General Mills is ranked 13 on Australia’s 2021 Best Workplaces list, Medium category and is the only food company in the top 25 businesses.

A strong focus on creating a high trust and high care environment during a very challenging 2020 is just one reason employees love working for General Mills Australia.

General Manager of Great Place to Work in Australia and New Zealand, Samantha Huddle said General Mills ranking highlights its people first attitude and culture.

“Australia’s best workplaces have truly risen to the challenges of 2021. In an unprecedented year, the companies on our Australia Best Workplaces List for 2021 have excelled by putting their people first. It is an honour for General Mills Australia to be recognised by their employees as an organisation that fosters respect and fairness,” Huddle said.

Ninety-four per cent of surveyed General Mills Australia employees agree that management trusts people to do a good job and people are encouraged to balance their work life and personal life.

General Mills Supply Planning Manager, Maria Bermudez said through its focus on creating a culture of trust, empowerment and high-care, General Mills Australia has seen an improvement in employee engagement over the past year.

“What has made General Mills a great place to work is that there is a clear intention on making the workplace better. Leadership across the organisation have worked together as a team to promote a supportive and engaging culture,” Bermudez said.

“We have been able to change the way we interact with each other for the better. The creation of different ways to maintain collaboration and continue nurturing our strong workplace culture has really held us together during a challenging period.”

General Mills Australia Managing Director, Matt Salter believes it’s the company culture of trust that empowers every employee.

“Trust and empowerment come from the freedom to operate. It’s about having the curiosity to deliver growth, and the idea that from the bottom up, great ideas can come from anywhere,” Salter said.

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