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Updated 11 Jun 2018
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    Senior Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Minneapolis, MN (US)) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Applied online, received an email for an initial phone interview a week later and a week after that an invitation for the in-person. Before the in-person interview, I was asked to fill out two behaviour- based and one decision-making test(took about 1.5 hours). On the phone, it was a mix of behavioural and technical questions (i.e. how do you validate a model, what would you do in x scenario). In person, you were given the same style of questions. The technical involved a 'code-review' case study, less than 20 minutes to understand the problem and give recommendations). Doable, but felt rushed.

    Met with a total of 7 people in a span of 4 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Why General Mills
      2. Tell us about your past roles
      3. Tell us a scenario where there was an underperformer on your team, how did you handle it, etc.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Administrative Assistant - Sourcing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at General Mills (Minneapolis, MN (US)) in April 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process consist of a short welcome and four interviews with different managers and team members that last for approximately three hours. Each manager was very informative and transparent about the needs that they currently have and the support that will be needed from the associate they elect to move forward with. They have recently transitioned to Administrative Assistant's being COE's so that the workload is shared on 3 levels: Desk, Swat and Global. I absolutely loved the experience and am excited about next steps. The recruiting staff have informed me that I should hear something within the next 2 weeks about next steps should they choose to proceed with me as a candidate for hire.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle confidential information; Would it be hard for you to tell your friend or co-worker that you couldn't share this information?   1 Answer
    • Why have you selected General Mills as a prospective employer?   1 Answer
    • How do you handle conflict and/or constructive criticism from leaders?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Bakery Training Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rogers, AR (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Rogers, AR (US)) in April 2018.

    Interview

    The process has taken nearly a month so far. First I found the job online and applied. About 2 weeks after I applied I was scheduled with a phone interview. It went very well so a week later they flew me to Arkansas to interview with the Home office. Once there I had 3 back to back interviews with 3 different people that where 30 minuets each. The interviews seemed to go very well so I’m hoping I receive a job offer soon. It’s been about 2 weeks since my cluster interviews so I’m not sure if I’m still in the running for the position or not. I have contacted the HR Manager once to inquire but so far have herd nothing back. They where very professional and laid back, they where very easy to talk with.

    Interview Questions

    • Discribe a time where you had to influence the morale of a group of people who didn’t agree with you? What did you do to influence them in a positive way?   1 Answer

  4.  

    I Applied for Bilangual Bakery Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rogers, AR (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Rogers, AR (US)) in March 2018.

    Interview

    I had multiple back to back interviews,, my first interview started at 12:30 and the last was at 2:30 finishing at 3:00 pm. I was interviewed by four different people at the General Mills office in Rogers, AR.

    Interview Questions

    • to describe a situation where I have to help an employee to make their job easier   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (2)  

    Manufacturing Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hannibal, MO (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Hannibal, MO (US)) in February 2018.

    Interview

    I received an email at the start of the process for a phone interview/screening. The phone interview lasted about 45 minutes. Questions were behavioral based on past experiences. The interview was conducted by the Operations Manager and Human Resource Manager. Approximately 2 weeks later I was notified by phone by the Human Resource Manager that they would like me to visit the plant for an onsite interview. I am a candidate out of state and General Mills generously paid for the air travel, hotel and rental car. Logistically it ran very smooth for the short visit. At the beginning of the interview process I was given a tour by a Manufacturing Supervisor/Team Leader. He was very knowledgeable and answered every question I had. During the tour it was very refreshing to see how smooth the processes seemed to be in what I thought would be a very fast paced environment. Employees were working at a safe pace and saw several smiling faces...morale seemed high. After the tour I was given a 1-1 interview with another Manufacturing Supervisor/Team Leader. The questions were behavioral based and I answered each question using the STAR method. Afterwards they had lunch catered in and was joined by a Manufacturing Supervisor and a Manufacturing Associate. Lunch was more of speaking about myself, why I was interested in the position, and more questions I had for them. I interviewed with the Human Resource Manager after lunch. Again behavior based with the STAR method. After the interview was my final interview with the Operations Manager. More behavior based questions and expectations. At the end I was somewhat interviewed by a Human Resource Manager who has been in contact with me throughout the process. Her questions were based on my experience of the day and also more about myself. The overall experience was far greater than I expected. Every person that I was in conversation with was very professional and very knowledgeable in their expertise. From my perspective, General Mills is about their people. It was a huge point for me to see how safety is number one not whatever it takes to get the job done. At this point the process has taken 8 weeks, but quite understandable since this started a week or so before the holidays.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a process you created but failed at, and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you had to mentor someone?   Answer Question
    • Why are you interested in food manufacturing?   Answer Question

