Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 2, Small

UHC (University HealthSystem Consortium)

Chicago, Ill. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 4 for training, No. 4 for retention
Skills development is a watchword for this Chicago-based alliance of nonprofit academic medical centers. UHC pays for subscriptions to online training services, reimburses IT staffers for standard tech certifications, and provides hands-on learning opportunities through its ongoing acquisition and integration of leading-edge technologies. Perks include the option to work from home up to two days a week, company-paid flu shots and fitness club memberships, and health plan discounts for workers who participate in wellness initiatives.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 297

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 66

IT employee turnover in 2013: 3%

IT promotions in 2013: 23%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 7

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $2,799