Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 53, Large

DirecTV

El Segundo, Calif. [Pacific]
http://www.directv.com
http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/careers

Why you want to work there

In 2013, IT leaders at this satellite TV provider based in El Segundo, Calif., launched a program designed to help IT staffers overcome fear of failure and embrace early failures as a normal part of the process of innovation. Dubbed "F-12: Fearless, Focused Failure," the program has created an environment of innovation where IT staffers fearlessly bring new ideas to the table. In another effort to spur innovation, the company created a program called InnoVacation in which selected teams get to spend eight hours per week for six months working to bring ideas to reality. Perks include complimentary DirecTV service, a subsidized gym and cafeteria, flextime, telecommuting options and a casual dress code.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
16,252
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
871
IT employee turnover in 2014:
7%
IT promotions in 2014:
12%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2014:
2
Training budget per IT employee in 2014:
$2,296