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No. 15
Verizon Wireless
Basking Ridge, N.J. [Middle Atlantic]
Verizon Wireless
Why you want to work there

This telecommunications company in Basking Ridge, N.J., invests in its IT employees' growth with resources such as online training, instructor-led courses and up to $8,000 per year in tuition assistance -- not to mention opportunities to work on business-critical projects. IT staffers take a leading role in developing customer-facing initiatives such as Verizon's Share Everything plans, collaborating with business-side colleagues to bring them to fruition.

Editor's note: A data sorting error caused an incorrect rank by company size for Verizon Wireless to appear when the chart below was first published. The error has been corrected.

Rank by company size Large, No. 8
Employee Statistics
Total U.S.-based employees 75,352
Total U.S.-based IT employees 3,530
IT employee turnover in 2012 7%
IT employee promotions in 2012 7%
Training
Training days offered per IT employee in 2012 12
Training budget per IT employee in 2012 $664
Women in IT
Total percentage of women within IT 30%
Percentage of IT managers who are women 27%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women 31%
Minorities in IT
Total percentage of minorities within IT 43%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities 35%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities 44%