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Star Tribune Top Workplaces 2011
General Mills

Employees in region:
HQ location:
Minneapolis, MN

Top Workplace
’10, ’11

About General Mills

Located in Minneapolis, General Mills is among the world's largest food companies. Our mission at General Mills is Nourishing Lives – making lives healthier, easier and richer. We market some of the world's best-loved brands, including Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Nature Valley, Fiber One, and Cheerios. On average, U.S. shoppers place at least one General Mills product into their shopping carts each time they visit the grocery store. We operate in more than 100 countries on six continents, and about half of our 33,000 employees work outside the United States.

Internationally, we market Häagen-Dazs, and other strong local brands, such as Latina pasta in Australia, Wanchai Ferry in China and Hong Kong, and La Salteña dough in Argentina. In fiscal 2010, our global net sales were $16 billion (including our proportionate share of joint ventures).

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What employees say

“I know we have the best people working at all levels of the company. I am confident that our people put the company in the best position no matter what is happening in the marketplace.”
“After 27 years with General Mills, I feel a sense of family and am confident my employer cares about me. The flexibility offered is extremely generous”
“I work with very talented people and we are moving in very strategic directions. I also truly appreciate the values and community engagement of the company.”
“I know that I am having an impact. I am supported by my boss and my values align with those of the company. I feel proud of what I can do at GMI.”
“I feel that General Mills values me as a person and as an employee. My management also takes great interest in me personally - my interests, my passions, my family, etc. I feel very valued here.”
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