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General Mills (#4), Securian Financial Group (#9) and Medtronic (#28) are listed in the Computerworld 100 Best Places To Work In IT.

Highlights for each (links to their results):

General Mills:

  • No. 3 for retention
  • No. 3 for benefits
  • No. 2 for career development
  • 90% intern-to-full-timer conversion rate
  • Onboarding survey measures new employee opinions after six months and again after 36 months
  • Total percentage of women within IT – 36%

Securian Financial Group:

  • No. 9 for career development
  • A philosophy of hiring entry-level workers and promoting from within
  • Reimburses employees for tuition costs for degree and certificate programs and the costs of attending conferences
  • In 2009, 13% of IT employees were promoted
  • Total percentage of women within IT – 39%
  • Percentage of IT managers who are women – 51%


  • "Innovating for Life" campaign is helping employees share their knowledge
  • An array of services are offered at company headquarters, including carpooling, shuttle services, a company store and rooms for nursing mothers.
  • On site Minute Clinic
  • A long, long list of really cool benefits
  • Total percentage of women within IT – 28%


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