Best Places to Work in IT 2013 Employer Profile

No. 16

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Pasadena, Calif. [Pacific]
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/work

Why you want to work there

Employees at this Pasadena, Calif.-based NASA research and development center are completely mobile. They can work outside, meet in high-tech conference rooms or use a telepresence robot to "walk" through JPL's facilities while working from home. IT workers are encouraged to explore emerging technologies, create prototypes and share their knowledge with the next generation of IT leaders through JPL's summer student mentoring program.

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

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 3

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 5,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 280

IT employee turnover in 2012: 2%

IT promotions in 2012: 10%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $2,000

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 34%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 37%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 33%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 41%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 23%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 43%