This telecommunications company in Basking Ridge, N.J., invests in its IT employees' growth with resources such as online training, instructor-led courses and up to $8,000 per year in tuition assistance -- not to mention opportunities to work on business-critical projects. IT staffers take a leading role in developing customer-facing initiatives such as Verizon's Share Everything plans, collaborating with business-side colleagues to bring them to fruition.
Editor's note: A data sorting error caused an incorrect rank by company size for Verizon Wireless to appear when the chart below was first published. The error has been corrected.
Total U.S.-based employees: 75,352
Total U.S.-based IT employees: 3,530
IT employee turnover in 2012: 7%
IT promotions in 2012: 7%
Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 12
Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $664
Total percentage of women within IT: 30%
Percentage of IT managers who are women: 27%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 31%
Total percentage of minorities within IT: 43%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 35%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 44%