  6.  

    Manufacturing Line Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Belvidere, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Belvidere, IL (US)) in February 2018.

    Interview

    1- Apply online
    2- Receive a phone call from the company HR recruiter
    3- Phone screen with the hiring manager & HR business associate
    4- Onsite Interview for 5 hours including lunch & plant tour
    5- Final Feedback

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you fit in this position   1 Answer

  7.  

    Senior IT Analyst - Maximo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Golden Valley, MN (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Golden Valley, MN (US)) in February 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process was excellent. It all started from phone conversations to actually the site visit and face to face meetings. The process was very well structured. I had a chance to not only meet with the core Maximo Team but also individuals from Supply Chain, Global operations, IT developers, Human Resources and the Recruiting Manager.

    Interview Questions

    • There was a question about Java configuration: whether I have ever done it?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Senior Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minnetonka, MN (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Minnetonka, MN (US)) in February 2018.

    Interview

    I had previously interviewed for an AMM role and received a rejection. I reached out to the recruiter and asked if I could be considered for a senior marketing associate role. The recruiter got back to me a few days later and said yes, and supplied me with the link to apply for the position online. After I applied, I received an email stating that I was selected to move forward with final round in-person interviews. The interview was set up within one week.

    I was instructed to take two behavioral assessments as well as a deductive reasoning test and to complete them at least 48 hours before my interview. The behavioral assessments repeated a lot of the same questions, just phrased in different ways. The deductive reasoning test was 18 questions in 20 minutes. It was difficult. Not sure how one can prepare for it though.

    I was picked up by a recruiting assistant 20 minutes after my interview was supposed to start. No apologies or explanation was given. That set up a time crunch and threw me a bit off my interview game. There was not enough time for me to ask my interviewers many questions. In fact, I only had time to ask one question of the marketing manager that this position reported to. After the two interviews, I had a 30 minute conversation with another marketing associate at the caribou coffee that they have in the building. I was then walked to the recruiting office where I met with the recruiter who I had been communicating with via email.

    The recruiter apologized for the lateness of the recruiting assistant, but again, offered no explanation. The recruiter stated that if an offer was extended a background check, an employment check, and a drug test would be conducted. The recruiter stated that the process takes two weeks, at which point new hires usually give their employer their two-week notice. The time from offer to start date is approximately one month. The recruiter then stated that I would hear back within a week. I found out exactly one week later, through email, that I would not be receiving an offer of employment.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you had to tackle a large amount of data and come up with a conclusion.   Answer Question
    • What CPG company is doing a good job with their marketing? After I answered, the follow up was: how would you capitalize on that campaign in a grocery store?   Answer Question
    • How big is the volume for the business you currently work on?   Answer Question

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    Business Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Minneapolis, MN (US)) in February 2018.

    Interview

    2 (30-minute) On-campus interviews with recruitment team. I was sent a logical test and Personality tests to take prior to finding out if I made it to the final round. I was then flown out to HQ for 3 (30-minute) interviews with sales leadership and campus tour.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Mills (Minneapolis, MN (US)).

    Interview

    Thorough: General Mills does an extensive amount of testing - personality and aptitude - and interviewing - case and behavioral - before making an offer. Nonetheless, the people were amazing! Recruiters, hiring managers, other team members were responsive, transparent and friendly. Fit is very important

    Interview Questions

    • If you were to launch a brand tomorrow, what would you consider doing and why?   Answer Question

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