Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 12

Grant Thornton LLP

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

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 5 for training
Employees at this Chicago-based accounting firm say they appreciate its culture of continuous improvement. Newly hired staffers begin their careers at Grant Thornton by taking part in a two-week onboarding program in which they gain the tools and information they need to succeed. Once on the job, IT employees are encouraged to continue honing their skills through at least 40 hours per year of fully-funded training, which includes career development and business education classes.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 3

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
5,799
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
161
IT employee turnover in 2012:
9%
IT promotions in 2012:
4%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012:
6
Training budget per IT employee in 2012:
$1,950

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT:
32%
Percentage of IT managers who are women:
40%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women:
30%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT:
26%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities:
21%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities:
28%