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No. 3, Large
General Mills
Golden Valley, Minn. [North Central]
General Mills
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 2013 5%
IT employee promotions in 2013 17%
Training
Training days offered per IT employee in 2013 10
Training budget per IT employee in 2013 $3,628