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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.

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)-