Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 54

The Mitre Corp.

Bedford, Mass. [New England]
http://www.mitre.org
http://www.mitre.org/employment/index.html

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 3 for training The flexible work arrangements program is a top benefit for employees at this not-for-profit science and engineering organization in Bedford, Mass. Subject to management approval, employees can make use of flextime, teleworking, part-time employment and job sharing on an occasional or ongoing basis. Both managers and employees receive training about the program. On-site amenities The company offers a slew of on-campus conveniences, including haircuts, car detailing, dry cleaning and fitness centers. The company's retirement program, a defined contribution plan, is used by 99% of employees. Mitre provides matching to both the basic level of employee contributions and the optional voluntary contributions, with the company contributing up to 11% of salary. There are more than 100 available investment options for employees to choose from, a loan feature and a variety of payment options (ranging from lump sums to lifetime annuities) upon retirement. The program also features a phased retirement option, which allows employees who are 60 or older to work a part-time schedule and simultaneously access a portion of their accumulated retirement account balances.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 14

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
7,549
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
346
IT employee turnover in 2011:
5%
IT promotions in 2011:
5%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2011:
6
Training budget per IT employee in 2011:
$2,890

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT:
31%
Percentage of IT managers who are women:
35%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women:
30%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT:
21%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities:
13%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities:
23%