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No. 4
General Mills Inc.
Golden Valley, Minn. [North Central]
General Mills Inc.
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 employees 17,096
Total IT employees 640
IT employee turnover in 2011 7%
IT employee promotions in 2011 16%
Training
Training days offered per IT employee in 2011 11
Training budget per IT employee in 2011 $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%