Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 4

General Mills Inc.

Golden Valley, Minn. [North Central]
http://www.generalmills.com
http://www.jobs.generalmills.com

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 1 for benefits, No. 6 for training
Employees at this Minneapolis-based food giant value the company's flexible work options and team-oriented, collaborative culture. Nearly half of the IT staffers, from interns up to executives, work in a flexible, open office environment that's designed to promote collaboration because it doesn't have office walls or desk partitions. And IT workers recently developed an internal social network called "Connect," where employees worldwide and at every level engage in conversations on shared topics of interest.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 2

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
17,096
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
640
IT employee turnover in 2012:
7%
IT promotions in 2012:
16%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012:
11
Training budget per IT employee in 2012:
$4,688

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT:
39%
Percentage of IT managers who are women:
40%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women:
39%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT:
16%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities:
8%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities:
18%