Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 45, Large

Kaiser Permanente

Oakland, Calif. [Pacific]

Why you want to work there

The 6,000 IT employees at this Oakland, Calif.-based health maintenance organization take pride in the knowledge that they make meaningful contributions to healthcare, with efforts that range from maintaining data centers that provide 99.9% uptime for critical medical systems to developing bedside technologies that help patients stay in touch with their families. Benefits include flexible hours, telecommuting options, a wellness program and up to $3,000 per year in reimbursements for college tuition or the cost of technology certifications.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 174,415

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 6,050

IT employee turnover in 2013: 8%

IT promotions in 2013: 12%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $1,500