Best Places to Work in IT 2013 Employer Profile

No. 12

General Mills

Minneapolis, Minn. [North Central]
http://www.generalmills.com/
https://careers.generalmills.com/

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 1 for benefits
Employees value the collaborative culture at this Minneapolis-based food giant. The Idea Weekend program, the brainchild of four IT workers, gives IT staffers the opportunity to attend a two-day offsite session where they pitch ideas and work with others to put together business cases and develop prototypes, with some of these efforts turning into department projects. Employees also learn about new technologies on the job through projects that have included the deployment of an identity access system and the implementation of a mobile accelerator framework using responsive design.

Editor's note: A data sorting error caused an incorrect rank by company size for General Mills to appear when the chart below was first published. The error has been corrected.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 6

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 16,227

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 625

IT employee turnover in 2012: 18%

IT promotions in 2012: 12%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $3,825

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 36%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 40%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 36%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 13%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 11%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 14%