from 7 back to 10 and instead of a rolling year calender- one would get a point back every 6 months.
Answered Feb 27, 2020
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at General Mills?
Asked Aug 7, 2016
The interview is a front for the real thing. Management does not have an open door policy and they truly don't accept employees ideas. They only care about the office staff not the production or packaging employees.
Answered Feb 27, 2020
They concentrate on questions that are "tell me a time when you did this". They want to hear what the problem was. What you did to fix it and what the outcome was. Heavy on any mechanical experience.
Answered Feb 13, 2020
What is the most stressful part about working at General Mills?
Asked Sep 21, 2016
Bad management, inconsistent treatment of employees, unfair work schedule and point system.
Answered Feb 27, 2020
Everything! A terrible place to work! They treat you like a slave and lie constantly to you for their gain. Tons of chiefs and abused servants!
Answered Jun 14, 2019
How long does it take to hear from them after applying?
Asked Jun 5, 2017
It doesn't take long because they have such a high turn over.
Answered Mar 17, 2019
Took me a month after i took first assessment to when i got invited to come in for my walk through and 2nd set of assessment tests
Answered Nov 26, 2018