General Mills Inc.
Number of Employees: 19173
Number of IT Employees: 660
IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 19 percent
IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 13 percent
Percentage of women IT managers: 40 percent
Percentage of minority IT managers: 4 percent
Percentage of women IT staff: 34 percent
Percentage of minority IT staff: 12 percent
Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 5
Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$4000
General Mills brands, which include Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso and Big G cereals, are some of the best recognized and most popular in the U.S. A recent company-sponsored employee survey showed a 93 percent satisfaction rate. Perks include prescription filling, eye care, immunizations and allergy shots, preventive dentistry, health care exams and physical therapy, plus fitness centers that offer exercise classes, personal training, yoga, self-defense, fitness assessments and massage. A three-story employee services building is filled with amenities such as a hair salon, company store, expanded fitness center, credit union and medical/travel services. The cafeteria and deli offer take-home meals.