Magazine article Marketing

Careers: What It's Really like Inside - General Mills

Magazine article Marketing

Careers: What It's Really like Inside - General Mills

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- How do you come up with fresh marketing ideas?

By listening to our people and our consumers.

- What are the perks?

Free Haagen-Dazs and Nature Valley bars in the canteen and, as part of the world's sixth-biggest food company, there's quite a lot of international travel. Beyond that, one of the best things is the family atmosphere.

- Is there a dress code?

Smart casual.

- Does the marketing team socialise outside the office?

Of course - Baroosh is our haunt in Uxbridge, and there's lots of socialising in London.

- Describe the marketing team in three words.

Innovative, creative, food-loving.

- What are the hours like?

Flexible, and we finish early every Friday at 3pm.

- What is the company like for training and career progression?

General Mills is one of The Sunday Times' 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as one of the Financial Times' UK's 50 Best Workplaces. Our people have well-defined career paths and the company is committed to developing employees' talents and skills.

- What about the salary and benefits package?

They are attractive. Our benefits continually evolve based on employee feedback.

- Are there any downsides?

Our offices are on the seventh floor, but walking up the stairs keeps you fit and there are great views of Wembley Stadium when you get there. …

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