Company advances to No. 1, celebrates its outstanding employees and development culture
IDG’s Computerworld magazine today named General Mills as the best place to work in information technology (IT) in the United States. General Mills has made the annual Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT list for 11 years, advancing to the No. 1 spot from No. 3 in 2008.
“We’re extremely proud to be recognized by Computerworld as the best place to work in information technology in the United States,” said Mike Martiny, vice president of Information Systems for General Mills. “This honor recognizes our outstanding employees and our strong employee development culture. Our commitment to continuous improvement includes individualized mentoring and development plans that lead to broad experiences, an IT industry certifications program, employee-led affinity groups, and high levels of community involvement. We strongly believe that a great workplace culture is essential for attracting and retaining the best talent in order to drive top tier performance.”
Computerworld cited the company’s successful recruiting strategy, great benefits, and varied work experiences in a feature article on the company that appears in the June 15 issue of the magazine and online at www.computerworld.com.
Since 1994, Computerworld’s annual Best Places to Work in IT feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive survey regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. This year Computerworld surveyed more than 27,000 IT workers for the list, and their responses factored heavily in determining the ratings.
“To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough just to seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list sustain a dynamic work environment in which IT professionals keep their hands on the latest technologies and work on projects that are business critical. In the months and years ahead, IT is going to become a key accelerator of business growth.”
To view the complete list of the Best Places to Work in IT, visit the Computerworld Web site.
Computerworld’s award-winning Web site (Computerworld.com), weekly publication, and focused conference series form the hub of the world’s largest global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards including the Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) in both 2004 and 2006, and the American Business Media’s Neal Award for Best Web Site, Best Blogs and Best Article or Series in 2008. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2.5 million unique monthly visitors and a print audience of more than 1 million readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS, Fall 2008). Computerworld also reaches over 10,000 IT executives every year through its high-touch conferences and custom summits.
About General Mills
One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in over 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., General Mills had fiscal 2008 global net sales of US$14.9 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales. Visit www.generalmills.com.