Top 10 rankings: No. 5 for benefits
This San Francisco-based hospitality company helps its IT employees learn new technical skills by covering the cost of certification classes and other training programs. But it also emphasizes soft skills: All IT staffers are encouraged to attend classes taught through the internal Kimpton University training initiative on topics such as conflict resolution, understanding personality types and celebrating diversity. The company also offers a wellness program through which employees can be reimbursed for the costs of health- and fitness-related activities such as triathlons, yoga classes, visits to hypnotists and more.
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Total U.S.-based employees: 8,624
Total U.S.-based IT employees: 57
IT employee turnover in 2013: 1%
IT promotions in 2013: 17%
Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 3
Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $1,491