Best Places to Work in IT 2008 Employer Profile

No. 85

The Boeing Co.

Chicago, Ill. [North Central]
http://www.boeing.com

Why you want to work there

Through the Learning Together program, employees are encouraged to choose education programs and courses that enhance job performance, intellectual growth, professional development and creative interests. The program is a benefit available to all employees as well as employees of wholly owned subsidiaries. Boeing invests more than $100 million in employee education, career growth and skills improvement through the program. Currently, over 22,000 employees are enrolled in education programs at more than 1,000 colleges, universities, vocational programs and other learning centers. Since the program's inception, thousands of employees have completed undergraduate and advanced degrees, certificates and other career-enhancing educational programs.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 43

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
159,313
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
8,431
IT employee turnover in 2008:
5%
IT promotions in 2008:
6%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008:
4
Training budget per IT employee in 2008:
$2,000

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT:
31%
Percentage of IT managers who are women:
28%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women:
32%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT:
19%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities:
12%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities:
20%