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    58. General Mills

    General Mills
    Rank: 58 (Previous rank: 90)
    What makes it so great?
    Cereal and yogurt maker prides itself on culture that "is not flashy or loud or arrogant." Nearly 2,500 employees are 25-year veterans.
    Headquarters:
    One General Mills Blvd
    Minneapolis, MN 55426
    2009 revenue ($ millions): 14,796
    Website: www.generalmills.com
     
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    Employees  
    U.S. employees 16,803
    Employees outside U.S. 16,465
    Jobs  
    New jobs (1 year) 130
    % job growth (1 year) 1%
    % voluntary turnover 2%
    Applicants 162,028
    Job openings (as of 1/7/11) N.A.
    Pay Avg. annual pay*
    Most common job (salaried):
    Retail Sales Representative
    $47,453
    Most common job (hourly):
    Operator
    $53,440
    Benefits  
    Paid sabbaticals Yes
    Onsite child care Yes
    Health  
    100% health-care coverage No
    Onsite fitness center Yes
    Subsidized gym membership Yes
    Work-life  
    Job sharing program Yes
    Compressed workweek Yes
    Telecommuting Yes
    Diversity  
    % minorities 19%
    % women 40%
    Has nondiscrimination policy
    that includes sexual orientation?
    Yes
    Offers domestic partner benefits
    for same-sex couples?
    Yes
    Professional training  
    Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 60
    Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 74
    From the Feb. 7, 2011 issue
    Notes:
    N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2009 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees, except job openings, which are worldwide.
    * Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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