Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 49

Kellogg Co.

Battle Creek, Mich. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

The health and safety of employees is a major focus for this food manufacturer in Battle Creek, Mich. Its "Feeling Great" wellness program, which is voluntary, confidential and fully company-funded, includes incentives (including reductions in health insurance premiums) to encourage employee participation. The program's offerings include health risk assessments, biometric screenings, flu shots, weight management and fitness initiatives, and education on topics such as wise use of the healthcare system. Employees may also take advantage of onsite fitness centers and discounts on fitness center memberships. Special Fridays Fridays are special at Kellogg: All employees are allowed to wear jeans to work that day, and from the middle of March through the end of October, they can leave at noon on Fridays if they have completed 40 hours of work. An annual bonus is offered to all employees; amounts are determined based on the performance of the employee's business unit and the company's overall performance. The award can also be increased based on an individual's performance. "Spot awards" are given to employees who go above and beyond their regular job duties. These awards can be equal 1% to 15% of an employee's annual salary. The W.K. Kellogg Values Award honors employees who have excelled in their work; in 2010, 22 IT employees received this award along with their business partners for work they did together as part of a project team. In 2010, a new CIO Recognition Award was established for all Kellogg IT employees around the world. IT teams or individuals can be nominated for undertaking efforts that help meet business needs or for promoting excellence within the IT organization.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 30

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 20,077

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 226

IT employee turnover in 2010: 5%

IT promotions in 2010: 6%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $2,429

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 32%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 34%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 31%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 33%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 24%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 39%