Top 10 rankings: No. 1 for training, No. 1 for retention, No. 2 for benefits
Career development is a priority at this Arlington, Va.-based organization, which represents consumer-owned power cooperatives. A mentoring program pairs IT staffers with seasoned leaders, and in 2012, 98% of IT employees attended custom on-site classes and workshops targeting specific areas of technology expertise. Civic-minded employees may use up to three paid days a year to volunteer with a local charity or community group.
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Total U.S.-based employees: 744
Total U.S.-based IT employees: 160
IT employee turnover in 2012: 10%
IT promotions in 2012: 21%
Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 8
Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $2,908
Total percentage of women within IT: 19%
Percentage of IT managers who are women: 33%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 18%
Total percentage of minorities within IT: 32%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 11%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 35%