Inside General Mills
Workplace honors continue to flow in
June 21 2010
The Minneapolis Star Tribune and ComputerWorld have both given high marks to General Mills for its workplace environment.
General Mills was named the top workplace among large publicly held companies in the United States' Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, based on an employee-based survey project from the Star Tribune.
The Minneapolis newspaper's Top Workplaces special section was published on Sunday, June 20. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in the Minneapolis, Minn., metro area.
The honor is based on employee opinions about company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, compensation and benefits. The analysis included responses from more than 33,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.
“General Mills, which ranked first among the large publicly held companies and second overall, is a perennial winner of workplace awards from national publications such as Fortune, Bloomberg Business Week and Working Mother magazine,” said the newspaper in its article announcing the awards.
The General Mills world headquarters is located in Golden Valley, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis.
ComputerWorld praises retention
That list of workplace awards expanded right after the Star Tribune announced its awards. Today, ComputerWorld listed General Mills No. 4 overall in its100 Best Places to Work in IT 2010.
The ComputerWorld ranking placed General Mills at No. 3 for retention, No. 3 for benefits, No. 2 for career development.
"The employee-employer relationship at this Minneapolis-based food giant is a long-term one," ComputerWorld wrote. "A rigorous recruiting process, combined with an intern-to-full-timer conversion rate that hit 90 percent in IT in 2009, yields a crop of young employees who embark on lifelong careers at General Mills."
ComputerWorld also praised the "global reach" of General Mills, noting that "IT employees support business applications used around the world, so they have an opportunity to learn about international processes and commerce."
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