General Mills

4.2
generalmills.com
152 Years Old
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
10000+
Private

Reviews' Summary from 94 reviews

4.2 / 5

Company culture

4.4

Work-Life balance

4.2

Salary & Benefits

4.1

Job Security

3.8

Skill development

3.8

Work Satisfaction

3.8

Career growth

3.5

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Work life balance is at top. Very flexible and come on any time and leave on any time especially in IT sector no time limit or anything. There is not strict management work environment is like government office. Great culture and work with global team and lot of learning. IJP, Free Snacks and lot of benefits everything is really good.

If you are a fresher .. please please please die to join this company you are valued most important person in the company (especially in IT). It is heaven for freshers. Within 2 -3 years you will be in very good position with lot of promotions. (every 6 month promotion) I am not kidding this is the bitter truth for experienced candidates.

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There is no growth if you are experienced candidate. You will get stuck in one place unless you start favoring your manager. Otherwise there is no growth at all. All about favoritism there is no professionalism as i mentioned it is government job (Especially IT sector). Lot of managers joined from Consulting companies like Capgemini, Atos . They demolished the company culture with their less knowledge of product company culture. Company is good but now all managers are Indians and with Consulting background that dirty political mentality.

You always choose manager not company if you choose company this is the best place to work. But unfortunately you have managers to deal with 99% are idiots and unprofessional. It is not companies fault company has good policies and good culture.

Believe me or not if you don't work and just show that you have done great things you will get promoted in some days. Mark my word i am not kidding once you are in the company you will get to know what i mean. If you have 6-7-8 yrs experience then you will not be promoted for another 5 yrs all promotions are only for freshers or manager's favorites. There is no work to show your ability to showcase good work and earn promotion. It is all about doing extra funny stuffs.

Most of the work is support. Since this is not a IT product company there is less scope of developing something new. Tech team always try to create or innovate something or the other. So showcasing your ability will count as promotion. Real work is not counted as it is not there.

You will get lot of learning but where to implement will be a question.

Work

There is nothing exiting as it is pure government job.

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Facilities

Gymnasium

Cafeteria

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Free food

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Free Transport & cafeteria facility is a real benefit. Pay scale is at par with its peers. Gives a great exposure to world class system and infrastructure.

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Absolutely no learning. No job satisfaction. Roles are very devalued.Its more of a BPO setup.After you start working here, the experience will not count at all in industry, since it's unique and low end.On top of it since the payscale is high, you will find very few companies shortlisting your resume.Things get worst when company starts reducing head count. You are stuck.
HR policies are blur. You will keep getting decent raise, but necessarily not promotion.Feedback for questions for not getting promoted will be sugar coated and totally irrelevant but respectful.In a way not getting promotion is actually a boon, since it opens your doors for getting job outside since a big designation with low job skills and irrelevant profile will completely shut your chances.
On the job security front, my take is that, basis the situation in Supply Chain, it's more into exit mode. Max by 2020 the roles will be outsourced to a Bangalore based ITES company.
Demand Planning team here is the hub of attrition followed by Scheduling, since they are the only teams with some limited scope outside. Other teams are hub of old white elephants, who have fat paychecks and irrelevant work profiles for industry, so they are stuck.
Think twice if you want to join this company. If you have a solid profile, and experience and skill, want some relaxation for a year with a quick 30% increase over your existing pay, then join and then look out for other avenues. But ensure you are perfect with your analysis of your skill else you are jeopardising few years of your career.

On a final note, the company is notorious for making a race horse pull a cart ,and and a horse meant for pulling cart to race, and hence it shows the low judgement of managers and HR to identify individuals right for job.

Work

Low grade work, with no scope.

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Monday to Friday

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I like, my every day make maintainance plan regarding production with my team members and maintenance Executive. And my work would have been completed in within time limit without any downtime of existing machines. Also I like the cooperative nature of team members and machine operator when maintainance of any machine.

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No any do comment about our team members because I already say about team members. But I still working at General mills in work process is slow about maintainance.

Work

In General mills, Journey cycles are run like as calender. Also I know about panel wiring ,lightly knowledge about programming and HMI. Another is know near about all electrical equipment and machinery in compony. Main thing known idea about maintainance

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Working Days

Monday to Saturday

Job Travel

I have to travel within city, within country.

Work Timings

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (strict)

Facilities

Free transport

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Company culture is free to express new innovations &apply new ideas on practical basis. On safety point of view company culture is very strict & it is very good for company employees. Career opportunities are also good. So I am very happy to get job in general mills india pvt ltd, only my one expectation from company, Continue me on company role after my graduate apprentice trainee period is over.

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Teammates of department are free minded & so talented, every teammates teach each and every concept. Training also provided on regular basis.

Work

As I am hard worker. I concentrate each work in the company. As this is my first company, so working is challenging for me.

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9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (strict)

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Free transport

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Nothing good about General Mills. If you want to destroy your carrier then this is the place for you.

Dislikes

Discrimination of people on basis of Permanent role and Contractual role, to be brutally honest its a pathetic company that only has the interest of a permanent employee. If you are on a contract position then they will treat you like beggars. I personally dont want anyone else suffering from what i have suffered so stay away if its a contractual position.

Work

Its a pathetic company that only has interest in a permanent employee. Its not about only me being exploited but this is their culture for discrimination for every contract based employee. Shame on you guys.

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

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I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Work Timings

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (strict)

Facilities

Gymnasium

Cafeteria

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General Mills has great people that you work with, less politics. It provides good work life balance and a decent environment.

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Career opportunities to grow from mid level to senior level is very limited. Those who join as beginners may get good opportunity to grow in the initial stage of career.

Work

Monotonous at senior level, there are no opportunities to grow. The work offered at General Mills for senior level do not find much value in the external job market.

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Monday to Friday

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I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

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Gymnasium

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There is solution based approach to problems. Everybody is very helpful. As the operation of the US is done from Indian, it really broadens the learning horizon. It's boosts your confidence as you talk with people of different backgrounds and solve the problems.

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The growth is very slow. A lot of repetitive and non value added work is asked to be done as there is fear of losing the job.

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Work Timings

1:30 PM to 10:30 PM (strict)

Facilities

Free transport

Gymnasium

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Ethical place to work with superb working culture

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a. Increment cycle is from Aug to July which is different from other employers.
b. 3 Months notice period

Work

Mine is a very interesting and challenging task. We used to create optimization model for the business and help them to provide recommendation over savings opportunities. It included both the analytics as well as communication skills.

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

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I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Facilities

Free transport

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It is the most ethical Company to work with.Work Culture and Transparency of work is excellent.
I feel proud that I have worked for a long in this esteemed organization.

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Career Growth is slow and salary is not part with other MNC company

Work

I was Area Manager with Bakery and Food service.I was based at Chandhigarh and was handling the business of Punjab,Tricity and Himachal

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Monday to Saturday

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I have to travel within country

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Employee appraisal and work culture is the best amongst all the companies in market.

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Sometimes you've to stretch your working hours and they even ask you to work on Saturday's though not to frequent.

Work

I was working as an Accounts Assistant. I used to look after all Accounts receivable related work right from making payment to vendors till preparing reconciliation for the same.

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Monday to Friday

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