Top 10 rankings: No. 2 for benefits
This Northbrook, Ill., pharmaceutical company rolled out a new program last year to honor outstanding IT employees: the ACE Awards. Each year, ACE -- for Astellas Commitment to Excellence -- awards are presented to two members of the IT department who embody the five company values of patient focus, enthusiasm, results, communication and integrity. Each winner receives an all-expenses-paid vacation for two, which includes two first-class airline tickets, five days of hotel accommodations, $3,000 in spending money and five extra days of paid time off.
Total U.S.-based employees: 2,900
Total U.S.-based IT employees: 54
IT employee turnover in 2013: 9%
IT promotions in 2013: 17%
Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 10
Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $3,000