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No. 6
Verizon Wireless
Basking Ridge, N.J. [Middle Atlantic]
Verizon Wireless
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 employees 83,096
Total IT employees 3,458
IT employee turnover in 2011 7%
IT employee promotions in 2011 8%
Training
Training days offered per IT employee in 2011 12
Training budget per IT employee in 2011 $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%