Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 6

Verizon Wireless

Basking Ridge, N.J. [Middle Atlantic]
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/index.html
http://www22.verizon.com/jobs/

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 4 for training
This telecommunications company in Basking Ridge, N.J., invests in its employees, offering them online training, instructor-led courses and $8,000 a year in tuition assistance. All of that training pays off with successful tech projects, such as last year's launch of a new sales portal that was capable of handling exponential increases in usage as Verizon introduced three wildly popular Apple devices (the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2) in one calendar year.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 3

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
83,096
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
3,458
IT employee turnover in 2012:
7%
IT promotions in 2012:
8%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012:
12
Training budget per IT employee in 2012:
$647

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT:
30%
Percentage of IT managers who are women:
29%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women:
30%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT:
39%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities:
31%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities:
41%