Best Places to Work in IT 2013 Employer Profile

No. 100

Quintiles

Durham, N.C. [South Atlantic]
http://www.quintiles.com/
http://www.quintiles.com/careers/

Why you want to work there

In 2012, this biopharmaceutical services organization in Research Triangle Park, N.C., revised its popular IT growth and development program to support a reorganization into a product team structure. Key to this change was the establishment of "communities of practice" to preserve the deep levels of expertise the workforce had in many IT disciplines. In another innovative step, the 2012 leadership meeting was set up as a virtual event in which videoconferencing and telepresence technology was used to bring 70 IT leaders on three continents together for a three-day meeting.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 30

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 8,057

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 540

IT employee turnover in 2012: 11%

IT promotions in 2012: 10%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 8

Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $800

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 24%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 23%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 24%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 39%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 23%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 44%