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Jan 16, 2014

General Mills named to FORTUNE’s annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For

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MINNEAPOLIS - Today, General Mills was named to FORTUNE’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” General Mills placed 64th on this year’s list. General Mills has made the prestigious list 11 times since first appearing in 1998.

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Visit our blog, A Taste of General Mills, to read why General Mills employees think the company is a great place to work.

“We believe investing in talent is a key ingredient to our organization’s success,” said Mike Davis, executive vice president of Global Human Resources for General Mills. “Without a doubt, workplace culture and business performance go hand-in-hand, so we strive to develop our employees by giving them opportunities both inside and outside of the company to stretch and grow. By doing so, we encourage employees to achieve their best while ensuring strong leadership for the future.”

General Mills’ is recognized among other companies such as Google, The Boston Consulting Group and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. General Mills is one of three Minnesota-based companies to make this year's list; Mayo Clinic and Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America were also honored by FORTUNE. The full list and related stories appear in the January issue and online at FORTUNE.com/bestcompanies.“The companies on this list understand the role that people and culture play in their success,” said China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work. “A great workplace culture and high-trust work environment win these companies not just a spot on this list, but buoys their overall success in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”

Creators of the Great Place to Work® list have found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.

FORTUNE chose to highlight a General Mills employee, Annie Parsons, a LÄRABAR Community Manager, as a great example of someone whose employer enables her to live her passion every day. In the article, Parsons shares her unique story of how being a brand ambassador landed her a challenging and rewarding position at General Mills. 

General Mills has made FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2000, and 1998. See General Mills’ full list of corporate awards.