Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 20, Small

The Ironside Group

Lexington, Mass. [New England]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 10 for training
Variety is a byword at this Lexington, Mass.-based consulting firm, which specializes in business intelligence. Ironside IT pros may find themselves working with a Fortune 50 company one day and a startup the next. An incentive-based development program encourages workers to acquire new skills by participating in training programs and pursuing professional certifications. Competitive merit-based compensation and bonus plans reward high achievers. Ironside strives to foster a small-company atmosphere while offering big-company benefits. To achieve those goals, it gives employees a chance to socialize through activities such as outings to sporting events while also providing a package of perks that includes four weeks of paid time off, medical and dental coverage, and a 401(k) plan with an employer match.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 102

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 76

IT employee turnover in 2013: 1%

IT promotions in 2013: 12%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 30

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $237