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No. 11
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pa. [Middle Atlantic]
University of Pennsylvania
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 employees 16,300
Total IT employees 270
IT employee turnover in 2011 5%
IT employee promotions in 2011 2%
Training
Training days offered per IT employee in 2011 5
Training budget per IT employee in 2011 $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%