Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 3, Large

General Mills

Golden Valley, Minn. [North Central]
https://www.generalmills.com
https://careers.generalmills.com

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 1 for benefits
Innovation is built into the fabric of this Minneapolis-based food giant's IT group. Each employee has written objectives that are directly related to the company's overall goals, the most important being to collectively provide $100 million in value to General Mills, with 10% of that value coming from innovative projects. A social network helps employees share innovative ideas. An example of a recent employee-inspired project is a mobile app that helps employees locate conference rooms and find co-workers.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
16,288
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
634
IT employee turnover in 2014:
5%
IT promotions in 2014:
17%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2014:
10
Training budget per IT employee in 2014:
$3,628