Mar 05, 2015
General Mills recognized among FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For
MINNEAPOLIS – Today, General Mills was named to FORTUNE’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” General Mills has made the prestigious list 12 times since first appearing in 1998.
“Having the right talent in the right place at the right time is among the greatest competitive advantages any company can have. At General Mills, we recognize that our company and our brands win when our employees are at their best – engaged and energized,” said Jacqueline Williams-Roll, senior vice president of Global Human Resources for General Mills.
“We are committed to developing our employees by providing them with opportunities both inside the company and in volunteer roles within our communities 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 Acuity. General Mills is one of three Minnesota-based companies to make this year's list; Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and Mayo Clinic were also honored by FORTUNE. The publication also highlighted General Mills Minneapolis headquarters campus among the “Top 25 Coolest Offices” of companies on the 2015 list.
In addition, FORTUNE chose to highlight General Mills’ growing gluten-free business as an example of how the company puts its consumers first. The company was among the first mainstream food companies to offer gluten-free products in 2008 and has since grown its gluten-free product portfolio to more than 850 items. From gluten-free baking mixes and ready-to-bake treats to gluten-free Cheerios launching later this year, General Mills is committed to providing great-tasting, accessible options for consumers avoiding gluten. See the full story online at Fortune.com.
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.
“This is an exciting, transformative and competitive time for companies,” said China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “As the U.S. economy recovers and job markets improve, employers now need to make a greater effort to improve their workplace cultures in order to retain employees. This competitive pressure benefits everyone, as all workplaces can increase their levels of trust and pride. The ranking 100 companies have risen to this challenge and exemplify workplace culture excellence in 2015.”
General Mills ranked No. 80 on the 2015 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The full list and related stories appear in the March issue and online at FORTUNE.com/bestcompanies.
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