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    Food giant knows about talent retention. Turnover of full-time employees is just 3 percent annually and more than half of its workers have been on the job for 10 years and 3,500 staffers have more than two decades of service. How? The company promotes its own: 80 percent of managers come from within. And pride runs high. “My legacy at General Mills is helping modernize very iconic brands that I loved as a kid,” says one employee.

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    Company Info

    CEO/Top Executive
    Kendall J Powell
    Rank last year64
    # of years on list12
    F500 Rank159
    Industry
    Manufacturing & Production
    Year founded1,866
    Type of organization
    Public
    Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
    $17 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.generalmills.com
    Total US employees16,200
    Full-Time jobs added in last year96
    Number of work sites-

    Perks

    Offers compressed work weeks
    yes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    yes
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees
    yes

    Diversity

    % Women39.81%
    % Minorities20.10%
    % African-American7.00%
    % Asian3.96%
    % Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.07%
    % Caucasian or White79.90%
    % Hispanic/Latino8.07%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.56%
    % Two or more races0.44%
    Same-Sex Benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off

    Holidays
    11
    Vacation
    15
    Sick days
    15
    General PTO-

    Compensation

    Most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)-
    Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)-
    Most common job (salaried)-
    Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)-
    Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)-

    Hiring/Staffing

    FT voluntary turnover3.00%
    # of job applicants65,000
    Avg. # of applicants per opening-
    # of jobs filled5,440
    Jobs filled internally4,007
    % of jobs filled by referral34.00%
    # new graduates hired250
    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)-