Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 11

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pa. [Middle Atlantic]
http://www.upenn.edu
http://www.upenn.edu/learning/

Why you want to work there

This Ivy League university in Philadelphia offers solid benefits, including generous tuition reimbursement, 403(b) programs and a flexible work environment. But it's the hidden perks, such as discounts on everything from cars to computers and admission to cultural events, that make working for Penn unique.

Innovation is encouraged. One IT employee who took advantage of that policy independently researched and tested a theory and then developed a system that improved wireless network connectivity across the campus. The ISC Exploration Days program lets employees devote a day to exploring new ideas, technologies and processes.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 6

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
16,300
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
270
IT employee turnover in 2012:
5%
IT promotions in 2012:
2%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012:
5
Training budget per IT employee in 2012:
$2,593

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT:
38%
Percentage of IT managers who are women:
45%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women:
37%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT:
26%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities:
17%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities:
27%