Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 3, Large

General Mills

Golden Valley, Minn. [North Central]

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 promotions in 2013: 17%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $3,628